August 2, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Group LLC today reported U.S. sales of 112,026, a 20 percent increase compared with sales in July 2010 (93,313 units), and the best July sales since 2007. All Jeep® brand models contributed to the 20 percent July sales increase, including the iconic 2011 Jeep Wrangler, which set an all-time sales record, and the new 2011 Jeep Compass compact SUV with a 240 percent sales increase, the largest year-over-year sales gain of any Chrysler Group model. All five Jeep brand models posted a sales increase in July compared with the same month a year ago. All Jeep models currently in production have posted year-over-year sales gains every month this year. Also contributing significantly to the July sales gain were the new 2012 Fiat 500 city car, the all-new 2011 Dodge Durango three-row sport utility, and the 2011 Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan, … [Read more...]
Outside summer, inside winter -- or the reverse. Take a look at the new all-weather machine from Mercedes-Benz. A temperature range of more than 100 degrees Celsius and winds of up to 265 km/h are among the simplest tasks for this high-tech system. This is where the Arctic and Death Valley meet. … [Read more...]
I have always been a performance car owner and driver. I love those 'go fast' cars with a sweet sound. But, I have to admit, the advances in electric/hybrid technology gets me excited as well. A milestone in the history of the BMW Group: The world premiere of the electrically powered concepts BMW i3 and BMW i8. A first look at these models, which will go into production in 2013 and 2014. … [Read more...]
Jeff Dyer, professor at Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management and coauthor of "The Innovator's DNA," outlines the four ways leaders come up with their great ideas. rel="shadowbox" … [Read more...]
World Premiere: The BMW Art Car Collection on the Internet. Legendary collection as a virtual video tour.
11.07.2011 Munich. Just in time to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the BMW Group’s international cultural commitment, the legendary BMW Art Car Collection can now be seen for the first time within a virtual video tour on the Internet. For the first time, an extensive virtual overview of the origin, history and development of the collection is available on the Internet. In addition to extensive photographic material, a film has been devoted to every single one of the 17 “works of art on wheels”, each of which was designed by an internationally well-known artist. Historic racing footage and artists’ statements as well as renowned representatives from art and culture are to be seen. The BMW Art Cars can be viewed at www.bmw-artcartour.com. “After four decades and a total of 17 BMW Art Cars, they can now all be admired by everyone. The interactive website pays homage to … [Read more...]
11.07.2011 Munich. The BMW Group and its brands BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce stand for innovation. This has long been true of more than just the areas of design and technology. New pathways are constantly being opened up and new trends set in the field of communications. And so it is only logical that a new audiovisual approach has also been sought for communication about the new BMW 1 Series."The process of manufacturing a car is an exciting one, and so it has already been filmed many times over. As an innovative company, the BMW Group wants to show that the product also ion of a vehicle can also be presented quite differently – without the authenticity of the processes getting lost in any way", says Bill McAndrews, Head of Communication Strategy, Corporate Communications, at the BMW Group. "check my machine" is a film project which has been created in a close collaboration between … [Read more...]
I've been a long time fan of Malcom Gladwell. He has an interesting way to look at things. If you want a different perspective, read The Tipping Point or Outliers or Blink or his latest, What the Dog Saw. You will never look at the world the way you did. Upending conventional wisdom has made celebrated writer Malcolm Gladwell one of the world's most recognized thought leaders. His work uncovers truth in hidden, obscure or scientific data. Malcolm welcomed an audience of approximately 200 members of the media about world trends during the 2011 Forward with Ford Forum in Dearborn, MI on June 21st. … [Read more...]