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BMW Electric Scooter Extends Range

The new BMW C evolution – innovative e-mobility on two wheels. BMW Motorrad now raises the benchmark in the e‑scooter segment to a new level. Featuring a new generation of batteries with a cell capacity of 94 Ah, as used in the current BMW i3, the range has been significantly extended. In the new C evolution Long Range the continuous output is 19

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Dealer Group Online Sales Exceed Expectation

ATLANTA — Asbury Automotive Group Inc. is trying a low-cost approach to selling vehicles online. It has worked so well in the venture’s early months that executives are spreading it to more stores. In March, Asbury, the nation’s seventh-largest dealership group, began experimenting with online selling software supplied by San Francisco startup Drive Motors. The software was being used in

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J.D. Power APEAL Study

Toyota, Mitsubishi and Volvo had the largest improvements among brands with more than one nameplate in J.D. Power’s latest study of new-vehicle appeal, while Porsche paced the industry for the 12th consecutive year. Luxury brands again ruled the upper tier of J.D. Power’s 2016 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout Study. BMW, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Land Rover, Lexus and Lincoln followed

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Infiniti Uses Industry-First App to Speed Up Car Buying

In the mid-1990s, Infiniti ranked among the worst luxury brands in customer-experience surveys. “You can’t operate that way,” says Jon Finkel, global director of Infiniti Client Experience. So Nissan’s premium brand set out to fix that through various initiatives, including dealer reward and accountability programs. It saw progress, reaching as high as No.2 on a J.D. Power customer satisfaction ranking

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MERCEDES Opens Virtual Reality Showroom in Central Tokyo

Potential car buyers visiting a Tokyo showroom for Mercedes-Benz may be surprised to discover there are no tires to kick and no leather interiors with the familiar “new car” smell: In fact, there isn’t a German luxury car in sight. Mercedes-Benz Japan Co. opened the doors to its virtual reality showroom on July 13 at Daikanyama Tsutaya Books in Shibuya

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ROLLS-ROYCE London Partners with Luxury Hotels

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London has announced a partnership with Preferred Hotels & Resorts and Smythson of Bond Street to offer visitors to the capital access to a special luxury package. The HR Owen run dealership said Rolls-Royce London Suites Program will offer visitors a “stress-free and sophisticated stay in the city, combining perks worthy of royalty and the finest accommodation”.

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