interviewed Tom Purves, CEO of
. Purves gave his thoughts about BMW’s lead against rival German automaker
; some of the
and technologies released in 2005 such as the
and new all-wheel drive versions of the 3- and 5 -series; as well as the end of the
's lifecycle. (He did not answer if the new version would be larger than its predecessor.) He also expressed the company’s surprise about the popularity of the
, especially among women.
Mr. Purves did emphasize that the BMW
series (pictured) will be “coming” to the U.S. He did not elaborate any time frame, though.
Heading the company since 1999, Mr. Purves lead BMW during a period in which it doubled in size and replaced the venerated 3-series.