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It is not considered the ultimate driving machine for nothing. Brand loyalty in even down markets are a hallmark of this company.
Great brand, global presence, recognizable, status symbol, and growing in Asia (where I live). I see them everywhere in Indonesia.
great earnings reported just before the european panic of summer 2012. The German market is getting particularly hit hard. And this small volume ADR is being hit worse than the BMW trading in Germany.
In my experience, Asians are very interested in status symbols and therefore I expect huge increases in luxury car sales as the Asian middle class grows. In addition, as BMW is innovative there is a chance that it may be a leader in the development of Electric vehicles. These vehicles will be eminently suitable for the crowded cities of Asia.
Spectacular Growth in China + India, V8 and V6 hybrid models, Series 7 with hydrogen technology entering soon into production, and a weak Euro against Dollar will help to boost sales
at the recent price BMW looks interesting again
What do you call it when a car maker can strip out the radio, the satnav, the air conditioning, replace the trunk's floor with cardboard and the tires with slicks -- creating an automobile that is completely useless, doesn't work in the rain, the heat or when it's a tad bit cold -- and still charge a $20,000 to $30,000 premium over its already high-priced base models? Insane? Stupid? I call it genius. That's BMW.
BMW has had and continues to suffer from relatively poor quality -- both reliability and durability -- plus sky-high repair costs when something inevitably goes wrong. The company shares these weaknesses with other German brands, notably Volkswagon/Audi and Mercedes. Check where these brands and specific models rank in initial and long-term quality compared to comparable Japanese brands and models -- or even Korean. I have first-hand experience. I own an Audi. The design and performance are great but it has been plagued by obvious, easily fixed quality issues that are visible to the customer (peeling interior surfaces, e.g. switches and console, disintegrating clips for the console, rear armrest and sunroof. I purchased the car new and some items were replaced three times for the same issue while under warranty. The air conditioning compressor also seized, snapping the belt -- which also turned the alternator -- forcing me to drive sixty miles in the dark on the battery. This was a known flaw yet the parts were unavailable for weeks. When I had a minor accident, replacement of the headlamp unit (part cost only) was $740.I maintain that you can survive on cachet only so long. During the 90s, I worked in marketing management at Mazda and I continue to follow the industry closely.If you charge a premium, quality must at least match the competition in the long run. I wouldn't consider investing in any of these companies until that changes.
I have never known a company that can year after year come up with the goods like BMW. Everyone says that once you buy one you never buy anything else.
As the world figures out how to make money again they will want to spend it on nice cars to go to the store.
bmw autos netherlands bamxf on the euro stoxx 50 is having sales troubles desbite this it's stock price continues to rise constantly after two from it's ipo,I think it is growing into the largest auto companies in the world.BMW financial's interest rate is very competitive at 2.0%bmw autos Nederland bamxf op de Euro Stoxx 50 is met sales problemen desbite dit is het beurskoers blijft voortdurend stijgen na twee van het IPO, ik denk dat het groeit tot het grootste auto-ondernemingen in de world.BMW financiële's rente is zeer concurrerend 2,0%
Growing double-digit sales in China/India. Tight cost controls. V8 & V6 Hybrids. New models selling well. Finance arm already having taken consumer credit hit & future macro-credit issues seem unlikely to impact business. Solid brand (& brand recognition). Quietly executing amid the chaos of North American & Japanese car maker problems. My local dealer has been silently building a monster dealership complete with movie theatre & upscale food in recession & seems best poised to capture luxury purchases on recovery. Strong marketing, little loud analyst converage, few CAPS player ratings & not much SA discussion 5 years after Rec leads me to think BMW is a bit overlooked.
Nice cars but heavy price tag.
major auto manufacturers
The best luxury car - the Bad Man Wagon - will outperform all other car manufactureres. Quality is second to none & buyers never care about price of petrol.
We all know how the auto industry is going to be for quite the while, but this is effectively priced in to the stock price is a huge way.BMW is a strong brand that has no true luxury performance brand rivals to this day. You could consider Mercedes-Benz and Lexus as formidable competition in the luxury category (Both who I believe beats BMW by a mile in that category), but I would hardly call any of them a true 'performance' brand that BMW has placed themselves as.And think for a second. Even Toyota has not attempted to break into this category of Luxury Performance. Their Lexus brand is a lot more "Luxury" than it is "Performance" and Mercedes-Benz should be the one quivering -- Especially as Lexus continues to make an in-road into the Fuel-Efficient Luxury category.BMW, at least for the next 5-10 years, has a solid niche position in the market place. The question that remains is, during that time frame, will they sit back and reap the rewards or will they make use of it and invest to prevent a fight with Toyota/Lexus for marketshare.BMW's competitive advantage? Brand and Toyota's choice to compete with Mercedes instead of them.
I see BMWs everywhere - expensive and not as cool if everyone has one.
Can't believe I am going long on an auto manufacturer....
BMW is a great company with great products, they are dilluting the brand a bit, but they have a graet success record.
GREAT MOTORCYCLES & CARS / VERY MUCH IN TOUCH WITH THE CONSUMER
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