For the first time, bmw has made more detailed information for the already well-known additional research and development effort in the next few years. After more money is already ied as originally available this year, the research and development rate will continue to rise next year. "We will go to 6.5 to 7.0 percent in development costs," said bmw financial chef nicolas peter the handelsblatt (edition of 27. November 2017). "That’s a lot of money. In absolute numbers about seven billion euros."
Actually, bmw has a target corridor of 5 to 5.5 percent in expenditures for research and development. But peter had already said in the spring of 2017 that it will be 6 percent this year. Most recently, he had repeatedly emphasized that because of the investments in new models and the expansion of the electric car fleet on foreseeable time too high fe-costs will come. To the handelsblatt he said now that the effort will remain high in 2019. The increased costs also contributes the planned "competence center battery cell"
The high research and development costs have already been printed on the margin of the car and are a reason for current bad-tempered bmw investors. Thus, the stock with a discount of just under three percent has so far to the few dax losers this year. Even the competitor daimler currently fights with the skepticism of investors. The daimler paper gave something in the course of the year, although the stuttgart is currently on the road at the moment during the paragraph.