BMW (FRA:BMW)

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New York Times  4 hrs ago  Comment 
German automaker BMW is issuing a worldwide recall of many models of cars with certain six-cylinder gas motors after identifying a problem with a bolt used in the engine.
Reuters  Apr 10  Comment 
German carmaker BMW said it would voluntarily recall more than 156,000 vehicles in the United States, including its popular 3 Series compact sedan, to check for potentially defective bolts that could lead to engine damage.
Automotive World  Apr 10  Comment 
As the world’s leading provider of online-based services in the automobile, BMW is building on its lead with additional innovative applications. The study entitled “Top global connected car manufacturers” currently confirms the outstanding...
SeekingAlpha  Apr 9  Comment 
By Wall Street Strategies: By David Urani Say what you want about the economy, but it seems like the well-off crowd is still living it up these days as illustrated by some of the world's luxury car makers. As it turns out a few high end...
newratings.com  Apr 9  Comment 
MUNICH (dpa-AFX) - German auto giants Daimler AG (DDAIF.PK) and BMW (BMW.L, BAMXF.PK, BAMXY.PK) Wednesday reported increases in unit sales for the first quarter, despite continuing economic uncertainties. While the markets were uneven in the...
newratings.com  Apr 9  Comment 
MUNICH (dpa-AFX) - BMW Group (BMW.L, BAMXF.PK, BAMXY.PK) sold 212,908 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles in March - the company's best-ever monthly results; and an increase of 11.3% from 191,269 units sold in March of last year. This is the...
Wall Street Journal  Apr 9  Comment 
German luxury auto makers were upbeat about the outlook for sales this year as BMW turned in record sales for the month of March.




 
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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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