BMW picks Britain for assembling electric Mini despite Brexit

Jul 26, 2017

BMW picks Britain for assembling electric Mini despite Brexit

German car manufacturer BMW on Tuesday said it would build an all-electric version of its Mini in Britain, a move hailed by the country's government as it negotiates Brexit. BMW said in a statement that the "fully electric car will go into production in 2019. The ...

Jul 24, 2017

BMW denies industry collusion on diesel emissions, alleged by VW, Daimler

German luxury carmaker BMW on Sunday denied any collusion with industry rivals on emissions from its diesel engines, saying none of its models had been "manipulated" or violated industry regulations. As revelations about polluting exhaust continue to buffet Germany's all-important auto sector, the Munich-based giant ...

O'Reilly sex allegations prompt advertisers to pull out

Apr 5, 2017

O'Reilly sex allegations prompt advertisers to pull out

Major auto brands have decided to pull advertising from a popular Fox News program following reports of sexual harassment involving host Bill O'Reilly. Companies dropping advertising with "The O'Reilly Factor" included BMW North America, Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai, according to statements to AFP. "While it's hard to ...

Uptick in luxury car sales a bright spot amid retail lull

Oct 12, 2016

Uptick in luxury car sales a bright spot amid retail lull

Japanese consumers are raiding discount stores for everything from cheap shampoo to furniture. When it comes to automobiles, it's the Rolls-Royces and BMWs that are moving off the dealer lots. Luxury imported cars costing ¥10 million ($96,500) or more surged 19 percent in the first ...

/ Sep 6, 2016

Imported vehicle sales in Japan rose 5.3% in August

Sales of new imported cars, trucks and buses, including those made abroad by Japanese carmakers, rose 5.3 percent in August from a year earlier to 23,531 units, an industry body said Tuesday. While sales of foreign-brand vehicles added a mere 0.5 percent to 19,782 units ...

Exploring Europe on a rented motorcycle

Jun 4, 2016

Exploring Europe on a rented motorcycle

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Gingerly balancing on the foot pegs of the big Ducati motorcycle, I turned the machine down a dirt-path hill between olive trees and grape vines. Instructors from a course offered by the bike's Italian manufacturer wanted to show how its off-road antilock braking system would ...

Mirrorless cars a reflection of auto industry's future

| Mar 28, 2016

Mirrorless cars a reflection of auto industry's future

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From fuel cell vehicles to self-driving cars, new technologies for next-generation autos are gaining traction. In a move likely to accelerate this, the United Nations World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations, which consists of major car-producing nations and sets international safety and environmental standards ...

Jul 17, 2014

BMW to recall 1.6 million cars over concerns on Takata air bags

German automaker BMW said Wednesday it is recalling about 1.6 million cars worldwide to replace passenger-side front air bags made by Takata Corp. because the inflators could break apart during deployment and injure passengers. The recall affects 3 Series vehicles produced between May 1999 and ...