BMW (FRA:BMW)

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TheStreet.com  Jul 18  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Thursday I made the case for BMW striking a deal with Tesla for the purpose of getting access to the Tesla superchargers. Near the end I wrote: "This is only one scenario. There are other scenarios. Perhaps BMW could not...
Automotive World  Jul 18  Comment 
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced the appointment of Leon Li as Regional Director for Mainland China. He replaces Henrik Wilhelmsmeyer who will move to a new role within the MINI brand at the BMW Group, Munich. Li, 37, was born in Beijing and...
Automotive World  Jul 18  Comment 
The launch of the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer sees BMW bringing the functionality of space and comfort, combined with hallmark BMW dynamics, style and elegance, to the premium compact class. Offering generous levels of space within impressively...
MarketWatch  Jul 18  Comment 
Foreign luxury-car makers -- including Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz, fellow German auto producer BMW AG , and Jaguar Land Rover, owned by India's Tata Motors Ltd. -- may become the targets of China's ongoing antitrust campaign, a Chinese...
Motley Fool  Jul 17  Comment 
And why luxury auto manufacturers are pouring into Mexico.
Automotive World  Jul 17  Comment 
BMW’s first ever 1.5-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine ICE aided by a 96kw electric motor 155mph yet 49g/km and 135mpg From £94,845 OTR BMW 360° ELECTRIC provides unique package of assistance and mobility solutions ConnectedDrive features...
Automotive World  Jul 17  Comment 
Dutch King Willem-Alexander giving the ceremonial go-ahead for the MINI production on the occasion of the reopening of VDL Nedcar’s Born plant.  MINI production volume at VDL Nedcar to reach a five-digit range as early as this year. The new...
The Hindu Business Line  Jul 17  Comment 
On a roll! It’s over 100 years old but the Rolls-Royce still spells sleek sophistication and gleaming wealth
TheStreet.com  Jul 17  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Fair disclosure right up front: The thesis presented in this article is speculation. I don't know anything, I could be completely wrong, but my conclusion is based on the logic of the argument presented. With that out of...
Automotive World  Jul 17  Comment 
The first purpose-built, plug-in hybrid sports car from BMW will go on sale this weekend, powered by engines exclusively produced at BMW’s Hams Hall engine manufacturing facility, near Birmingham. The BMW i8 is a brand-new contemporary,...




 
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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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