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Category Archive: Accolades


BMW X6, BMW Z4 Roadster and BMW 1 Series Coupe ranked #1 in 2012 TQI Study

BMW X6, BMW Z4 Roadster and BMW 1 Series Coupe ranked #1 in 2012 Total Quality Index Study

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – August 29, 2012… The BMW X6, BMW Z4 Roadster and BMW 1 Series were ranked highest of their respective segments at the 2012 Total Quality Index™ (TQI) study. Total Quality measures how closely the experience of quality matches the explicit desires of the customer.

The BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupe was ranked highest in the Luxury Utility segment. Top industry scores are provided by owners regarding Image, Thoughtfulness, Workmanship, and Style.

The BMW Z4 Roadster set the benchmark in the Premium Convertible segment. Along with high scores in Exterior and Interior Design and Styling, the Z4 also delivers in Technical Innovations, Durability and Reliability.

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BMW i8 Wins Crown as the 2012 Concept Vehicle of the Year

The Ultimate Driving Machine of the Future.

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – July 12, 2012 2:00pm EDT… BMW takes the 2012 Concept Car of the Year Award with its i8 Concept Spyder. This award marks BMW’s fourth competition as a category finalist and the brand’s second visit to the awards podium at the eleventh annual North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards announced today. The Concept Car category recognizes those vehicles where passenger carrying is the primary intent.

The awards recognize those vehicles most likely to shape the future of the automobile industry. This year, more than two dozen jurors participated in a selection process that involved a total of 34 vehicles, each introduced to North America during this season’s auto shows in Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago, Toronto, and New York.

The awards are given to the best Production Preview Vehicle, Concept Car, Concept Truck, and Most Significant Concept Vehicle of each auto show season. To be eligible for the awards, a concept vehicle must make its North American debut during the current model year’s auto show season. With the exception of those vehicles in the Production Preview category, qualified nominees must represent an advanced design and /or engineering concept, rather than being a show version of a current production model.

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Engine of the Year Awards 2012

BMW Group scores with four, six and eight cylinders.

Four award-winners spanning a displacement range of 1.6 to 4.0 liters – BMW Group again emerges as the most successful auto manufacturer in the internationally renowned engine contest.



All-New BMW 3 Series Sedan Earns “Top Safety Pick” from IIHS

Newest sports sedan continues BMW long tradition of class-leading safety.

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – May 21, 2012 10:00am EDT … The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety today named the all-new 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan a “Top Safety Pick,” continuing the company’s long-standing commitment to offering class-leading safety with each new model. In order to earn “Top Safety Pick,” a car must receive a rating of “good,” the Institute’s highest rating, in all of four tests – 40 mph frontal offset impact, side impact, rear impact protection/head restraint and rollover protection – and must be equipped with an electronic stability control system like BMW’s Dynamic Stability Control.

“The new 3 Series is a testament to BMW’s long tradition of passenger safety, as well as to the men and women who engineer and build them,” noted Tom Baloga – Vice-President, Engineering (US) for BMW. “While we remain committed to providing the best possible passenger protection, we believe that the best crash is the one avoided. The new 3 Series offers even more active safety technology, firmly rooted in the dynamics and handling that have made it the quintessential sports sedan through six generations.”

The newest crash test being conducted by the Institute as part of its overall evaluation is the rollover protection test. Rollover ratings assess vehicle roof strength for protection in rollover crashes. To measure roof strength, a metal plate is pushed against one corner of a vehicle’s roof at a constant speed. The maximum force sustained by the roof before 5 inches of crush is compared to the vehicle’s weight to find the strength-to-weight ratio.

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31 BMW dealers honored as Centers of Excellence

BMW of North America Announces Best Dealership Awards

31 BMW dealers honored as Centers of Excellence

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – March 7, 2012… BMW of North America, LLC today announced its annual Center of Excellence honors, awarded to the top performing dealerships in the U.S. Thirty-one of the 339 BMW dealers nationwide achieved “2012 Center of Excellence” status based on their 2011 performance in customer satisfaction, outstanding brand representation, operational excellence and profitability.

“BMW customers have high expectations of their vehicle and their dealer,” said Peter Miles, BMW of North America Executive VP of Operations. “It takes extraordinary and consistent effort to attain the level of a COE dealership.”

The BMW Group continues to lead the automotive industry as the number one premium auto manufacturer in the world and is the primary mobility provider for the London 2012 Olympic Games, as well as the 2012 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams. During 2012, BMW will launch a number of new vehicles in the U.S., including the all-new 3 Series Sedan, 6 Series Gran Coupe, and the M5 Sedan ensuring their position as the number one luxury brand in the U.S.

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BMW 5 Series Receives Five Stars in New More Stringent Crash Test

First results of new NCAP tests announced by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – October 5, 2010 … The all-new BMW 5 Series was one of only two vehicles to receive an overall five-star rating in the first crash tests c…


BMW Earns “2010 TOP SAFETY PICK” Award for 5 Series Sedan

5 Series Receives Highest Rating of “Good” for Frontal Offset, Roof Strength, Side Impact and Rear Crash Protection in IIHS Tests

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – July 29, 2010… BMW of North America today announced that the Insurance Institute for Highw…


BMW 3 Series and 5 Series Ranked #1 in 2010 J.D. Power & Associates APEAL Study

BMW Nameplate Ranking High Above Industry Average.

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – July 20th, 2010… The BMW 3 Series and 5 Series Sedans were ranked highest by J.D. Power & Associates in their respective categories in the 2010 Automotive Performance, Exe…

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