Rank in Motor Vehicles: 2
(Previous rank: 1)
Overall score: 7.12
Why it's admired:The German car company showed strong sales in 2011 and has continued to show success in the first few months of this year. In particular, the companyís Mini Cooper line has shown great success with an increase of more than 21% in sales in the past year.
BMW says 2012 will be full of new models beginning with the BMW 3-series sedan. That will be the sixth generation of its venerated model.
Industry: Motor Vehicles
Where are the Most Admired?
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