BMW (FRA:BMW)

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Financial Times  Jan 22  Comment 
Carrier says it followed ‘all procedures’ over private jet’s maintenance
Financial Times  Jan 21  Comment 
Serious Fraud Office aims to bring charges against people who engaged in corruption
Automotive World  Jan 20  Comment 
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is issuing this statement in order to clarify confusion and misreporting that has arisen in certain media around the world, following recent statements issued by Rolls-Royce plc. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is a completely...
Flightglobal  Jan 20  Comment 
High-profile Asia-Pacific airlines feature prominently in the UK Serious Fraud Office's list of allegations against engine maker Rolls-Royce.
guardian.co.uk  Jan 20  Comment 
Latest revelations in bribery scandal involve anonymous intermediary ‘paying large sum’ to recover an incriminating list of contacts used by multinational Rolls-Royce sent an agent to “retrieve” an incriminating document from tax...
guardian.co.uk  Jan 20  Comment 
How court documents reveal the scale of gifts and seven-figure sums given to anonymous intermediaries The judgments on the corruption charges against Rolls-Royce and the statement of facts behind the case clearly implicate former executives...
Financial Times  Jan 19  Comment 
Former chief of state airline Garuda placed under investigation
guardian.co.uk  Jan 19  Comment 
Documents from 2004 court case show how Rolls-Royce and other firms pressed government to water down plans Rolls-Royce, which this week agreed to pay £671m in penalties after admitting it had engaged in corruption, lobbied ministers to weaken...
New York Times  Jan 19  Comment 
It is hard to resist the 355 horsepower and 343 pound-feet of torque served up by the M40i.
The Economist  Jan 19  Comment 
FOR those who still associate Rolls-Royce with its past as a posh carmaker, its home on a scruffy industrial estate comes as a shock. Yet it is there the engine-maker assembles the Trent XWB, the second-biggest commercial jet engine in the world....




 
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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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