How Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Could Reshape Trade, Starting With Cars

The war in Ukraine has highlighted the risks of doing business with authoritarian countries — not just Russia, but also China.

#automobiles, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #europe, #factories-and-manufacturing, #germany, #international-trade-and-world-market, #mercedes-benz, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #supply-chain, #volkswagen-ag

A Jeff Koons Paint Job on a BMW Canvas

A limited edition collaboration between BMW and the artist is unveiled. “I wanted to make a car that, when it drove by, would go pop-pop-pop.”

#antique-and-classic-cars, #art, #automobiles, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #frieze-art-fair, #koons-jeff

Selling Cars, Plus Coffee, Tea or a Fancy Dinner

Automakers are building “brand experience centers” to pitch their vehicles to consumers without the hard sell of a showroom.

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High Octane and a Stick Shift: Standout Cars as an Era Starts to End

Hitting the road and track with Cadillac’s roaring Blackwings, a Porsche 911 GTS and the rare BMW M2 CS.

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The IAA Mobility Show Tries to Reimagine the Auto Show

Europe’s first big auto industry event in two years is an attempt to reverse declines in attendance and adapt to new technology.

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Building a More Sustainable Car, From Headlamp to Tailpipe

Vehicle makers shy away from traditional materials that are hard to recycle, like leather and plastics, and look to repurpose alternatives that still convey quality.

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How Biden’s E.V. Plan Could Help Tesla and Squeeze Toyota

A push to increase sales of electric vehicles favors companies that already have all-electric cars on the market and could penalize those that don’t.

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As Stick Shifts Fade Into Obscurity, Collectors See Opportunity

Cars with manual transmissions, even late models, are holding their value as the collector market hunts for rarity.

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E.V. Buying Guide: What to Know About Models, Batteries, Charging and More

Buying an electric car can be exciting and bewildering. Consider what kind of car you want and need and where you will charge.

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Hot Hatchbacks: Party in the Front, Business in the Back

The “hot hatch” concept — sporty but practical, with plenty of horsepower — is being swallowed by (what else?) S.U.V.s.

#automobiles, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #honda-motor-co-ltd, #mazda-motor-corp, #mercedes-benz, #small-cars-compact-subcompact-and-microcars, #toyota-motor-corp, #volkswagen-ag

From the Charred Wreck of a Lamborghini, a D.I.Y. Supercar

It’s still not cheap, and it’ll take some skill, but finding the totaled car of your dreams and rebuilding it can give you bragging rights, and a sweet new ride.

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How To Buy an Electric Car

Even before G.M. announced it would work toward eliminating emissions from its vehicles, more automakers were putting E. V.s in their showrooms. Here’s a roundup.

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British Auto Industry Risks Slow Decline After Brexit

Lacking a strong domestic battery industry, Britain may be left behind by the shift to electric cars.

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Lack of Tiny Parts Disrupts Auto Factories Worldwide

Carmakers can’t buy the semiconductors they need because home electronics are taking all the supply.

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Carmakers Put Their Biggest Faces Forward

They look as if they could strain spaghetti: Grilles are making a design statement.

#automobiles, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #design, #general-motors, #genesis-motors, #hyundai-motor-co, #jeep-division-of-chrysler, #lexus-division-of-toyota-motor-corp, #toyota-motor-corp

German Automakers Are Charged Up and Ready to Take on Tesla

As Tesla completes a factory in Berlin, Mercedes-Benz and Audi are introducing electric cars in bids to defend their dominance of the luxury market.

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The Age of Electric Cars Is Dawning Ahead of Schedule

Battery prices are dropping faster than expected. Analysts are moving up projections of when an electric vehicle won’t need government incentives to be cheaper than a gasoline model.

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Convertibles for Summer Driving: Going Topless and Turning Heads

Station wagons outsell them, but convertibles hold a special place in the hearts of drivers, and automakers still offer a smorgasbord of models.

#bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #convertibles-autos, #ferrari-spa, #fiat-chrysler-automobiles-nv, #general-motors, #mazda-motor-corp, #mercedes-benz, #nissan-motor-co, #porsche-ag

Volkswagen Settles Emissions Charges Against Two Managers

The German carmaker will pay a relatively modest fine to resolve criminal cases involving the chairman and chief executive. They were accused of not warning shareholders about a looming scandal.

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European Car Sales Fall the Most in Decades, Signaling Slump

Some automakers plan to restart factories on Monday, but are likely to face a dearth of buyers.

#bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #china, #citroen, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #daimler-ag, #europe, #european-automobile-manufacturersassn, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fiat-chrysler-automobiles-nv, #hyundai-motor-co, #mercedes-benz, #quarantines, #volkswagen-ag

The Soundtrack to an Electric Car

The film composer Hans Zimmer is creating a sonic signature for BMW’s forthcoming electric i4 sedan.

#automobiles, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #noise, #roads-and-traffic, #zimmer-hans