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Popular Science Honors 2009 BMW 7 Series

Posted: January 31, 2010 in BMW

Irvine BMW is proud to announce that Popular Science Magazine has named the 2009 BMW 7 Series the most advanced luxury sedan on the market.

“The 2009 BMW 750i and its larger brother, the 750Li, exemplify the latest trends in automotive technology,” said Irvine BMW General Sales Manager Steve Rudkin. “First, there’s the smaller, more efficient twin-turbocharged V8 engine, making the new 7 faster than the outgoing V12-powered model.”

The BMW 7 Series is currently the best-selling car in the premium automotive segment in the Middle East, buoyed by the launch of the fifth-generation of the flagship model late last year, the BMW Group recorded sales of 2,949 units of the BMW 7 Series across the Middle East from January-August 2009.

The 7 Series is also the highest-selling model in the BMW portfolio, achieving impressive results across the region’s biggest markets. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was the largest market with the sale of 864 units. The UAE was another strong market for the flagship model, with Dubai and Abu Dhabi witnessing sales of 435 and 365 cars respectively.

The SAM Group published its latest evaluation for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI). For the fifth consecutive year, it rated the BMW Group as the leader in its industry, making it the world’s most sustainable automobile manufacturer.

The BMW Group is the only company in the automobile industry to have been listed in this important sustainability index family every year since it was established in 1999.

MINI is celebrating a great birthday: Exactly fifty years ago, on 26 August 1959, the classic Mini was presented to the public for the first time, a unique story of success starting out and today giving MINI the perfect opportunity to look ahead without losing sight of the brand’s great tradition.

The MINI Coupé Concept is an expression of MINI design and the great ability of the brand’s designers to fill the elementary values of the brand with new life, using the options of modern drivetrain and suspension technology, and developing fascinating perspectives for the future of the brand on this basis.

Imagine a canvas nearly as large as a football field. On it bold, swirling shapes in primary colors like red, yellow and blue. As the eye uncovers the rhythm of the lines, curves, circles and color splotches, something else is revealed: these forms must have been created by tire treads! A work of art like no other, created by an artist like no other – the new BMW Z4 Roadster.

The New BMW 7 Series

Posted: May 14, 2009 in BMW

* World’s first Night Vision system with individual pedestrian recognition
* World’s first production car with front side view camera
* First BMW Saloon with speed-related Integral Active Steering
* First BMW with Lane Change Warning
* BMW 7 Series to feature EfficientDynamics for class-leading CO2 emissions and fuel consumption

The launch of the fifth generation of the BMW 7 Series sets a new benchmark in automotive luxury, technical innovation and class-leading driving dynamics, combined with emissions reducing and fuel saving technology.