NECKARSULM, Germany, May 22 (Reuters) - Audi could imagine more bidders for Nokia's mapping unit HERE in the three-way German consortium of luxury automakers, R&D boss Ulrich Hackenberg said.
NECKARSULM, Germany (Reuters) - Audi Chairman Martin Winterkorn said on Friday it would still take "a bit of time" to replace Ferdinand Piech and his wife on the luxury carmaker's supervisory board.
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NECKARSULM, Germany, May 22 (Reuters) - Audi said on Friday its planned cooperation with China's web services provider Baidu aims to enhance connected-car offerings in the world's largest auto market.
FRANKFURT, May 21 (Reuters) - Germany's premium automakers Mercedes, Audi and BMW have teamed up with private equity firm General Atlantic to raise their chances of clinching Nokia's map unit HERE by overtaking Internet bidders, two people familiar with the matter said.
MUNICH (Reuters) - Harald Krueger takes over as CEO of BMW after the group's annual shareholders' meeting on Wednesday, a job needing nerves of steel, or maybe carbon fiber given recent trends, as the company battles to keep its lead over Mercedes and Audi .
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen's Audi luxury division said on Friday sales increased 2.5 percent in April to 152,850 cars and sport-utility vehicles, the highest-ever level recorded for any month in the carmaker's history.
* Operating profit up 8.2 pct on sales of luxury saloons, SUVs
equity income from Chinese joint ventures. Significant gains from Audi and Porsche also helped to drive year-over-year improvement ..... year-over-year volume, automotive revenue jumped 10% with Audi , Porsche, SEAT, and Volkswagen commercial vehicles showing
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