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Olympic Champion Katarina Witt Takes a Ride on the C evolution

Olympic Champion Katarina Witt Takes a Ride on the C evolution

The Summer Olympic Games in London are currently underway and thrilling spectators through international competition — just as they did 40 years ago at the Olympic Games in Munich, Germany. To mark the 40th anniversary of the Munich Olympics, BMW Group Olympic Ambassador, and two-time figure skating gold medalist (1984 and 1988), Katarina Witt wasContinue Reading »

S1000RR and Nuda 900R Receive Awards from Automotive Brand Contest 2012

S1000RR and Nuda 900R Receive Awards from Automotive Brand Contest 2012

The BMW Group received a total of 48 awards at the Automotive Brand Contest 2012 including two awards in the “Exterior” category to the BMW S1000RR and Husqvarna Nuda 900R. BMW says, “The new BMW S1000RR motorcycle benefits not only from technical advances for the engine, suspension and cockpit; in terms of design, too, it has takenContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Half-Year Sales Down, Still Expecting Record Sales for the Year

BMW Motorrad Half-Year Sales Down, Still Expecting Record Sales for the Year

BMW Motorrad sold 59,189 motorcycles worldwide in the first half of 2012. While that’s down 2.3% compared to the 60,580 it sold in the first half of 2011, BMW Motorrad says it expects significant growth in the second half and therefore expects to reach a new sales record for the year. For June 2012, BMWContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Sales Dip in May

BMW Motorrad Sales Dip in May

The run of year-over-year sales increases has apparently come to an end for BMW Motorrad. They report sales for the month of May 2012 fell by 8.8% compared to May 2011, with a total of 11,457 motorcycles delivered to customers worldwide (versus 12,568 in 2011). For the year so far, BMW Motorrad is slightly aheadContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Sales Flat in April 2012

BMW Motorrad Sales Flat in April 2012

Year over year sales for BMW Motorrad were flat in April 2012 with the motorcycle division selling just 0.1% more vehicles worldwide — 13,088 versus 13,072 in April 2011. While not the increase we’ve been accustomed to seeing lately, it is still the second-best April sales result in their history. It also means in the first fourContinue Reading »

Best First Quarter of All Time for BMW Motorrad

Best First Quarter of All Time for BMW Motorrad

BMW Motorrad recorded the highest sales ever for the start of a year. For the first three months of 2012, sales increased to 24,373 motorcycles (23,109 last year) which is a 5.5% rise over the first quarter of 2011. In March alone, BMW Motorrad delivered 12,295 motorcycles (11,675 last year) to customers worldwide, a 5.3%Continue Reading »

BMW Driverless Running Coach

BMW Driverless Running Coach

As an official sponsor of 2012 Olympic Games in London, BMW has been inspired to develop a new technology helping customers to boost their fitness in the run up to the Games. The new driverless Running Coach feature uses a combination of ConnectedDrive technologies and surround view cameras to enable the car to follow theContinue Reading »

BMW and Toyota Collaborate on Lithium-ion Battery Research

BMW and Toyota Collaborate on Lithium-ion Battery Research

The BMW Group and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) have signed an agreement and begun to collaborate on research into next-generation lithium-ion battery cells. This project is focused on increasing the performance and capacity of lithium-ion battery cells through the use of new materials for cathodes, anodes and electrolytes. BMW is deeply invested in battery technologyContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Sales Continue Strong in February 2012

BMW Motorrad Sales Continue Strong in February 2012

BMW Motorrad saw a sales increase in February with deliveries climbing 1.8% to reach a total of 6,841 motorcycles (prev. yr. 6,720). Year-to-date, 12,078 BMW motorcycles have been sold which is an increase of 5.6% (prev. yr. 11,434). Husqvarna delivered 916 motorcycles last month (prev. yr. 902/+1.6%) to its dealer network. Year to date, deliveriesContinue Reading »

Good Design Awarded to K1600GT/GL and G650GS

Good Design Awarded to K1600GT/GL and G650GS

Six BMW models received the prestigious Good Design™ Award for 2011 including two motorcycles, the K1600GT/GTL and G650GS. The annual Good Design Award is the world’s oldest and most esteemed design prize and is awarded by the Chicago Athenaeum and the European Centre for Architecture, Art Design and Urban Studies. It was founded in 1950Continue Reading »