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BMW North America CEO to retire Oct. 1, will be replaced by German exec

Say farewell to BMW North America CEO Jim O’Donnell. O’Donnell is scheduled to be replaced by veteran BMW executive Ludwig Willisch, who has led the automaker’s sales operations in Europe and Japan. Willisch will take over as CEO of BMW of North America on October 1. O’Donnell, 61, will retire after holding the position since […]

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BMW CEO apologizes for negative EV comment, says he’s 100% behind electrifying

Earlier this week, we reported that BMW North American CEO Jim O’Donnell’s comments during a presentation of the BMW ActiveE (at an event before the 2011 New York Auto Show), showed his lack of faith in the technology. “(EVs) won’t work for most people,” O’Donnell said during an even before the 2011 New York Auto Show. […]

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BMW’s O’Donnell: 4-cylinder turbo vehicles will arrive before year-end

Speaking today at the 2011 Washington Auto Show, BMW North America CEO Jim O’Donnell confirmed that 4-cylinder turbo vehicles will arrive before the end of 2011. “We will soon announce what vehicles will feature this dynamic new turbo 4-cylinder in the US,” O’Donnell said. “And, they will arrive before year-end. We invite you to stay […]

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