BMW http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53559/more en Automakers Not Sold on Revised EC Emissions Rules http://wardsauto.com/europe/automakers-not-sold-revised-ec-emissions-rules <div class="field-byline"> Sara Lewis </div> <div class="node-body article-body">European Parliament member Albert Dess, whose Bavarian constituency is home to BMW, Audi and Lamborghini, supports improved air quality but argues: “Car manufacturers should not be rushed into measures which form a disproportional burden for them.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/automakers-not-sold-revised-ec-emissions-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/automakers-not-sold-revised-ec-emissions-rules#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Audi BMW Lamborghini Politics Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Diesel Emissions European Commission Wed, 27 May 2015 10:04:00 +0000 1283741 at http://wardsauto.com <p class="NormalNoSpace"><b>Backers of tougher standards argue industry has hit past targets.<o:p></o:p></b></p> Unexpected Goodies in Boxberg, Germany http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/unexpected-goodies-boxberg-germany <div class="node-body gallery-body">Bosch hosted its biennial International Automotive Press Briefing this week at its test track in Boxberg, Germany, for more than 300 journalists from 40-some nations. The afternoon was spent test driving (or riding in) up to 40 vehicles, including the VW XL1 concept, a self-driving Tesla Model S and a Porsche 918 Spyder.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/unexpected-goodies-boxberg-germany" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/unexpected-goodies-boxberg-germany#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center Fuel Economy Resource Center Europe - Regional North America - Regional Germany BMW Citroen Ford Honda Maserati Porsche Tesla Volkswagen Batteries Cameras Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Fuel Economy Gasoline Hybrid Vehicles Lidar Product Development Radar Fri, 22 May 2015 15:28:00 +0000 1285511 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Self-driving Tesla Model S keeps safe distance from lead vehicle on handling track.</strong></p> Enhanced Mexico Trade Piques EU Automakers’ Interest http://wardsauto.com/politics/enhanced-mexico-trade-piques-eu-automakers-interest <div class="field-byline"> Carmen Paun </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the value of European car exports to Mexico reaching €1.3 billion ($1.4 billion) in 2014, EU automakers are assessing how exports could be increased following a trade-deal upgrade.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/enhanced-mexico-trade-piques-eu-automakers-interest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/enhanced-mexico-trade-piques-eu-automakers-interest#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe North America Europe - Regional Mexico Audi BMW Mercedes Sales & Marketing European Commission Globalization Production Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Thu, 21 May 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1283641 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Yucatan dealership among more than 20 Mercedes outlets in Mexico.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> JCI, LTU Pair Up for Battery Research http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/jci-ltu-pair-battery-research <div class="node-body article-body">A new dynamometer at Lawrence Tech’s campus will allow students and JCI engineers to work jointly on powertrain systems, such as a new dual-voltage stop-start system coming to market in 2018.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/jci-ltu-pair-battery-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/jci-ltu-pair-battery-research#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. BMW JCI Emissions Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion Product Development Purchashing dynamometer engineer Johnson Controls Lawrence Technological University Mary Ann Wright research University of Wisconsin Wed, 20 May 2015 11:15:00 +0000 1283651 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Visitors to Johnson Controls Vehicle Engineering Systems Lab at Lawrence Tech watch as engineers prepare BMW 3-Series for test run.</strong></p> Tom Murphy Dyno Dedication Sparks JCI, LTU Tie-up http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/dyno-dedication-sparks-jci-ltu-tie <div class="node-body gallery-body">Asked how students and JCI engineers will split time with the dyno, MaryAnn Wright says the workload for both groups will be seamless and integrated. JCI also will fund research to be done with the dyno, and students will be assigned projects and other work.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/dyno-dedication-sparks-jci-ltu-tie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/dyno-dedication-sparks-jci-ltu-tie#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. BMW JCI Emissions Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion Product Development Wed, 20 May 2015 11:10:00 +0000 1283671 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Virinder Moudgil, president of Lawrence Technological University, and JCI&#39;s MaryAnn Wright at dyno&nbsp;dedication.</strong></p> OEMs Take Map Pockets in Many Directions http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/oems-take-map-pockets-many-directions <div class="node-body gallery-body">The map pocket has become a vital storage bin in today's vehicles, clearly used for much more than folded paper roadmaps. A smattering of photos from the 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors field shows the varying approaches as automakers attempt to maximize the utility of this space.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/oems-take-map-pockets-many-directions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/oems-take-map-pockets-many-directions#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Germany United Kingdom BMW Cadillac Chevrolet Dodge Ford GMC Jeep Kia Land Rover Lexus Mercedes Ram Toyota Volkswagen Interior Plastic Product Development Vehicle Interiors Fri, 08 May 2015 11:13:00 +0000 1275471 at http://wardsauto.com 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors Quick Hits http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-quick-hits <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A concise summation of all 42 interiors evaluated as part of the 2015 competition. Many of these comments are taken directly from score sheets submitted by WardsAuto editors. Prices listed are sticker.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-quick-hits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-quick-hits#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Germany Italy United Kingdom Acura Alfa Romeo BMW Chevrolet Chrysler Ford Infiniti Kia Land Rover Lexus Mazda Mercedes Mitsubishi Volkswagen Aluminum Cameras Carbon Fiber Cockpit Electric Vehicles Headliner Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Plastic Product Development Seatbelts Seats Acura TLX Alfa Romeo 4C BMW i3 BMW i8 Cadillac Escalade Chrysler 300C Ford Mustang Honda CR-V Infiniti QX80 Jeep Renegade Kia Sorento Land Rover Discovery Sport Lexus RC 350 Mercedes CLS400 SRT Hellcat Subaru Outback Thu, 07 May 2015 10:10:00 +0000 1274731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Spectacular wood trim extends to second-row armrest of Infiniti QX80.</strong></p> In Search of Interior Features Going Outside the Box http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/search-interior-features-going-outside-box <div class="node-body article-body">I came across some features that got me wondering, “Why don’t they all have that?” (as opposed to, “Why does the Lincoln Navigator have two volume settings for its chime?”)</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/search-interior-features-going-outside-box" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/search-interior-features-going-outside-box#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America U.S. BMW Ford Honda Kia Lexus Lincoln Mercedes Toyota Volkswagen Ford's Innovative F-150 Pickup Instrument Panel Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1267061 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Miles-to-empty readout complements fuel gauge in F-150.</strong></p> Incentives Designed to Jump-Start Korean EV Market http://wardsauto.com/politics/incentives-designed-jump-start-korean-ev-market <div class="node-body article-body">Incentives for 3,090 EVs are available this year. When added to the 3,014 EVs registered nationwide at the end of 2014, plus the 10,000 proposed new incentives, the government calculates more than 16,000 EVs will be on Korean roads by the end of 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/incentives-designed-jump-start-korean-ev-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/incentives-designed-jump-start-korean-ev-market#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology South Korea BMW Chevrolet Hyundai Kia Samsung Politics Charging Electric Vehicles Incentives Wed, 29 Apr 2015 08:56:00 +0000 1263991 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Kia sells 414 copies of Soul EV to lead Korean market in 2014.</strong></p> BMW i3: Progressively Quirky, Spot-On http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/bmw-i3-progressively-quirky-spot <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The BMW i3 earns its 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors trophy for ambitiously combining practicality, progressive materials and quirky styling into an unconventional package that may shock at first but soon grows comforting.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/bmw-i3-progressively-quirky-spot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/bmw-i3-progressively-quirky-spot#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America North America - Regional U.S. Germany BMW Carbon Fiber Chassis Electric Vehicles Emissions Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats BMW i3 BMW i8 Christie Schweinsberg eucalyptus olive-leaf extract recycled hemp swan-wing doors Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:18:00 +0000 1261371 at http://wardsauto.com