BMW (FRA:BMW)

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Automotive World  Dec 15  Comment 
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars confirmed today that construction of the company’s new Technology and Logistics Centre at Bognor Regis, close to the Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood, West Sussex, is now well underway and on target to be fully operational...
Automotive World  Dec 15  Comment 
360-degree collision avoidance and fully-automated parking in multi-storey car parks. BMW was already demonstrating at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014 how perfect control technology can provide highly automated mastery of all drive...
Clusterstock  Dec 15  Comment 
By Laurence Frost PARIS (Reuters) - Volvo Car Corp said it will start selling vehicles online as it rolls out new models to compete with German luxury rivals such as BMW . The Swedish carmaker, controlled by China's Geely, will gradually...
MarketWatch  Dec 13  Comment 
BMW's take on the hypercar of the future
Automotive World  Dec 12  Comment 
On 12 January 2015, BMW will welcome in the new car year by unveiling a raft of new products at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. A fixture on the calendar since 1907, the event originally known as the Detroit Auto...
The Hindu Business Line  Dec 12  Comment 
Luxury car maker BMW Group India has announced a price increase of up to 5 per cent across the BMW and MINI product range effective January 1, 2015. “We want to maintain sustainable lea...
Forbes  Dec 11  Comment 
The German auto industry has shaken up its executive ranks with promotions that signal that the younger generation is ready to take over the top jobs.
Forbes  Dec 11  Comment 
BMW is getting into the art prize game with the BMW Art Journey, which it announced last week during Art Basel in Miami Beach. Just don’t call it an art award. “The one thing I want to say about the art award is that it’s not an award,”...
Automotive World  Dec 10  Comment 
Through three generations, the BMW 6 Series has defined that unique blend of style and elegance with the performance and handling that one would expect of The Ultimate Driving MachineTM. For the 2015 model year the third-generation of BMW 6 Series...




 
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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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