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South Korea fines BMW $10 million over engine fires

Dec 24, 2018 - 2:12 PM

BMW vehicles bursting into flames made headlines in South Korea earlier this year, with local media reporting more than 40 cases in 2018

BMW tapped to transport ASEAN leaders during summit

Nov 06, 2017 - 8:20 PM

Visiting heads of state and dignitaries will be ferried in BMW 730Li, BMW 520d, and BMW X5 vehicles

Photo from ACC

French police arrest man over soldier car attack – security sources

Aug 09, 2017 - 8:45 PM

The man aged in his late 30s is intercepted on a motorway north of the French capital in the vehicle used to drive into the soldiers

INVESTIGATION. An armed French soldier patrols next to a forensic police officer near the site where a car slammed into soldiers in Levallois-Perret, outside Paris, on August 9, 2017. Photo by Stephane de Sakutin/AFP

San Miguel's latest venture: BMW vehicles

Jul 18, 2017 - 5:30 PM

San Miguel Corporation sets up a new unit called SMC Asia Car Distributors Corporation marking its entry into the motoring business

MOTORING BUSINESS. The diversified conglomerate led by Ramon Ang says SMC Asia Car will be 65% owned by San Miguel, while the remaining will be owned by Jose Alvarez. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

San Miguel to buy stake in BMW supplier in PH

Jul 06, 2017 - 5:21 PM

Ramon Ang a known car enthusiast confirms the agreement is set to be finalized in July

NEW VENTURE. San Miguel confirms its officials were invited by Palawan Governor and businessman Jose Alvarez to acquire majority stake in Asian Carmakers. Rappler file photo

Intel buying Israeli car tech firm Mobileye for $15-B

Mar 13, 2017 - 8:34 PM

Israeli media report the deal is the largest ever cross border acquisition for an Israeli tech firm

BMW powers through second quarter towards record year

Aug 02, 2016 - 10:45 PM

The German carmaker makes 2 2 billion of profit from April to June 2016

Visitors walk among German BMW cars on display at an auto show in Hanoi on May 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / HOANG DINH NAM

BMW races ahead to new quarterly records

May 03, 2016 - 7:25 PM

The German automaker sells 557 605 vehicles worldwide in the first quarter of 2016

epa05225089 A Thai model presents BMW I8 luxury car at the 37th Bangkok International Motor Show in Bangkok, Thailand, 22 March 2016. The autos showcase is expected to boost the overall sales and pull the slowdown auto industries back caused by the country's sluggish economy and political uncertainly. EPA/RUNGROJ YONGRIT

Germany's BMW celebrates 100th anniversary

Mar 07, 2016 - 4:30 PM

The century old carmaker now has more than 116 000 employees and 88 billion in annual sales

epa05097864 The BMW M2 Coupe at the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan, USA, 11 January 2016. Auto manufacturers from around the globe come to show off their latest models and concepts. EPA/LARRY W. SMITH

Takata airbag fault due to moisture – investigators

Feb 24, 2016 - 10:30 PM

The Independent Testing Coalition discovers 3 factors behind the airbag defect all linked to moisture

epa04758528 A general view of the Takata facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan USA on 20 May 2015. Under pressure from US transportation regulators, the Japanese manufacturer Takata on 19 May 2015 acknowledged a safety defect in airbags it supplied to 11 automakers and agreed to a recall of nearly 35 million automobiles in the United States. EPA/JEFF KOWALSKY

Nvidia delves into self-driving cars with the Drive PX2

Jan 05, 2016 - 4:48 PM

According to Nvidia the Drive PX 2 supports processing power equivalent to 150 Macbook Pros

DRIVE PX 2. Nvidia's Drive PX 2 packs a whallop meant to advance autonomous car development

BMW completes turn over of vehicle fleet for APEC summit

Nov 11, 2015 - 6:59 PM

The fleet includes vehicles that will be used by ministers and heads of states participating in the upcoming APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting on November 18 and 19

MOBILITY PARTNER. BMW completes the turn over of more than 200 units of the BMW 7 Series Long-Wheelbase Sedan and BMW 5 Series Sedan and Gran Turismo. The fleet includes vehicles that will be used by ministers and heads of states participating in the upcoming APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting on November 18 and 19. File photo by Robert Viñas/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Scandal-hit Volkswagen names Porsche boss new CEO

Sep 26, 2015 - 10:38 AM

Calling the cheating a moral and policy disaster the company s supervisory board chief Berthold Huber says the group is now looking to Matthias Mueller who knows the company and its brands to tackle the crisis

NEW CEO. Matthias Mueller, new chief executive of Volkswagen AG, attends a press conference at the VW factory in in Wolfsburg, Germany, September 25, 2015. Photo by Ole Spata/EPA

Volkswagen seeks new chief as pollution scandal spreads

Sep 25, 2015 - 6:25 AM

Shares in top of the range automaker BMW skidded nearly 10 percent at one point after the weekly Auto Bild reported that emissions from one of its diesel models were 11 times higher than European Union norms

POLLUTION SCANDAL. Shares in top-of-the-range automaker BMW skidded nearly 10 percent at one point after the weekly Auto Bild reported that emissions from one of its diesel models were 11 times higher than European Union norms. Photo by EPA

Fil-Aussie golfer Jason Day earns world number one ranking

Sep 21, 2015 - 10:35 AM

Jason Day claimed his seventh USPGA Tour victory on Sunday to take over the world number one ranking

BRIGHT DAY. Jason Day has now assumed the top spot on golf's rankings. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Dominant Jason Day takes 5 stroke lead at BMW Championship

Sep 19, 2015 - 7:05 AM

Jason Day rolled in a 43 foot eagle putt at the 18th hole on Friday to equal the lowest 36 hole total in PGA Tour history

BRIGHT DAY. Fil-Aussie golfer Jason Day has continued his hot streak after winning the PGA Championship. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

German carmakers to buy Nokia's Here service for 2.8B euros

Aug 03, 2015 - 4:07 PM

The sale should be concluded in the first quarter of 2016 with Nokia claiming it will bring the company a profit of 2 5 billion euros

HERE. Image from Nokia Here media kit

Japan's Takata rejects creation of victims' fund – US lawmaker

Jul 10, 2015 - 3:50 PM

According to a letter from Kevin Kennedy an executive vice president at Takata Takata believes that a national compensation fund is not currently required

UNDER SCRUTINY. A picture dated February 5, 2015 shows a Takata company tag seen on a car seat for children, in Tokyo, Japan. File Photo by Franck Robichon/EPA

Takata doubles US airbag recall to record 34M vehicles

May 20, 2015 - 10:15 AM

After refusing for years Takata is also admitting for the first time that its airbags installed in the cars of 11 major automakers are defective

UNDER SCRUTINY. A file picture dated February 5, 2015 shows a Takata company tag seen on a car seat for children, in Tokyo, Japan. Franck Robichon/EPA

Initial fleet of BMWs turned over to PH for APEC 2015

May 06, 2015 - 3:32 PM

BMW will provide more than 200 units of the BMW 7 Series Long Wheelbase Sedan and BMW 5 Series Sedan and Gran Turismo to transport APEC leaders and other dignitaries in the country

Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, Jr. delivers his message during the symbolic BMW-APEC Turnover Ceremony at the Kalayaan Hall Grounds of the Malacañan Palace on Wednesday (May 06, 2015). The APEC 2015 National Organizing Committee (APEC-NOC) accepts a sponsored fleet of BMW vehicles from the Asian Carmakers Corporation (ACC). This year, the Philippines will host the APEC 2015 Summit.Also in photo Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario, ACC president Marcar Parco,and BMW Sr. regional Manager ,Asia Pacific Thierry Weidenbach Photo by Robert Viñas/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

Affordable, ‘lifestyle’ cars rev up PH auto industry

Apr 10, 2015 - 1:57 PM

There are two standout automotive trends driving industry growth – affordable small vehicles and versatile vehicles that can be used for multiple purposes an industry leader says

Amazon Japan starts selling electric cars

Apr 02, 2015 - 12:35 PM

The Japanese unit of German auto giant BMW starts selling its i3 electric models on Amazon co jp

ELECTRIC CARS. A Japanese businessman walks past a large BMW electric car advertisement at a train station near the venue of the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show 2011 in Tokyo, Japan, 01 December 2011. Everett Kennedy Brown/EPA

Auto manufacturers urge LTO to release plates sooner

Apr 01, 2015 - 10:30 PM

An automotive manufacturers chamber hopes LTO releases the plates made available recently in time for the implementation of the no registration no travel policy

Rolls-Royce ventures offroad in hunt for growth

Feb 19, 2015 - 6:00 AM

What is key to our strategy of carefully managed growth is that Rolls Royce cars remain rare precious items and absolutely authentic

Webhits: Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel puzzled over technology

Feb 05, 2015 - 8:00 AM

What is Internet anyway?

Ribut-ribut domain bmw.id

Jan 21, 2015 - 5:24 PM

Benny tak mau mundur dan menyerahkan domain bmw id pada BMW Indonesia Sementara perusahaan otomatif asal Jerman ini ingin berdamai

iPhone 6 review (TechRap)

Dec 21, 2014 - 10:00 AM

BMW developing self parking car Sony cancels The Interview following 9 11 threat from hackers We review the iPhone 6

BMW is APEC 2015’s official ride

Dec 07, 2014 - 10:54 AM

The local distributor of the German car brand hopes that the APEC sponsorship will further raise BMW’s profile and boost sales in the Philippines

BMW says to recall 1.6 million cars worldwide

Jul 16, 2014 - 8:50 PM

The recall affected the BMW 3 series model built between May 1999 and August 2006

#PugadBaboy: Ang Punyal ni Devlino 19

Feb 17, 2014 - 5:00 AM

4k, wearables, high tech cars at CES 2014

Jan 15, 2014 - 10:08 PM

We take a peek into the future as new exciting technology debut at the Consumers Electronics Show in Las Vegas

TechRap: 4K, Wearables, High tech cars rule CES 2014

Jan 15, 2014 - 3:56 PM

The three biggest trends in CES 2014 4K wearable computers and high tech cars

Luxury car sales decline amid natural disasters

Jan 15, 2014 - 3:01 PM

The luxury cars segment had declining sales in November and December amid the destruction caused by Typhoon Yolanda and the rehab efforts that followed

CAR SALES. Despite sales targets being met luxury cars were not selling as well in the last two months of 2013

Audi, BMW dealer confirms rejection of Berjaya's takeover bid

Jul 31, 2013 - 5:06 PM

HR Owen s chair Jon Walden says Berjaya s offer materially undervalues the company

LUXURY CAR. The 2014 Rolls-Royce Ghost on display during the second press preview day at the New York International Auto Show on March 28, 2013 in New York. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

Beemers for police cars? DILG opens bidding

Jun 19, 2013 - 8:09 PM

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas meets with executives of Mitsubishi Honda Toyota Kia and BMW about the PNP s plan to purchase 2 500 patrol cars

Berjaya PH buys stake in Audi, BMW London distributor

Jun 17, 2013 - 10:28 AM

The franchisee of Mazda cars in the Philippines has acquired a 29 81 stake in a London based luxury car distributor

LUXURY CAR. The 2014 Rolls-Royce Ghost on display during the second press preview day at the New York International Auto Show on March 28, 2013 in New York. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

BMW recalls 750,000 cars worldwide

Feb 19, 2013 - 11:17 PM

The recall affects mainly cars sold mainly in the US as well as Canada Japan and South Africa

File photo from BMW official Facebook page

Z4 envy

Jul 12, 2012 - 11:45 AM

A car fanatic takes the sexy car on a drive and tells us what it was like

THEY SAY STYLE IS your way of making a statement without saying a word. The same goes with driving a Z4 Roadster. Photo by Kap Aguila