Press release | 2022.08.25

BMW Thailand together with BMW Millennium Auto delivers the BMW 530e M Sport to the Ministry of Commerce for APEC 2022

Bangkok. BMW Thailand is reinforcing its leadership in Thailand’s premium PHEV and BEV electric vehicle segment, pushing forward BMW’s and BMW Millennium Auto's sustainability goals through the allotment of 34 units of BMW 530e M Sport Plug-in Hybrid vehicles to facilitate Trade Ministers from APEC members during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit (APEC 2022). This will embolden BMW’s ambition in supporting the Thai Government’s initiative to promote the Sustainable Development Goals amongst APEC members and pave the way for carbon emissions reduction policies, by highlighting the groundswell of excitement surrounding PHEV and BEV electric vehicles.


Mr. Alexander Baraka, President and CEO, BMW Group Thailand, said: “It is an excellent opportunity for the Thai Government to host APEC 2022, under the theme: ‘Open. Connect. Balance.’ This marks a great steppingstone for Thailand to raise awareness of sustainable development and the reduction of environmental impacts, which requires effort and cooperation from all sectors including the government, private sector, and citizens. This also aligns with BMW’s mission for curating the Future of Mobility that leads to sustainable pollution reduction and healthy environment. We are delighted to share our ambition to sustainably drive towards environmental goals with the service of the BMW 530e M Sport to accommodate the APEC Trade Ministers' Meeting 2022. We would also like to extend our gratitude to the Thai Government for having measures in place to encourage the use of electric vehicles throughout the system (both PHEV and BEV), and the Ministry of Commerce for recognizing the importance of selecting clean energy vehicles and designating them as exclusive transportation to accommodate the attending representatives of this illustrious world conference.”


Dr. Sunhavut Thamchuanviriya, Chief Executive Officer of MGC-ASIA, said: “Delivering unique experiences and services to customers lies at the heart of our group. We are proud to become a part of this significant event, with the allotment of the BMW 530e M Sport – a next-level executive saloon, for the APEC Trade Ministers' Meeting 2022. The model features correlate perfectly with the fundamental concept of the meeting – moving towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals with the promotion of environmental awareness. The BMW 530e M Sport portrays the concept of the ultimate business sedan, renowned for its sporting allure, elegance, and forward-looking innovations. We are confident that this combination conveys the BMW 5 Series a perfect drive experience for all representatives from APEC members, driving towards a sustainable future together with the utmost pleasure.”


The BMW 530e M Sport with plug-in hybrid variant is designed to deliver a pleasurable experience with low fuel consumption with CO2 emission rate at only 41 g/km, highlighting BMW’s attempt to establish a solid foundation for a sustainable future of electric mobility in Thailand; while the model’s eye-catching design is coupled with cutting-edge innovations in the areas of driver assistance.   

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  • The BMW Group     

    With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. The BMW Group production network comprises over 30 production sites all over the world; the company has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.     

    In 2021, the BMW Group sold over 2.5 million passenger vehicles and more than 194,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the financial year 2021 was € 16.1 billion on revenues amounting to € 111.2 billion.  As of 31 December 2021, the BMW Group had a workforce of 118,909 employees.   

    The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company set the course for the future at an early stage and consistently makes sustainability and efficient resource management central to its strategic direction, from the supply chain through production to the end of the use phase of all products.  

    BMW Group Thailand     

    BMW Group Thailand, a subsidiary of BMW AG, Germany, was established on the 3rd October 1998. The four entities of BMW Group Thailand are BMW (Thailand) Co., Ltd. with responsibility for wholesales & marketing of BMW Group products, BMW Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd. with responsibility for BMW and BMW Motorrad local production, BMW Leasing (Thailand) Co., Ltd. with responsibility for financial services offerings to both wholesale and retail customers, and BMW Parts Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd., with responsibility for supplying components for the assembly of BMW Motorrad vehicles at BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand’s Plant in Rayong.   

    In 2021, BMW Group Thailand recorded a stable performance with 11,032 BMW and MINI registrations. A total of 9,982 BMW vehicles and 1,050 MINI vehicles were registered last year. BMW Motorrad Thailand maintained its performance in 2021 with 1,197 motorcycle registrations.   

    On the production side, the BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand plant was founded on BMW Group’s strong belief in the growth potential of Asian markets and Thailand in particular with its unique location, strong manufacturing base, and ready supply of skilled automotive labour, being an automotive hub for ASEAN. On-going investment has been put into the expansion of plant Rayong in terms of assembling processes, aiming to meet growing customer demand. In addition, with approximately 4 billion Thai Baht representing the amount of annual purchasing in Thailand, the BMW Global Purchasing office has been established in Thailand. This is to source various components from local suppliers in Thailand and the broader ASEAN region, in order to supply the entire BMW production network of over 30 production sites worldwide.     

    BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand produces the following 18 models: BMW 2 Series, BMW 3 Series, BMW 5 Series, BMW 7 Series, BMW X1, BMW X3, BMW X5, BMW X6 and BMW X7. For BMW Motorrad, the BMW F 900 R, BMW F 900 XR, BMW F 750 GS, BMW F 850 GS, BMW F 850 GS Adventure, BMW R 1250 GS, BMW R 1250 GS Adventure, BMW S 1000 R and BMW S 1000 RR are also locally assembled at the plant. In addition, BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand now assembles five BMW plug-in hybrid models; BMW 330e, BMW 530e, BMW X3 xDrive30e, BMW X5 xDrive45e and BMW 745Le xDrive.    

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    BMW Group Thailand    

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