BMW (FRA:BMW)

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Forbes  Aug 28  Comment 
At Quail Lodge in Carmel, CA, Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös describes the virtually limitless customization services and depth of talent offered by his firm's Bespoke Design Studio.
TheStreet.com  Aug 27  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- You'll have to look very closely to notice the changes in exterior design of the sixth-generation 7 Series sedan from BMW that will arrive in October to U.S. dealers. That's the point: BMW's looks and design cues have...
The Economist  Aug 27  Comment 
EARLIER this year BMW advertised on WeChat, a popular messaging app in China with around 550m monthly users. But its ads were shown only to those whose profiles suggested they were potential buyers of expensive cars. Others were shown ads for more...
Automotive World  Aug 25  Comment 
BMW to continue as the Official Vehicle Partner for the FIA Formula E Championship through the 2015/16 season. BMW will be lining up for the FIA Formula E Championship once again in 2015/16 . The second season of the race series gets underway in...
Clusterstock  Aug 24  Comment 
The latest brainchild from BMW's performance "M" division was developed with the racetrack in mind but will be completely street-legal. The BMW Concept M4 GTS was unveiled earlier this month at the Pebble Beach Concours...
Forbes  Aug 21  Comment 
BMW, VW’s Audi and Porsche, and Mercedes have invested huge sums to produce plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, but one German expert believes this is a big mistake, and Tesla Motors’ all electric approach is already eating into their high-end...
MarketWatch  Aug 19  Comment 
BMW has embraced pure electrics, gasoline-electric hybrids, and is getting back into hydrogen cars, but its two major entries when it comes to electric cars have been at the polar ends of the price spectrum.
MarketWatch  Aug 19  Comment 
Rolls-Royce Holdings, the struggling British firm that manufactures jet engines and marine diesel engines, is getting attention from value investors.
Financial Times  Aug 18  Comment 
Investment from activist fund adds pressure for short-term focus
Clusterstock  Aug 17  Comment 
In 1975, BMW arrived on American shores and immediately went racing in the ultra-competitive IMSA racing series.  They didn't just compete, they won. Early and often. The car responsible for this incredible turn of performance is the BMW 3.0...




 
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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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