14 of 50
Top 50 rank: 14
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.
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Nine key attributes of reputation Industry rank
Innovation 1
People management 1
Use of corporate assets 2
Social responsibility 1
Quality of management 1
Financial soundness 1
Long-term investment 2
Quality of products/services 1
Global competitiveness 2
Industry: Motor Vehicles
Most Admired
1 Volkswagen 7.13
2 BMW 7.12
3 Daimler 6.75
4 Toyota Motor 6.04
5 Ford Motor 5.88
6 Hyundai Motor 5.87
7 General Motors 5.86
Rank Company Overall score
8 Honda Motor 5.10
9 Nissan Motor 5.06
10 Renault 4.53
11 Peugeot 4.49
12 EXOR Group 4.23
13 Shanghai Automotive 3.76
14 Dongfeng Motor 3.11
From the March 19, 2012 issue
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