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The new BMW 5 Series


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Dynamic ability, comfort, efficiency, aesthetic allure and a profusion of innovations designed to enhance driving pleasure – the BMW 5 Series contains all the signature ingredients of a best-selling model at the premium end of the executive segment. Indeed, consistently rising sales figures have sealed its position as the global leader in its class.

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Over one million units of the BMW 5 Series Sedan, BMW 5 Series Touring and BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo – whose luxurious character has earned it a unique status in the segment – have been sold worldwide since the launch of the current generation. And now another new chapter in this impressive success story is poised to begin. Precise modifications to the cars’ design, new engine variants and innovative additions to the range of available equipment as well as BMW ConnectedDrive technology all raise the appeal of the BMW 5 Series model family a notch higher still.

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BMW Group Classic lines up for the DTM


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A brace of legends return: BMW Group Classic lines up for the DTM.

The BMW M3 DTM that won the 1987 German Touring Car Championship and the BMW M1 Procar racer from 1980 are back in action on the track – Historic racing cars will be entered as “race taxis” – Debut scheduled for the curtain-raiser to the new season at the Hockenheimring on 4/5 May 2013.

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On the first weekend of May 2013 the Hockenheimring will host the curtain-raiser to the German Touring Car Masters (DTM) season – and the opening salvo in BMW Motorsport’s title defence. Following the drivers’ and manufacturers’ title-winning exploits of Canada’s Bruno Spengler and BMW in the brand’s comeback season of 2012, all eyes are now on the latest version of the victorious BMW M3 DTM. However, the undercard for the first of the season’s ten races will also be worth a look, as BMW Group Classic sends two legends of the track back into the limelight. The BMW M3 DTM – winner of the 1987 edition of the DTM – and the BMW M1 Procar racer driven in 1980 by Formula One world-champion-in-waiting Nelson Piquet will be lining up for action as “race taxis” at each of the ten races on the 2013 DTM calendar.

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Automated driving with BMW


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Heading for Europe’s motorways in a highly automated BMW.

BMW Group and Continental team up on next step towards highly automated driving.

The BMW Group and the international automotive supplier Continental are stepping up their collaboration in the field of driver assistance systems. In January, the two companies signed an agreement to jointly develop an electronic co-pilot system capable of supporting highly automated driving. The main goal of the research partnership is to have highly automated driving functions ready for implementation until 2020 and thereafter. At the social, political, economic and scientific level, a clear vision has now emerged for road safety – in the form of “Vision Zero (Accident-Free Mobility)” and “Safety for All”.

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The research project on highly automated driving will aim to implement this vision and to take a major step towards making accident-free mobility a reality. In addition to the safety aspect, the researchers also see opportunities for significantly improved convenience and efficiency. “With our vision of highly automated driving, we are already developing the technologies and methodologies for a range of cutting-edge driver assistance systems. Partially automated driving functions of the near future, like the Traffic Jam Assistant, will mark an important step on the road to highly automated driving,” says Dr. Christoph Grote, Head of BMW Group Research and Technology. 

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BMW Group Asia: Outstanding sales result in 2012.


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BMW’s East Asia regional sales grew 6%, while MINI scored an impressive 33% year-on-year growth in the region. 

Singapore. BMW Group Asia has concluded 2012 with continued growth, with a total sales of 10,096 units of BMW and MINI vehicles (+8.1% compared to 2011) in its East Asia region comprising of 11 markets, including; Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Brunei, Bangladesh, Guam, Mongolia, New Caledonia and Tahiti.

Sales of BMW vehicles in the East Asia region has increased by 6.0% in 2012 to reach 9,128 units, while MINI achieved a remarkable 33% increase with total sales of 968 units.

“We are delighted with this spectacular result for 2012. In Singapore, we have continued our premium segment leadership for the third consecutive year and as the brand of choice for the second year in a row. Meanwhile, we also achieved the leading position in the premium segment in Philippines, Brunei, Sri Lanka, Guam and Tahiti. This is amidst an uncertain economy and various local market challenges. We attribute this remarkable result to the high quality dealership network across our region, and the comprehensive product and technology portfolio, which have enabled us to serve our customers efficiently and effectively,” said Mr Neil Fiorentinos, Managing Director of BMW Group Asia.

“With Cambodia joining our existing list of dealerships this year in 2013, we will be further extending BMW’s outreach across East Asia region and offering sheer driving pleasure to more customers in this part of the world.” 

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Top-seller in top form: BMW 5 Series remains the superior segment leader in 2012


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Munich. The BMW 5 Series has supremely defended its market leadership in the segment of business automobiles. 359,016 customers worldwide opted for a BMW 5 Series model in 2012. Whether an elegant Sedan, a dynamic touring or a luxurious Gran Turismo, the BMW 5 Series thrills customers all over the world with its distinctive combination of design, technology, dynamic performance and comfort.

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Drive. The modern 4, 6 and 8-cylinder engines provide an impressively high level of output, running smoothness and efficiency.

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