BMW http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53559/more en Audi Takes Advertising Lead From BMW in Escalating Luxury-Brand Battle http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/audi-takes-advertising-lead-bmw-escalating-luxury-brand-battle <div class="field-byline"> Sean Muller </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The two spent about the same amount of money on TV advertising in 2014, but Audi bought nearly 5,000 more national airings across more than twice the number of networks.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/audi-takes-advertising-lead-bmw-escalating-luxury-brand-battle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/audi-takes-advertising-lead-bmw-escalating-luxury-brand-battle#comments Public Industry Voices Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Audi BMW Advertising Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:56:00 +0000 1212231 at http://wardsauto.com Cheap Gas Not to Blame for Plunging Mini Sales http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/cheap-gas-not-blame-plunging-mini-sales <div class="node-body article-body">With the supply pipeline now full of new Hardtop models, Mini is predicting 2015 to be its best year ever in the U.S. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/cheap-gas-not-blame-plunging-mini-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/cheap-gas-not-blame-plunging-mini-sales#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Mini Exterior Sales Results Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:19:00 +0000 1210921 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mini 4-door Hardtop model joined lineup shortly after Clubman model phased out</strong>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> VW, BMW Join Forces for Bi-Coastal Fast-Charging Network http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/vw-bmw-join-forces-bi-coastal-fast-charging-network <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The plan calls for the charging stations to be in place along I-95 between Boston and Washington on the East Coast and along a route from Portland, OR, to San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego on the West Coast by the end of the year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/vw-bmw-join-forces-bi-coastal-fast-charging-network" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/vw-bmw-join-forces-bi-coastal-fast-charging-network#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. BMW Volkswagen Charging Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:00:00 +0000 1206711 at http://wardsauto.com <p class="NormalNoSpace"><b>VW, BMW and ChargePoint plan at least 100 new DC Fast charging points.</b><o:p></o:p></p> BMW Sticking With Diesel Gameplan http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/bmw-sticking-diesel-gameplan <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Prices are falling faster for gasoline than for diesel fuel, but that isn’t discouraging BMW from keeping a steady course with diesels in the portfolio. The automaker also unveils a refreshed 6-Series in three body styles in Detroit. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/bmw-sticking-diesel-gameplan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/bmw-sticking-diesel-gameplan#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Dealers Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany BMW BMW Mini Diesel Fuel Economy Product Development Turbocharger Vehicle Assembly 6-Series ActiveHybrid 3-Series ActiveHybrid 5-Series Gran Coupe Ian Robertson Ludwig Willisch Mini 3-cyl. TwinPower U.S. Energy Information Administration Ward's 10 Best Engines X3 X4 X5 X6 Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:40:00 +0000 1203791 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BMW&rsquo;s Ludwig Willish, Ian Robertson celebrate NAIAS arrival of refreshed 6-Series.</strong></p> Mini Announces Most Powerful Production Engine http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/mini-announces-most-powerful-production-engine <div class="field-deck"> 2015 North American International Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This is the first John Cooper Works model built on the front-wheel drive global architecture Mini shares with the BMW Group.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/mini-announces-most-powerful-production-engine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/mini-announces-most-powerful-production-engine#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Mini 2015 North American International Auto Show Gasoline Turbocharger Mon, 12 Jan 2015 19:48:00 +0000 1197921 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New 228-hp John Cooper Works Mini arrives in showrooms in the spring.&nbsp;</strong></p> TRW Pleased With First CES Display http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/trw-pleased-first-ces-display <div class="node-body article-body">More than 170,000 analysts, techies, executives, purchasing agents and company reps attended this year’s CES from around the world to learn what’s new and on the horizon. Some 3,500 companies exhibited, including TRW.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/trw-pleased-first-ces-display" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/trw-pleased-first-ces-display#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Audi BMW Chevrolet Chrysler Fiat Ford Mercedes TRW Volkswagen ZF Sales & Marketing Automatic Braking Autonomous Vehicles Brakes Future Products Product Development Purchashing Bosch Carsten Hass cloud computing Consumer electronics Show Delphi Denso John Wilkerson Las Vegas Convention Center Magna Valeo vehicle-to-infrastructure Sun, 11 Jan 2015 21:56:00 +0000 1197191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>TRW&#39;s acrylic car showing supplier content was popular among CES booth visitors.</strong></p> 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines Quick Hits http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-ward-s-10-best-engines-quick-hits <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A concise pro-and-con summation of all 37 powertrains evaluated in the 2015 competition. Many of these comments came directly from editor score sheets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-ward-s-10-best-engines-quick-hits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-ward-s-10-best-engines-quick-hits#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center Ward's 10 Best Engines North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional China U.S. Japan South Korea Germany Italy Sweden United Kingdom Acura Alfa Romeo Audi BMW BMW Chevrolet Fiat Ford Honda Hyundai Kia Lexus Lincoln Mercedes Mini Ram SRT Subaru Toyota Volkswagen Volvo Car Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Fuel Economy Gasoline Li-ion Product Development Supercharger Transmissions Turbocharger 300h Acura RLX Sport Hybrid Alfa Romeo 4C Audi S5 BMW i3 Chevrolet Cruze Corvette Stingray F-150 Fiat 500e Ford Fiesta Fusion Genesis Honda Accord Hyundai Tucson FCV Lexus NX 200T Mini Cooper Mustang S3 Sonata TLX Volvo S60 VW GTI X5 Wed, 07 Jan 2015 12:00:00 +0000 1189231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mercedes C400, with 329-hp 3.0L bi-turbo V-6, coaches efficient driving.&nbsp;</strong></p> Asians Grow Share in 2014, Americans Flat, Europeans Down http://wardsauto.com/north-america/asians-grow-share-2014-americans-flat-europeans-down <div class="node-body article-body">Audi, BMW, Jeep, Kia, Nissan, Ram and Subaru were some of the brands that registered market-share gains in the U.S. last year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/asians-grow-share-2014-americans-flat-europeans-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/asians-grow-share-2014-americans-flat-europeans-down#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. BMW Chrysler Ford General Motors Honda Hyundai Nissan Subaru Toyota Volkswagen Sales Results Audi BMW Buick Cadillac Chevrolet Fiat General Motors GMC Honda Hyundai Jeep Kia Mitsubishi Nissan Ram Subaru Toyota Volkswagen Volvo Tue, 06 Jan 2015 19:47:00 +0000 1194291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Jeep biggest-gaining brand of 2014 in U.S.</strong></p> As Optimism of 2014 Fades, Europe Retrenches for 2015 http://wardsauto.com/europe/optimism-2014-fades-europe-retrenches-2015 <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Automotive Outlook </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A year that began with great optimism soured as months wore on, with sales deflating from a relatively robust 1.6 million units in March to a meager 739,263 in August, according to WardsAuto data.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/optimism-2014-fades-europe-retrenches-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/optimism-2014-fades-europe-retrenches-2015#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional Audi BMW Faurecia Fiat Ford Honda Jaguar Jeep Land Rover Opel/Vauxhall Toyota Volkswagen Volvo Car Capacity Utilization Finance Sales Results AvtoVAZ Carlos Ghosn Didier Leroy European Central Bank European Commission Federal Reserve Jyrki Katainen Karl-Thomas Neumann Sergio Marchionne Stephen Odell Tina Mueller Yann Delabriere Tue, 06 Jan 2015 11:58:00 +0000 1192201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Opel&rsquo;s closure of Bochum assembly plant painful step in European industry&rsquo;s recovery.</strong></p> 2015 Winner: Mini 1.5L Turbocharged DOHC 3-cyl http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-mini-15l-turbocharged-dohc-3-cyl <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What most impressed WardsAuto editors is the small engine’s peppy162 lb.-ft. of torque and its deep, resonant growl during acceleration, which gives it a lot of personality.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-mini-15l-turbocharged-dohc-3-cyl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-mini-15l-turbocharged-dohc-3-cyl#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Engines North America U.S. Mini Gasoline Turbocharger Tue, 30 Dec 2014 11:00:00 +0000 1188591 at http://wardsauto.com