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BMW GROUP NEWS.

As an international mobility company, we constantly have our finger on the pulse of innovation.
This means exciting, informative and emotional topics relating to products, services and technical progress are always on the agenda.
We naturally want to share these with you and will be presenting selected highlights in our BMW Group News on a regular basis. This will give you an insight into the many different topics that drive the BMW Group. Every week, you can read new stories about the company and learn more about current economic, social and technological trends and innovations. The full spectrum of BMW Group topics awaits – exclusively prepared for you in exciting interviews and articles.

Smart transport robot at BMW plant Regensburg.

Leading-edge design has a new home.

14. February 2019

With its unique architecture and exhibition spaces, BMW Welt in Munich draws visitors from around the globe. It certainly provides a fitting stage for exceptional automobiles and the latest developments in the field of mobility. Soon, there will be even more to satisfy design aficionados – when BMW Welt opens an exclusive presentation area created by two leading designers.

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Harald Krüger

Swimming with the current: energy solutions for a stable future.

07. February 2019

E-MOBILITY IS THE NEW NORMAL. It is also the motto for the BMW Group’s ongoing efforts to find new electrified mobility solutions – solutions that not only enable convenient charging with cheap, emission-free electricity wherever possible, but entirely redefine the premium driving experience. A stable power grid is key. That is why the BMW Mobility and Energy Services business unit is working hand-in-hand with the energy industry on a number of new projects.

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Smart transport robot at BMW plant Regensburg.

Lighthouse of the 4th Industrial Revolution.

31. January 2019

The World Economic Forum is a Swiss-based non-profit foundation, best known for its annual meeting in Davos. Once a year, leading international players from the worlds of business, politics and academia, as well as journalists, come together to discuss current global challenges. The World Economic Forum also follows – and recognises – developments in Industry 4.0. In this connection, BMW Group Plant Regensburg, representing the BMW Group production system as a whole, was honoured just a few days ago as a beacon of the fourth industrial revolution. 

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Harald Krüger

The courage to rethink mobility.

25. January 2019

New social and ecological challenges demand fresh thinking, new approaches and, above all, the courage to forge new paths. With the aim of always offering customers the best solution, the BMW Group is relying on its innovative capabilities as a mobility tech company. Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, talks about making bold decisions, how far the BMW Group has come and the role of IT firms and start-ups at the DLD Conference 2019.

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Mr. Juraschek

Innovation in every cell.

16. January 2019

It has already been more than 10 years since the BMW Group first recognised the importance of sustainability and decided to focus on electromobility. But how far has the company come since then in this area, and what does the future look like? How can technology help achieve these goals and what will happen with all the used batteries? These are questions many people ask – Stefan Juraschek, head of Development Electric Powertrain at the BMW Group, answers them for us.

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iNEXT

CES 2019: where innovations come to life.

10. January 2019

Tomorrow’s mobility can already be experienced today, in Las Vegas: From 8 to 11 January 2019, the BMW Group will be presenting its visions for intelligent connectivity at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The central element of the exhibition area is the BMW Vision iNEXT. Thanks to audio-visual installations, VR technology and an outdoor off-road circuit, visitors will be able to discover the BMW Group’s visions for themselves in the Nevada desert.

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Research and Development Center Shanghai

Research and Development in China.

03. January 2019

The BMW Group is a future-oriented mobility company. In a complex, connected and changing environment, comprehensive research and development are essential to withstand the challenges ahead. This relies on the right locations with the right conditions. China, for example, plays a key role in research and development at the BMW Group as a lead market for electromobility and digitalisation.

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How to live

The cities of tomorrow – and how mobility will change them.

20. December 2018

In the constantly changing world we live in, population growth is one of the biggest challenges we face – especially in cities. It is up to us, as a society and as a company, to find answers. To this end, the BMW Group develops products that can adapt to new needs and changing habits: like the BMW Vision iNEXT, a vehicle that embodies our mobility concept for the future. At the AD Design Summit 2018 in Munich, the BMW Group’s head designer, Adrian van Hooydonk, explained why the BMW Vision iNEXT is more than just a car. 

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DriveNow Car and Tram

BMW Group-Daimler AG Joint Venture will take mobility "to the next level".

19. December 2018

The mobility revolution is gathering pace, says the BMW Group's Tony Douglas. In an interview, he gives insights into the future of mobility - and how the BMW Group's Mobility Services have already changed it. 

Our position on SCR hardware upgrades for Euro 5 diesels.

12. December 2018

The current debate in Germany over hardware upgrades for diesel vehicles is in the public eye in connection with the introduction or threat of vehicle bans. The BMW Group rejects the idea of SCR hardware upgrades and has stated this openly. The reasons for this are outlined below.

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BMW Vision iNEXT

BMW i drives innovation at the BMW Group.

05. December 2018

The BMW Group has produced many success stories. The BMW i brand is one of them – and a very special one at that. It has already been 10 years since the BMW Group, ahead of everyone else, made electromobility the focus of its Strategy NUMBER ONE and created BMW i – today, one of the world’s leading premium brands for electric models. With its Strategy NUMBER ONE > NEXT, the BMW Group now aims to expand this lead and continue positioning BMW i as the company’s innovation driver. This is also shown by the BMW iNEXT, which will go into series production in 2021.

One Young World

Additive manufacturing processes gaining ground.

21. November 2018

The use of 3D-printed parts in BMW Group production processes is increasing rapidly. In the last ten years alone, more than a million components produced using additive manufacturing have been successfully installed. This number will continue to grow as production expands and 3D-built parts become more widely used in series production. 

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Citylights

CONNECTED CAR LEGISLATION MUST PUT EU TRANSPORT GOALS IN THE FAST LANE.

15. November 2018

Digitisation is driving the most significant period of change in the automotive industry since the introduction of the moving assembly line in 1913. Today, millions of cars use mobile networks for a variety of services. Real-time traffic information, vehicle system updates and emergency facilities, such as the eCall service which helps alert rescue servicesin an accident, all rely on fast mobile connectivity... 

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One Young World

One Young World: The future of the next generation.

14. November 2018

The ninth One Young World Summit, which was held in The Hague in late October, provided an exciting forum for the future. The BMW Group was represented at the congress by 36 delegates from ten different countries. The young people came together with committed international participants from a wide range of different disciplines to discuss economic, political and social problems and develop innovative new solutions together. One of this year’s delegates, Maximilian Hahn, shares an exclusive first-hand account of his One Young World experience.

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Web Summit 2018: Can my car be my buddy?

8. November 2018

For 9 years Web Summit brings together startups, CEOs and other top players from the tech world. After the considerable success of last year’s event, BMW continues its partnership once again this year. From 5-8 November 2018, the focus is not only on showcasing the latest technologies and products but also its impact and benefits for the people. 

When the driver becomes a passenger.

31. October 2018

The first BMW debuted on the market in 1929. Since then, sheer driving pleasure has been transformed many times over. We now drive cars that can park themselves, stay in their lane – even brake for us in dangerous situations. And, in the future? Soon, we will also be able to decide whether to drive for ourselves or be driven – thanks to autonomous vehicles. But did you know it can also be fun? That is what most amazed people at a closed test circuit in Berlin in October, when they took a self-driving prototype of a BMW i3 (Level 4/5) for a spin.

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Finding new perspectives together.

25. October 2018

On 12 and 13 September, Rotterdam played host to the rad°hub 2018. This time round, the BMW Group think-tank focused on the areas of connected life and smart habitat. In individual workshops, key thinkers and experts from around the world came together to develop new solutions for future mobility. Further highlights included an appearance by Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde and the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the BMW Group and the City of Rotterdam. 

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“Hey BMW” – Your digital driving companion.

22. October 2018

At this year’s Paris Motor Show, the “Mondial de l’Automobile 2018”, held in early October, the BMW Group showcased a number of innovative solutions, including the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant. From March 2019, the intelligent digital driving companion will be available in selected BMW models, including the 3 Series, 8 Series, X5 Series and Z4 Series. It can help the driver operate the vehicle or find a parking space – and can also answer technical questions about the car.

An interview with Klaus Fröhlich on flying and the mobility of the future.

09. October 2018

Electromobility, emission-free cars and autonomous driving. The mobility of the future is certainly taking off – quite literally, in fact, at the BMW Group. The BMW Vision iNEXT was not only designed for the future, but also presented to the public in a cargo plane during its “World Flight”. Klaus Fröhlich, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Development, explains why this provided the perfect setting and talks about the visions the BMW Vision iNEXT aims to realise.

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Letting off the brakes – for unbridled driving passion.

27. August 2018

Despite facing tragic setbacks, dedication, energy and fighting spirit are the words that best describe Alessandro Zanardi. Even after losing his legs in a 2001 racing accident, the 51-year-old motorsports legend never gave up and is still successfully competing in races today. With steadfast determination, he has constantly pushed the boundaries of motorsports. Since 2003, he has also been supported by BMW. Working in close cooperation, the race cars Zanardi drives are developed precisely to meet his needs. This recently enabled Zanardi to reach a new milestone – his first race without prosthetic limbs. The Italian came through with flying colours: At the DTM Weekend in Misano, Italy, Zanardi guest-started in two races – and finished an impressive fifth in the BMW M4 DTM in the second race of the weekend.

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A vision goes around the world.

23. August 2018

Four destinations, three continents, five days and two strong partners – those are the facts behind the BMW Vision iNEXT World Flight. In collaboration with Lufthansa Cargo, the BMW Group presented its latest Vision Vehicle, the BMW Vision iNEXT, in Munich, New York, San Francisco and Beijing.

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The Z4’s day in the sun.

23. August 2018

California sunshine, a spectacular location and a lot of attention –the scene was set for the world premiere of the new BMW Z4 in Pebble Beach. An atmosphere the exclusive Roadster more than lived up to.

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Knowledge sparks visions.

10. August 2018

In 1969, when Apollo 11 landed on the moon, the impossible became possible. Today, the BMW Group is about to realise another dream: the dream of autonomous driving. The same principle still applies: Without the knowhow and innovative spirit of scientists, engineers and developers, milestones like these would not be possible. For this reason, the BMW Group, with many other supporters, has founded the BMW Summer School to promote the exchange of innovative ideas among young scientists.

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Europe keeps on growing.

31. July 2018

There is no disputing that Europe offers a wealth of history and culture. But for many big companies, it is the continent’s geographic location that makes it so attractive, as the ideal central marketplace. Viewed as a whole, Europe is also the BMW Group’s largest production location: a location with major growth opportunities that can strengthen the global balance between production facilities in Asia, the Americas and Europe.

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An investment in the future.

10. July 2018

Undoubtedly one of the most important markets in the world, China also holds tremendous potential for mobility companies. In addition to BMW and MINI models with “classic” drive trains, electric vehicles are also increasingly popular on Chinese roads. With six electrified models currently available, the BMW Group offers the widest range of products in the premium segment – a good starting point for further expansion of its strategic partnerships in China. The BMW Group is taking various entrepreneurial steps that will sharpen the company’s presence in the Chinese market and create a basis for exporting BMW electric vehicles to other markets.

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