A Quick Glance At The History Of BMW

BMW is one of the most recognized and admired automobile builders in the world. The company is based in Bavaria, but builds cars around the globe, with factories in South Africa, the USA, United Kingdom, and Brazil. Here is a brief history of BMW.

The Early Years of BMW

BMW was born out of a pair of companies, Rapp Motorenwerke, and Automobilwerk Eisenach. In 1917 Rapp Motorenwerke lost an important executive and decided to rename the company Bayerische Motorenwerke. A few years later the Bayerische bought Automobilwerk Eisenach, which led to the first production of BMW cars. The first models were a design that was being developed by Automobilwerk and became the BMW 3/15 that launched BMW into cars. In 1932 BMW released the BMW 3/20, which was the first car designed by the merged companies. The 3/20 was quickly followed the BMW 303, which was BMW’s first car with their straight-six engine. The early years brought great success to BMW, so they quickly expanded their line of cars with new models of coupes, convertibles, and sedans.

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BMW Facts

One of the most popular cars out in the market are BMWs. They make their cars in Germany making them one of the few German cars on the market. What most people don’t know is that there’s a lot of history behind them. BMW originally started out as BFW, which stood for Bayerische Flugzeugwerke. Bayerische Flugzeugwerke translated from German meant Bevarian Aircraft. However if it weren’t for the Treaty of Versailles, BMW might have continued being an aircraft company. The treaty of Versaille banned the company from producing warcrafts. That pushed BMW to start producing motor vehicles and later on to motorcycles. Afterwards they renamed their company to BMW which stood for Bayerische Motoren Werke. Roughly translated, BMW stood for Bavarian Motor Work in German. Continue reading “BMW Facts”

Who Makes BMW Cars?

Bavarian Motor Works and are the same in the original German language.

BMW is headquartered in Munich, Germany in the state of Bavaria that gives the company the first word of its name. Munich is famous as the host city of the 1972 Summer Olympics.

Company History

BMW was founded in 1916 as the successor of an aircraft manufacturer. After World War I, the company was no longer allowed to produce aircraft engines, so it started making motorcycles. In the late 1920s, it began building cars.

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New BMW Models

If you are in the market for a new ride, BMW’s 2017 lineup is destined to leave you impressed. BMW continues to develop world-class vehicles that stand out from the crowd. Here are three of the hottest BMW models on the market.

BMW 230i Coupe

The 2017 BMW 230i Coupe is the perfect match for the drivers who desire a daily dose of driving excitement. Not only does the new 230i look stunning, but it also surrounds drivers with a long list of exciting features. Furthermore, the small coupe continues to offer a top-notch level of crash protection.

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BMW OEM vs Aftermarket parts

At times you may be forced to replace some of your BMW’s parts – and it only makes sense that you only purchase those that would not cause additional problems. Most people are confused by whether they should go for the, most often than not, pricier OEM car parts or opt for the comparably cheaper aftermarket parts.

Basically, BMW OEM or Original Equipment Manufacturer car parts are those that are produced by BMW or other BMW-sanctioned parts manufacturers. They usually align to BMW’s mechanical design specifications and quality standards.

On the other hand, aftermarket parts are what you will find in most independent shops. They are not sourced from BMW and neither do BMW-authorized companies produce them. They are made using the underpinnings of the original parts but outside an OEM production contract.

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New BMW 5 Series

BMW’s 5 Series is redesigned for 2017

BMW’s 5 Series enters the 2017 model year completely redesigned.

It’s bigger than the previous model it replaces and comes with new engine options. And because it’s bigger, the 2017 BMW 5 Series now has a bit more cargo space, going from 18.4 to 18.7 cubic feet of available space.

Models

The 2017 BMW 5 Series comes in two different trim level models: 530i and 540i.

The four-door midsize luxury sedan comes standard with LED adaptive front headlights, LED foglights, power- folding and automatic-dimming heated outside mirrors and 18-inch wheels on the outside. Continue reading “New BMW 5 Series”

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