BMW (FRA:BMW)

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The Hindu Business Line  1 hr ago  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  8 hrs ago  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.
BusinessWeek  Aug 26  Comment 
The limited run of first-edition models will cost $91,000
Reuters  Aug 26  Comment 
British engineering company Rolls-Royce said on Tuesday it gained full ownership of diesel engine supplier Rolls-Royce Power Systems (RRPS), after completing the 2.43 billion euro...
The Hindu Business Line  Aug 26  Comment 
Consumers from smaller towns like Ludhiana, Coimbatore, Surat and Pune are driving online search for luxury cars in India with BMW and Mercedes-Benz emerging as the favourites at the top of the li...
The Hindu Business Line  Aug 25  Comment 
 With a new Government at the Centre, and a review of policy and regulations around civil aerospace, these are exciting times for Rolls-Royce, says Tony Wood, President, Aerospace of the compan...
Automotive World  Aug 25  Comment 
The BMW Brand Store in Brussels, which opened in March 2014, has been honoured by the German Design Council with the Iconic Award 2014 in the category “Interior Design Retail” (“Best of Best”). BMW Brand Stores are an element of the BMW...




 
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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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