BMW http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53559/more en '16 BMW xDrive28i http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-bmw-xdrive28i <div class="node-body gallery-body">'16 BMW X1 gets a major overhaul, including an all-new front-drive-based chassis and powertrain, restyled sheetmetal and a vastly improved interior. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-bmw-xdrive28i" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-bmw-xdrive28i#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America Industry Engines U.S. Germany Interiors Technology Test Drives Dealer Miscellaneous BMW Exterior Gasoline Interior Product Development Turbocharger Vehicle Interiors Test Drives Fri, 13 Nov 2015 11:51:00 +0000 1398761 at http://wardsauto.com Making Luxury Interiors Green http://wardsauto.com/industry/making-luxury-interiors-green <div class="node-body article-body">Now in its second year, the Alcantara-sponsored International Symposium on Sustainability in Venice, Italy, is focusing on ways to make the automotive industry carbon-neutral. Alcantara CEO Andrea Boragno says his company could be a model.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/making-luxury-interiors-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/making-luxury-interiors-green#comments Public World Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Suppliers Europe Analysis Industry Materials Italy Interiors Technology Data & Insights World Miscellaneous Audi BMW Lamborghini Porsche Suppliers Tesla Politics Global Sources Globalization Headliner Materials OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Production Purchashing Seats Mon, 09 Nov 2015 11:03:00 +0000 1390911 at http://wardsauto.com <p align="left"><strong>Alcantara CEO Andrea Boragno discusses sustainability in industry at Venice conference.</strong></p> '16 BMW 340i http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-bmw-340i <div class="node-body gallery-body">'16 BMW 3-Series gets a midcycle update that includes the first application of modular-engine technology in a BMW-branded model, chassis upgrades and interior and exterior tweaks.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-bmw-340i" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-bmw-340i#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America Industry North America - Regional Engines HMI U.S. Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Germany Interiors Technology Test Drives Dealer Miscellaneous BMW Exterior Gasoline Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Turbocharger Wheels Test Drives Fri, 30 Oct 2015 09:59:00 +0000 1382751 at http://wardsauto.com BMW Bullish on Mexico Plant http://wardsauto.com/industry/bmw-bullish-mexico-plant <div class="node-body article-body">BMW is pushing ahead as quickly as possible with construction of its new plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The $1 billion facility will produce 150,000 vehicles per year by 2019. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/bmw-bullish-mexico-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/bmw-bullish-mexico-plant#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Suppliers Europe North America Industry Mexico Germany Miscellaneous BMW Supply Chain Vehicle Assembly Mon, 26 Oct 2015 09:39:00 +0000 1380071 at http://wardsauto.com <p align="left"><strong>Aerial view shows location for BMW&rsquo;s Mexico plant and proximity to nearby GM plant.&nbsp;</strong></p> Revised Mini Convertible Headed for Tokyo Debut http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/revised-mini-convertible-headed-tokyo-debut <div class="field-byline"> Greg Kable </div> <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Tokyo Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The sun seeking Mini model receives fresh new exterior styling, giving it a familiar but more mature appearance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/revised-mini-convertible-headed-tokyo-debut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/revised-mini-convertible-headed-tokyo-debut#comments Public Auto Makers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Industry Japan Technology United Kingdom Miscellaneous Mini 2015 Tokyo Auto Show Vehicles & Technology Thu, 22 Oct 2015 22:00:00 +0000 1379201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Single-frame grille, new headlamps hallmarks of redesigned Mini Convertible.</strong></p> BMW Investment Shifts U.K. Plant Into High Gear http://wardsauto.com/industry/bmw-investment-shifts-uk-plant-high-gear <div class="node-body article-body">Development of the site is part of BMW’s global strategy for engine production. Hams Hall and plants in Germany and Austria are producing the same new family of next-generation engines.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/bmw-investment-shifts-uk-plant-high-gear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/bmw-investment-shifts-uk-plant-high-gear#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Industry United Kingdom Data & Insights Miscellaneous BMW Capacity Utilization Component Engine Thu, 15 Oct 2015 18:05:00 +0000 1371441 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BMW investing in workforce as well as manufacturing capability.</strong></p> Russian Auto Jobs Drying Up Alongside Production http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/russian-auto-jobs-drying-alongside-production <div class="node-body article-body">According to automotive analysts ASM-Holding, employment in the Russian auto industry has declined 10.5% since May 2014, from 205,134 to 183,534 workers, and a new wave of layoffs may take place by the end of the year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/russian-auto-jobs-drying-alongside-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/russian-auto-jobs-drying-alongside-production#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Analysis Industry Russia Data & Insights Miscellaneous AvtoVAZ BMW Ford PSA Employment Production Vehicle Assembly Thu, 15 Oct 2015 11:15:00 +0000 1368971 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Layoffs at AvtoVAZ plant have prompted strikes.</strong></p> Big Changes Under Hood in ’16 BMW 3-Series http://wardsauto.com/technology/big-changes-under-hood-16-bmw-3-series <div class="node-body article-body">A highlight for the refreshed ’16 BMW 3-Series is the all-new modular 3.0L powerplant. The new engine features a bevy of technical improvements, including a new water-to-air intercooler and updated twin-scroll turbocharger.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/big-changes-under-hood-16-bmw-3-series" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/big-changes-under-hood-16-bmw-3-series#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Engines U.S. Germany Technology Miscellaneous BMW Gasoline Turbocharger Thu, 15 Oct 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1368531 at http://wardsauto.com <p align="left"><strong>All-new modular 3.0L I-6 in BMW 340i produces 320 hp.</strong></p> BMW Doubles Down on Performance With M2 Coupe http://wardsauto.com/technology/bmw-doubles-down-performance-m2-coupe <div class="field-byline"> Greg Kable </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The M2 enters BMW’s M range as an indirect successor to the 1-Series M Coupe, which was produced in limited numbers between 2010 and 2011. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/bmw-doubles-down-performance-m2-coupe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/bmw-doubles-down-performance-m2-coupe#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Vehicles & Technology Industry Engines Germany Technology Miscellaneous BMW Dual Clutch (DCT) Gasoline Manual Product Development Turbocharger Tue, 13 Oct 2015 22:00:00 +0000 1370601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>M2 will have lowest price point of BMW&rsquo;s performance sub-brand.</strong></p> 7-Series Body-in-White Marks Materials Milestone for BMW http://wardsauto.com/technology/7-series-body-white-marks-materials-milestone-bmw <div class="node-body article-body">The new flagship is the emerging poster child for hybrid body construction, with a mix of aluminum, high-strength steel and carbon fiber, a blend that allowed BMW to cut weight of the structure some 88 lbs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/7-series-body-white-marks-materials-milestone-bmw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/7-series-body-white-marks-materials-milestone-bmw#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production Europe Vehicles & Technology Industry Materials Germany Technology Miscellaneous BMW Aluminum Carbon Fiber Steel Vehicle Assembly Tue, 13 Oct 2015 09:45:00 +0000 1363551 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Weight slashed 88 lbs. in body-in-white.</strong></p>