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  1. Consensus-builder Krueger takes the reins at BMWRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 17 | Automotive News

    Harald Krueger's handling of steep job cuts while BMW's global head of human resources earned him support from the Quandt family and labor unions. Boyish looks and affable smile aside, Harald Krueger remained largely a blank slate for BMW shareholders gathering in Munich's Olympic Hall last week to get a glimpse of the new chief executive.

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  2. BMW's new CEO starts in shadow of predecessor's shift to chairmanRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | Automotive News

    MUNICH -- The first test facing BMW Group's new CEO will be to emerge from the shadows of the predecessor who will be watching over his shoulder as chairman. Norbert Reithofer's probable shift to chairman from CEO on Wednesday without the recommended two-year break could make it harder for incoming CEO Harald Krueger -- at 49, the youngest chief of any major car manufacturer -- to break with his predecessor's strategy.

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  3. BMW expands event marketing after success in '14Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 10 | Automotive News

    BMW of North America is expanding its event marketing because 25 percent of last year's participants who drove a vehicle later bought one, says the company's chief marketer. BMW has relaunched two traveling events that hosted 60,000 participants last year, said Trudy Hardy, vice president of marketing for BMW of North America.

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  4. How BMW decided to build an SUVRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2015 | Automotive News

    As president of BMW of North America at the time of the X5 decision, I was actively engaged in board meetings in Munich presenting and pushing the North American interest in having a sports activity vehicle -- or SUV -- to compete with Lexus and Mercedes-Benz. The trend toward SUVs was clear, and our concern was that our owners could be attracted to the Mercedes ML or Lexus RX and that could put our car business at risk.

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  5. How the SUV drove luxury kings to powerRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2015 | Automotive News

    Then came the transformation into a diverse maker of luxury vehicles with operations around the world -- a transition that began in America and can be pinned down to a specific point in time: It was the moment in 1999 when BMW became a merchant of SUVs. BMW is one of three import brands that have climbed to unimagined heights in the U.S. luxury segment during the past two decades -- specifically by embracing the SUV and its modern-day progeny, the crossover.

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  6. Mercedes plant has highest per-hour labor cost in U.S.; VW and BMW pay leastRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | Automotive News

    Workers at Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz plant in Vance, Ala., have the highest hourly pay and benefits among employees at U.S. car factories while Volkswagen and BMW workers earn the least, a study shows. Daimler workers earn an average of $65 an hour while employees at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant are paid an average of $38 per hour and workers at BMW's Spartanburg, S.C., factory earn $39 an hour, a study of 2014 labor costs by the Center for Automotive Research shows.

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  7. Mercedes plant has highest per-hour labor cost in U.S.; VW and BMW pay leastRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | Automotive News

    Workers at Daimler's Mercedes-Benz plant in Vance, Alabama, have the highest hourly pay among employees at U.S. car factories while Volkswagen and BMW workers earn the least, a study shows. Daimler workers earn an average of $65 an hour while employees at Volkswagen's Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant are paid an average of $38 per hour and workers at BMW's Spartanburg, South Carolina, factory earn $39 an hour, a study of 2014 labor costs by the Center for Automotive Research shows.

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  8. Driving schools a chance to rev salesRead the original story

    Mar 22, 2015 | Automotive News

    "This, too, is part of Future Retail," said Peter Miles, vice president of sales channel development and customer relations for BMW of North America. "It is huge."

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  9. Jaguar Land Rover 'is indeed looking' at N.A. plant, Tata saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2015 | Automotive News

    Automotive data available for graphing, exporting and viewing static data tables. Must have a data center subscription to access content.

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  10. BMW X6 gets sleeker to keep edge on new rivalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2015 | Automotive News

    BMW successfully created a niche for coupe-styled large premium SUVs with the X6, but the second-generation model will face tougher competition. Mercedes-Benz is launching the similarly styled GLE Coupe, Audi plans a Q8-badged rival and Porsche is said to be considering a Cayenne-based entry into the niche.

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  11. BMW preps retailers on new dealership standardRead the original story

    Jan 18, 2015 | Automotive News

    BMW is rolling out a new dealership standard and holding regional meetings to allay concerns about the program and what it will cost, says Steve Late, chairman of the BMW National Dealer Forum. The oldest stores will have to be revamped first under the Future Retail 2016 facilities program introduced last year, said Late, president of BMW of Austin, a Penske Automotive Group store.

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  12. DealersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2015 | Automotive News

    PICTURED ABOVE: Bud Urquhart, left, dealer principal of U-J Chevrolet in Mobile, Ala., receives a 75-year award from Clint Smith, director of sales at Ally Financial's Jacksonville, Fla., business center. Vic Bailey of Vic Bailey Honda in Spartanburg, S.C., receives a 40-year award from Samantha Sturm, American Honda Motor Co.'

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  13. BMW's Krueger must strengthen core products and improve in some nichesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2014 | Automotive News

    BMW spent billions developing an electric-drive subbrand and factories to make not only the cars but the carbon fiber used in them. CEO Norbert Reithofer wants the environmentally friendly i cars to be his legacy.

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  14. BMW's designated CEO Krueger will usher in new era at automakerRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2014 | Automotive News

    MUNICH -- BMW Group's designated CEO Harald Krueger introduced the new 2-series Active Tourer last summer by riding it up a ski-lift slope in the Austrian Alps. When he reached the waiting crowd, fog at the 2,165-meter elevation was too thick to see much of the car or the floppy-haired executive.

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  15. Suppliers start moving closer to GM plantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2014 | Automotive News

    Where: Delta Township, Mich. Cost: $74 million Employees: 340 Products: Front and rear bumper fascias for the GMC Acadia, Buick Enclave and Cadillac ATS Details: 3 injection molding machines and a paint shop Significance: Latest step in GM's effort to get suppliers to move closer, cutting logistics costs LANSING, Mich.

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