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      04-16-2009, 10:42 AM   #1
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BMW to launch 22 products in 2009 and 2010

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      04-16-2009, 10:54 AM   #2
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Company is loosing focus for the sake of dollars (or euros to be more precise). Notice how when you hit the Toyota site there are like 40 different cars they make. BMW is turning into a similar company. In a decade they will be nothing more than just another car company.

Might be a good thing thought, I will finally push myself into the Porsche brand. Cayman is the next vehicle in line for me if I can get away with a coupe next time.

Goodbye BMW, if you ever want to get back to making awesome cars you can come play with my M3 for a while to remind you of what you once were.
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Oh no they are really making that 5 series GT?
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Their range is getting way too crowded.
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      04-16-2009, 02:56 PM   #5
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Company is loosing focus for the sake of dollars (or euros to be more precise). Notice how when you hit the Toyota site there are like 40 different cars they make. BMW is turning into a similar company. In a decade they will be nothing more than just another car company.

Might be a good thing thought, I will finally push myself into the Porsche brand. Cayman is the next vehicle in line for me if I can get away with a coupe next time.

Goodbye BMW, if you ever want to get back to making awesome cars you can come play with my M3 for a while to remind you of what you once were.
I believe the correct analogy would be to compare them to Mercedes, not Toyota. If you really believe that by making more cars the company is "loosing focus" and you won't buy any more from them is frankly stupid. Who says they're not going to continue making excellent cars? Who says that all these new products aren't going to be just as amazing to drive as before?

What you really said is that BMW is getting too common, and that you don't want to be associated with the masses, so you're going to go to a more "exclusive" brand. Don't get your reasons confused.
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I believe the correct analogy would be to compare them to Mercedes, not Toyota. If you really believe that by making more cars the company is "loosing focus" and you won't buy any more from them is frankly stupid. Who says they're not going to continue making excellent cars? Who says that all these new products aren't going to be just as amazing to drive as before?

What you really said is that BMW is getting too common, and that you don't want to be associated with the masses, so you're going to go to a more "exclusive" brand. Don't get your reasons confused.
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Other than the 5 series GT, most of these are minor variants of existing models and a bunch of them wil be low volume to boot. Aside from the obvious lack of capital resources that all car manufacturers have now, I wonder what's determining their strategy? Are they looking more at China than at other markets now?
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I believe the correct analogy would be to compare them to Mercedes, not Toyota. If you really believe that by making more cars the company is "loosing focus" and you won't buy any more from them is frankly stupid. Who says they're not going to continue making excellent cars? Who says that all these new products aren't going to be just as amazing to drive as before?

There is a sense of complete sense () in every Mercedes they make. Granted the GL and the R Class let the side down a bit with their excess but they will never do an E class hatchback and call it a "GT". The only thing Mercedes ever promised anybody was unparalleled quality and prestige, which they deliver in spades.
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Other than the 5 series GT, most of these are minor variants of existing models and a bunch of them wil be low volume to boot. Aside from the obvious lack of capital resources that all car manufacturers have now, I wonder what's determining their strategy? Are they looking more at China than at other markets now?
No, they are looking at the U.S. market, their biggest one already. With the imminent bankrupcy of GM and the not so good future of Chrysler there will be a potentially huge void to fill in the U.S. so they may want to offer as many opportunities to the americans and canadians to buy their products.
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There is a sense of complete sense () in every Mercedes they make. Granted the GL and the R Class let the side down a bit with their excess but they will never do an E class hatchback and call it a "GT". The only thing Mercedes ever promised anybody was unparalleled quality and prestige, which they deliver in spades.
I agree with you.

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No, they are looking at the U.S. market, their biggest one already. With the imminent bankrupcy of GM and the not so good future of Chrysler there will be a potentially huge void to fill in the U.S. so they may want to offer as many opportunities to the americans and canadians to buy their products.
Because obviously the Americans and Canadians are going to find that they have an extra 20 thousand dollars laying around and can afford a BMW?
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