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BMW’s First Production Scooters Roll-Off the Assembly Lines

BMW’s First Production Scooters Roll-Off the Assembly Lines

Mark December 1, 2011 as a special milestone in the history of BMW’s Berlin Spandau plant, as the first production scooters from BMW Motorrad rolled off the assembly lines. It was an historic moment that has been a long time in coming. The first public announcement of BMW Motorrad’s intention to enter the “Urban Mobility”Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad 2011 Third Quarter Results

BMW Motorrad 2011 Third Quarter Results

BMW issued its third quarter report for 2011. It showed third-quarter motorcycle sales increased by 6.5% to 28,862 (up from 27,094). Of those, 26,312 were BMW motorcycles (2010: 24,493 units; +7.4%) while 2,550 were Husqvarna (2010: 2,601 units; -2.0%). While revenues for the motorcycle division were 14.8% higher at 334 million Euro (2010: 291 millionContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Sales Continue to Grow in August

BMW Motorrad Sales Continue to Grow in August

BMW Motorrad continues to show solid growth with sales of 6,646 motorcycles worldwide in August. An increase of 3.8% compared the 6,405 sales seen in August 2010. Adding this August’s numbers to the total for the year brings sales to 78,280 motorcycles so far for the year. That’s an increase of 6.6% versus January throughContinue Reading »

Willisch New President of BMW of North America

Willisch New President of BMW of North America

Ludwig Willisch (55), currently responsible for the BMW Group’s European sales region, will take over from Jim O’Donnell (61) as president of BMW of North America, effective October 1, 2011. Willisch holds a degree in economics and began his career with the BMW Group in 1996 as manager of the BMW branch in Düsseldorf. HeContinue Reading »

New President for BMW Canada

New President for BMW Canada

BMW Group Canada today announced the appointment of Eduardo Villaverde to the position of president and CEO, effective September 1, 2011.  Villaverde replaces Manfred Braunl who has left the BMW Group. Villaverde joins BMW’s Canadian subsidiary from BMW Group Spain, where he has been president and CEO since August, 2008.  He began his career withContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Sales Continue to Increase in May

BMW Motorrad Sales Continue to Increase in May

BMW Motorrad saw their global sales rise 3.5% (to 12,568 units) in May. Worldwide a total of 48,749 BMW motorcycles were delivered to customers in 2011 up through the end of May. This represents an increase of 7.3% year-on-year. The strongest market for BMW Motorrad  continues to be Germany with 9,496 deliveries which is upContinue Reading »

BMW Tests “Left Turn Assistant” to Help Prevent Intersection Accidents

BMW Tests “Left Turn Assistant” to Help Prevent Intersection Accidents

For a motorcyclist, an intersection can be a dangerous place. Automobile traffic all too often will turn left into the path of an oncoming motorcyclist either because the smaller motorcyclist is hidden by road features or because the offending driver simply didn’t “see” him. Human perception is a complicated process which, unfortunately, requires more thanContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Sales Continued Up in April

BMW Motorrad Sales Continued Up in April

BMW Motorrad increased sales compared to the previous year for the fourth consecutive month. In continued difficult market conditions, global sales rose by 5% to 13,072 units in April. Worldwide a total of 36,181 BMW motorcycles were delivered to customers for the year up through April 2011. This represents an increase of 8.7% year-on-year. HusqvarnaContinue Reading »

BMW Celebrates Production of Two Millionth Motorcycle in  Berlin

BMW Celebrates Production of Two Millionth Motorcycle in Berlin

On Friday, May 6 the two millionth motorcycle left the assembly line of the BMW plant in Berlin Spandau. Since 1969, BMW motorcycles have been produced in the factory in Berlin Spandau for export all over the world and this significant milestone in the company’s history was marked by a special ceremony attended by theContinue Reading »

2011 Q1 Sees Record Earnings for BMW Group

2011 Q1 Sees Record Earnings for BMW Group

The BMW Group continues to perform well and has generated a new record for first-quarter earnings. Group revenues increased by 28.9% to euro 16,037 million (2010: euro 12,443 million). The total number of BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand cars sold increased by 21.3% to 382,758 units (2010: 315,614 units), the best first-quarter sales volume performanceContinue Reading »