October Car Sales Point to an Auto Rebound

Buoyed by consumers' increased confidence in the U.S. economy, automakers with few exceptions reported higher sales of cars and trucks in the U.S. during October compared to a year ago.

BMW Expands the Mini to Reach New Customers

BMW has a new strategy to sell its iconic Mini car: make it larger, and sell it to families. The new Mini Countryman is a crossover, with four doors and expanded leg and storage room in the back, Bloomberg New reported. This could help the company expand the brand%u2019s customer base beyond those who love the car for its retro chic.

BMW Hits the Gas on 2010 Profit and Outlook

Germany's economy may be struggling right now, but one of the country's premier automakers sees brighter days ahead. BMW said Tuesday it expects pretax profits this year to "rise more sharply than previously forecast," driven by better-than-expected vehicle sales.