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BMW sold 2.49 million BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce vehicles in 2018

But did it best Mercedes?

But did it best Mercedes?

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Mini unveils new, stripped down logo

No frills, OK. But was it made using MS Paint?

No frills, OK. But was it made using MS Paint?

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BMW will electrify all brands and model lines, including Mini

Mini EV will be produced in the UK from 2019, despite Brexit.

The electric version will be produced in the UK despite Brexit.

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Mini Cooper Next 100 Concept | Autoblog Minute

The Mini Vision Next 100 concept. The futuristic vehicle features is autonomous, has a rear engine layout, a de-cluttered interior, and loads of tech that is aimed at providing drivers and riders with a connected user experience.

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BMW shuffles chairs in its design department

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.

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Giles Taylor succeeds Ian Cameron as head of Rolls-Royce design

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 have looked pretty much the same ever since. What Rolls-Royce

Take it to the Bank: BMW Group to display new debuts in Frankfurt on exhibit hall track

BMW Group Frankfurt show stand – Click above for high-res image gallery

Other Perspectives: Chris Bangle - The man who saved BMW?

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 automobiles entirely, that allowed that bustle butt to come into existence. Two new essays that look at

BREAKING: Chris Bangle quits BMW, auto industry

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 pushed the envelope (and some enthusiasts' patience) with the "flame-surfaced" 2002 Z4. The automaker's designs have mainstreamed considerably in the intervening years, but Bangle's impact is Alex Nunez

BMW working on multi-function smart key

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 NXP's latest SmartMX chip into a prototype car key will enable users to pay for items with the key, as well as using the contactless payment feature to pay for public transportation and tolls, too. Per

BMW outsold by Mercedes-Benz in July

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).