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Initiative “Give Something Back to Berlin” wins first place in the Intercultural Innovation Award 2016. Die BMW Group and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) honour German initiative.


Munich. The German initiative “Give Something Back to Berlin” (GSBTB) had the honour of winning first place in the Intercultural Innovation Award 2016 this year. Ten social projects from all over the world were nominated for the award with which the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group support innovative intercultural concepts. In the presence of H.E. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser (High Representative of UNAOC) and Bill McAndrews (Head of Corporate Communications Strategy, BMW Group Corporate and Market Communications... Read More »

Driving Luxury in Porcelain. BMW and Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin immortalize 7 Series design in exclusive sculpture.


Munich. Stylish presence, supreme dynamics, and exclusive elegance – the new-generation BMW 7 Series not only stakes a claim as a leader in innovation, it also sets new standards with its unique design language. Inspired by the precise lines, harmonious proportions and strongly controlled surface design of the new 7 Series, the design teams at BMW and Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin (KPM Berlin) have created a porcelain sculpture which shines a vivid spotlight on the 7 Series’ design and provides it with an artistic showcase. This ela... Read More »

Beijing Motor Show 2016: Speeches Peter Schwarzenbauer, Ian Robertson


Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to Beijing! I’m delighted to be here again!   I think you’ll agree: The film showed that BMW Motorrad is surely the purest form of “Sheer Driving Pleasure” and fun on two wheels – both in the city and on winding country roads. That makes China the ideal place for BMW Motorrad. Because this country has everything a biker’s heart desires: deserts, mountains, endless highways and pulsating cities. I firmly believe that BMW Motorrad has huge potential in China. More on that in a moment…   2015 was... Read More »

Extra space, extra X-ness. The new BMW X1 Long Wheelbase


Premium carmaker BMW is unveiling a new generation of its highly successful BMW X1, which has chalked up global sales exceeding the 800,000 mark. In China, the first generation was sold up to 200,000 times, including approx. 140,000 locally produced cars in BMW Brilliance’s plant Tiexi. With a thorough understanding of the consumers’ needs in this category in mind, the new-generation model respects their requirements even further and is redefining its segment. Accordingly, BMW has specially developed a long-wheelbase X1 for the Chinese market. ... Read More »

An interview with Maxime Martin: “Driving for a Belgian team as a Belgian makes you feel a bit patriotic.”


Munich (DE), 21st April 2016. When the new DTM season gets underway in Hockenheim on 7th May, Bruno Spengler (CA), Marco Wittmann (DE), António Félix da Costa (PT), Timo Glock (DE), Augusto Farfus (BR), Tom Blomqvist (GB), Maxime Martin (BE) and Martin Tomczyk (DE) will be in the cockpits of the eight BMW M4 DTMs for BMW Motorsport. We introduce each of our BMW DTM drivers in a series of interviews while we wait. Maxime Martin, BMW Team RBM, #36 SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM. The 2016 DTM season sees you race for a new team, BMW Team RBM. A Belgian ... Read More »

BMW Group sales achieve new high in November


Munich. The BMW Group has achieved new record sales for November with a total of 197,480 (+4.9%) vehicles delivered to customers worldwide. This brings the total number of vehicles sold by the company so far in 2015 to 2,033,948 (+6.9%). It’s the first time the company has sold over 2 million vehicles by this stage in the year. "The steady sales growth we’ve shown throughout the year so far reflects the great new products we currently have on the market," commented Dr Ian Robertson, member of the board of management of BMW AG responsible for... Read More »

BMW Motorsport celebrates end of season at BMW Museum – Drivers and teams from all over the world receive awards


“This year, many teams and drivers have once again claimed race wins and titles with BMW cars in some of the best and most famous racing series in the world,” said Klaus Fröhlich, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Development, who opened the evening. “We present our BMW Motorsport Awards in order to honour these outstanding performances.” BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt, who presented the winners with their trophies, said: “2015 presented us with a number of highlights. In the DTM, we showed outstanding team spirit to recov... Read More »

The future is HERE: Tomorrow’s mobility begins with real-time digital maps


AUDI AG, BMW Group and Daimler AG will provide strong support for this development as new HERE shareholders. The three premium manufacturers successfully concluded the acquisition of Nokia’s mapping and location business HERE on 4 December, 2015 after receiving approvals from all competent authorities. The new shareholder and governance structure is designed to secure HERE’s independence and allow for the seamless continuation of their day-to-day business. HERE’s location platform is set to deliver high definition maps combined with real-tim... Read More »

BMW Motorrad recalls “BMW Sport Helmet”. There is no safety risk


The helmets in question can be identified by the eight-digit number to be found on the label on the chin strap. Only helmets with the ID 059241/P are affected. There is no safety risk to users of the helmet. The helmet models "BMW Helmet Sport" do not fully meet the approval test requirements according to the European standard UNECE R 22.05. BMW Motorrad has therefore decided to take these helmets off the market. No other BMW Motorrad helmets (e.g. "System helmet", "Race" and "Enduro") are affected by this campaign. You will find press mat... Read More »

25 years of 3D printing at the BMW Group: Pioneers in additive manufacturing methods


Today 3D printing is applied in many different areas at the BMW Group. Dr. Haenle: “Components made with additive manufacturing give us a lot of freedom in the forming process; they can be produced both quickly and in appropriate quality. We see major potential for the future application in series production as well as for new customer offerings, such as personalized vehicle parts, or the spare parts supply.” In the long term, customers are to be provided with the option of having individual vehicle components made according to their personal p... Read More »

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