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  1. May 6, 2014

    BMW beats profit expectations fuelled by demand in China

    Strong demand in China helped BMW beat profit expectations in the first quarter leaving it on track to increase pre-tax...

  2. April 29, 2014

    Clegg announces £500m green car investment

    The government has promised to spend £500m during the next five years to encourage the use of electric and other green cars,...

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  1. April 24, 2014

    UK car production jumps 12% amid rising European demand

    UK car production jumped in March as the resurgent industry targets decade-high output this year. Britain’s car industry has...

  2. April 22, 2014

    Plan to equip buses with F1 technology boosted by UK auto funding

    Proposals to use Formula One technology to make buses and diggers use less energy are among the first funded under a £1bn...

  3. April 14, 2014

    French and Italian carmakers make up lost ground in Europe

    For years French and Italian carmakers’ exposure to the dismal European car market has been their Achilles heel, forcing...

  4. April 6, 2014

    Mini set to multiply its UK models

    BMW is aiming to bring new models of its Mini to the British brand’s Oxford plant over the next few years, as the company’s...

  5. April 2, 2014

    UK car industry revs up fight against EU exit

    The British car industry has set out its overwhelming opposition to a UK exit from the EU with a report detailing the...

  6. March 21, 2014

    Luxury carmakers: BMW and Daimler

    Motor racing is about performance over a given distance. In the battle between Germany’s luxury carmakers, BMW has been a...

  7. March 13, 2014

    BMW takes China sales drive on the road

    BMW is seeking out new customers in some unusual corners of China as it rides the biggest boom in automotive history. On a...

  8. March 13, 2014

    Chinese-brand cars lose traction at home

    Wang Chao, the guest speaker at BMW’s Open Course in Nanning and a famous designer and builder of mini-cars for Chinese rich...

  9. March 6, 2014

    JLR signs David Beckham in China drive

    Jaguar Land Rover is pretty big in China. But not as big as David Beckham. The British luxury carmaker has signed up the...

  10. February 24, 2014

    Brussels poised to outline car emissions deal

    The EU is on Tuesday expected to set tough new targets for car emissions after striking a compromise deal that would give...

  11. February 4, 2014

    ‘Dr Z’ proves doubters wrong at Daimler

    Dieter Zetsche appeared confident and relaxed at last month’s Detroit motor show, a city where he is still known...

  12. January 24, 2014

    Germany exports its apprenticeship model

    Any doubts Dustin Reid had about leaving his job and starting an apprenticeship at BMW’s US operations in Greer, South...

  13. January 19, 2014

    UK car industry to press business case against EU exit

    The UK car industry is emerging as the most vocal critic of a possible end to Britain’s membership of the EU, and has...

  14. January 15, 2014

    Smart technology takes a back seat at Detroit Motor Show

    A heavy-duty pick-up truck, a sleek compact saloon and an unadulterated sports car headlined the Detroit Auto Show this...

  15. January 14, 2014

    Mercedes in talks with Infiniti over SUV joint venture

    Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti are in talks to start jointly developing a second shared vehicle platform, to be used to build...

  16. January 13, 2014

    BMW and Toyota team up to develop sports car

    BMW and Toyota are working on a programme to jointly develop a sports car that could be powered by hybrid engines, deepening...

  17. January 12, 2014

    China growth propels Jaguar Land Rover to record sales

    Jaguar Land Rover last year sold more vehicles than ever before, helped by strong growth in the crucial Chinese market and a...

  18. January 5, 2014

    CES welcomes arrival of other industries to tech sector carnival

    The annual carnival of the consumer technology sector that starts this week is being taken over by other industries from...

  19. December 27, 2013

    Audi lines up record €22bn investment over five years

    Audi is to invest almost €22bn in new models and technology over the next five years, as it looks to keep pace with market...

  20. December 23, 2013

    Manufacturing declines as share of economic output

    Manufacturing has fallen as a share of economic output in every UK region since 1997, with the West Midlands experiencing...

  21. December 12, 2013

    BMW to hire 1,000 workers in UK as focus shifts to premium models

    BMW will hire 1,000 new permanent employees at its UK factories, as it ramps up investment at its Rolls-Royce and Mini...

  22. December 9, 2013

    UK manufacturing’s unlikely heartland

    The Industrial Revolution may have been forged in the factories of Manchester and workshops of Birmingham, but today the...

  23. December 6, 2013

    Rolls-Royce Wraith: The heft that wafts

    Slideshow: Rolls-Royce Wraith Rolls-Royce is a tough brand to create a car for. Its models have to be technologically...

  24. November 25, 2013

    BMW’s car-sharing innovation

    The story. By the end of 2008, German carmaker BMW was feeling the effects of the global financial crisis as sales of new...

  25. November 19, 2013

    Foreign investment: UK’s strength is in vehicles, food innovation and pharma

    To judge by Britain’s booming motor industry, you would think the country’s industrial sector was in rude health. Indeed,...

  26. November 19, 2013

    Green developments: Work gathers speed on sustainable alternatives

    The car as we know it is not so much hurtling towards a crossroads as cautiously approaching a big, confusing roundabout....

  27. November 19, 2013

    Infrastructure: Shortage of electric points puts the brake on sales

    The uphill task facing developers of electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure could not be better exemplified than by the...

  28. November 19, 2013

    Vehicle innovators face fight to win hearts and minds

    When the most sought-after $1m supercars are hybrids, when hatchbacks are being made from carbon fibre and when...

  29. November 19, 2013

    Crash technology: Removal of the human element is key to safety

    On a test track near Gothenburg, Sweden, a 10-foot tall model moose causes Volvos racing around the tarmac to slow down. The...

  30. November 18, 2013

    Mini and Rolls-Royce look at joining the SUV club

    BMW-owned carmakers Mini and Rolls-Royce are both considering plans to build sports utility vehicles, as their German parent...

  31. November 10, 2013

    Renault-Nissan admits it will miss 2016 electric car target

    Global sales of electric cars are more than four years behind expectations, Carlos Ghosn of Renault-Nissan said, as he...

  32. November 8, 2013

    Strong JLR sales rescue lossmaking Tata

    Soaring sales and stellar margins at British carmaker Jaguar Land Rover yet again propped up the finances of its Indian...

  33. November 5, 2013

    BMW earnings decline as technology investments take toll

    BMW’s pledge to prioritise investment in new technology as well as growing competition, particularly in crisis-hit Europe,...

  34. October 30, 2013

    Financial crisis: Unemployment fears in Austria hang over hopes for growth

    Unlike most of the eurozone, Austria narrowly escaped a recession in 2012 and 2013. However, because of sluggish growth and...

  35. October 30, 2013

    Earnings help lift European stock indices

    Earnings were in focus across Europe on Wednesday and forecast-beating numbers from Volkswagen, Barclays and Next ensured...

  36. October 28, 2013

    Tata’s JLR unit targets ultra-rich

    Jaguar Land Rover will build its largest and most expensive Range Rover as the British luxury carmaker looks to continue...

  37. October 15, 2013

    BMW family gave €690,000 to Merkel party

    Angela Merkel’s political party received three donations totalling €690,000 from the family that in effect controls BMW just...

  38. October 15, 2013

    Nissan’s Infiniti looks to crack top tier of luxury car market

    Under grey, drizzling skies, the industrial excavator reared up dramatically as the European head of Nissan’s luxury car...

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