Denny Hecker: A changed man?

Denny Hecker: A changed man?

The onetime Minneapolis car-dealing kingpin, whose over-the-top lifestyle and spectacular fall in the wake of the Great Recession shattered lives and left him with a mountain of debt, is free -- and he's talking.

BMW, Mercedes boxed in by tariff battles

BMW, Mercedes boxed in by tariff battles

Mercedes-Benz and BMW stand to lose most from tit-for-tat import tariffs imposed first by the U.S. on China and then reciprocated. Unfortunately for both, there isn't much they can do to shield themselves from the fallout.

CDK to acquire ELEAD1ONE

CDK to acquire ELEAD1ONE

Dealership software giant CDK Global struck a deal to acquire ELEAD1ONE, a provider of customer relationship management, service and marketing solutions.

Trump puts BMW at center of political battle

Trump puts BMW at center of political battle

How did BMW, whose Spartanburg, S.C., plant has been acclaimed as a symbol of America's resurgence as an auto manufacturer and exporter, become a symbol of the threat to America's manufacturing base instead? BMW is wondering the same thing.

Key survey question proves priceless

Key survey question proves priceless

Manitoba's Birchwood Auto Group believes that extremely pithy customer surveys generate more insight into clients' experiences than longer, traditional ones.