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The next title win for the BMW S 1000 RR: Raffaele De Rosa is champion in the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup.

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The decision came in a dramatic final round at Jerez de la Frontera (ES): Raffaele De Rosa and the Althea BMW Racing Team celebrated the title win in the 2016 FIM Superstock 1000 Cup (STK1000). In the last race of the season, De Rosa crossed the line in fifth place. This was sufficient to be crowned champion with an advantage of three points over his rival Leandro Mercado (AR). In the eight races held this season, De Rosa claimed two wins and three further podium finishes. The experts from BMW Motorrad Motorsport were on site all season to supp... Read More »

The MINI VISION NEXT 100: US premiere in Los Angeles. All four visionary vehicles can be experienced together for the first time at the “Iconic Impulses: The BMW Group Future Experience” exhibition.

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Today’s MINI is the perfect premium compact car for the modern city. Digitalisation and connectivity are increasingly changing the way we get around on a daily basis – and this change is taking place most rapidly and noticeably in urban areas. The MINI VISION NEXT 100 is MINI’s answer to several key questions on urban mobility over the years ahead. In the cities of the future, will there be space for a car which engages at an emotional level? What will become of the “clever use of space” principle that underpins MINI? And how can MINI respond t... Read More »

BMW Group posts new September sales record

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The BMW Group achieved a worldwide double-digit sales increase in September, continuing the company’s long-term upward sales trend and securing a new record for the month. A total of 237,973 vehicles were delivered to customers around the world, an increase of 10.5% on the same month last year. This result brings the year-to-date sales total to 1,746,638 – up 6.2% compared with the same period last year and the company’s best ever sales result for the first three quarters of the year. “Once again, the BMW Group has delivered strong sales gro... Read More »

One victory and two more podium finishes for the BMW S 1000 RR at the CIV season finale.

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One race event was scheduled for the BMW S 1000 RR racers and the experts from BMW Motorrad Motorsport last weekend: the 2016 season finale of the Italian Superbike Championship (CIV). The last two races of the year were held at Mugello (IT) in the hills of Tuscany. It turned out to be a successful weekend, with a victory and two more podium finishes for the BMW S 1000 RR. The first of the two encounters was held on Saturday on a wet track. The BMW racers mastered the tricky conditions in a perfect manner, with no less then three RRs crossin... Read More »

Best Global Brands: No top-100 premium automotive brand makes bigger gains than MINI. Brand value rises 18 per cent, climbs ten places in Interbrand ranking

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An emotional, authentic brand, with attractive products and distinctive brand communications: The systematic realignment of the MINI brand is proving a success. In the current Best Global Brands ranking compiled by the agency Interbrand, the value of the MINI brand climbed 18 per cent – the highest increase of any premium automotive brand in the top 100, with only two others able to match this strong rate of growth. With a brand value of around 4.9 billion US dollars, the British premium brand climbed ten places to number 88.   MINI ... Read More »

BMW once again partner of European Outdoor Film Tour 2016. World premiere at BMW Welt with seven inspiring and authentic documentaries from the fascinating world of outdoor sports

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From Myanmar through the Swiss Alps to the northernmost tip of Canada in just 120 minutes: This year’s European Outdoor Film Tour (E.O.F.T.) got underway at BMW Welt. Around 600 guests were invited to enjoy a hugely varied journey through the world of outdoor sports. The current programme will tour 15 European countries between October 2016 and February 2017, presenting a total of seven fascinating documentary films, which can only be viewed in this form on the big screen at the E.O.F.T. BMW is once again the project’s committed mobility partne... Read More »

BMW i and Garage Italia Customs to present the BMW i3 and the BMW i8 Garage Italia CrossFade in Paris

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A collaboration between BMW Group Design and Garage Italia Customs has produced an innovative colour and material concept of two concept cars based on current BMW i models. The BMW i3 Garage Italia CrossFade and the BMW i8 Garage Italia CrossFade will be presented on 30 September 2016 at the start of the Mondial de l’Automobile 2016 in Paris. The premiere in the French capital will also serve as an outlook on edition models of the BMW i3 and the BMW i8. These models, which both feature an exterior design derived from the concept cars, will beco... Read More »

BMW Art Talk held at Soho House on the occasion of the fourth edition of BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors. BMW as partner of Frieze London to present Art Talk about Esther Mahlangu and South African art

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From October 6 to 9, 2016, Frieze London will open its doors in Regent’s Park for the 14th time. The main section of the fair will be host to 179 international galleries staging solo and group exhibitions of contemporary artists. To mark the opening of the art fair and the fourth edition of the BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors, BMW will co-host an Art Talk on October 4 with Soho House at Shoreditch House in East London, featuring Beth Greenacre (curator of the David Bowie Collection), David Roberts (founder of the David Roberts Arts Foun... Read More »

ECKART 2016 award winners: Andreas Caminada, Dominique Crenn, Sebastian Copeland and the Munich Viktualienmarkt. “Chef of the century” Eckart Witzigmann and his jury announce honourees

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The jury appointed by “chef of the century” Eckart Witzigmann has made its selection: This year’s international Eckart Witzigmann Awards (ECKART) will go to Andreas Caminada (Switzerland), Dominique Crenn (USA), Sebastian Copeland (USA) and the Munich Viktualienmarkt (Germany). The awards will be presented at a gala ceremony held for the first time at BMW Group Classic on 18 October 2016.   Andreas Caminada, ECKART 2016 for the Art of Cookery At 33 years of age, Andreas Caminada became Switzerland’s youngest three-star chef and ha... Read More »

BMW Films returns with “The Escape”. Tribute film with Clive Owen and Dakota Fanning premieres on BMWFilms.com on 23 October

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The new short film “The Escape”, featuring Clive Owen, Dakota Fanning, Jon Bernthal and Vera Farmiga, will premiere on BMWFilms.com on 23 October. The film continues in the tradition of “The Hire”, a series of unique short films released between 2001 and 2002 that created a stir on the international marketing scene and beyond: The eight films, aired in two seasons, realised a totally new approach. David Fincher, who was already well-known as the director of films such as “The Game” with Michael Douglas and “Fight Club” with Brad Pitt, execut... Read More »

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