Pest Analysis of Bmw

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Along with the world debut of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan (earlier post) at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, BMW is also presenting the BMW Concept 5 Series ActiveHybrid—its first combination of a BMW straight-six with electric drive. Integration of BMW ActiveHybrid technology in the new 5 Series model reduces both fuel consumption and emissions by more than 10%. The drive system featured in the BMW Concept 5 Series ActiveHybrid consists of a straight-six gasoline engine with TwinPower Turbo technology, eight-speed automatic transmission, and an electrical drive system developed specifically for this model fitted between the engine and transmission. An automatic clutch connects the gasoline engine and the electric motors. Drawing its energy…show more content…
Indeed, this forward-looking function is able to extend the cruising range on electric power by up to 30% n analyzing the macro-environment, it is important to identify the factors that might in turn affect a number of vital variables that are likely to influence the organization’s supply and demand levels and its costs (Kotter and Schlesinger, 1991; Johnson and Scholes, 1993). The “radical and ongoing changes occurring in society create an uncertain environment and have an impact on the function of the whole organization” (Tsiakkiros, 2002). A number of checklists have been developed as ways of cataloguing the vast number of possible issues that might affect an industry. A PEST analysis is one of them that is merely a framework that categorizes environmental influences as political, economic, social and technological forces. Sometimes two additional factors, environmental and legal, will be added to make a PESTEL analysis, but these themes can easily be subsumed in the others. The analysis examines the impact of each of these factors (and their interplay with each other) on the business. The results can then be used to take advantage of opportunities and to make contingency plans for threats when preparing business and strategic plans (Byars, 1991; Cooper, 2000). Kotler (1998) claims that PEST analysis is a

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