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Auto Bild (ISSN 0930-7095) is a leading German automobile magazine based in Hamburg, Germany.[1][2]

Auto Bild
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EditorBernd Wieland
CategoriesAutomobile magazine
Circulation374,981 (Q2 2016)
First issue23 February 1986; 33 years ago (1986-02-23)
CompanyAxel Springer AG
Based inHamburg

History and profileEdit

Auto Bild was first published on the last week of February 1986.[3][4] The magazine is published by Axel Springer AG on a weekly basis.[5] The website of the magazine was started in 1996.[3] From May 2009, another magazine Auto Bild Motorsport began to appear weekly in Auto Bild.[6]

Auto Bild with its worldwide licensed editions, of which more than seven million copies are sold every month, is published in 36 countries.[3] Foreign editions include France's Auto Plus,[7] the United Kingdom's Auto Express and Turkey's Auto Show. The magazine also has a Polish edition, which is part of Axel Springer AG via its subsidiary Axel Springer Polska.[8]

The Finnish edition of the magazine, Auto Bild Suomi, was started in 2004, and is published by Sanoma Magazines.[9][10] The Bulgarian version of the magazine is published under the name of Auto Bild Bulgaria which also published by Axel Springer AG.[11]

In Spain, its edition is published on a weekly basis with the original name by Axel Springer AG.[12] The Italian edition of the magazine, Auto Oggi, is licensed by Mondadori.[7] In 2008, its Romanian edition was launched by Ringier.[13] It is published on a bimonthly basis.[13] On 15 November 2012, the Argentina edition was started by Grupo Veintitres which holds the license of the magazine.[14]


In 2001, Auto Bild had a circulation of 792,000 copies in Germany.[5] The circulation of the magazine was 592,245 copies in Germany in 2010, making it the fourth best selling European automobile magazine.[15] The same year, its Spanish edition had a circulation of 32,484 copies.[12] Its circulation was 555,500 copies in 2012 in Germany.[16] During the second quarter of 2016, the magazine had a circulation of 374,981 copies in the country.[17]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Auto Bild (Germany)". Publicitas. Archived from the original on 20 January 2017. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  2. ^ Western Europe 2003. Psychology Press. 30 November 2002. p. 294. ISBN 978-1-85743-152-0. Retrieved 28 February 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "International Licensing 2012/2013" (PDF). Axel Springer. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 January 2014. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
  4. ^ Dick Hendrikse (September 1986). "Illiteracy: Threat to European Magazines?". Folio: the Magazine for Magazine Management. 15. Retrieved 31 March 2015. – via Questia (subscription required)
  5. ^ a b "Top 50 Special Interest magazines worldwide (by circulation)" (PDF). Magazine Organization. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Auto Bild Motorsport becomes Europe largest motorsports magazine". Adnative. 9 April 2009. Archived from the original on 20 January 2017. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  7. ^ a b Helena Hafstrand (1995). "Consumer Magazines in Transition". The Journal of Media Economics. 8 (1). Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  8. ^ "Axel Springer Polska acquires the Przeglad Sportowy sports paper". Axel Springer AG. 29 June 2007. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  9. ^ Jukka Pietiläinen. "Finnish mass media in the era of globalisation". Igni. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  10. ^ "Sanoma Magazines Finland Selects Neo by Anygraaf". Anygraaf Oy. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  11. ^ "Eastern Empires" (PDF). Brussels: European Federation of Journalists. June 2003. Archived from the original (Report) on 20 January 2017. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  12. ^ a b "World magazine trends 2010/2011. Spain" (PDF). FIPP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 June 2012. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  13. ^ a b "Auto Bild". Ringier. Archived from the original on 23 April 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  14. ^ "Grupo Veintitres Launches Auto Bild in Argentina". FIPP. 16 November 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  15. ^ "World Magazine Trends 2010/2011" (PDF). FIPP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  16. ^ "Annual Report 2012" (PDF). Axel Springer AG. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  17. ^ "Advertising rates Magazines 2016". Media Impact. Archived from the original on 31 January 2016. Retrieved 18 September 2016.

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