BMW Automobile Company (Bayerische Motoren Werke AG) which is being translated in English as Bavarian Motor Works, is a German multinational company which produces luxury vehicles and motorcycles. The company 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 2015, BMW was the world’s twelfth-largest producer of motor vehicles, with 2,279,503 vehicles produced.
BMW is headquartered in Munich and produces motor vehicles in Germany, Brazil, China, India, South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States and Mexico. BMW has significant motorsport history, especially in touring cars, Formula 1, sports cars and the Isle of Man TT.
BMW Automobile Company Founder
Bayerische Motoren Werke, popularly known as BMW, is a German based automobile manufacturing company. It was founded by Franz Josef Popp in 1916. BMW is headquartered in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. With an employee count of 105,876, as of 2012, BMW is one of most admired and trusted automobile manufacturer besides Audi and Mercedes-Benz.
BMW is the parent company for the much revered, royal-class automobile maker Rolls-Royce Motors. BMW currently manufactures and produces cars and motorcycles, with latter being shipped under BMW Motorrad. The company forms the trio of the luxury automobile manufacturers popularly called as “German Big 3”, with Audi and Mercedes-Benz being the other two.
BMW Hybrid Electric Vehicles
A hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) has two sources of power, an internal combustion engine (ICE) and at least one electric motor. Depending on the level of electric power and on the functions performed by the electric machine, there are several levels of powertrain hybridization.BMW enters 2019 with three plug-in hybrid vehicles – the i8, 530e, and 745e – and an announcement of an all-new 330e plug-in hybrid variant of its popular 3 Series, set to release for the 2020 model year.
The 530e receives minor upgrades for the year, including standard Apple CarPlay and more safety features, but returns mostly unchanged. The 530e comes in one trim level that’s equipped similarly to the 5 Series base model with driver seat memory functions, automatic wipers, and a 10.2-inch touchscreen display connected to iDrive technology. The 745e also returns without significant changes to its one trim level, which, in addition to its unique interior look, offers a wide range of standard features and equipment, like 10-way power-adjustable seating, front and rear parking sensors, power-closing doors, and 19-inch wheels. The i8 gets a new roadster variant for the model year plus updated infotainment, new color options, and a new charging cable with a temperature sensor.
BMW Automobile Company Global Ranking
In 2019, BMW Automobile Company became the 10th largest automobile company worldwide with Toyota and Volkswagen being in forefront in Automobile manufacturing market. In terms of high quality automobiles, BMW have the world best both quality and expensive cars. They most category of people that uses BMW are Government officials. The first day I made a short trip with one of the BMW series model, that is, the 7 Series. There was a change in my mentality of cars. The comfort in the car is far beyond what I have been experiencing from other car brands.
Logo And Branding
The circular blue and white BMW logo or roundel evolved from the circular Rapp Motorenwerke company logo, from which the BMW company grew, combined with the blue and white colors of the flag of Bavaria. The current iteration of the logo was introduced in 2020, removing 3D effects that had been used in renderings of the logo, and also removing the black outline encircling the rondel. The logo will be used on BMW’s branding but will not be used on vehicles.
The origin of the logo is often thought to be a portrayal of the movement of an aircraft propeller with the white blades cutting through a blue sky. However, this portrayal was first used in a BMW advertisement in 1929 – twelve years after the logo was created – so this is not the origin of the logo itself.
BMW Automobile Company Factory Locations
BMW produces complete automobiles in the following countries:
- Germany: Munich, Dingolfing, Regensburg and Leipzig
- Austria: Graz
- United States: Spartanburg
- Mexico: San Luis Potosí
- South Africa: Rosslyn
- India: Chennai
- China: Shenyang
- Brazil: Araquari
BMW also has local assembly operation using complete knock-down (CKD) components in Thailand, Russia, Egypt, Indonesia, Malaysia and India.
In the UK, BMW has a Mini factory near Oxford, plants in Swindon and Hams Hall, and Rolls Royce vehicle assembly at Goodwood. In 2020, these facilities were shut down for the period from March 23 to April 17 due to the coronavirus outbreak.
BMW Car Models
The current model lines of BMW cars are: The Series, X Series, i models, M models,
- 1 Series five-door hatchbacks (model code F40). A four-door sedan variant (model code F52) is also sold in China and Mexico.
- 2 Series two-door coupes (model code F22) and convertibles (F23), “Active Tourer” five-seat MPVs (F45) and “Gran Tourer” seven-seat MPVs (F46), and four-door “Gran Coupe” fastback (model code F44).
- 3 Series four-door sedans (model code G20) and five-door station wagons (G21).
- 4 Series two-door coupes (model code F32), two-door convertibles (model code F33) and five-door “Gran Coupe” fastbacks (model code F36).
- 5 Series four-door sedans (model code G30) and five-door station wagons (G31). A long-wheelbase sedan variant (G38) is also sold in China.
- 6 Series “Gran Turismo” four-door coupes (model code G32)
- 7 Series four-door sedans (model code G11) and long-wheelbase four-door sedans (model code G12).
- 8 Series two-door coupes (model code G14), two-door convertibles (G15) and “Gran Coupe” four-door fastbacks (G16).
The current model lines of the X Series SUVs and crossovers are:
- X1 (model code F48)
- X2 (F39)
- X3 (G01)
- X4 (G02)
- X5 (G05)
- X6 (G06)
- X7 (G07)
Electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles are sold under the BMW i sub-brand. The current model range consists of:
- i3 five-door B-segment (supermini) hatchback, powered by an electric motor (with optional petrol engine)
- i8 two-door sports coupe/roadster, powered by an electric motor and a petrol engine
The recent M model range consists of:
- M2 two-door coupe
- M3 four-door sedan (due to return in 2020)
- M4 two-door coupe/convertible
- M5 four-door sedan
- M8 two-door coupe/convertible
- X3 M five-door compact SUV
- X4 M five-door coupe-styled compact SUV
- X5 M five-door SUV (expected to return in 2020)
- X6 M five-door coupe-styled SUV (expected to return in 2020)
BMW has a long history of motorsport activities, including:
- Touring cars, such as DTM, WTCC, ETCC and BTCC
- Formula One
- Endurance racing, such as 24 Hours Nürburgring, 24 Hours of Le Mans, 24 Hours of Daytona and Spa 24 Hours
- Isle of Man TT
- Dakar Rally
- American Le Mans Series
- Formula BMW – a junior racing Formula category.
- Formula Two
- Formula E
MW Cars are one of the most expensive best on cars on the planet. They are produced with high quality materials which makes their products the strongest cars in the world. It is a car with second hand value, that is, you can easily resale the car when you are tired of using that particular product. A car with great interior comfort and exterior beauty.