True to its history of rise, fall and rise again, Brazil’s auto industry has no intention of fading away, despite a stagnant economy that remains unaffected by the postponement of the government’s IPI tax increase on vehicles....More
“The human being is fantastic sensor and analyzer,” Klaus Kompass says. “He is probably the best we have today at analyzing a complete situation with the blink of an eye. We don’t have technical systems that can do that” yet....More
The 4-Series coupe is a new nameplate, which means WardsAuto will count it separately from the 3-Series. Subtracting coupe sales from the 3-Series tally will open the door to Mercedes’ C-Class becoming America’s best-selling luxury car....More
The Mini Cooper designers insisted on retaining certain characteristics – the soft edges, circular headlamps, short overhangs, tall roofline and go-cart handling – and BMW board member Peter Schwarzenbauer is glad they did....More
Despite the familial resemblance, Mini executives say virtually every aspect of the new vehicle, including all the sheet metal, the seats, grille, suspension, interior electronics and even the antenna, is re-engineered.
Some suppliers are investing in additional facilities because they are confident current production levels will be sustained and because they have exhausted most of their avenues to stretch available...
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