BMW (FRA:BMW)

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Wall Street Journal  9 hrs ago  Comment 
Signs of a slowdown are emerging at BMW, with China one big concern as competitors gain on the German company.
Motley Fool  Nov 4  Comment 
BMW's strong profit margin continued to impress, but Mercedes and Audi are gaining ground in the sales race.
The Hindu Business Line  Nov 4  Comment 
Wall Street Journal  Nov 4  Comment 
Rolls-Royce said it would slash 2,600 jobs and replace its chief financial officer after a series of profit warnings disappointed investors.
Reuters  Nov 4  Comment 
* Shares fall 2.9 percent (Recasts to focus on sales outlook)
Automotive World  Nov 4  Comment 
Goodman Group (Goodman or Group), the global integrated property group which owns, develops and manages industrial space, is pleased to announce that it has signed a second agreement with BMW Brilliance Automotive to add 12,270 sqm to the...
Automotive World  Nov 4  Comment 
Shell premium engine and motorcycle oils to be supplied for BMW service-fills in more than 140 countries. Shell today announces that it has been chosen by BMW AG as its only recommended global supplier for aftermarket engine oils for the following...
Automotive World  Nov 4  Comment 
Group revenues in third quarter at € 19.6 billion Profit before financial result rises to € 2.26 billion Automotive segment EBIT margin improved to 9.4% Nine-month Group revenues up to € 57.7 billion Nine-month Group EBIT increased to €...
Automotive World  Nov 4  Comment 
BMW Group Quarterly Report to 30 September 2014 BMW Group Quarterly Report to 30 September 2014 (PDF, EN , 840.27 KB) The post BMW Group Quarterly Report to 30 September 2014 appeared first on Automotive World.
Financial Times  Nov 4  Comment 
Carmaker warns of ‘challenges’ should eurozone falter
Wall Street Journal  Nov 4  Comment 
Germany’s BMW reported slightly lower profit on higher sales in the three months to the end of September amid investor concerns about a slowdown in profits at the world’s leading premium car maker.




 
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Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (FRA:BMW), more commonly known as BMW, produces motorcycles and upscale automobiles. The company sells vehicles under three luxury brands: BMW, Mini, and Rolls Royce.[1] The company has offset some of the weakness in the US and Western European by exporting cars to emerging markets where growth continues explosively.[2]

BMW challenges to retain its market position as the international market for luxury cars grows ever more competitive, as many automakers, such as Hyundai with its Genesis sedan or Nissan's Infiniti brand, are increasingly successful in realizing the higher margins earned on luxury vehicles.[3]

Company Overview

BMW produces motorcycles and upscale automobiles under the BMW, Mini, and Rolls Royce brands. The Mini brand includes two models, both of which are small fuel-efficient hatchbacks. The BMW brand includes 10 model types, which are sold with a diversity of engines and other modifications. These vehicles range from the small 1-series all the way up to the large luxury 7-series sedan and X5 SUV. Finally, the Rolls Royce brand currently produces three models, two coupes and a sedan, the phantom. In addition, BMW offers financing for its vehicles through its financial services arm. The company also assembles cars from prefabricated components in Egypt, Indonesia, Russia, Malaysia, Thailand, and India.

How could any of this be betetr stated? It couldn't.

0:33 Looks like a normal 5-Series Turn Signal rdurounsed by plastic / gutter , rather than M5 covered Vent + they could put a normal 5-Series and make it look like the hidden M5 ; because isn't hard and , if that car was suposed to be hidden , it wouldn't be outside .

Competition

BMW's major competitors are DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG (DAI), Lexus (Toyota), Audi (Volkswagen), Infiniti (Nissan), and Cadillac (GM) However, BMW is unique amongst automakers because unlike these companies which make commercial trucks, lower market vehicles, or even buses, BMW focuses exclusively on the production of premium personal automobiles and motorcycles, under a small number of brands. The successful development of the Mini has allowed BMW to increase its market share and exposure to the small car market considerably without compromising the cache of the BMW brand.

References

  1. BMW 2008 Annual Report
  2. Seeking Alpha: BMW Shifts Cars From U.S.: A Sign of Decoupling?
  3. Seekingalpha: Will Hyundai's Luxury Car Be Like the VW Phaeton?
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