BMW http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53559/more en WTO to Referee Car-Import Dispute Between EU, Brazil http://wardsauto.com/politics/wto-referee-car-import-dispute-between-eu-brazil <div class="field-byline"> Alan Osborn </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Some European automakers have set up manufacturing plants in Brazil to get around the country’s steep taxes on imported cars. Thus a WTO ruling demanding an end to the taxes might not be wholly to the liking of everybody in the EU.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/wto-referee-car-import-dispute-between-eu-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/wto-referee-car-import-dispute-between-eu-brazil#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Suppliers Europe South America Europe - Regional Brazil BMW Jaguar Land Rover Volkswagen Sales & Marketing European Commission OE-Supplier Relations Production Tariffs Trade World Trade Organization (WTO) Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:58:00 +0000 1236501 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>WTO ruling against Brazil could cost BMW local manufacturing benefit.</strong></p> BMW Eager to Develop Thai Electric-Vehicle Market http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/bmw-eager-develop-thai-electric-vehicle-market <div class="node-body article-body">The German automaker imports two electric vehicles into Thailand, the ’14 BMW i8 and the ’15 BMW i3. It says tax incentives and infrastructure development would make it possible for all local automakers to build EVs.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/bmw-eager-develop-thai-electric-vehicle-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/bmw-eager-develop-thai-electric-vehicle-market#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Thailand BMW Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Charging Electric Vehicles Globalization Product Development Tariffs Mon, 23 Feb 2015 18:29:00 +0000 1231241 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BMW already involved in Germany-to-Thailand technology transfer.</strong></p> Korea’s Hyundai Under Sustained Fire From Imports http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/korea-s-hyundai-under-sustained-fire-imports <div class="node-body article-body">The Golf outsold the Hyundai i30 in Korea last year, marking the first time a foreign-brand model beat any locally built Hyundai. Total import sales surged 25.6% from like-2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/korea-s-hyundai-under-sustained-fire-imports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/korea-s-hyundai-under-sustained-fire-imports#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea BMW Hyundai Volkswagen Product Development Sales Results Trade Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:06:00 +0000 1229691 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hyundai discounts slow-selling Aslan in move rare for Korea market.</strong></p> BMW to Enter New Segment With 7-Seater http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/bmw-enter-new-segment-7-seater <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Geneva Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Making its public debut at next month’s Geneva auto show, the 2-Series Gran Tourer is aimed at bringing new more family-oriented buyers into the performance-car brand’s fold.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/bmw-enter-new-segment-7-seater" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/bmw-enter-new-segment-7-seater#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Switzerland BMW 2015 Geneva Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Tue, 10 Feb 2015 23:01:00 +0000 1222231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Room for seven inside compact 2-Series Gran Tourer.</strong></p> 2015 BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer http://wardsauto.com/europe/2015-bmw-2-series-gran-tourer <div class="node-body gallery-body">BMW enters the family-hauler sector with the new front-drive 2-Series Gran Tourer. The lineup will consist of five trim levels and a full range of advanced technology features will be offered, including BMW’s EfficientDynamics and ConnectedDrive systems. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/2015-bmw-2-series-gran-tourer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/2015-bmw-2-series-gran-tourer#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Switzerland BMW Vehicles & Technology Tue, 10 Feb 2015 23:00:00 +0000 1222251 at http://wardsauto.com Hella Giving Vehicles Sense of Touch http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/hella-giving-vehicles-sense-touch <div class="node-body article-body">Hella unveils its Intelligent Damage Detection System, which uses piezo-based sensors to detect whenever a body panel sustains a scratch, dent or worse. Think of the implications for rental fleets, car-sharing companies and personal vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/hella-giving-vehicles-sense-touch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/hella-giving-vehicles-sense-touch#comments Public Gated Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany BMW Hella Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Chassis Future Products Navigation Systems Product Development Safety body sensors car rental CMOS camera damage fleet GPS insurance companies Intelligent Damage Detection System Marc Rosenmayr OnStar Park Distance Control ultrasonic sensors Mon, 02 Feb 2015 12:29:00 +0000 1211521 at http://wardsauto.com <p>Kristian D&ouml;scher, Hella&rsquo;s head of marketing-original equipment, with Intelligent Damage Detection sensor.&nbsp;</p> 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>