BMW (FRA:BMW)

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Wall Street Journal  2 hrs ago  Comment 
BMW, the world’s leading premium car maker, reported higher earnings and sales, but disappointed investors sold the stock.
Automotive World  3 hrs ago  Comment 
New highs for sales volume, revenues and group earnings Group revenues up 5.7% to € 80.40 billion Profit before financial result increased to around € 9.12 billion Profit before tax at around € 8.7 billion Automotive segment EBIT margin...
Benzinga  3 hrs ago  Comment 
Germany's BMW AG (OTC: BAMXY) reported a 9.2% rise in its profit and announced its plans to increase its 2014 dividend. BMW's net profit climbed to 5.82 billion euros ($6.19 billion), versus a year-ago profit of EUR5.33 billion. Profit before...
Automotive World  4 hrs ago  Comment 
Zipse will take up position after Annual General Meeting on 13 May 2015 At its meeting today, the Supervisory Board of BMW AG appointed Oliver Zipse as the new Board of Management Member for Production, effective from the end of the Annual...
New York Times  Mar 10  Comment 
The company says the electric car has a battery-only range of about 100 miles, but that can be extended on the model with the gasoline-power generator.
Automotive World  Mar 10  Comment 
Deliveries total 151,952 vehicles, increase of 7.6% Year-to-date sales rise 7.3% to 294,112 Sales in Europe increase 7.7% in first two months The BMW Group achieved its best-ever February sales result with 151,952 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand...
Reuters  Mar 9  Comment 
Flashy Maseratis and Bentleys are fast becoming the cars of choice for young, monied South Koreans, eclipsing German luxury brands now so commonplace that some in Seoul's upscale Gangnam district jokingly refer to a BMW 5-series as a Hyundai Sonata.
Automotive World  Mar 5  Comment 
28 March 2015 sees the curtain raised on the market launch of the new BMW 1 Series. Fans of compact driving pleasure can look forward to an even more striking design, a further refined premium ambience for the interior, engines that are extremely...
Reuters  Mar 5  Comment 
German carmaker BMW said on Thursday its talks with technology giant Apple did not involve developing or building a car, denying a German magazine report.




 
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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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