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Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, BMW, is a Germany multinational company that produces premium automobile and motorcycles. Founded in 1916 as an aircraft engine manufacturer, BMW is one of the largest producer in the luxury / premium segment.

History

Founded in 1916, the company was renamed to BMW in 1922. Its first product was an inline-6 aircraft engine during WWI. After the war, BMW produced industrial products, including a motorcycle that was launched in 1923. In 1928, BMW built its first automobile.
During WWII, BMW manufactured aircraft engines as well as motorcycle and automobiles. Due to its involvement in the war effort, BMW's factories were heavily bombed, and the company was banned from making motor vehicles for years.
BMW resumed motorcycle production in 1948 and car production in 1952. The company went through a renaissance in the 1970s and 1980s. In the 1990s, it purchased the Rover Group, from which it still retains the Mini brand, and the rights to the Rolls Royce brand.

Current Lineup

BMW's vehicle lineup has dramatically expanded in the last two decades to include a large selection of cars and crossovers:
  • 1 Series hatchback
  • 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Series & M3, M5, M8 sedans
  • 3, 5 Series wagons
  • 4, 8 Series & M4, M8 coupes
  • 4, 8 Series, Z4, & M4 convertibles
  • X1, X2, X3, X4, X5, X6, X7, X3 M, X4 M, X5 M, X6 M crossovers (marketed as "Sports Activity Vehicles" and SUVs)
  • i3 electric hatchback
  • iX3 electric crossover

Scores

3.5Good1 reviews
Innovation
Design
Service
Value
“Was once a great brand”
—kylele on 16 May 2020

Products

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BMW 6 Series F12 LCI Convertible (2015-2018)

BMW 6 Series F12 LCI Convertible is an executive convertible in production from 2015 to 2018. It was available with a range of inline-6 and V8 engines that displaced 3.0 to 4.4 liters. Compared to the pre-facelift F12 Convertible, the LCI brought few c...
Neoscore 80%
Thumbnail of product BMW 6 Series F12 Convertible (2011-2015)

BMW 6 Series F12 Convertible (2011-2015)

BMW 6 Series F12 Convertible is an executive convertible in production from 2011 to 2015, whereupon it received a facelift. It was available with a range of inline-6 and V8 engines that displaced 3.0 to 4.4 liters. Compared to the E64 that preceded it,...
Neoscore 77%
Thumbnail of product BMW 6 Series E64 LCI Convertible (2007-2010)

BMW 6 Series E64 LCI Convertible (2007-2010)

BMW 6 Series E64 LCI Convertible is an executive convertible in production from 2007 to 2010. It was available with a range of inline-6 and V8 engines that displaced 3.0 to 4.8 liters. Compared to the pre-facelift E64 Convertible, the LCI introduced on...
Neoscore 72%
Thumbnail of product BMW 6 Series E64 Convertible (2003-2007)

BMW 6 Series E64 Convertible (2003-2007)

BMW 6 Series E64 Convertible is an executive convertible in production from 2003 to 2007, whereupon it received a facelift. It was available with a range of inline-6 and V8 engines that displaced 3.0 to 4.8 liters. Compared to the E93 3 Series Convert...
Neoscore 72%
Thumbnail of product BMW 4 Series F33 LCI Convertible (2017-2020)

BMW 4 Series F33 LCI Convertible (2017-2020)

BMW 4 Series F33 LCI Convertible is a compact executive convertible in production from 2017 to 2020. It was available with a range of inline-4 and inline-6 engines that displaced 2.0 to 3.0 liters. Compared to the pre-facelift F33 Convertible, the LCI...
Neoscore 77%
Thumbnail of product BMW 4 Series F33 Convertible (2014-2016)

BMW 4 Series F33 Convertible (2014-2016)

BMW 4 Series F33 Convertible is a compact executive convertible in production from 2014 to 2016, whereupon it received a facelift. It was available with a range of inline-4 and inline-6 engines that displaced 2.0 to 3.0 liters. Compared to the E93 3 Se...
Neoscore 77%

Articles

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Car News Round Up, Issue 17

Issue 17 of Neofiliac's Car News Round Up: This time, we bring 18 updates from BMW, Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, and Rolls Royce Motor Cars.
05 Feb 2022
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Car News Round Up, Issue 16

Issue 16 of Neofiliac's Car News Round Up: This time, we bring 18 updates from Acura, Aston Martin, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ford, and Lamborghini.
26 Jan 2022
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Car News Round Up, Issue 15

Issue 15 of Neofiliac's Car News Round Up: This time, we bring 2 updates from BMW, and Ford.
18 Jan 2022
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Car News Round Up, Issue 14

Issue 14 of Neofiliac's Car News Round Up: This time, we bring 10 updates from BMW, Ford, Honda, Lexus, and Rolls Royce Motor Cars.
15 Jan 2022

Reviews

kylele · 16 May 2020
3.5
Innovation
Design
Quality
Value
Was once a great brand
BMW has been going downhill for some years now. Are they going to add x8 soon? 9 series? grand coupe? Too many models, too few good ones. In the old days, an M5 was something special. Now every diesel ecobox gets an M...
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