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BMW Denies Collusion with Other Automakers on Diesel Emissions

BMW Denies Collusion with Other Automakers on Diesel Emissions

MUNICH—BMW went on record about its diesel-powered cars Sunday after a media report stated that German automakers had illegally colluded to rig their vehicles to pass emissions tests.
“BMW Group vehicles are not manipulated and comply with respective legal requirements,” the Bavarian manufacturer said in a statement.
“This of course also applies to diesel automobiles,” BMW said, adding it was “confirmed by the relevant results from tests by national and international authorities.”
The …

BMW Debuts ReachNow at Portland International

BMW Debuts ReachNow at Portland International

BMW of North America announced that its ReachNow car-sharing service is now available at Portland International Airport.
ReachNow’s goal is to “provide drivers with an experience that is as convenient as owning a car,” the Bavarian automaker said in a statement.
The service is similar to the one offered by BMW in partnership with Sixt, DriveNow. DriveNow, which started operations in Munich in 2011, is now available in eight European cities.
The ReachNow …

BMW Plans to Debut a 3 Series Electric Vehicle at the Frankfurt Show

BMW Plans to Debut a 3 Series Electric Vehicle at the Frankfurt Show

BMW, which currently offers several electric vehicles including the BMW i3, will introduce an all-electric 3 Series at the 2017 International Motor Show in Frankfurt.
The news was first reported by the Handelsblatt, a German business newspaper.
The move is intended to counter the Tesla Model 3, a forthcoming compact four-door sedan that was introduced in early 2016 and slated to go into limited production later this year.
The all-electric 3er will reportedly …

War of Words: Turbulence in the German-American Transatlantic Partnership

MUNICH—Germany and the United States have, since the end of the Second World War, been the closest of allies and partners. The relationship has been predicated on the two nations’ strong beliefs in democratic ideals and a strong transatlantic economic trade partnership.
The Berlin Airlift and the Marshall Plan did much to cement a positive perception of the United States in Germany much as U.S. opposition to the punitive Versailles treaty …

Trump Threatens the ‘Very Bad’ German Auto Industry

Trump Threatens the ‘Very Bad’ German Auto Industry

MUNICH—President Trump appears to not like the fact that German automobiles have been selling in the United States as well as they have.
During Thursday’s NATO summit in Brussels, the president reportedly threatened to call a halt to sales of German cars in the United States and had some choice words for them and a supposed trade imbalance between the two countries.
The Germans “are bad, very bad,” several participants in the …

BMW to Install 100 New EV Chargers in Seattle

BMW to Install 100 New EV Chargers in Seattle

BMW of North America announced that it installed the first of 20 new Light and Charge electric vehicle charging locations in Seattle. The station is located at Woodland Park Zoo.
The 20 stations will provide a total of 100 chargers, including both DC Fast Chargers and Level II chargers. Each station will have one Fast Charger and two to four AC Level II chargers.
The Light and Charge system turns existing streetlights …

BMW and Intel Launch ‘Highly Automated’ Car Test Fleet

BMW and Intel Launch ‘Highly Automated’ Car Test Fleet

BMW and Intel announced Wednesday the launch of their highly automated car test fleet.
Using technology from Intel’s recent acquisition, Mobileye, the two companies are rolling out a fleet of 40 BMW 7 Series highly automated sedans with multiple Mobileye cameras for road scanning.
The companies plan to use the fleet to develop the products that will eventually be offered in new cars.
The autonomous revolution, as the two companies referred to it, …