BMW (FRA:BMW)

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Forbes  8 hrs ago  Comment 
Now here?s a property that?s in both move-in ? and drive away ? condition.
Forbes  11 hrs ago  Comment 
BMW’s latest financial results excited most investors, again, but there are some who wonder if, just maybe, the leading German luxury car maker’s growing profitability might be peaking out.
Financial Times  Aug 6  Comment 
UK start-up launches world’s first application that lets drivers buy services from their dashboard, and will be featured in BMW’s Mini cars
Automotive World  Aug 6  Comment 
Rolls-Royce has confirmed plans for a new super-luxury model, this time a convertible. Few details on the car have yet been released, but it is scheduled to arrive in mid-2016. At the moment, prototype testing is being conducted…. Members...
Automotive World  Aug 6  Comment 
Reithofer advocates free trade to ensure Europe remains an attractive market for investment. The post BMW’s Reithofer prioritises free trade, perfecting market balance appeared first on Automotive World.
USAToday.com  Aug 6  Comment 
Although BMW still offers an array of conventional gasoline cars its i-cars eye the future
Automotive World  Aug 5  Comment 
The manufacturer of the world’s pinnacle super-luxury automobiles today confirmed the development programme for a new Rolls-Royce. The new car will reach the market by mid-2016. The car will build on the success of Phantom, Ghost and Wraith by...
Automotive World  Aug 5  Comment 
Good morning from my side as well! The positive business development of the first half-year met our expectations. With more than one million deliveries and retail sales growth of 6.9%, revenues for the first six months were the company’s highest...
Wall Street Journal  Aug 5  Comment 
The German auto maker has reported an unexpectedly big jump in profit in the second quarter on improved sales as the world's largest maker of premium cars benefited from continued strong demand in Asia




 
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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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