Vin Number Check

Vin Number Check

Get a VIN number check online and avoid buying a salvaged vehicle or a junk lemon car
VIN Number Check Home > Vin Number Check VIN Number Check Free VIN Number Check Bookmark Contact
Main Menu
Free VIN Number Check
Car VIN Number Check
Research VIN Number
Vehicle Identification Number Check
VIN History Check
VIN Number Lookup
Check VIN Number
VIN Numbers
VIN number check facts
Buying a used car can be risky. How do you know what you're getting?

- hidden accident damage?
- false odometer readings?
- flood damage?
- lemon?

Truth is, all you need to avoid these risks is a VIN number check. A car's unique Vehicle Identification Number is the key to unlocking its history.

Where to find a VIN Number
  • insurance card or policy
  • vehicle title or registration card
  • front driver's side dash, looking through windshield
  • front driver's side door post

Related vin number check terms
A VIN number check is called many different things. Below is a brief list of common terms for this service.
  • vin check
  • vin number search
  • free vin search
  • free vin number search
  • car vin search
  • vin searches
  • free vehicle vin number search
  • auto vin number search
  • free auto vin number search
  • vehicle identification number search
  • vin checks
  • free vin history check
  • vin number checks
  • vehicle id numbers
  • vin number look up
  • vin number research
  • vin number history

About a Vin Number Check
A Vehicle History Report, powered by Auto VIN Check, gives you all the facts you need to make the right used car buying decision. VIN numbers and odometer history readings. Registration history. Major accident records. Now it's easy to avoid a junk car. Reveal the full history of any car. Instantly!

 

 



BMW v/s Mercedes

Date: Mar 18, 2005
Contributor: Avis Humbertson


BMW enjoys record 2004 but warns of flat 2005

German auto company BMW has reported record net profit in 2004 on the back of successful new model launches and taking ground from troubled rival Mercedes. However, the positive trend is not expected to continue in 2005 as difficult industry conditions will constrain business to 2004 levels.

German auto company BMW has reported record net profit in 2004 on the back of successful new model launches and taking ground from troubled rival Mercedes. However, the positive trend is not expected to continue in 2005 as difficult industry conditions will constrain business to 2004 levels.

Despite adverse global economic conditions, BMW achieved new highs for car sales volume, revenues and earnings in 2004. As a result, the year has been the most successful one to date in the group's history, the company said in a press release.

"The BMW Group has continued to strengthen its earnings power and competitive position over the past year," commented Helmut Panke, chairman of the board of Management of BMW AG. "The success achieved during the past year shows that our product and market initiative is now paying off and generating the desired results."

BMW delivered a total of 1,208,732 cars in 2004, an increase of 9.4% compared to the previous year and an all-time record. Net profit grew by 14.1% to E2,222 million and therefore also reached a new high and despite the negative impact of the weak dollar, revenues in 2004, at E44,335 million, were 6.8% higher than in the previous year, also a new high.

BMW's figures were also boosted by the capture of business from main rivals Mercedes, which had a troubling end to its year. According to ACEA (Milan: ACE.MI - news) trade group statistics, quoted by CBS Marketwatch, BMW sales rose 24% in February in Europe, while Mercedes sales fell 15.8%, while in the US, BMW-brand sales rose 9% in February, while Mercedes-Benz sales tumbled 16.5.

Helmut Panke revealed that the company intends to take advantage of its current position by implementing a policy of heavy investment over the next five years. BMW plans to utilize its current strong cash flow to pump back a total of E19 billion into the business to expand operations and further strengthen the brand.

Further investment in expanding the company's scope of products will continue the good work already put in place to deliver the strong 2004 figures. Over the past year, BMW continued its strategy of expanding the range of vehicles it offers with the result being that it is now represented in all relevant premium segments of the international car markets with the BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brands.

The BMW X3, the BMW 6 Series Coupe and Cabrio models and the BMW 5 Series Touring were all launched during the first half of the year. The product range was further broadened in the second half of 2004 with the introduction of the BMW 1 Series and the MINI Convertible.

However, on a less positive note, the company has also admitted that it believes that due to continued poor currency conditions and an increase in procurement and production costs, 2005 earnings are likely to remain flat. This is despite a continued fervor of new 2005 model launches, which includes the new BMW 3 Series, which became available on March 5, the revised BMW 7 Series, the high performance BMW M5 and BMW M6 models and the BMW 130i.




For more information relating to "BMW v/s Mercedes", please visit our BMW v/s Mercedes page.

 
Special FREE Offer! - VIN Number Check!
  © 2003 VIN Number Check. All Rights Reserved. VIN Number Terms VIN Number Privacy Bookmark