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The logistics of the future: from data goggles to electric trucks

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The BMW Group will increasingly rely on innovation, digitalisation and sustainability for logistics in the future. A fully-networked supply chain, autonomous transport robots and the use of existing vehicle information for the delivery process will make logistics even more flexible and efficient. Every day, a total of 30 million parts need delivering to the right place at the right time, so that around 9,000 new vehicles can be produced at the BMW Group’s 31 production locations worldwide. “Logistics is the heart of the BMW production system... Read More »

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

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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

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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 »

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

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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 »

UN report sets out roadmap to a sustainable future for logistics industry

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The United Nations High Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport on Friday announced the publication of the first ever Global Sustainable Transport Outlook Report,Mobilizing Sustainable Transport for Development. The report provides a focused set of recommendations on how the transport sector can advance sustainable development with poverty eradication at its core, promote economic growth, and bolster the fight against climate change. It provides an analytical overview of global trends, including urbanization, demographic shifts, globaliza... Read More »

BMW Motorsport News – Issue 42/16

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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 »

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

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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

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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 »

CDP Climate Scoring 2016: Deutsche Post DHL Group honored as ‘Sector Leader’ in transportation for its environmental management

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Deutsche Post DHL Group was recognized as ‘Sector Leader Transportation DACH Region’ by the independent non-profit organization CDP (previously Carbon Disclosure Project) as part of CDP’s renowned annual assessment of environmental performance. With an overall score of ‘A-‘ the Group’s environmental management leads the logistics sector in its efforts to continually reduce transport-related emissions and increase resource efficiency. “With its score of ‘A-’ in the 2016 Climate Change Report, Deutsche Post DHL Group achieved the status of ‘Se... Read More »

Volkswagen Group expands IT competence: Digital Lab in Berlin inaugurated

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Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, the Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Dorothee Bär, said: "Digitalization offers the German automotive industry great opportunities for development. Our carmakers are already pioneers in automated driving and smart mobility services. This hard-won advantage must be strengthened and expanded. That is only possible with first-class know-how in software development. The leaders in this field will safeguard their innovation leadership in the digital ... Read More »

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