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
One of the earliest applications of the 2-cyl. engine under development is for the next-generation Mini Hybrid, expected in 2015. The small mill eventually may migrate to other BMW Group hybrids....More
BMW stages its Can-Am Fall Launch in the Pacific Northwest for journalists to experience the new 4-Series coupe, 3-Series Gran Turismo, 535d sedan with a new 6-cyl. turbodiesel, updated high-output M5 sedan and M6 coupe and redesigned X5 CUV....More
The Concept X5 eDrive does away with 6- and 8-cyl. powerplants in favor of an all-new 4-cyl. engine featuring BMW’s TwinPower Turbo technology that is mated to an electric motor developed and built within the BMW Group....More
A $900 million expansion, raising cumulative investment at the facility to nearly $6 billion, will boost capacity once again to 350,000 units in 2015. And with it will be the addition of the new X4 reportedly due out in early 2014....More
For the third consecutive year in 2012, BMW’s Spartanburg plant led the U.S. auto industry in exports. The year’s total rose to $7.4 billion as an estimated 211,000 X3, X5, and X6 CUVs were shipped to 130 countries.
“We can build the entire vehicle in 20 hours vs. 40 hours for a conventional vehicle,” a BMW executive says. That's from the time the vehicle parts are stamped in the body shop until the completed EV rolls off the assembly line....More