Ad-hoc announcement: BMW AG raises earnings guidance for the financial year 2021

BMW:Ad-hoc announcement: BMW AG raises earnings guidance for the financial year 2021

Munich. Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
(BMW AG) increases the guidance corridor for the EBIT margin of the
Automotive Segment from between 7% and 9% to between 9.5% and 10.5%
for the financial year 2021. Additionally, the guidance corridor for
the Return on Equity for the Financial Services Segment is revised
from between 17% and 20% to between 20% and 23%.

Whilst the semiconductor supply restrictions are expected to further
impact production and deliveries to customers in the coming months,
BMW AG expects that the continuing positive pricing effects for both
new and pre-owned vehicles will overcompensate these negative sales
volume effects in the current financial year.

The positive earnings effects will positively impact Group earnings
before taxes which remain forecast to increase significantly. The Free
Cash Flow in the Automotive Segment is now expected to be around € 6.5 billion.

The definition of the above-mentioned financial indicators is
provided in the glossary of the BMW Group Report 2020 on pages 326 to 329.

The Quarterly Statement to 30 September 2021 will be published on 3 November 2021.

For further questions please contact:

Corporate Communications

Dr Britta Ullrich, Communications Finance

E-mail: britta.ullrich@bmwgroup.com, Telephone: +49 89-382-18364

Eckhard Wannieck, Head of Communications Corporate, Finance, Sales

E-mail: eckhard.wannieck@bmw.de,
Telephone: +49 89 382-24544

Media website: www.press.bmwgroup.com

Email: presse@bmwgroup.com

 

 

 
The BMW Group

With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW
Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and
motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services.
The BMW Group production network comprises 31 production and assembly
facilities in 15 countries; the company has a global sales network in
more than 140 countries.

In 2020, the BMW Group sold over 2.3 million passenger vehicles and
more than 169,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the
financial year 2020 was € 5.222 billion on revenues amounting to
€ 98.990 billion. As of 31 December 2020, the BMW Group had a
workforce of 120,726 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term
thinking and responsible action. The company set the course for the
future at an early stage and consistently makes sustainability and
efficient resource management central to its strategic direction, from
the supply chain through production to the end of the use phase of all products.

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Live: Random International and BMW i present: “No One is an Island”. Installation of Random International in collaboration with Studio Wayne McGregor for the first time live on stage.

BMW:Live: Random International and BMW i present: “No One is an Island”. Installation of Random International in collaboration with Studio Wayne McGregor for the first time live on stage.

Munich/London. Superblue and BMW i present
No One is an Island”, a collaboration between the
art group Random International and choreographer Wayne McGregor and
his company. On the occasion of Frieze London, the performance will be
shown publicly from October 13 to 16 daily between 3:00 and 7:00pm at
Park Village Studios.

Random International, Studio Wayne McGregor, Superblue and BMW i
share a passion for pushing boundaries and exploring new territories.
All are moved by similar questions about how future generations will
interact with automated and digitised processes and environments
whilst embracing reduction and sustainability. For this purpose, they
are collaborating on a special project: “No One is an Island”.
Conceptualised as a “Gesamtkunstwerk”, “No One is an Island” is
developed in an ongoing dialogue and exchange between artists and partners.

“No One is an Island” is fuelled by science and explores electrified
movement steered by advanced algorithms. It is a future-oriented
reflection on how the human mind empathises with artificial
intelligence and automated processes. The performance comprises
sculptural, performative, and musical aspects.

The centrepiece is a sculpture by Random
International
that experiments with the minimal amount of
information that is actually necessary for an animated form to be
recognised as human; and the fundamental impact created by subtle
changes within that information. As it transitions from robot to human
likeness, dancers from Company Wayne McGregor
interact with the sculpture in a live, kinetic performance, further
exploring the relationship between humans and technology and our
capacity to empathise with a machine. The dancer’s interventions
scored by Chihei Hatakeyama add a performative
dimension to the sculpture, re-translating and celebrating the
connection between human and mechanical movement.

A second artwork by Random International, part of the “Body/Light”
series, was inspired by Picasso’s light drawings and premiered by Arts
Brookfield, BMW and Superblue during Frieze New York. “Body/Light”
allows visitors in London to create their own lines of light,
capturing movement and electricity visually. In this way, elements
from the core of BMW i, which stands for sustainable, future-oriented
and forward-looking mobility, are recreated.

“Catalysed by the partnership with BMW i and the collaboration with
Studio Wayne McGregor, we have elevated our ongoing ‘Fifteen Points’
series of sculptures to a whole new level. Through the addition of
both a score by Chihei Hatakeyama and dedicated choreography by Wayne
McGregor, we are able to explore in much more detail the as-of-yet
unknown territories of ’empathy with machines’. The work is part of a
wider reflection on our human need to relate to our surroundings; how
does such a need to connect play out in light of an increasing
automation and digitisation of our environment? Will our willingness
to engage with unknown systems leave us more vulnerable? We are much
looking forward to presenting the work in a series of live
performances in 2021,” says Hannes Koch, one of the
founders and directors of Random International about the collaboration.

“What I find inspiring about the partnership with Random
International, Superblue, BMW i and myself is that we all come
together from different knowledge sets, but convene in areas of
shared interest,” says Wayne McGregor. “We are all
fascinated by the potential of the human body, its relationship with
and to technology but most importantly our desire to generate
empathetic connections between people. This is a dialogue of
inter-connectedness, exploration, and surprise. We have no
pre-determined road map – instead, we feed from one another’s
expertise and ideas to push ourselves towards new horizons.” 

Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst, Co-Founder and CEO of
Superblue says, “Creating new platforms and opportunities for
experiential artists to collaborate is core to Superblue’s mission, so
we are delighted to partner on this project and creative dialogue
between Random International, Studio Wayne McGregor, and BMW i. ‘No
One is an Island’ provokes questions about the dynamics between
technology and humanity that are critical to deepening our
understanding of our relationship to the world and each other.”

“We believe that working together with great artists like Random
International, represented by Superblue, and Studio Wayne McGregor is
an inspiring and enriching experience for all parties involved.
Speaking of BMW i, the constant exchange with creatives is essential.
And just as BMW i embodies innovation, ‘No One is an Island’
synergises future and present, technology and humanity,” says
Stefan Ponikva, Vice President BMW Brand Experience.

Public Days:

October 13 to 16, 2021
Daily performance at 3.00pm, 3.30pm,
4.00pm, 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 6.00pm and 6.30pm.

Park Village Studios
1 Park Village E,
London NW1 7PX

To visit the performance, it’s necessary to register here.
(https://emt.bmw-arts-design.com/exhibition-random-international?partner=mSSgv4ANIz)

 

For further questions please contact:

BMW Group Cultural Engagement
Prof. Dr Thomas
Girst
BMW Group Corporate and Governmental Affairs
Head of
Cultural Engagement
Telephone: +49-89-382-24753
Email: Thomas.Girst@bmwgroup.com 

www.press.bmwgroup.com
Email:
presse@bmw.de 

Random International
Jen Barnes
Producer
and Commissions Manager
Random International
136 Hermitage
Road
London N4 1NL
Telephone: + 44 20 8673 5497
Email:
jen@random-international.com
www.random-international.com

Studio Wayne McGregor
Gillian
McVey
Director of Communications
Email: g@gillianmcvey.com and v@gillianmcvey.com 
www.waynemcgregor.com
 

Superblue
Sarah McNaughton
Resnicow and
Associates
Telephone: +1 212 671 5161
Email: superblue@resnicow.com

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Between elves and trolls: In the MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4 through Iceland’s Wild West.

BMW:

Between elves and trolls: In the MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4 through Iceland’s Wild West.

Reykjavik. Anyone who wanted to know where elves,
fairies, gnomes or trolls lived could once ask Erla Stefansdottir. She
was Iceland’s elf commissioner and often advised the building
authority so that new roads would not cross magical places. In this
respect, when travelling by car from the capital Reykjavik along the
few paved and unpaved roads to the most westerly places in Europe, one
need not fear waking sleeping supernatural beings. Especially not in
the MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4 (fuel consumption combined: 6.5 –
6.2/100 km according to EU, CO2 149 – 142 g/km).

If you want to experience Iceland, you can’t avoid using part of the
Ring Road 1 from the capital Reykjavik. Even here, the MINI Cooper S
Countryman ALL4 with its smooth-running two-litre four-cylinder engine
shows just how good it is to travel with 131 kW/178 hp. The MINI
Cooper S Countryman ALL4 – supported by the eightspeed Steptronic
gearbox – accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds. However, it
cannot live up to its possible top speed of 222 km/h because more than
90 km/h is not permitted anywhere. On gravel roads – and there are
many of them, as in Iceland only about 4300 kilometres of road are
asphalted – the maximum speed is 80 km/h, and even that can be too fast.

Heading west, the “1” first takes island explorers to
Bogarnes, the economic centre of West Iceland with a fabulous
panoramic view. The town’s hot water comes from Iceland’s largest hot
water spring, Deildartunguhver, with 180 litres per second. From here,
it is worth taking a detour along highway 54 to the
167-square-kilometre Snaefellsjökull National Park, dominated by a
1446-metre-high volcanic cone. Thousands of seabirds populate the
Londrangar rock towers. Also worth seeing is Dritvik Bay with the
ruins of the only fishing station and the black lava gravel beach of Djupalonssandur.

Even though many paths along the coasts can only be explored by feet,
the ALL4 all-wheel drive system provides Icelanders with the best
traction wherever cars are allowed to drive. After all, loose ground
and water crossings are commonplace on almost every tour in
Iceland.The system is based on an electromechanically operating centre
differential that distributes the drive power continuously between the
front and rear axles – depending on requirements. Up to 100 percent
can be directed to the rear; the normal driving condition ensures a
50:50 distribution. The 16.5 centimetres of ground clearance of the
MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4 has a calming effect on Iceland, because
even asphalt roads surprise with deep potholes due to frost, among
other things, which the MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4 can easily cope
– thanks to plenty of space under the floor and a sophisticated chassis

Continue to the small fishing town of Stykkisholmur, once a trading
centre of the German Hanseatic League, now proud of its striking
modern church and many old homes. Turn left from the 54 onto the 60
heading north, leading travellers to the particularly wild and
pristine Westfjords landscape, where the land masses between the
fjords look like fingers stretching towards Greenland. The 60 and 62
lead to the westernmost point of Europe, Bjargtangar lighthouse, on
the 14-kilometre-long Lätrabjarg cliff. Among other things, thousands
of puffins live on rocks with a maximum height of 440 metres – a real
change from the sight of the many sheep and Icelandic horses that
otherwise populate the island.

Maybe this is the right place to spend the night – why not in a roof
tent carried along by the Italian manufacturer Autohome? The black box
weighs 58 kilos and measures 210 by 130 centimetres. With the carrier,
the MINI is just 2.05 metres high. Setting up the tent is easy: unlock
the box at the front and back, gas pressure springs open the flap. The
tent is boarded via an aluminium folding ladder. Mesh pockets hold the
little things people need every night, and an LED light provides a
clear view. The next morning, the box is closed again with straps, and
that’s it.

Freshly fortified, we continue to our next destination, Bildudalur –
and because we are in the land of elves and trolls, you must visit the
creepy Skrimslasetrid Museum for Sea Monsters and Monsters in
Strandgata 7 to enjoy interactive and multimedia entertainment. Things
get louder further north at Dynjandi, where you’ll find the
“Thundering”, “Roaring” or “Raging”:
Iceland’s probably most beautiful waterfall is around 100 metres high
and shines with six steps. The protected natural monument is 30 metres
wide at the top and 60 metres wide at the bottom and extremely impressive.

Almost like the MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4, which at an overall
length of 4.3 metres and a wheelbase of 2.67 metres, it offers plenty
of space for five people. A few more live in Isafjördur further north
– with 2700 inhabitants, the town marks the Westfjord metropolis with
captain’s houses, fishermen’s monument and an archway made of
whalebone. This is the right place for souvenir shopping, which can be
safely stored in the boot with a minimum capacity of 450 litres. If
only two people are travelling, the souvenirs can be much larger – in
this case the MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4 can hold up to 1390
litres. Enough space to take a little salt with you: In Reykjanes,
it’s worth visiting the “Salzverk” – salt is extracted from
the earth in a climatefriendly way with the help of 100-degree
hot water.

Fuel consumption, CO2 emission figures and power consumption were
measured using the methods required according to Regulation VO (EC)
2007/715 as amended. They refer to vehicles on the automotive market
in Germany. For ranges, the NEDC figures take into account
differences in the selected wheel and tyre size, while the WLTP
figures take into account the effects of any optional equipment.

All figures are already calculated on the basis of the new WLTP
test cycle. NEDC values listed have been calculated back to the NEDC
measurement procedure where applicable. WLTP values are used as a
basis for the definition of taxes and other vehicle-related levies
that are (also) based on CO2 emissions and, where applicable, for
the purposes of vehicle-specific subsidies. Further information on
the WLTP and NEDC measurement procedures is also available at www.bmw.de/wltp.

For further details of the official fuel consumption figures and
official specific CO2 emissions of new cars, please refer to the
“Manual on the fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and power consumption
of new cars”, available at sales outlets, from Deutsche Automobil
Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760
Ostfildern-Scharnhausen and at https://www.dat.de/co2/.

In case of queries, please contact:
Corporate Communications

Julian Kisch, Press Spokesperson Product Communication
MINI
Tel.: +49-89-382-38072
E-mail: julian.kisch@mini.com

Andreas Lampka, Head of Communication MINI
Tel.:
+49-89-382-23662
E-mail: andreas.lampka@mini.com

Jennifer Treiber-Ruckenbrod, Head of Communication MINI and BMW
Motorrad
Tel.: +49-89-382-35108
E-mail: jennifer.ruckenbrod@bmwgroup.com


The BMW Group

With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the
BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles
and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility
services. The BMW Group production network comprises 31 production
and assembly facilities in 15 countries; the company has a global
sales network in more than 140 countries.

In 2020, the BMW Group sold over 2.3 million passenger vehicles
and more than 169,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax
in the financial year 2020 was € 5.222 billion on revenues amounting
to € 98.990 billion. As of 31 December 2020, the BMW Group had a
workforce of 120,726 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term
thinking and responsible action. The company set the course for the
future at an early stage and consistently makes sustainability and
efficient resource management central to its strategic direction,
from the supply chain through production to the end of the use phase
of all products.

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New management for BMW AG Purchasing division: Joachim Post takes over from Andreas Wendt

BMW:New management for BMW AG Purchasing division: Joachim Post takes over from Andreas Wendt

Reithofer: “Vision and entrepreneurship for the future success of the
BMW Group”

Munich. At year end, there will be a handover of
responsibilities in the Board of Management of BMW Group: At its
meeting today, the Supervisory Board of BMW AG appointed Joachim Post
(50) as a new member of the Board of Management. Effective 1 January
2022, Post, who has a PhD in mechanical engineering, will take over
the Purchasing and Supplier Network division from Andreas Wendt.

Joachim Post has been with the BMW Group since 2002 and is currently
head of the “Product Line Midsize Class BMW” unit. He was previously
the manager responsible for the BMW Group’s vehicle strategy and, as
the head of various BMW model lines, pushed ahead with electrification
of the vehicle fleet.

Andreas Wendt (63) has been a member of the Board of Management of
the BMW Group since October 2018. Since 2002, Wendt, who has a PhD in
mechanical engineering, has held central management positions at the
company, including as head of the engine plant in Steyr (Austria) and
the BMW Group’s Bavarian plants in Dingolfing and Regensburg.

“In Joachim Post, the Board of Management of the BMW Group is gaining
a proven manager with extensive product expertise. As head of vehicle
strategy, he played a key role in devising future model generations.
For the future success of the company, we are relying on executives
with the vision and entrepreneurial spirit to lead the BMW Group
through the transformation,” said Chairman of the Supervisory Board of
BMW AG Norbert Reithofer on Wednesday.

He added: “As the Board of Management member for Purchasing, Andreas
Wendt has made an important contribution to establishing
sustainability across the entire supply chain. He digitised
cooperation with suppliers and made it more efficient. Together with
his team, he also steered the BMW Group successfully through the
height of the chip shortage. The Supervisory Board would like to thank
Dr Wendt for his dedicated service. We wish him good health and all
the best.”

If you have any questions, please contact:

Corporate Communications

Eckhard Wannieck, Head of Communications Corporate, Finance, Sales

Telephone: +49 89 382-24544, Eckhard.Wannieck@bmwgroup.com

Bernd Eckstein, Head of Communications Purchasing, Supplier Network, Sustainability

Telephone: +49 89 382-59490, Bernd.Eckstein@bmw.de

Media website: www.press.bmwgroup.com

Email: presse@bmwgroup.com

 

 

 

The BMW Group

With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW
Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and
motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services.
The BMW Group production network comprises 31 production and assembly
facilities in 15 countries; the company has a global sales network in
more than 140 countries.

In 2020, the BMW Group sold over 2.3 million passenger vehicles and
more than 169,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the
financial year 2020 was € 5.222 billion on revenues amounting to
€ 98.990 billion. As of 31 December 2020, the BMW Group had a
workforce of 120,726 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term
thinking and responsible action. The company set the course for the
future at an early stage and consistently makes sustainability and
efficient resource management central to its strategic direction, from
the supply chain through production to the end of the use phase of all products.

www.bmwgroup.com

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Twitter: http://twitter.com/BMWGroup

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bmwgroup

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bmw-group/

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CV of Dr Joachim Post, as of 1 January 2022 Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Purchasing and Supplier Network

BMW:CV of Dr Joachim Post, as of 1 January 2022 Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Purchasing and Supplier Network

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CO2 emission information.

The following applies to consumption figures for vehicles with new type approval, September 2017 onward: The figures for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and energy consumption are obtained in accordance with the specified measuring procedure (EC Regulation No. 715/2007), as issued and amended. The figures are for a basic-version vehicle in Germany. The bandwidths allow for differences in the choice of wheel and tire sizes and items of optional equipment and can be changed by the configuration.

Obtained on the basis of the new “Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure” (WLTP), the figures are converted back to the “New European Driving Cycle” (NEDC) for the sake of comparability. Values other than those stated here may be used for the purposes of taxation and for other vehicle-related duties relating to CO2 emissions.

More information about official fuel consumption figures and the official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be obtained from the “guideline on fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and current consumption of new passenger cars”, available here: https://www.dat.de/co2/.

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Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2021 is held this year as an exclusive Special Edition.

BMW:Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2021 is held this year as an exclusive Special Edition.

From 1st to 3rd October 2021, BMW Group Classic and the Grand
Hotel Villa d´Este present impressive technical and aesthetic
automobile concepts from eight decades in eight classes +++ Jeff
Koons will also be present as the artist for the edition of the BMW
M850i xDrive Gran Coupé +++ Presentation of a pioneering concept for
sustainable urban mobility with the BMW i Vision Circular +++ Lake
Como is the perfect backdrop for the Rolls-Royce Boat Tail,
presented for the first time in public.

Munich/Cernobbio.The most exclusive edition of the
Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este so far is being held in Cernobbio on
the shores of Lake Como at the Villa d‘Este from 1st to 3rd October
2021. The hallmark of the beauty contest is passion for elegant
coachworks and timelessly beautiful designs. For organizational
reasons and due to attendance limits dictated by the anti-covid rules
the public event in the parkland of Villa Erba and the Concorso di
Motociclette are not being held in 2021.

The organisers ask for understanding in relation to the unusual form
of the event this year and will enable the loyal public to follow the
legendary parade of cars from 2.00 to 4.00 p.m. on Saturday 2nd
October 2021 in a livestream on the website https://www.concorsodeleganzavilladeste.com/

Jeff Koons will give initial insights into his project with BMW at a
Closed Room presentation of THE 8X JEFF KOONS, his limited edition of
the M850i xDrive Gran Coupé. The result of this collaboration embodies
precision, refinement and craft artistry, and it is a perfect match
with the atmosphere of the Renaissance residence on the shores of Lake
Como. Jeff Koons will join together with the Head of BMW Group Design,
Adrian van Hooydonk, to talk about the connection between art and
mobility, inspiration and creativity, and interaction between these
different areas.

This year, the Head of BMW Group Classic, Helmut Käs, is taking over
the Presidency of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este from Ulrich
Knieps, who defined the prestigious event from 2014 to 2020, and who
will also be present at this year’s edition.

About 50 exclusively selected Historic Cars will be shown in eight
classes at this edition of the Concorso d´Eleganza. The evocative
titles of the classes highlight the most exciting and most attractive
interpretations in the history of the automobile:

Class A – Twentieth Century Style: From Touring
Torpedo to Racy Roadster

Class B – Developing the Theme: Space, Pace and Grace

Class C – Showroom Showdown: Britain and Germany
Battle for Luxury Supremacy

Class D – Granturismo all´Italiana: Finding the
Perfect GT Formula

Class E – Big Band ´40s to Awesome ´80s: Five Decades
of Endurance Racing

Class F – A Passion for Perfection: Celebrating 90
Years of Pininfarina

Class G – The Birth of the Supercar: Latin Style Landmarks

Class H – The Next Generation: Hypercars of the 1990s

In addition, the participating Concept Cars & Prototypes will
provide a global highlight. Five visionary one-of-a-kind specials will
be presented alongside each other for the first time in a unique showing.

The BMW Group will also present a pioneering concept for sustainable
mobility at this year’s Concorso d´Eleganza Villa d´Este: the BMW i
Vision Circular. The vision car has been consistently designed on the
basis of the principles of the circular economy. The aim is to achieve
100 percent use of recycled materials and 100 percent recyclability.
The BMW Group intends to become the most successful and most
sustainable premium manufacturer for individual mobility. That’s why
the company is adopting a responsible approach and placing these
issues at the centre of its strategy. The BMW i Vision Circular also
demonstrates that a premium aspiration need not be a contradiction
with sustainability.

The worldwide debut of the Rolls-Royce Boat Tail in the Mosaic Garden
of Villa d’Este will undoubtedly create a sensation. This is an
initial apogee of a coachbuilding project over four years with three
unusual Rolls-Royce clients. A personalised automobile of superlative
excellence has been designed for each one. The convertible has a
length of 5.80 m and comes from the British luxury marque with a long
“Boat Tail” designed like a yacht to provide a perfect accompaniment
for the journey along the fabulous winding road on the banks of Lake Como.

This year, the programme of the Concorso d´Eleganza will once again
be defined by the exhibition of participating cars, the exquisite
aesthetics of their styling and contours, and the crowning of the most
elegant and technically excellent winners of the beauty contest by the
Jury. The winners of the Coppa d´Oro Villa d´Este will receive their
award on Saturday and the winners of the various vehicle classes, the
Concorso d’Eleganza Design Award and the Best of Show Award for the
overall winner of all classes will be presented on Sunday.

Once again this year, we would like to extend our thanks to our loyal
partners A. Lange & Söhne and Vranken Pommery, both of whom have
accompanied us over many years.

Images and video clips from the Concorso d´Eleganza Villa d´Este 2021
can be viewed from 2nd October on: www.bmwgroupclassic-downloads.com

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The first ever BMW iX – Additional media.

BMW:The first ever BMW iX – Additional media.

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Please find attached on location media of the International Media Launch of the first ever BMW iX.

Please find attached on location media of the International Media
Launch of the first ever BMW iX.

CO2 EMISSIONS & CONSUMPTION.

Combined power consumption: 23.0 – 19.4 kWh/100km WLTP; CO2 emissions
combined: 0 g/km.

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CO2 emission information.

The following applies to consumption figures for vehicles with new type approval, September 2017 onward: The figures for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and energy consumption are obtained in accordance with the specified measuring procedure (EC Regulation No. 715/2007), as issued and amended. The figures are for a basic-version vehicle in Germany. The bandwidths allow for differences in the choice of wheel and tire sizes and items of optional equipment and can be changed by the configuration.

Obtained on the basis of the new “Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure” (WLTP), the figures are converted back to the “New European Driving Cycle” (NEDC) for the sake of comparability. Values other than those stated here may be used for the purposes of taxation and for other vehicle-related duties relating to CO2 emissions.

More information about official fuel consumption figures and the official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be obtained from the “guideline on fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and current consumption of new passenger cars”, available here: https://www.dat.de/co2/.

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Smart plant logistics: Automated transport systems for outdoor use

BMW:Smart plant logistics: Automated transport systems for outdoor use

Dingolfing. At BMW Group Plant Dingolfing, automated
transport systems have long been an essential part of plant
operations: From autonomous tugger trains to smart transport robots to
car forklifts – rollout of these innovative vehicles is well underway,
and they have already become a common sight in production halls. “Due
to the wide variety of models we have here in Dingolfing, from the BMW
4 Series to the fully-electric BMW iX, our assembly logistics
currently handles different articles and part” explains Armin Feser,
head of Physical Logistics at BMW Group Plant Dingolfing. “Automated
transport systems help us manage this complexity and organise our
logistics processes at the plant more efficiently.”

After using these innovative vehicles indoors, the next step is to
deploy automated transport systems in areas outside the production
halls. Pilot projects have been running on the plant grounds for
several weeks – with two automated outdoor tugger trains, a so-called
car box and a car trailer.

Peter Kiermaier is responsible for logistics planning and
industrialisation of logistics innovations at Plant Dingolfing. He
firmly believes these vehicles have potential for the future, but also
describes the unique challenges of using them outdoors: “On the one
hand, because of the weather, we have far more disruptive and
influencing factors, so we need more robust sensors and systems. On
the other, we also need vehicles and systems that can communicate and
interact effectively with each another.”

He says protecting other road users, such as pedestrians and
cyclists, is top priority and requires the innovative vehicle to be
integrated into the existing traffic control system.

As part of the AC Log (Autonomous & Connected Logistics) research
project, plans call for the car trailer and car box to be connected to
5G, so they can communicate with the existing BMW standard control system.

Specifically, two different outdoor tugger train models are currently
being piloted: The first is a tugger train built by Linde, with an
integrated automation kit from Schiller and a traction of three
tonnes, which is being used to transport door handles autonomously,
without a driver, in covered open spaces. The second model, from
French manufacturer Easymile, builds on lessons learned from vehicle
technology for autonomous driving and is mainly being used to
transport PHS sheet metal parts outdoors. The electric hauler delivers
up to 15 tonnes of traction and, with three trailers, reaches a length
of over 16 metres and an automated speed of 10 km/h. It comes with a
complex navigation system that uses GPS satellite navigation and Lidar
technology to create a 3D image of the surroundings.

An automated, self-driving car box from Stäubli-WFT is also being
piloted. With a footprint of 4.5 x 2 metres and a housing to protect
transported goods from the weather, it is ideally equipped for outdoor
use. The self-driving box moves special containers back and forth
between locations where empty containers are stored and returned in
the northern sector of Plant 02.40. “The product represents a further
development of the previous indoor vehicle used at the Dingolfing
Dynamics Centre 02.70. In the long run, we want to achieve greater
flexibility by using different vehicle sizes and transport
volumes,” explains Dr Thomas Irrenhauser, head of Technology
Development Innovation.

Another device from Stäubli-WFT, the car trailer, is currently in use
at the Dynamics Centre (DYZ). In the near future, two automated car
trailers will be deployed at this location to move containers arriving
by rail to the docking gates for outgoing goods at the container yard,
some 500 metres away, instead of tractor units. There, the container
will be loaded with new parts, which are then transported back to the
container yard by the car trailer, where they wait to be shipped.

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Finale in the BMW Motorrad Esports Challenge 2021: Showdown at Portimão brings gamers and BMW Motorrad WorldSBK riders together virtually.

BMW:Finale in the BMW Motorrad Esports Challenge 2021: Showdown at Portimão brings gamers and BMW Motorrad WorldSBK riders together virtually.

Munich. The BMW Motorrad Esports Challenge is approaching its
final round in 2021 and has a very special highlight in store from
27th September. The RIDE 4 racing game provides motorbike and gaming
fans from all over the world with the opportunity to compete against
one another and win some attractive prizes. They can also compare
their personal best times with those recorded by the riders in the
FIM Superbike World Championship, who will be racing at almost
precisely the same time on the same circuit, the Autodromo
Internacional do Algarve in Portimão, Portugal.

BMW Esports is bringing the digital and real motorbike worlds
together to round off the BMW Motorrad Esports Challenge 2021. For the
third and final time this year, gamers from all around the world have
the opportunity to prove their abilities on the virtual BMW M 1000 RR.
After events at the British Donington Park circuit and at Suzuka in
Japan, the finale of the BMW Motorrad Esports Challenge is now taking
participants to Portimão.

Whoever posts one of the ten fastest lap times in the RIDE 4 game,
which is available on numerous gaming consoles (Playstation 4/5, Xbox
One/Series X/S) and on Steam, can look forward to attractive prizes
such as a high-quality motorbike helmet. The next Weekly Challenge
starts on 27th September and participants may compete as often as they
like until 3rd October. The gamers will be able to make use of the top
model from BMW Motorrad, the BMW M 1000 RR.

The same bike is also in action in the FIM Superbike World
Championship. The final round of the BMW Motorrad Esports Challenge
2021 includes a special incentive. This time, the gamers and the BMW
Motorrad WorldSBK riders will be competing on the same circuit, the
Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimão. This allows everyone
taking part to compare their personal lap times with those of the top
riders in the WorldSBK, and maybe even to do better than them.

To take part in the third round of the BMW Motorrad Esports
Challenge, all you have to do is get a copy of RIDE 4 and register on
the website, free of charge: https://www.motorsport.bmw-motorrad.com/en/fanzone/esports-challenge/overview.html

The winners of the first two Weekly Challenges came from China and Germany.

About BMW Esports.

BMW has been collaborating with five of the world’s best teams as a
partner in the classic League of Legends game since 2020. Cloud 9,
FNATIC, FunPlus Phoenix, G2 Esports and T1 fly the BMW colours in the
biggest events in the industry. The highlight of the first
collaborative season in 2020 was the Worlds, in which G2 esports and
FNATIC made it to the knock-out stage of the finals in the battle of
the world’s best teams. G2 Esports even made it to the semi-final. The
Dota 2 specialists OG Esport are a new addition to the ‘United in
Rivalry’ squad as of 2021. The involvement in Esports gives BMW
completely new touch points with a dynamic, rapidly growing community;
making Esports an important future field for BMW marketing activities.
BMW has prominent representatives in sim racing as well, and has
integrated BMW SIM Racing into its racing programme as a standalone
pillar. The BMW SIM Cups attract the world’s best sim racers, who do
battle for wins, titles and attractive cash prizes in virtual BMW
racing cars. BMW SIM Racing teams are taking part for the first time
in 2021. BS+COMPETITION, G2 Esports, Team GB and Team Redline
represent BMW on various simulation platforms.

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United States team wins 43rd Ryder Cup, as BMW debuts as Worldwide Partner of legendary international team competition.

BMW:United States team wins 43rd Ryder Cup, as BMW debuts as Worldwide Partner of legendary international team competition.

  • U.S. team defeated European team 19-9 to reclaim Ryder Cup
    for first time since 2016.
  • Sergio García (ESP) sets new record for match wins.
  • 43rd Ryder Cup opened with spectacular aerial stunt, as
    Wingsuit pilot Peter Salzmann arrived onto the course from nearly
    two miles above, delivering the Ryder Cup trophy in a
    specially-designed case created by Designworks, a BMW Group
    company.
  • BMW is a Worldwide Partner of the Ryder Cup between the
    United States and Europe, in 2021 and 2023.

The sporting world had to wait patiently for three years for
the43rd Ryder Cup – but it was worth it. The US and
European teams produced an emotional battle at the spectacular
Whistling Straits golf course in the US state of Wisconsin. Many of
the matches were closer than the final result of 19-9 initially
indicates. The hosts led from day one and showed little if any
weakness, while the Europeans never managed to shift momentum in
their favour.

“Congratulations to the United States team on winning the Ryder Cup
after an exciting competition,” said Stefan Ponikva, Vice President
Brand Communication and Brand Experience BMW Group. “This past week in
Whistling Straits has shown once again why the Ryder Cup is able to
captivate so many people all over the world, and why it is a sporting
event like no other. As Worldwide Partner, BMW has underlined its
status as an outstanding partner for the game of golf. With the
‘Ultimate Journey,’ we have created an unforgettable moment.”

The Americans, who were able to call upon the services of eighth of
the world’s top ten, lived up to their billing as favourites from the
first tee shot and led by 11:5 after the doubles matches. Captain
Steve Stricker’s team was also by far the stronger in the singles and
pushed on to win by the biggest margin since 1979, the first time a
European team appeared in the Ryder Cup. The biggest victory prior to
this year’s event was a 18.5:9.5 achieved by Europe in 2006 and 2004
and the USA in 1981.

One of the few bright spots for the defending champions was Sergio
García, who set a new record on Saturday morning with his
24th match win, passing the previous record holder Sir Nick
Faldo (ENG). Over the course of his career, which spans ten Ryder Cup
appearances, the Spaniard has now won 25 matches and scored 28.5
points – also a record.

The BMW Group can look back on a partnership with the Ryder Cup that
dates back to 2006. The premium automobile manufacturer was Worldwide
Partner of the Ryder Cup for the first time this year, and will also
be when the competition is staged again in two years’ time in Rome
(ITA). For the last week, a fleet of over 200 cars from the current
BMW range has provided a premium shuttle service. 400 BMW guests have
enjoyed an exclusive programme and the best possible view of the
16th green from the BMW Hospitality. The first all-electric
BMW i4 Gran Coupé was on display at the tournament site, as was the
wingsuit and trophy case, which played key roles alongside Peter
Salzmann on the trophy’s “Ultimate Journey” to the opening ceremony.

Equipped with wingsuits in a Ryder Cup design and a case for the
Ryder Cup trophy, designed specifically for this purpose by BMW Group
Designworks, the Austrian and his team leapt out of a helicopter 3,000
metres above the earth, making for some spectacular images. After a
two-minute flight over Whistling Straits, at a top speed of 230 km/h,
Salzmann and the legendary trophy were chauffeured to the opening
ceremony in a BMW iX – the BMW Group’s fully-electric technology
flagship. The “Ultimate Journey” ended with Salzmann delivering the
trophy to the stage to great applause. The „Ultimate Journey“
microsite including a video is available at: https://www.bmw-golfsport.com/en/ultimatejourney

BMW iX xDrive50.
Combined power
consumption Europe: < 21 kWh/100km in the WLTP test cycle; CO2 emissions combined: 0 g/km. Data on driving performance, energy consumption and range are preliminary and based on forecasts. US consumption figures available by end of 2021.

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