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New Home For BMW Group Classic

New Home For BMW Group Classic

A move to a new location for BMW Group Classic marks a return to the company’s historic roots. BMW AG has acquired a plot of land covering more than 13,000 square meters (3.2 acres) in the Milbertshofen district of Munich. Previously part of a Knorr-Bremse AG facility, it won’t be long before the site findsContinue Reading »

BMW Laser Headlights Go Into Production

BMW Laser Headlights Go Into Production

Starting this fall, BMW will be the first manufacturer worldwide to offer a production vehicle equipped with headlamps utilizing a completely new laser light concept. This technology was first presented at the 2011 Frankfurt International Motor Show and will be an option on the new BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car. While it’s available onContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad 2014 Sales Off to a Strong Start

BMW Motorrad 2014 Sales Off to a Strong Start

After its third record year in a row in 2013, BMW Motorrad has started the new year with a significant increase in sales. With 5,438 (previous year: 4,818) units, 12.9% more motorcycles and maxi scooters were supplied to customers worldwide in January 2014 than in the previous year. BMW Motorrad USA reported sales of 591 motorcyclesContinue Reading »

BMW Group Claims Five “Good Design” Awards for 2013

BMW Group Claims Five “Good Design” Awards for 2013

BMW Group Design earned fivefold recognition for its outstanding work in the Good Design™ Awards 2013. Awards were given to the BMW R1200GS, BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo, the MINI Paceman, and the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé in the “Transportation 2013” category. Honors went to the film “The BMW Concept Ninety Story” in the “Graphics/Identity/Packaging 2013”Continue Reading »

Record Sales for BMW Motorrad in 2013; R1200GS Remains the Top Seller

Record Sales for BMW Motorrad in 2013; R1200GS Remains the Top Seller

BMW Motorrad has achieved an all-time annual sales high for the third time in a row. Worldwide the company sold 115,215 motorcycles and maxi scooters — an increase of 8.3% compared to 106,358 sold in the previous record year of 2012. BMW Motorrad finished off 2013 with a 4.5% increase in year-over-year December sales withContinue Reading »

November Sales Gives BMW Motorrad Record Year

November Sales Gives BMW Motorrad Record Year

BMW Motorrad has achieved a new annual sales record in 2013 with another month still remaining. With a total of 108,872 motorcycles and maxi scooters sold worldwide through November, 2013 sales are already about 2,500 more than all of 2012. In November alone, BMW Motorrad sold 8.8% more vehicles than in the same month lastContinue Reading »

Launch of BMW Motorcycle Production in Thailand

Launch of BMW Motorcycle Production in Thailand

BMW has announced the official start of production of the BMW F800R at the Rayong assembly plant in Thailand. “The BMW Group plant Rayong is the only plant in our global production network with 28 locations in 13 countries, in which the three brands — BMW , MINI and BMW Motorrad — are finished together,”Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Achieves Best Ever Sales for Q3

BMW Motorrad Achieves Best Ever Sales for Q3

The BMW Group continued on its successful course during the third quarter of 2013. In total, 481,6571 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand cars were sold in the period from July to September, marking a new record (2012: 434,9631 units; + 10.7 %) for the BMW Group. The Motorcycles segment recorded its best ever sales volumeContinue Reading »

BMW NineT to be Revealed October 16th; BMW September 2013 Sales Up

BMW NineT to be Revealed October 16th; BMW September 2013 Sales Up

BMW Motorrad worldwide sales were up slightly in September 2013 compared to the previous year. A total of 9,264 vehicles were sold which is up 0.5% from the 9,215 sold in September 2012. Those 2012 sales were 7.0% jump over 2011 so a modest increase this year isn’t unexpected. After nine months, BMW Motorrad salesContinue Reading »

BMW at the Goodwood Revival 2013

BMW at the Goodwood Revival 2013

If you’re in the area of Chichester, UK this weekend you should check out a few historic BMWs at the Goodwood Revival. In September each year (September 13-15 this year), the Earl of March opens the gates to his estate outside Chichester in West Sussex, southern England for the Goodwood Revival Meeting, bringing back toContinue Reading »