BMW (FRA:BMW)

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Reuters  12 hrs ago  Comment 
Two men arrested as part of a Serious Fraud Office (SFO)investigation into concerns of possible bribery and corruption at Rolls-Royce in Asia have had their bail lifted, Britain's Sunday Times newspaper said.
TheStreet.com  Sep 4  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- That was fast! It took only three months. On the fourth month of BMW selling its all-new, from-the-ground-up electric car, the numbers show sales of BMW's i3 are 70% higher than Tesla's in the U.S. market. According to...
newratings.com  Sep 3  Comment 
MUNICH (dpa-AFX) - BMW Group in the U.S. on Wednesday reported August sales of 32,220 vehicles, an increase of 5.5 percent from the 30,546 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 11.0 percent in August...
Wall Street Journal  Sep 1  Comment 
Rolls-Royce may lose its role as sole engine provider for the Pentagon's V-22 aircraft, as the U.S. military explores ways to cut costs.
Automotive World  Aug 29  Comment 
Today at the 2014 Chengdu Motor Show, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars unveiled the eagerly anticipated Ghost Series II to the Chinese market. Ghost Series II delivers the latest industry-leading technology from Rolls-Royce clad in a subtle re-design.  It...
The Hindu Business Line  Aug 28  Comment 
BMW launched the new X3 earlier this week at Deutsche Motoren, the BMW dealership in Noida, according to a company press release. The new version of the SUV is locally produced at the BMW Plan...
The Hindu Business Line  Aug 28  Comment 
BMW Group India on Thursday launched the new X3 in two variants -- X3 xDrive 20d Expedition priced at Rs 44.90 lakh and X3 xDrive 20d xLine -- priced at Rs 49.90 lakh (ex-showroom). The l...
Wall Street Journal  Aug 27  Comment 
Murder and kidnapping are less common than they used to be in Russia, but Moscow is still where the world's top auto makers like showing off their latest bulletproof cars.




 
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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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