12 Updates
BMW Expects China to Become Its Top Market

BMW Expects China to Become Its Top Market

Jul 12 2013, 1:00pm CDT | by

China will likely be BMW's biggest market this year

There are few automakers in the US that have already noted China is the market where they experience their best sales in recent months. The economy in China is booming and the purchase of multiple...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos Tweets

 
 
 

1 year ago

BMW Expects China to Become Its Top Market

Jul 12 2013, 1:00pm CDT | by

China will likely be BMW's biggest market this year

There are few automakers in the US that have already noted China is the market where they experience their best sales in recent months. The economy in China is booming and the purchase of multiple product types within the country is growing rapidly. BMW recently announced that China is expected to surpass the United States as a top national market this year.

Much of the success for BMW in China is with its 5-series sedan. BMW reports that deliveries in China have surpassed deliveries within the United States in the first half of 2013. Ahinese deliveries are expected to rise by about 10% for the full year. "Strong growth in future will come from the smaller cities, and the strong growth will also come especially from the western region," Engel said.

BMW believes that since China has over 100 cities with more than 1 million residents that have no premium car dealers the potential in the market is huge. BMW is also surpassing Audi within the Chinese market as growth for BMW over the last three years has been 40% compared to Audi's 30% gain.

 
Update
12

Tweets

 
 
Update
11

1 hour ago

2015 BMW R 1200 RS First Look

Sep 30 2014 5:33am CDT | Source: Ultimate Motorcycling

2015 BMW R 1200 RS Back in 1976, BMW released the R 100 RS, a model that helped establish the sport-touring segment as we know it today. That R 100 RS was the first mass-produced motorcycle to feature a frame-mounted fairing that was wind-tunnel tested – a commonplace thing in modernity. For 2015, BMW returns the RS name to its lineup with the all-new R 1200 RS. The model, which was unveiled ahead of INTERMOT along with the 2015 S 1000 RR and R 1200 R, arrives with the same 12 ...
Source: Ultimate Motorcycling   Full article at: Ultimate Motorcycling
 

 
Update
10

13 hours ago

2015 Mercedes-Benz C300 4MATIC Tested: An Effective Weapon in the Entry-Luxury Wars

Sep 29 2014 4:55pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

During the Mercedes-Benz family’s most recent growth spurt, the entry-luxe CLA and the top dog Mercedes-AMG GT S have grabbed inordinate attention. More significant is how the new C-class fares against rising hostility in the premium compact-sedan class. Traditionally, Audi has been the style and luxury leader and BMW has defined exemplary performance, while Cadillac’s ATS, Acura’s TLX, and the latest Lexus IS are fresh party crashers. But ...
Source: Car and Driver   Full article at: Car and Driver
 

 
Update
9

14 hours ago

First US-spec BMW M3 gets tuned to 580 bhp

Sep 29 2014 4:00pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

MORR Wheels has unveiled the first 2015 BMW M3 to be delivered in the United Stat ...
Source: World Car Fans   Full article at: World Car Fans
 

 
Update
7

15 hours ago

Is The Lexus RC F The Best M3 Fighter You Can Buy Right Now?

Sep 29 2014 3:49pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

You know, my co-worker Travis said something recently that really stuck with me. (Not when he said "Stop selling cigarettes to minors," because he's just jealous my side business is so successful.) It was in his 2015 BMW M3 review, where he basically said you can either have the M3 or the M3 fighter. Read mor ...
Source: Jalopnik   Full article at: Jalopnik
 

 
Update
6

16 hours ago

SUV Review: 2015 Lexus RX 450h SportDesign

Sep 29 2014 2:34pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Overview Mature mid-sized luxury SUV hybrid Pros Superior fuel economy, quiet, comfortable Cons Slightly ponderous handling, user interface needs updating Value for money Fair What would I change? An overall refresh without messing with a proven formula I have had a somewhat rational “like affair” with Lexus’s RX luxury sport-ute since the model first debuted back in 1998. Sixteen years and two generations later, the formula has changed little. The mid-sized, five-passenger SUV has al ...
Source: Driving Canada   Full article at: Driving Canada
 

 
Update
5

16 hours ago

2015 Audi A6

Sep 29 2014 2:31pm CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The 2015 Audi A6 is one of the top examples in the mid-size luxury segment, offering plenty of sport and style while also balancing those considerations with healthy doses of comfort, practicality, and features. Doing battle with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5-Serie ...
Source: The Car Connection   Full article at: The Car Connection
 

 
Update
4

16 hours ago

​BMW Is Testing Autonomous Cars In China Because It's Nuts

Sep 29 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

If you want to put your autonomous technology through the ringer, China is the obvious choice (India comes in a close second). That's where BMW is headed, teaming up with China's largest search engine – Baidu – to test its self-driving tech in Bei ...
Source: Jalopnik   Full article at: Jalopnik
 

 
Update
3

18 hours ago

What's It Like To Ride In A BMW Drift Train?

Sep 29 2014 12:08pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Ever wondered what it's like to be in a BMW for one of those massive drift trains? ...
Source: Jalopnik   Full article at: Jalopnik
 

 
Update
2

18 hours ago

The Lemon Law for Everything Else

Sep 29 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

My client bought a brand new $35,000 boat that never returned to the dock under its own power during the time that he owned it. Most state Lemon Laws do not cover boats but there is a Federal law that d ...
Source: Jalopnik   Full article at: Jalopnik
 

 
Update
1

18 hours ago

Spy Shots: 2016 Lexus GS F Caught Testing

Sep 29 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: Top Speed

Although Lexus has yet to confirm plans to offer a high-performance version of the GS sedan, it appears the Japanese luxury automaker is indeed working on a competitor for the BMW M5 and the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG. And this time we’re not quoting another rumor that surfaced the Interwebz, but relying on a batch of photos we just received from our trusty paparazzi. Yes, folks, the Lexus GS F is alive ...
Source: Top Speed   Full article at: Top Speed
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
Shane is a self described car aficionado. He loves muscle cars, but also knows how green cars work. He has years of experience in testing cars and writes about cars with deeply felt emotions.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

IPad Air Giveaway 2014 is Online
IPad Air Giveaway 2014 is Online
Our sister site I4U News is giving away a brand new iPad Air or if you can wait an iPad Air 2. This is an $499 value.
 
 
Your Parent Or Kid Moved In: Are You Covered?
A record 57 million Americans now live in multigenerational family households — double the number in 1980, according to a new Pew Research Center study. And I bet many of them have the wrong homeowner’s or renters...
 
 
Pandora Looks to Challenge Terrestrial Radio's Dominance in Cars
Pandora Media is one of the largest Internet radio providers in the U.S. with more than 75 million active users. While the company’s active user count has increased at a robust pace historically, it is likely to slow...
 
 
Are General Manager Salaries About To Skyrocket? Will There Be A Front Office Salary Cap?
Are General Manager Salaries About To Skyrocket? Will There Be A Front Office Salary Cap?
It’s January 2026. New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner gets out of his driverless car and triumphantly marches before the gathered press to introduce his prized new free agent. It’s a record-breaking contract—over...
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Lesotho mediation efforts to continue
Cape Town, Sep 30 (IANS) South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will undertake a third visit to Lesotho Tuesday to mediate the political crisis in the country, it was announced Monday. During the visit,...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Algeria's tourism takes a hit after guide's beheading
Algiers, Sep 30 (IANS) Last week's beheading of a French mountain guide in Algeria has hit the tourism sector of the north African country, over a thousand tourists cancelling their bookings. Kidnapped Sep 21 in Tizi...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
New frontier for heart failure treatment
Toronto, Sep 30 (IANS) Opening new avenues for the treatment of heart failure, a research has found how the function of a key cardiac protein changes in the case of heart failure. Since 1976, researchers have known...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Alcohol can disrupt sleep even after quitting
New York, Sep 30 (IANS) Chronic alcohol exposure can lead to disruptions in the sleep cycle, not just when one actively drinks but even years after one stops drinking. Individuals with alcohol use disorder frequently...
Read more on Business Balla
 
NASA app teaches kids about rocket launches
New York, Sep 30 (IANS) The US space agency NASA has launched a new app to make children aware of how rockets are launched. The free app called "LSP Activity Book" lets kids learn about the mission planning process...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Hong Kong chief executive urges protest stoppage
Hong Kong, Sep 30 (IANS) Hong Kong Chief Executive C.Y. Leung Tuesday urged the people to end the on-going protest over the issue of Hong Kong's constitutional development. Protests have been taking place in various...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Elizabeth Banks joins 'Magic Mike XXL'
Elizabeth Banks has joined the cast of 'Magic Mike XXL'. 'The Hunger Games' star' has signed up to appear alongside newly announced cast mates Jada Pinkett Smith and Andie MacDowell in the stripper comedy sequel, though...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Angelina Jolie buys £2million watch for Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie has given Brad Pitt a rare £2 million watch as a wedding present. The 'Maleficent' actress has splashed out on the expensive gift - a 1952 Patek Philippe platinum chronometer - which has been inscribed...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Phil Collins reveals extent of drink troubles
Phil Collins used to drink wine at 11am and struggled to get out of bed in the morning. The 63-year-old musician - who has a personal fortune estimated to be worth £120 million and has won seven Grammy awards - insists...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
George Clooney feels 'pretty great' after wedding
George Clooney feels ''pretty damn great'' after marrying Amal Alamuddin. The 53-year-old star gushed he is ''looking forward to everything'' in his life after tying the knot to the 36-year-old lawyer in Venice, Italy...
Read more on Celebrity Balla