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BMW is committed to the US offering employment with production in South Carolina. In an interview published in Automotive News, Jim O’Donnell, CEO, BMW of North America, said BMW Group plans to sell 1.5 million cars worldwide this year, “growing 10 to 15 percent, depending on where the market ends up.” Including Mini, the BMW organization is the No. 1 car producer in Germany.
An interesting question was asked of O’Donnell:
Another question: In the overall luxury market, do you see movement toward more fuel-efficient vehicles?
His answer: “I don’t see that. I see us giving the consumer great choice of electric cars, hybrids, diesels, four-cylinder, six-cylinder, eight-cylinder and ultimately 12-cylinder engines. What we are doing is adding to our choice. We are adding new products at the bottom end, maybe at the top end as well, but volume-wise at the bottom end, where it will enable us to improve our overall average miles per gallon.”
In other words, due to upcoming mandated average miles per gallon by each carmaker up to 54 mpg, this company is making certain that BMW buyers will have an opportunity to purchase a vehicle they want and need.
That’s more good news for South Carolina, because it translates into more production here — and more employment. Where does O’Donnell’
Perhaps the most talked-about new car shown at the Frankfurt auto show last month was BMW’s tiny — by BMW standards — i3: “Tomorrow’
Yes, some say BMW is late in electric car development, but, true to its heritage, the company tries to get it right — the first time. Enterprise Editor Dave Guilford writes “...In my mind BMW’s four-year drive to develop its i sub-brand merits serious attention. BMW’s Megacity project began in late 2007 with orders to conduct ‘a complete critical reappraisal of automobile design as we know it,’” according to a BMW white paper.
“BMW went at it in the manner you might expect from a very German, very engineering-
“The result differs considerably from most Evs. The i3 is built on a new sort of body-on-frame platform, which BMW describes as ‘two horizontally separated independent modules.’
“The little i3, due in 2013, will be the initial i series vehicle. A more Bimmer-like-
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