Oliver Zipse

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The only reason BMW has shown the polarizing all-new Concept 4 car at the Frankfurt show is that it’s buttering us up for a production car that has very similar features

A radical new look for the next 4 Series coupe could be on its way after BMW pulled the covers off its Concept 4 at the Frankfurt motor show on Tuesda(...)

BMW said car sales fell in the first six months in Europe and the US, but rose in both Germany and China. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

The chief executive of BMW has urged Boris Johnson to “listen to the economy” on Brexit in a “personal message” to the UK’s new prime minister. Haral(...)

An employee works on the Astra production line at the Vauxhall Motors plant in Ellesmere Port,  Cheshire. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

PSA, the French carmaker that owns Vauxhall, will pull all production from Ellesmere Port and switch to a plant in mainland Europe if Brexit renders t(...)

Oliver Zipse, a fluent English speaker, has risen through the ranks ever since he joined BMW as a trainee in 1991

BMW said Oliver Zipse will become chief executive on August 16th, picking the 55-year-old manufacturing expert to help the German automaker make the s(...)

BMW unveiled its new electric Mini on Tuesday. The car is due to go into production later this year

BMW has moved some engine output from Britain due to Brexit, its production chief said on Tuesday, in a further sign of the decisions companies are ha(...)

Deutsche Bank gained ground after announcing that Garth Ritchie, the German lender’s head of investment banking, was stepping down.

Bad economic and company news left European shares trailing on Friday, breaking a six-day winning run. DUBLIN Complaints of a slide in UK constructi(...)

BMW’s chief executive Harald Krüger has quit days before a board meeting that was due to decide his future

BMW’s chief executive Harald Krüger has quit days before a board meeting that was due to decide his future, putting the carmaker under pressure to fin(...)

BMW’s new M5: 10 sold already in Ireland, and the car only arrives here next March

BMW has already sold more of its new M5 on order before its arrival in Ireland on March 31st than it sold of the outgoing model over the last eight ye(...)

Long-gestating project: Ten years ago, BMW used a tiny number of hand-built electric Mini prototypes to start getting a feel for how people would use and drive electric cars.  Photograph: Christian Bruna/EPA

BMW has followed Volvo’s lead, and announced that similar to the Swedes, it’s committing to making electric or plug-in hybrid versions of every car in(...)