Below is a transcription of Dr. Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AGs Speech at the 2010 Annual BMW Report. Dr. Reithofer discusses all the topics in front of BMW right now including the future of efficientdynamics and the future project-i megacity vehicle
Slides Accompanying Dr. Reithofers speech: Attachment 359958
BMW Group 2009 Annual Report: http://www.bimmerpost.com/goodiesfor…upGB2009EN.pdf
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As part of the deluge of financial information released by BMW today, they have put out a positive outlook on 2010. BMW believes it retain its place as the worlds leading premium car maker by selling over 1.3million cars in 2010, which would represent a single digit percentage growth year over year.
To date all 3 of BMWs major segments, cars motorcycles and financials have seen positive earnings. But more importantly, BMW points to the all new 5-Series, which … CONTINUED
BMW is not only making its vehicles more and more environmentally friendly, but its factories as well. One example is the new differential assembly facility at the Dingolfing plant which has been optimized to lower the production costs for every differential unit by about 20 percent when the facility begins operation in mid-2011. From this alone, the building’s energy usage will be 25% below the German government’s recommended standard.
Consumer Guide Auto speculates on the design changes and major technical changes for the next generation 3-series (F30). While the design will not be a radical departure from the current E90 3-series, there may be several new technologies implemented.
Vorsteiner is working on some new kit for the BMW X6M, here are some of the initial photos of their project.
Munich, 16th March 2010. H&R is the new Technical Partner of BMW Motorsport. The specialist for suspension components will be involved as the BMW M3 GT2 takes to the track for this years 24-hour races. The company has supported BMW driver Uwe Alzen (DE) for several years. This partnership has how been extended for the 2010 GT season. As a result, the H&R logo will not only be seen on the cars, helmets, trucks and driver overalls, but also exclusively on Alzens cap.
The Japanese tuning company Vertice has released its X6 aero kit. The kit is entirely carbon fiber construction and offers a less aggressive alternative to the mostly wild aero kits that are currently on the market for the X6.
Some all new wallpapers have been released by BMW, especially notable is that they’ve taken the time to include both the 5 series sedan and wagon in the same photoshoot for those wanting the visual comparison. Some new detail videos have also been uploaded.
Some new M3 GTS production details have come to light. In total, 125 M3 GTS units will be built. 45 will be destined for Europe, 80 for the rest of the world. The GTS will be produced in two series: first at the end of this year and second one early 2011. More info inside.
The BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team will field two BMW M3s at the 58th annual 12 Hours of Sebring ALMS race on March 20th. The drivers of the M3s are ecstatic for the team’s second year of racing, as seen in this video interview with the 4 drivers – Joey Hand, Dirk M
As many of us know already, the next generation 1-series (internal chassis codename F20) has been testing for some time now and has been in the wintery European north for cold climate testing. While its no secret that the next generation 1-series would likely get a 135i variant this is the first time that we are seeing a dual exhaust on the car on separate sides similar to other cars in the BMW range such as the 335i and 535i. This may simply be … CONTINUED
BMW tuner RDSport has always been good about coming up with conceptuals on new tuning packages on BMWs and putting them into play via photoshop. Many times, they get their work out before the car has even hit the streets in an official capacity, as in this case. Although details are still thin on this car, I love the proposed bodywork and the wheels suit the new bodykit well. Heres to hoping we see the real deal soon enough!