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“Touchdown” at the BMW International Open: Fleetwood, Kaymer Wiesberger and Co. arrive at Munich Airport.

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Munich. Tommy Fleetwood was still in contention at the U.S. Open in Wisconsin (USA) on Sunday (the Englishman ultimately finished fourth). Just a few hours later, he was landing at Munich Airport on a BMW charter flight. Joining him on board were two-time major winner Martin Kaymer, Austria’s top golfer Bernd Wiesberger, and Spanish Ryder Cup player Rafa Cabrera Bello, who will all tee off at this week’s BMW International Open (21st to 25thJune, Golfclub München Eichenried). Armed with Bavarian flags, the golf stars disembarked still feeling... Read More »

Ad hoc: Profit before tax and revenues of BMW Group above market expectations in first quarter of 2017

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Munich. In the first quarter of the financial year 2017, the BMW Group achieved a profit before tax of € 3,005 million (2016 Q1: € 2,368 million / +26.9%). This result exceeds current market expectations and was driven in particular by positive valuation effects.   The significant increase of the profit before tax was largely due to the following effects in the financial result: A positive valuation effect of € 183 million in connection with the participation of new investors in the mapping service HERE An increase in the other... Read More »

Team Thailand wins the World Final of the BMW Golf Cup International for the first time in Dubai

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Dubai. The World Final of the BMW Golf Cup International took place against the spectacular backdrop of Dubai this week. 114 amateur golfers from 40 different countries teed off in front of the imposing skyline of the desert metropolis, where they competed to win the popular global tournament series and enjoyed an unforgettable week. Team Thailand (317 points) produced a dominant performance to win the title in the Nation competition for the first time. In the individual competitions, victory went to Tsung Hui Lee from Taiwan (Ladies, 104), Mex... Read More »

BMW Group Harnesses Potential of Innovative Automation and Flexible Assistance Systems in Production

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Christian Dunckern, Head of BMW Group Production System, Planning, Toolmaking and Plant Engineering: “The digitalization allows the BMW Group to tap a growing range of options on how to advance the production system in many respects. People are more than ever becoming the designers of their own workplaces and can provide answers to the questions of an increasingly complex automotive production.” Purposeful application of assistance systems and lightweight robots The allocation of roles between workers and available tools is clear: their h... Read More »

BMW partners with the Directors Guild of America for the 69th Annual Directors Guild Awards

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 Returning for a fourth consecutive year, BMW proudly supported the Directors Guild of America at the organization’s 69th Annual DGA Awards Ceremony on February 4, 2017 as the exclusive automotive partner.  The Awards, which celebrate outstanding directorial achievement, took place at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA.   “BMW’s continued presence at the Directors Guild Awards not only underscores our brand’s close ties and commitment to Hollywood, but furthers our goal of being an active partner in the film industry,” said Uwe ... Read More »

The 2017 BMW 2 Series Coupe and 2017 BMW 3 Series Sedan Earn IIHS “Top Safety Pick+”

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BMW is proud to announce the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the 2017 BMW 2 Series Coupe and 2017 BMW 3 Series Sedan a “Top Safety Pick+”, continuing the company’s long-standing commitment to offer class-leading safety with each new model. In order to earn a 2017 Top Safety Pick +, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the five IIHS crashworthiness tests — small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints — as well as an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention and new for 2017, an acc... Read More »

BMW wins numerous awards and distinctions in 2016

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BMW 7 Series and BMW i8 come out top worldwide. The new BMW 7 Series was able to continue its outstanding success in 2016. Having won numerous national and international distinctions last year, the top BMW model was named “World Luxury Car” as part of the “World Car Awards”. Independent experts also confirmed the innovative strength of BMW in a range of instances. “CarIT”, an information magazine for decision-makers in the field of connected mobility, in collaboration with the Center of Automotive Management (CAM), named the remote control park... Read More »

MINI wins “Auto Trophy 2016”: class victory for the original in the premium segment of small cars

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The current MINI model generation is thrilling in day-to-day traffic, impressive on test drives – and repeatedly meets with broad-based approval in public surveys. The latest evidence that demonstrates the popularity of the original in the premium segment of small cars is its success in the “Auto Trophy 2016”. In the readers’ vote organised by automobile magazine “Auto Zeitung”, MINI won the import ranking in the category “City Cars/Small Cars”. The bestseller of the British premium brand stood up to competition from 17 rivals in its vehicle ca... Read More »

Racing feeling with a tradition: John Cooper Works Tuning at the 2016 Essen Motor Show

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For 55 years, the name John Cooper has stood for motor racing expertise that makes for a tangible increase in temperament and supreme agility in MINI style. The latest model generation also benefits from the tradition-steeped association between the sports car designer and the British brand. At the 2016 Essen Motor Show, MINI presents the current selection of Original Accessories by John Cooper Works. With a range of individually tailored retrofit components in the areas of drive, suspension, aerodynamics, exterior and interior, hallmark brand ... Read More »

The logistics of the future: from data goggles to electric trucks

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The BMW Group will increasingly rely on innovation, digitalisation and sustainability for logistics in the future. A fully-networked supply chain, autonomous transport robots and the use of existing vehicle information for the delivery process will make logistics even more flexible and efficient. Every day, a total of 30 million parts need delivering to the right place at the right time, so that around 9,000 new vehicles can be produced at the BMW Group’s 31 production locations worldwide. “Logistics is the heart of the BMW production system... Read More »

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