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      01-16-2019, 11:34 AM   #1
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2020 BMW 7 Series Makes World Premiere in China, Which Accounts for 44% of Sales

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Shanghai. The BMW Group today celebrated the world premiere of the striking new BMW 7 Series in Shanghai, China. The choice of location for the event underlined the significance of the Chinese market for the company’s new flagship model: in 2018, 44% of global BMW 7 Series sales were made to customers in China (ca. 24,500 units). With the current ongoing launch of a whole range of new models, including the BMW 8 Series range and the BMW X7, today’s event was also an opportunity to showcase the BMW Group’s new luxury line-up. China will be a key market for these luxury vehicles.

Speaking at the event, Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG and his two colleagues Nicolas Peter, Board Member for Finance and Pieter Nota, Board Member for Sales and Brand BMW, also underlined the wide-ranging strategic importance of China for every aspect of the company. China has been the BMW Group’s biggest single sales market since 2013, and the country is also home to the company’s most extensive R&D and production operations anywhere outside Germany.

China accounts for a quarter of BMW & MINI sales

The Shenyang-built seventh-generation BMW 3 Series is set to be one of 25 new BMW Group models due to be launched in China in 2019. China accounted for a quarter of all BMW & MINI customer deliveries in 2018 and with total sales of 639,953 vehicles, last year achieved a 7.7% sales increase. Speaking at today’s event in Shanghai, Harald Krüger confirmed, “In 2019, we are aiming for further solid sales growth in China. The locally-produced BMW X3 will be our main growth driver, in addition to the many new models we will be introducing throughout the year. China is a very important strategic market for us, for sales, innovation and production, now and in the future.”

Seventh model to be localised in China

The Chinese city of Shenyang is home to the BMW Group’s biggest production base outside Germany, with two existing manufacturing plants and an engine plant. Construction work is underway at Plant Tiexi which will double the size of that facility. In Shanghai today, it was announced that the BMW X2 will later this year become the seventh BMW model to go into production in China. This decision was taken in response to demand for the BMW X2, increasing supply of this new Sports Activity Vehicle in addition to those built in Germany at Plant Regensburg. This move will further strengthen the competitiveness of the company’s SAV offering in China, following localisation last year of the BMW X3 and in addition to the locally produced BMW X1. From 2020, the fully-electric BMW iX3 will also roll off the production line at Plant Dadong, its sole production location, and be exported from China to markets worldwide. Both plants are currently undergoing extensive remodelling and expansion measures - once the upgrade and extension is completed, further models could be localised as the total capacity is increased gradually to 650,000 units, thereby creating 5,000 new jobs.

All these manufacturing plants, including the engine plant and battery assembly facility, are operated by the joint venture BMW Brilliance. Last year, the production of BMW vehicles in Shenyang grew by 24% to more than 490,000 units. The joint venture has been such a success, the contract is due to be extended until 2040. In this context, the BMW Group is planning to increase its share in the Joint Venture to 75 percent – a clear sign of the company’s belief in China’s continuing growth.

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      01-16-2019, 12:12 PM   #2
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Big fan of Ametrin Individual color on this car, looks good on this as well as the G07
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New 7-series looks beautiful, aggressive. Well done!!!
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Interesting news. Until this unveil, the largest BMW sedan you could buy in China, was the domestically manufactured G32 5-Series Long wheelbase or known as "Li".
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Not gonna lie I kinda like it better than the pre-LCI
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Not gonna lie I kinda like it better than the pre-LCI
Same here. The pre-LCI 7er look too much like an extended wheelbase 5er.
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Man, BMW is not kidding about the Grille, they're ginormous!
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stunning !! Audi and Merc could be in trouble...
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China has steadily increased in deliveries Year to year. Will be interesting to see how well the 7 sells this year. Thanks for sharing!
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China is the key market for all the manufacturers, it's incredible how many investments are done here!
BMW has the correct approach with the enlargement of the plants, but also with the extended line-up from the 1 sedan up to the new 7 and X7!
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No wonder it has gargantuan grills. Chinese market is obsessed with that fad, the bigger the grill the more baller you are.
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Interesting news. Until this unveil, the largest BMW sedan you could buy in China, was the domestically manufactured G32 5-Series Long wheelbase or known as "Li".
No, there are a ton of 7 series on the road in China when I went this Christmas. Some are 760Li but most are 730Li 740Li.
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looks pretty sharp in that color
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How the hell does the grill look as big as those wheels????
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This color is absolutely stunning!
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That is a BOSS ride. The grills are huge, its so flamboyant it actual works!
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Interesting news. Until this unveil, the largest BMW sedan you could buy in China, was the domestically manufactured G32 5-Series Long wheelbase or known as "Li".
But then where are 44% of 7 series going :
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It looks good, but the kidney grills to me seem way to large....
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But then where are 44% of 7 series going :
They are melted down into scrap and reconstituted into bigger grilles.

Kidding aside, the M-Sport looks awesome.
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“Striking”?

Oh yeah! Look at the grills!...

To be honest, if I will be there when they take pictures with the car, I will excuse myself to go to the bathroom...
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