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BMW Group expands its US premium car sharing service ReachNow to Brooklyn, New York and launches four new mobility services as a pilot


The BMW Group’s premium car sharing service ReachNow is further expanding its on-demand mobility offer by adding Brooklyn, New York to its operations. With four new add-on mobility services ReachNow will trial a new dimension of customized travel, which will offer customers mobility tailored to their individual needs.   Beginning this year, ReachNow will pilot services, such as enabling customers not only to order a BMW vehicle but also a respective driver. ReachNow will trial the delivery of a specific vehicle at a preferred time an... Read More »

MINI at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2016


Presenting a world premiere and the latest additions to its model range at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, MINI not only moves forward with the change of generation in its model program but also maintains its advance into the premium compact segment. The new MINI Countryman will be on show in Los Angeles for the first time. This all-round talent offers an impressive increase in interior space, enhanced driving fun, innovative fittings and a refined premium ambience. It is also the first model of the brand to be available with a plug-in hybrid d... Read More »

EuropaCorp and Lexus Unveil 28th Century Spacecraft ‘SKYJET’ in Upcoming Sci-Fi Epic: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets


An epic teaser trailer unveiled online today ( gives fans a long-awaited first look at footage from the film. Viewers will also get a first glimpse of the SKYJET maneuvering through the intergalactic citadel of Alpha. The Valerian team created the SKYJET with the ambition of featuring a vehicle grounded in reality but befitting of the Valerian world, set 700 years in the future. The creative team met with Lexus’ Chief Engineer, Takeaki Kato and the Lexus design team, to discuss incorporating believable, imaginative t... Read More »

BMW Group combines successful core business with future-focussed strategic decisions


The BMW Group continued to chart a course of profitable growth in the third quarter 2016 and revealed how the next stages of its Strategy Number ONE > NEXTwill be implemented. As the world’s leading provider of premium products and services for individual mobility, the BMW Group recorded its best ever third quarter sales volume and net profit figures. The company also published details regarding the second phase of its electrification strategy.   “We posted new record earnings and continued to grow profitably – thereby maintaining... Read More »

BMW Motorsport News – Issue 42/16


DTM: Marco Wittmann on "Champions-Tour". Since Marco Wittmann (DE) was crowned DTM Champion for the second time at the DTM season finale in Hockenheim (DE), he has been travelling from one event to the next. Last week he was at countless media events throughout Germany and was invited to numerous events. In an interview he talks about his experiences after winning his second DTM title. Three questions for ... Marco Wittmann. Marco, it's been three weeks since you were crowned DTM Champion in Hockenheim for the second time. How full has... Read More »

Toyota Tundra Carries Ten-Foot-Tall World Series Trophy During Cubs Victory Parade


Last year, the Cubs and Toyota announced a long-term Legacy Partnership establishing Toyota as the Official Vehicle of the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field beginning in the 2016 season.As part of the extended partnership, Toyota’s logo is prominently featured on the panel beneath the Wrigley Field Marquee at the corner of Clark and Addison streets. In addition, Toyota is the presenting sponsor of in-game manager challenges and umpire reviews. Also, they receive in-game rotational signage behind home plate and on the left field video board. The lo... Read More »

Statement by Dr. Friedrich Eichiner, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Finance, Conference Call Interim Report to 30 September 2016


Good morning, Ladies and Gentlemen,   The BMW Group performed well in the third quarter of 2016 and continued the positive business development from the first half of the year. EBIT margin in the Automotive Segment remains within our target range, at 9.1%, for the first nine months. Sales, revenues and Group pre-tax earnings all reached new all-time highs for the year to the end of September. We are also maintaining our ambitious guidance for the full year. In the first nine months of the year, the BMW Group delivered almost 1.75 mil... Read More »

Driving fun for every occasion: The new MINI Countryman


As the new generation of the MINI Countryman sees its premiere, the tradition-steeped British brand continues its advance into the premium compact segment. The new MINI Countryman is the biggest and most versatile model in the brand’s 57-year history. Having been completely newly developed, it now reflects considerable advancements in the areas of space, functionality, athletic flair and premium characteristics. The new MINI Countryman (combined fuel consumption: 7.0 – 2.1 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 159 – 49 g/km) achieves its unique ... Read More »

Toyota Motor Sales Reports October 2016 Sales


Toyota Division posted October sales of 161,492 units, down 9.1 percent on a volume basis and 2.1 on a DSR basis. “Light trucks remained the hottest segment for the industry in October,” said Bill Fay, group vice president and general manager of the Toyota Division. “With best-ever October Highlander sales, combined with solid RAV4, Corolla, and Camry results, we expect to keep Toyota the number one retail brand.” Lexus posted October sales of 24,803 units, down 6.2 percent on a volume basis and up 1 percent on a DSR basis. “Lexus luxu... Read More »

Toyota to Establish Car-Sharing and Other Mobility Services Platform Announces Collaboration with U.S. Car-Sharing Company – Getaround


Shigeki Tomoyama, President of Toyota’s in-house Connected Company stated: “As a mobility service platform provider, by collaborating with various companies and services, we would like to help create a new mobility society in order to offer safer and more convenient mobility to our customers” Recently, Toyota has developed individual business functions, such as vehicle management systems and leasing programs, and offered them to mobility service providers. The MSPF will aggregate and comprehend these functions. Going forward, when Toyota par... Read More »

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