BMW (FRA:BMW)

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Forbes  4 hrs ago  Comment 
BMW has decided to re-join the Super Bowl advertising family with a 60-second spot for its i3 all-electric vehicle. By buying space on one of the world's biggest advertising platforms for as much as $9 million, the German luxury-car leader is...
The Economist  8 hrs ago  Comment 
The drink of patriots WHEN South Korean celebrities, eager to prove their patriotism, swapped their German BMW cars for home-grown Hyundais on television, during the Asian financial crisis in 1998, they rallied the whole nation behind domestic...
Financial Times  10 hrs ago  Comment 
GM and Ford seek to mount stronger challenge to German marques led by BMW and Mercedes-Benz
TechCrunch  Jan 14  Comment 
 Israeli public transport startup Moovit has raised $50 million in a new Series C funding round. That makes the company worth as much as $450 million. Last year we reported how Moovit was trying to reproduce Waze’s success with private car...
Automotive World  Jan 14  Comment 
Interactive smartphone app supplies accurate, continuously updated information for quick and convenient urban mobility – New investment to strengthen BMW’s involvement in the innovative mobility services market. The BMW Group has concluded a...
Financial Times  Jan 14  Comment 
German carmaker highlights risk to drivers’ privacy as advertisers press for vehicle information
Automotive World  Jan 14  Comment 
Coinciding with the market launch of new models in the spring of 2015, BMW will guarantee enhanced diversity and driving pleasure through the deployment of additional engines and equipment options in already familiar series. Across the BMW 2...
Reuters  Jan 13  Comment 
Sportscar maker Aston Martin said it hired former Porsche and BMW executive Michael Mingshan Peng to head its China operations from February.
Clusterstock  Jan 13  Comment 
By Andreas Cremer and Joe White DETROIT (Reuters) - Daimler Chief Executive Officer Dieter Zetsche said on Monday he saw no signs of a significant slump in sales for Mercedes-Benz luxury cars in China, even as rival BMW struck a more cautious...
Red Orbit  Jan 12  Comment 
Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When you're running late and it’s ten below outside, the last thing you need is a frozen windshield. But this happens to all of us – you dash outside to find the surface of your car...




 
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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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