Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW) is a German automobile, motorcycle and engine manufacturing company founded in 1917 and based in Munich in Bavaria, Germany. BMW also owns and produces the Mini marque, and is the parent company of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. BMW produces motorcycles under BMW Motorrad and Husqvarna brands. It owns and 

BMW joint venture helps Brilliance lift profit 52pc

A production line at Brilliance China Automotive in Shenyang. Photo: EPA

Brilliance China Automotive, the Chinese partner of German carmaker BMW, posted a 52 per cent rise in first-half profit from a year ago, driven by increased profit contribution from its joint venture BMW Brilliance as sales boomed.

Friday, 8 May, 2015, 9:59am

Huachen to incorporate BMW engine technology

The new engine factory in Mianyang, Sichuan belonging to Xinchen Power, the engine-making arm of Huachen Auto. Photo: SCMP

Mainland carmaker Huachen Auto is poised to incorporate the latest engine technology of its European partner, BMW, into its sedans and sport utility vehicles - a move analysts say will give it the upper hand over its rivals as it ventures into the medium to high-end car sector.

24 Jun 2013 - 4:59am

Chief steering Xinchen to next level as BMW supplier

Xinchen Power's new factory in Mianyang, Sichuan province, will the produce the BMW N20 engines alongside its domestic engine series. Photo: SCMP

BMW's watershed decision to outsource its engine assembly works to a mainland manufacturer may have driven up Xinchen Power's share price over 40 per cent since its listing in March, but Xinchen's chief executive says the company is aiming for much more.

21 Jun 2013 - 4:18am

German carmakers lose Hong Kong market share after tax break ends

German carmakers lose Hong Kong market share after tax break ends

German car brands are losing market share in Hong Kong as a weaker yen and a new emissions rule that has squeezed European cars out of a tax incentive scheme since April have made their Japanese rivals more competitive.

17 Jun 2013 - 5:47am

Calculating how many BMWs artistic value buys

Calculating how many BMWs artistic value buys

I confess that I myself don't know what art is. It used to mean pretty pictures and you learned to appreciate them by consuming wine and cheese. I gather it now means anything awarded a government arts grant and it includes the odd obscenity in order to demonstrate free spirit.

30 May 2013 - 2:56am

Harmony Auto defies dim market outlook

Harmony Auto, a BMW distributor, has sought to widen its clientele by offering more luxury brands such as the Ferrari. Photo: Xinhua

Another luxury car dealer, another growth story about the mainland's luxury car market? China Harmony Auto Holding, BMW's largest dealer in central China, hopes the story will fetch it HK$2.44 billion in the capital market.

30 May 2013 - 3:55am

Poorly parked BMW in Beijing spray-painted with insults

Poorly parked BMW in Beijing spray-painted with insults

If you drive a luxury car in Beijing, you should be careful how and where you park it.

4 May 2013 - 11:39am 9 comments

China's low-cost carmakers race up value chain

A prototype car from Nissan is viewed on the opening day of the Shanghai auto show on Saturday. Photo: Reuters

The trend was on display yesterday at the start of the Shanghai car show, with carmakers such as Great Wall, Changan, and Beijing Auto - who typically price their cars at below 150,000 yuan (HK$186,500) - presenting new models at prices closer to the mid-range mark of 200,000 yuan.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Germany's carmakers go abroad to grow

As the yen weakens and Europe's debt crisis spreads, Volkswagen and its German peers are planning to spend more than US$25 billion by 2017 to expand production outside their home region and insulate themselves from currency convulsions.

8 May 2015 - 4:27pm

Brilliance Auto expects sales to soar

Brilliance chairman Wu Xiaoan is confident about luxury car growth.

Brilliance Auto, BMW's partner in China, expects sales to jump 24.34 per cent this year to 200,000 units despite health concerns over its cars. Allegations about the use of cancer-causing car components have plagued BMW and its German rivals, including Audi and Mercedes-Benz, since they were raised by a media report earlier this month.

28 Mar 2013 - 6:31am

Mainland China owners get more than they bargained for with trophy cars

More than 300 Mercedes owners on the mainland complained about excessive formaldehyde levels inside their cars. Photo: Bloomberg

Last year, more than 300 Mercedes owners on the mainland complained about excessive formaldehyde levels inside their cars. Some BMW owners have also been complaining online.

8 May 2015 - 4:29pm

Internet cafe dispatches limousine to transport students

A blogger posted the photo of the Lincoln Limousines on Sina Weibo. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Other than weddings, Lincoln Limousines are seldom seen in mainland China, but an internet cafe in Nanjing has decided to use one to transport students in a bid to stand out from the competition, Xinhua reported on Sunday.

11 Mar 2013 - 8:23pm

Luxury car market drives China to new highs

China is second only to the US in the premium car market, with sales of 1.25 million units last year. But China is likely to leapfrog the US in the rankings by 2016. Photo: Reuters

Rich households' increasing demand for upgrading to a premium car has turned out to be a major growth driver for big-name brands that gravitate to China, which is expected to surpass the United States to become the world's largest luxury car market in 2016, according to global management consultancy McKinsey.

8 May 2015 - 4:27pm

Business Digest, February 20, 2013

BMW recalls 750,000 cars around the world

HSBC has agreed to sell HSBC Bank (Panama) to Bancolombia - the largest commercial bank in Colombia - for US$2.1 billion in cash. 

20 Feb 2013 - 5:30am

BMW taps wind to maintain profit

The BMW i8 electric concept car at the Canadian International Auto Show. Photo: Xinhua

Four wind turbine towers will soon supply almost a quarter of the power used at Bayerische Motoren Werke's Leipzig plant, where the carmaker builds the X1 sport utility vehicle and soon the i3, its first electric car.

20 Feb 2013 - 2:52am