Fortune has published its World’s Most Admired Companies 2013 list and BMW has been ranked at the most admired automobile company, and 14th most admired company overall.
Why it’s admired says Fortune:
The Rolls-Royce and BMW names are synonymous with luxury – and not just in the carmaker’s native Germany. The world’s leading premium vehicle manufacturer has earned global renown in places such as Brazil, Russia, India and China. Its progress there, analysts predict, will be particularly lucrative in coming years. The company turned a profit during the recession, unlike most of its competitors. Up next, it’s going long on China, where it has plans to invest $600 million Euro. —AV
First 14 top ranked, among all industries:
Catch this intense BMW European Delivery journal and photo thread by F30POST member Jackson743 documenting his 9 day - 1,000 mile euro delivery adventure where he picked up his F30 335i M Sport.
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From summer 2013, BMW Night Vision will additionally feature a specific animal recognition system that extends beyond the reach of the main-beam headlights. An infrared thermal imaging camera mounted in the BMW kidney grille is able to detect heat-emitting objects from a distance of some 100 metres, while distinguishing between humans and animals by the level of heat.
If BMW Night Vision anticipates a potential collision with an animal, the Dynamic Light Spots start to flash at the animal in a targeted manner. The instrument display simultaneously flags up the symbol of a deer. In the event of acute danger, the on-board system additionally emits an acoustic warning.
BMW Takes on Denver Weather; Showcases xDrive Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive System in One of America’s Snowiest Cities
The BMW xDrive Experience to Coincide with the Denver Auto Show from March 22-24, 2013
Woodcliff Lake, NJ - March 18, 2013… With an average of 53 inches of snowfall each year and a well-deserved reputation as one of America’s snowiest cities, driving in Denver can be challenging. To showcase the benefits of its intelligent xDrive all-wheel-drive system, BMW will give consumers the opportunity to drive one of several BMW models on both a pre-determined road course through Denver, and on a purpose-built closed handling course at the Pepsi Center. Drivers will choose from a full lineup of BMW sedans including 3 Series, 5 Series, 6 Series Gran Coupe and 7 … CONTINUED
Hitting the spot: BMW Group Design wins four red dot awards in 2013. International jury recognises the excellent design quality of the BMW M6 Gran Coupe, BMW 1 Series, BMW 3 Series Touring and BMW R 1200 GS.
The BMW Group can add another chapter to its successful history in the red dot awards, with BMW Group Design taking home four of the internationally renowned distinctions in the red dot award: product design 2013 competition. The BMW M6 Gran Coupe, BMW 1 Series, BMW 3 Series Touring and BMW R 1200 GS motorcycle were granted red dot design awards in the “Automotive and Transportation” category in acknowledgement of their excellent design quality. The awards will be presented at the red dot gala, taking place in the … CONTINUED
Have a look at the upcoming 2014 BMW X5 (F15) compared visually to the current X5 (E70), while the two cars were spotted in testing for the new X5.
Velos Designwerks presents its revised X5 M. In beautiful factory Monte Carlo Blue with Black Solo V Wheels, this X5 M not only features the looks, but also a Stage 2 Performance Software yielding an additional 120 lb ft of torque and 90 HP.
BMW 335i GT Configurator Previews - in different available lines and colors, from several angles, and interior reviews.
A statement of heritage - IND works on a BMW Individual F10 M5 in Imola Red, a classic BMW M exclusive color.
More first drive reviews of the 3 Series GT [official info] are now in, now from Edmunds and the other from The Telegraph. One likes it plenty, the other… not so much. It seems that the 3 Series GT is polarizing, even after hands-on driving experience. Read on…