Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW)
As of August 27, 2019, BMW is listed on the Illinois Investment Policy Board Iran Restricted Companies list.
On October 2, 2018, the U.S. embassy in Berlin announced BMW would not pursue any economic activities in Iran. (October 2, 2018)
Sells vehicles in Iran through Persia Khodro.
An entity claiming to be the "sole BMW importer in Iran" has produced a facebook page displaying the address of a BMW showroom located in Tehran. This points to the possiblity that BMW still maintains an importer in Iran.
"The Trade Promotion Organization of Iran has announced the list of cars which are allowed to be imported in the current Iranian year, but renowned brands such as Porsche, Benz, BMW, Maserati, and Nissan are not in the list, ISNA news agency reported." (Azer News, "Iran bans imports of renowned car brands," 5/27/2013)
"…we very much welcome the opportunity to unequivocally clarify our policy “vis-à-vis Iran”
- The BMW Group has not been pursuing economic activities in the Islamic Republic of Iran since the importers contract with our importer, Pars Khodro, expired in 2009. This include the delivery of vehicles, spare parts, or other activities and specific plans wth regards to re-entering or any of the BMW brands (BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce).
- Furthermore, we do not offer vehicles (by sale or lease) and spare parts to any government institution of the Islamic republic of Iran (including diplomatic missions abroad) or members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps.
- Despite various efforts, we have regrettably not been able to prevent Persia Khodro from suggesting in a misleading way being authorized by BMW to import BMW products into the Islamic Republic of Iran
…recall the public announcement by the Embassy of the USA to the Federal Republic of Gemany on October 2,2018, reaffirming that the “BMW Group is not pursuing any economic activities in Iran.” (8/14/2020)