BMW (FRA:BMW)

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Clusterstock  8 hrs ago  Comment 
Reports surfaced last month that Apple CEO Tim Cook has visited BMW in Germany to explore the possibility of using the automaker's compact electric "city car," the i3, as the basis for a possible Apple Car. Subsequent reporting suggested that...
Clusterstock  10 hrs ago  Comment 
China's unexpected move to devalue its currency this week is bad news for big businesses that sell a lot of goods to the developing nation. With the renminbi weaker, imported goods become more expensive for Chinese consumers and business that...
Forbes  Aug 14  Comment 
Mercedes-Benz made an early bid to win star of the forthcoming Frankfurt Car Show with the unveiling of its new C-Class coupe, which looks likely to win sales from the current market leader, the BMW 4-Series.
The Economic Times  Aug 14  Comment 
The decision of the People's Bank of China (PBoC) to devalue the yuan has turned out to be a dampener for global luxury goods players.
Motley Fool  Aug 13  Comment 
Cadillac's new cars are the equal of BMW's. GM tried pricing them like BMWs, but buyers were scarce and prices had to be cut. How can GM match or beat BMW's pricing power? Here's the plan.
Wall Street Journal  Aug 13  Comment 
Activist hedge fund ValueAct has taken a stake in the U.K. engineering company, but it isn’t clear what changes can be quickly implemented.
Automotive World  Aug 13  Comment 
BMW i supports the improvement of life-quality in cities; Electric car sharing as the key component; DriveNow with the BMW i3 shortly also in Copenhagen, directly interconnected with public transport. Following the successful introduction of the...
TechCrunch  Aug 12  Comment 
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newratings.com  Aug 12  Comment 
MUNICH (dpa-AFX) - German luxury car giant Bayerische Motoren Werke AG or BMW Group (BAMXY.PK, BAMXF.PK, BMW.L) Wednesday said a total of 173.195 BMW Group vehicles were delivered to customers around the world in July, up 5.6% from last year. The...
Automotive World  Aug 11  Comment 
Head of Production Oliver Zipse: “A state-of-the-art work environment provides a sustainable benefit to our workforce.” The BMW Group continuously optimizes production processes at the BMW Group plants, drawing on the opportunities arising...




 
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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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