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Company Description

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

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Was once a great brand
kylele on 16 May 2020

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BMW M Performance Parts Add Character and Improve Handling for the LCI G30 5 Series & F90 M5 High-Performance Sedans thumbnail

BMW M Performance Parts Add Character and Improve Handling for the LCI G30 5 Series & F90 M5 High-Performance Sedans

BMW M Performance parts adorn the exterior and interior of the newly-facelifted G30 BMW 5 Series as well as F90 BMW M5 and M5 Competition. They also enhance the handling characteristics and aerodynamics of these high-performance sedans.
31 Jul 2020
BMW to Be the First to Introduce Digital Key for iPhone for Easier Access, Announced at WWDC20 thumbnail

BMW to Be the First to Introduce Digital Key for iPhone for Easier Access, Announced at WWDC20

BMW will be the first to adopt Apple iPhone as a digital key for most of its models manufactured after 2020/07. Using NFC, the Digital Key can be shared with 5 people via iMessage, including configurable access options.
26 Jun 2020
BMW Introduces 48-Volt Mild Hybrid System to Straight-Six Diesel Engines in the 2021 Model Year Across Its Lineup thumbnail

BMW Introduces 48-Volt Mild Hybrid System to Straight-Six Diesel Engines in the 2021 Model Year Across Its Lineup

BMW is introducing 48-volt mild hybrid technology to its straight-six diesel engines. The G30 5 Series and G32 6 Series are receiving this update in their mi...
19 Jun 2020

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kylele published on 16 May 2020
3.5
Innovation
Design
Service
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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