BMW predicts the end of car dealerships

A top BMW boss has predicted the end of the traditional car dealership. Although, it’s not something we can expect to see in the imminent future, head of future retail and premium retail experience, Michele Fuhs said, “nothing will happen in ten days, but I can’t tell you that automotive retail will look the same(…)

BMW set to launch new branding consultancy wing

BMW has revealed it plans to start a new division, which will offer branding advice to companies, says the company’s head of future retail and premium retail experience, Michele Fuhs. Brands such as German airline Lufthansa and other third parties would be brands that could benefit from the consultations; even competitor brands would be eligible(…)

2018 BMW X7 – first glimpse of Range Rover rival

First sightings of the forthcoming BMW X7 have been trickling in as the prototype vehicles begins road testing in Germany. Despite the model being put through its paces being heavily disguised, the scale and design of the SUV are apparent for the first time. The X7 is aimed as being a rival for the Mercedes(…)

Legendary BMW engineer Paul Rosche passes away

“Paul Rosche not only represented and characterised the company and the BMW brand with his passion, his vision and his immense technical expertise over many decades in action on the racetrack.” The motoring world is in mourning, after one of the most important and brilliant engineers, Paul Rosche, who worked for BMW between 1957 and(…)

Man convicted for converting his BMW to look like police car

A man who converted his BMW to resemble a police car has been convicted by a court in Yeovil after he admitted impersonating a police officer. The car was reported by various members of the public after it was spotted about the town with flashing blue lights and an insignia resembling a police motif. It(…)

BMW aiming for 100,000 electric vehicle sales in 2017

BMW intends to push sales of electric cars by as much as two thirds in 2017 aiming to hit a target of 100,000 vehicles, as more battery-powered models are released, says the company’s CEO Harald Krueger. In an interview with the German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung, he revealed that the Munich based car maker intends to(…)

BMW to delay investment decision until after Brexit talks

BMW is set to wait until Brexit negotiations have given some indication on the future direction of the UK, before committing to any investment at any of its British based plants. CEO of the German car maker, Harald Kruger said: “At BMW Group, decisions about investments are not due at the moment. This is why(…)

2018 BMW X5 undergoing road tests

The 2018 BMW X5 has been spotted wearing its own bodywork for the first time as its undergone the first stage of public road testing. Earlier development versions of the car have sported similar adaptations of the present X5’s exterior, but the new test vehicle reveals a new bumper and boot lid design. An earlier(…)

UK’s BMW workers back strike action

Tuesday saw workers at BMW’s (BMWG.DE) Mini and Rolls-Royce car manufacturing plants vote to back strike action. The ballot was held as a result of the German carmaker announcing intentions to close the company’s final salary pensions. Over 4,000 workers, all members of the Unite Union, at sites in five separate locations, including the Mini(…)

BMW confirm second generation i3

When BMW dropped the i3 on the market, it was the first time the German car maker had attempted to deliver a completely eco-friendly vehicle. The process had been risky; every attempt to adopt green technology was taken throughout each cycle of the cars development. From the initial build itself, to the sources it would(…)

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