BMW (FRA:BMW)

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Benzinga  Apr 20  Comment 
BMW on Sunday unveiled its new "Mini Augmented Vision" – prototype glasses that drivers of its Mini line can wear to drastically improve their driving experience from a utility and safety point of view. According to re/Code, the glasses...
Forbes  Apr 20  Comment 
Mention "family business" and one might assume you're talking about the mom and pop restaurant around the corner or your local dry cleaner. But some of the world's largest companies and best known brands like BMW and Wal-Mart are deeply rooted...
Automotive World  Apr 20  Comment 
Mr. Karsten Engel Dà Jiā Zǎo Shàng Hǎo!  (Good morning everyone) Last month, we were very proud to hand over the two millionth BMW in China. This was a significant milestone for us and we look forward to welcoming even more customers to the...
Wall Street Journal  Apr 20  Comment 
The car maker is sticking to its plans to expand capacity and plans to produce three additional models.
Wall Street Journal  Apr 18  Comment 
German auto maker BMW says it is recalling 91,800 Mini Coopers to fix a defect that may prevent the air bag on the front passenger side of the cars from deploying in a crash.
Automotive World  Apr 17  Comment 
Stay connected with BMW ConnectedDrive and MINI Connected BMW and MINI are integrating Life360 – a family app enjoying considerable global popularity – into their vehicles. 50 million families around the world already use Life360 to stay...
guardian.co.uk  Apr 17  Comment 
Dubai-based airline orders 200 Trent 900 engines for 50 Airbus A380 superjumbos entering service from 2016 Aircraft engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has secured its largest order in a £6.1bn ($9.2bn) deal with Emirates airline. The order of 200...
Wall Street Journal  Apr 17  Comment 
BMW said it would adjust its second-quarter China sales and production targets while Volkswagen reported a slight drop in March sales there, in the latest signs of a slowdown in the world’s largest car market.
Financial Times  Apr 16  Comment 
Contract to break stranglehold that US rivals have on A380s
Wall Street Journal  Apr 16  Comment 
Emirates Airline is poised to pick Rolls-Royce Holdings to power the airline’s latest batch of Airbus Group NV A380 superjumbos, according to people familiar with the matter.




 
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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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