Marketing Strategies for Bmw

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Marketing Strategies for BMW

Paper covers Current Marketing Strategies & Future Marketing Strategies

[08/02/07]

Dharmesh

BMW Group, headquartered in Munich, Germany, is one of the most successful multi brand premium automobile manufacturers in the world. The company manufactures, distributes and sells passenger cars (including Sedans, Coupes, and Convertibles etc) and motorcycles. BMW operates three business segments namely: Automobiles, Motorcycles and Financial Services. BMW is the parent company of the Mini and Rolls-Royce car brands, and, formerly, Rover (car)/Rover. The company's slogans in English are "The Ultimate Driving Machine" and "Sheer Driving Pleasure". The company produces, and markets, a varied range of higher end
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1 Series: Audi A3, Volkswagen Golf, Alfa Romeo 147, 3 Series: Audi A4, Jaguar X-Type, Mercedes C-Class, Lexus IS200, 5 Series: Audi A6, Mercedes E-Class, Saab 9-5, Jaguar S-Type, Volvo S80, 6 Series: Jaguar XK, Maserati 4200, Porsche 911, 7 Series: Audi A8 and S8, Jaguar XJ series, Lexus LS400, Mercedes S-Class, X3: Land Rover Freelander, X5: Range Rover, Mercedes M-Class, Volvo XC90, Porshe Cayenne, VW Touareg, Acura MDX, Lexus GX 470, Z4: Porsche Boxster, Audi TT, Chrysler Sebring Convertible, Toyota Camry Solara, M Range: M3 Coupe - Mercedes C55, Audi RS4, M5 - Mercedes E55, Audi RS6, MINI: Mercedes A Class, Peugeot 206 H/B, Volkswagen Polo, GTI, Golf, Renault Clio, Ford Focus RS, Vauxhall Corsa and Toyota Yaris, Rolls-Royce Phantom: Mercedes Maybach, Bentley Arnage.
BMW still remains the world’s most successful premium car brand with 11, 85,088 units sold in 2006 which beat the record of 2005 by 5.2% level increase in the sales. Major Key markets for BMW group has approx. 68% sales in Italy, USA and Germany these three countries as compared to other countries. Also below in figures it shows break down of sales figure for different segment in BMW cars.

(Source- Annual report of BMW 2006)
This philosophy, which runs through every BMW car, has been communicated through a number of TV and print ads. The brand image has been built up by press advertisements, and more recently through different television commercials. Throughout this

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