BMW (FRA:BMW)

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Forbes  49 min ago  Comment 
BMW has been well ahead of most car companies, not only in engineering and design, but in recognizing the power of the arts. In the early days of the Internet, BMW led the way with BMW Films, a website that featured short films produced by...
Motley Fool  Jun 3  Comment 
Semi-autonomous vehicles are a great stepping stone to our fully self-driving future. And you're going to love them.
Automotive World  Jun 3  Comment 
BMW was one of the first carmakers to understand the importance of connectivity between cars, drivers and their surroundings, and with BMW ConnectedDrive it has gone on to become a world leader in this field. At the same time, the company is...
Automotive World  Jun 3  Comment 
The new BMW X1 – the successor to the model that blazed the trail for this class of car – treats the premium compact segment to an even more potent shot of Sports Activity Vehicle DNA. The second generation of this successful model, more than...
Automotive World  Jun 2  Comment 
Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group India, has been confirmed as a speaker at Automotive Megatrends India 2015. He will participate in a panel discussion on India’s car industry over the next ten years. Philipp von Sahr has been working as...
Clusterstock  Jun 1  Comment 
One of the cool things about writing about cars for a living is that you get to experience a lot of very different vehicles, often within a few days of each other. This can be good. But it can also create some issues. I recently drove a Jaguar...
Forbes  Jun 1  Comment 
Rolls-Royce manufactures enormous engines which generate huge amounts of power, as they propel airplanes and ships across skies and oceans. It is an extremely high-tech industry where failures and mistakes can cost billions – and human lives....
Automotive World  Jun 1  Comment 
First new Bristol car in more than a decade to feature BMW powerplant High performance powertrain earmarks resumption of the history between Bristol, Frazer-Nash and BMW dating back to 1930s Iconic British carmaker, Bristol Cars, makes the second...
Automotive World  Jun 1  Comment 
In 1973, Karl Schwanzer designed the four-cylinder structure for BMW in Munich, thus creating one of the most beautiful corporate headquarters worldwide. As recently as 2013, the building was voted into the top 10 of the “Best Corporate...
The Times of India  May 29  Comment 
German luxury carmaker BMW on Friday launched an updated version of its '6 Series Gran Coupe', priced up to Rs 1.21 crore (ex showroom Delhi).




 
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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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