BMW (FRA:BMW)

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Clusterstock  May 29  Comment 
What can be said about BMW that hasn't been said before? The German luxury carmaker, which celebrated its 100th birthday this year, has for its entire history released a seemingly never-ending stream of breathtaking, record-setting, and...
Motley Fool  May 28  Comment 
The race for driverless luxury is on.
Reuters  May 27  Comment 
German carmaker BMW is recalling 120,000 cars in the United States for defective Takata air bags, German paper Bild reported on its website on Friday.
Automotive World  May 26  Comment 
The 2016 BMW X1 qualifies for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s highest award after a redesign boosted its performance in the small overlap front crash test. The small SUV also has a new optional front crash prevention system that...
Clusterstock  May 26  Comment 
This month, Rolls-Royce announced a major shake up of its flagship Phantom model. As it awaits the arrival of the next generation Phantom sedan in 2018, Rolls has decided to discontinue the coupe and convertible variants of the model. But not...
Clusterstock  May 26  Comment 
BERLIN (Reuters) - BMW plans to appoint new finance and purchasing chiefs as Chief Executive Harald Krueger builds a younger management team to lead the German carmaker into the future, a monthly magazine reported on Thursday. Krueger, a...
Forbes  May 26  Comment 
Toyota has partnered with Uber, GM with Lyft and VW with Gett. It seems like every automotive company needs to have a car sharing and mobility play to prepare for the future of transportation, where the end game seems to be for no one to own their...
Automotive World  May 26  Comment 
In the heart of Porto Cervo, a discrete enclave, first envisioned in the 1960s by His Highness the Aga Khan, welcomes the world’s elite. Whilst they are there, patrons of true luxury are invited to a Summer Studio, created by the world’s most...
Clusterstock  May 25  Comment 
DETROIT (Reuters) - BMW i Ventures, an arm of the German automaker, said it has invested an undisclosed amount in California-based Scoop Technologies, maker of a mobile carpooling app called Scoop. BMW has made similar investments in several...
Flightglobal  May 25  Comment 
Rolls-Royce is at EBACE poised to mark the 2,000th aircraft on its CorporateCare power-by-the-hour programme, as the fleet of business aircraft powered by its engines continues to grow.




 
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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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