BMW (FRA:BMW)

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Clusterstock  10 hrs ago  Comment 
BMW has released a concept vehicle that hearkens back to its legendary 02 series, which turns 50 this year. The 02 series is a particularly important one for BMW. Produced f rom  1966 through 1977, it  assured  the Bavarian carmaker's...
Automotive World  May 20  Comment 
The BMW Group has created a very special car for this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este to pay tribute to one of the most significant models in its history. First and foremost, the BMW 2002 Hommage celebrates the extraordinary feats of...
Financial Times  May 20  Comment 
Buffett bet on Apple; VW, oil merger and Rolls-Royce also in the news
Automotive World  May 20  Comment 
Volvo Cars' new small car strategy could further its ambitions to take on the likes of BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi. By Megan Lampinen The post Stacking up against the Germans – Volvo to get big boost from smaller cars appeared first on...
New York Times  May 19  Comment 
The X1 is available in the United States only as an all-wheel drive model, but it’s built on the front-wheel architecture of the Mini Clubman.
Clusterstock  May 19  Comment 
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has widened its investigation into Rolls-Royce to examine allegations of suspected bribery in Nigeria, the Financial Times reported on Thursday. Rolls-Royce, the world's second-largest...
Clusterstock  May 18  Comment 
An owner has filed a lawsuit against BMW, arguing that the car maker's i3 electric vehicle. "A U.S. owner of a BMW i3 has filed a lawsuit claiming that the German automaker's electric vehicle can experience a sudden loss of power when a feature...
Forbes  May 17  Comment 
“My father swam from Macau to Hong Kong. He was 13,” says David Lee of his father’s journey to the relative freedom and economic opportunity of British-controlled Hong Kong of the 1960s.
Automotive World  May 17  Comment 
“As we begin to write a bold new chapter in Rolls-Royce history, I am delighted to present a Bespoke Collection that so elegantly celebrates two of the world’s rarest and most celebrated luxury goods; Phantom Drophead Coupé and Phantom...




 
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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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