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04/01/2014    12:00 PM

The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported March sales of 35,762 vehicles, an increase of 7.9 percent from the 33,149 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, the BMW Group (BMW and MINI combined) is up 2.6 percent on sales of 81,034 in the first three months of 2014 compared to 78,957 in the same period in 2013.

“You could almost feel the desire as March roared out with record-breaking numbers for BMW making for a strong start to the Spring season,” said Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America. “New models from the 2 Series to the 4 Series to the X5 are gaining traction in the marketplace, and for MINI the months of drought … CONTINUED

03/28/2014    12:20 PM

BMW Group Expands its Commitment in the USA

Commits US $1 Billion investment by 2016; Extends X family with new BMW X7; Increases plant capacity 50% up to 450,000 vehicles; Creates 800 new jobs; Starts production of the new BMW X4; Celebrates 20 years of production in the USA.

Spartanburg, South Carolina – March 28, 2014 1:00pm EDT/10:00am PDT…Celebrating 20 years of production in the USA, Dr. Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Board of Management, BMW Group, today announced plans to invest US$ 1 billion in the company’s South Carolina plant: “We will expand the plant’s annual production capacity by 50% up to 450,000 vehicles by the end of 2016. Today’s capacity is around 300,000 vehicles. This investment will also create an additional 800 jobs, increasing … CONTINUED

03/28/2014    9:00 AM

BMW will be holding a press conference today (Friday) at its U.S. plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina to announce significant economic and product news. The economic news will include the announcement of a several hundred million dollar expansion to the plant and the product news is widely expected to be BMW X7.

The press conference begins at 1 PM (Eastern time).

Speaking at the event will be:

BMW Group Chairman Dr. Norbert Reithofer
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley
BMW Group Board Member Harald Krueger – head of the global production network
Manfred Erlacher – President, BMW Manufacturing.

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03/22/2014    6:00 PM

BMW AG to open new mega dealership in Berlin…

On May 10th & 11th, 2014 – BMW AG will hold a grand opening of their new premiere factory run dealership in Berlin’s Charlottenburg district.

BMW spent 65 -million-euro’s for the construction project. Over 300 employees will work here. The new location will replace BMW’s next closets dealership which is 45 years old. The new building will be able to display: BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad and also the new i-brand cars (i3 & i8).

BMW customer’s can see the car exhibition of 50 New Cars, 200 Used Cars and 200 BMW motorcycles and 15 maxi-scooters.

Overall, designed by architect Peter Lanz complex in Berlin-Charlottenburg consists of three different buildings: BMW is forming as an interpretation of the Berlin … CONTINUED

03/16/2014    12:00 PM

BMW want to make a annoucement on the 28th of March at their US plant in South Carolina, and they say it will be significant. Just looking at the list of people who will be there should tell some of the story. BMW Group Chairman Norbert Reithofer, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, Gov. Nikki Haley, Harald Krueger, head of the company’s global production network, and Manfred Erlacher, president of BMW Manufacturing Co will headline the event.

So looking at who is going to the event, we have the chairman of BMW, meaning the annoucement is important to BMW from a financial and product standpoint. Both the US Secretary of Commerce and the Governer of South Carolina will be there, meaning there must be a … CONTINUED

03/11/2014    9:54 AM

With 141,093 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand vehicles delivered worldwide (prev. yr. 133,631/ +5.6%), the BMW Group achieved its best-ever February sales result. A record number of 273,999 (prev. yr. 256,933) automobiles have been delivered to customers since the start of the year – an increase of 6.6% compared with the same period last year.

“February was another record month for us,” said Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Sales and Marketing BMW. “The innovative new models coming out this year, such as the 2 Series Active Tourer and 4 Series Gran Coupé we just premiered to great reviews at the Geneva Motor Show, will give us the momentum to keep growing in 2014.” Robertson added.

BMW enjoyed its best ever … CONTINUED

03/03/2014    12:45 PM

BMW brand sales up 3.3 percent
MINI brand sales down 42.8 percent
BMW Motorcycle sales up 11 percent

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – March 3, 2014… The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported February sales of 24,476 vehicles, a decrease of 4.4 percent from the 25,613 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, the BMW Group (BMW and MINI combined) is down 1.2 percent on sales of 45,272 in the first two months of 2014 compared to 45,808 in the same period in 2013.

“The ferocious February winter in much of the country no doubt increased the desire for BMW SAV’s, but in keeping others away from the showrooms it is also building up future demand,” said BMW of North America President … CONTINUED

02/28/2014    12:30 PM

BMW of North America, LLC is announcing its annual Center of Excellence honors. The awards go to the top performing BMW dealerships in the U.S. who distinguished themselves through exceptional performance, consistent brand representation, and a center-wide dedication to providing an outstanding customer experience. Thirty-two of the 339 BMW dealers nationwide achieved “2014 Center of Excellence” status based on their 2013 performance.

“We applaud these Center of Excellence winners,” said BMW of North America CEO and President, Ludwig Willisch: “Many of this year’s winners have achieved this award over multiple years, which is proof they are delighting their customers at every turn. We trust they’ll use the designation proudly in their marketing, and we know they’ll enjoy the trip to Anguilla as their reward.”

Dealers listed … CONTINUED