BMW To Export Chinese Built 5-Series Sedans, Engine Plant Also Being Opened

BMW To Export Chinese Built 5-Series Sedans, Engine Plant Also Being Opened
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BMWs in certain markets may be getting a “Made In China” code in their VIN numbers starting at the end of 2011, as the company plans to export Chinese made 5-Series sedans to certain markets. The Truth About Cars quotes the CEO of BMW’s Chinese operations as stating “We will find some markets, maybe in the… Continue Reading...

BMW To Invest $1.4 Billion In Chinese Operations

BMW To Invest $1.4 Billion In Chinese Operations
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BMW will expand its Chinese joint venture with local automaker Brilliance, in an effort to build 300,000 cars per year in China. BMW’s joint venture near Beijing currently builds the 3-Series and 5-Series, and will add the X1 crossover in 2012. Plans call for new factories dedicated to vehicle assembly, stamping and a paint shop…. Continue Reading...

BMW And Brilliance Create 5-Series Plug-In Hybrid

BMW And Brilliance Create 5-Series Plug-In Hybrid
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BMW and Chinese automaker Brilliance have joined forces to create a plug-in hybrid version of the 5-Series long wheelbase sedan sold in the Chinese market. Set to be revealed at the Shanghai Auto Show in April, the 5-Series plug-in will back an unspecified displacement turbocharged engine making 215 horsepower and a 94 horsepower electric motor…. Continue Reading...

China’s BAIC in Bid to Buy Pininfarina

China’s BAIC in Bid to Buy Pininfarina
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BAIC currently owns the tooling, intellectual property and powertrain technology from the current Saab 9-3, which it purchased from General Motors and is already working on several new cars based on this platform, a new Pininfarina styled 9-3 could be one of them. Continue Reading...