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    Official: BMW shuffles chairs in its design department
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    BMW Group has made some changes to its design team since August 1, and has shuffled top personnel to different positions at BMW Design, Mini Design and Rolls-Royce. The BMW Design team led by Karim Habib (middle, right) gains a new head of Exterior Design in Domagoj Dukec (right), who has worked ...

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    Official: Giles Taylor succeeds Ian Cameron as head of Rolls-Royce design
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    Back in the day, a Rolls-Royce looked pretty much the same as a Bentley, but with a different grille. Once BMW took over Rolls-Royce, however, it was faced with the challenge of visually separating itself from its former sister brand. And most would agree that it did so pretty well. But its cars ...

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    Take it to the Bank: BMW Group to display new debuts in Frankfurt on exhibit hall track
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    BMW Group Frankfurt show stand – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's all about presentation. That's the sentiment which BMW is apparently embracing for the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show, for which the Bavarian automaker has announced an intriguing element to its exhibition.
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    Dow Jones names BMW the greenest automaker - for the fifth year in a row
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    BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    There's a lot of competition to be seen as the world's greenest automaker – just look at the branding efforts surrounding the Toyota Prius or the Chevrolet Volt for examples – but if you look at the ...

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    Other Perspectives: Chris Bangle - The man who saved BMW?
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    Chris Bangle, who left BMW earlier this week to move "beyond the automobile," did not create the butt that bears his name – Adrian van Hooydonk did. But most importantly, Bangle did not stand behind that butt; he stood in front of it. It was Bangle's vision for not just BMW, but for ...

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    BREAKING: Chris Bangle quits BMW, auto industry
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    You won't have Chris Bangle to kick around anymore. The BMW Group design chief famously (or infamously, depending on your point of view) took BMW styling in a radical new direction beginning with the 2002 7-Series, a car that featured the extremely controversial "Bangle Bustle," and then really ...

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    BMW working on multi-function smart key
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    BMW's research unit has announced its latest innovation; the groundbreaking research has led to.... a Mobil Speedpass. This new multifunction smart key, co-developed with NXP Semiconductor, is actually more functional than ExxonMobil's 11-year-old RFID gadget, but that's the general idea. Wrapping ...

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    BMW reports best-ever sales first half-year of 2008
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    Demonstrating that there is good news still to be found in some sales departments, BMW Group announced their worldwide January through June 2008 sales for BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brands increased 4.7 percent compared to last year. The sales total of 764,874 automobiles marked the most successful ...

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    BMW outsold by Mercedes-Benz in July
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    For the first time in four months, Mercedes-Benz outsold arch-rival BMW in July, as sales for the BMW brand fell 7.7 percent. However, the BMW Group (BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce) handily outsold the Mercedes Car Group (Mercedes-Benz, Smart, Maybach).A combination of factors are weighing down the BMW ...

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