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BMW i3 Electric Car to Get BMW Motorcycle Engine Option

BMW i3 Electric Car to Get BMW Motorcycle Engine Option

BMW’s upcoming i3 all-electric car will have the option of adding a 2-cylinder gasoline engine from BMW’s motorcycle division when it goes on sale late this year. According to the Automotive News, the gasoline-powered engine will be used to extend the range of the car from its typical 60-90 miles to 250 miles. The engineContinue Reading »

U.S. Men’s Bobsled Team to Race BMW Bobsled for the First Time

U.S. Men’s Bobsled Team to Race BMW Bobsled for the First Time

The U.S. Men’s Bobsled Team will race a new, BMW-designed two-man bobsled prototype at this weekend’s FIBT World Cup in Igls, Austria. BMW of North America, the Official Mobility Partner of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), today announced the U.S. Men’s Bobsled Team will race the bobsled for the first time this Saturday, Jan. 19.Continue Reading »

BMW Group Receives Seven “2012 GOOD DESIGN” Awards

BMW Group Receives Seven “2012 GOOD DESIGN” Awards

The annual “GOOD DESIGN™” award is a prestigious international accolade in the field of product design. This time round, the prizes went to seven BMW Group Design products including one motorcycle, the Husqvarna Nuda 900R. Other award-winning models were the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé, the BMW 3 Series Sedan, the BMW M6 Coupé, the BMWContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Achieves All Time Sales Record in 2012

BMW Motorrad Achieves All Time Sales Record in 2012

Despite a decline in year-over-year sales in the middle part of 2012 (mostly caused by a drop in sales in economically depressed southern Europe), BMW Motorrad’s sales increased at the beginning and end of the year (on the backs of several new model introductions) and enabled it to set a new all time sales recordContinue Reading »

BMW’s “Unpack the Power” Holiday E-Card

BMW’s “Unpack the Power” Holiday E-Card

With paper and postage costs rising, why not save a few trees this holiday season sending your Seasons Greetings online to friends and family. BMW has, once again, put together a holiday themed e-card called ‘Unpack the Power’ which you can personalize with your own message. The 2012 e-card was produced and filmed for BMWContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Sales Up 10.4% in November 2012

BMW Motorrad Sales Up 10.4% in November 2012

BMW Motorrad set a November sales record by delivering to customers 6,749 motorcycles and maxi scooters worldwide. This is 10.4% more than the 6,112 sold in November 2011. This big monthly increase brings total sales of motorcycles and maxi scooters for this year up through November into the positive column by 0.2% (100,289 vs. 100,054 units).Continue Reading »

BMW Group Design Wins 13 Prizes at iF Design Awards 2013

BMW Group Design Wins 13 Prizes at iF Design Awards 2013

BMW picked up 13 prizes at the 2013 iF Design Awards which recognizes exceptional design achievements. An iF Product Design Award 2013 goes to the BMW HP4, Husqvarna Nuda 900R,  BMW 3 Series Touring and BMW 3 Series Sedan. An iF Communication Design Award 2013 was received for the installation Colour One for MINI byContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Sales Up 7.7% in October

BMW Motorrad Sales Up 7.7% in October

In October, BMW Motorrad sold 7.7% more vehicles than in the same month last year (7,596 units versus 7,050).  For the year up through October, 93,540 motorcycles and maxi scooters were sold which is nearly even (-0.4%) with the 93,942 sold during the same period last year. BMW Motorrad has been rebounding in the last fewContinue Reading »

BMW Donates $1 Million for Hurricane Relief

BMW Donates $1 Million for Hurricane Relief

BMW of North America will give $1 million to the American Red Cross for disaster relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. “This donation will help the Red Cross give aid to the many who are in need in the affected areas,” said Ludwig Willisch, CEO and President, BMW of North America. “We support those whoContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Sales Continue Rebound in September 2012

BMW Motorrad Sales Continue Rebound in September 2012

After faltering in the the middle of the year due to the difficult economic market environment — especially in Europe — BMW Motorrad has repeated its accomplishment of the month of August by achieving a new all-time retail sales high in September 2012. With 9,215 units, BMW sold 7.0% more motorcycles in September 2012 than theContinue Reading »