BMW has a new Internet presence. The revised BMW website for Germany is now online with new content, innovative technology, and new digital design. The heart of the website is an advanced configurator that lets users build the car of their dreams. Configurations can be saved and personal data managed in the personalized “My BMW" section.
The state-of-the-art vehicle configurator with 360° exterior, interior, and night-time views is a key aspect of the new site and includes many useful details. The “My BMW” section provides users with customised information on BMW and recommends new products and services that best fit their profile. Configured vehicles can be saved and shared with friends via social media. Users will also find options for contacts and requests, on topics from offers and test drives to location of dealerships, with additional information on every page.
The website, based on a newly-developed high-tech platform with ten times as many images and three times the access speed, is a key channel for BMW to reach customers and prospects.
“Personalised information, combined with an emotionally-powerful, media-appropriate brand experience, is the key to customer orientation”, according to Ulrich Lenz, head of Interactive Marketing for the BMW Group. “The basis is our intuitive configurator, which allows customers to build their dream BMW in a fun way, choosing from the full BMW line-up and a large range of equipment options – always accompanied by specific financing options.”
The re-launch of the website is an important element of the Future Retail programme, which is primarily focused on satisfying individual customer needs.
In addition to Germany, the Netherlands will also launch the new website this year, with other countries to follow in 2013. Austria has already been online. The website will be rolled out dynamically in stages, with on-going enhancement of the master version.––Paul DucheneBack to News