History of BMW
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, abbreviated as BMW (German pronunciation: [ˌbeːʔɛmˈveː] (listen)), is a German multinational manufacturer of luxury vehicles and motorcycles headquartered in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. The corporation was founded in 1916 as a manufacturer of aircraft engines, which it produced from 1917 until 1918 and again from 1933 to 1945.
Automobiles are marketed under the brands BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce, and motorcycles are marketed under the brand BMW Motorrad. In 2017, BMW was the world's fourteenth-largest producer of motor vehicles, with 2,279,503 vehicles produced. The company has significant motor-sport history, especially in touring cars, sports cars, and the Isle of Man TT.
BMW is headquartered in Munich and produces motor vehicles in Germany, Brazil, China, India, Mexico, the Netherlands, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The Quandt family is a long-term shareholder of the company (with the remaining shares owned by public float), following investments by the brothers Herbert and Harald Quandt in 1959 which saved the company from bankruptcy.
BMW Sport Victories and Racing
BMW has a long history of motorsport activities, including:
Touring cars, such as DTM, WTCC, ETCC and BTCC
Endurance racing, such as 24 Hours Nürburgring, 24 Hours of Le Mans, 24 Hours of Daytona and Spa 24 Hours
Isle of Man TT
American Le Mans Series
IMSA SportsCar Championship
Formula BMW – a junior racing Formula category.
The BMW Group (Bayerische Motoren Werke GmbH) is a car manufacturer with a long history of manufacturing high end performance/luxury vehicles. Their M series cars are built for performance for on and off the track with great handling and power. but don't let their high octane performance driven lineup draw your attention away from their I Series lineup featuring some the most luxurious and innovative designs to date. BMW group is no stranger to the luxurious world of the custom vehicle market either their bespoke subsidiary of Rolls Royce creates designs and builds some of the world's most famous peoples famous cars with star lit headliners and cloud-like suspension as well as a custom paint job picked buy the owner no two Rolls Royce are perfectly alike. Looking for something a little less audacious try the subsidiary Mini by BMW. Mini or Mini Cooper as its commonly referred to was created by John Cooper to provide a small vehicle perfect for running the city streets. John Cooper works also produces performance Mini's who thought they could get any better. If being enclosed inside and seated in luxurious leather isn't your thing try the BMW Motorrad. These motorcycles are on the bleeding edge of the market as far as performance and innovation go.