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The history of BMW

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Bavaria Aircraft Factory


BMW''''''''s predecessor was an aircraft factory called BFW (Bayerische FlugZeug-Worke). The company was founded on March 7, 1916, and its founders are Karl Rapp and Max Fritz. Originally known as the streamlined two-wing reconnaissance aircraft. On July 20, 1917, after the founder of the company, Genstein Otto, retired, BFW began restructuring, officially known as BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke).


BMW''''''''s blue and white logo
BMW''''''''s blue and white logo originally symbolized the rotating propeller, which is a portrayal of the company''''''''s early history. But the current president of BMW has corrected that people always think that the blue and white signs are propellers. In fact, it should be that BMW is headquartered in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, and the Bavarian state flag is blue and white, and BMW’s name is The Bavarian engine company, BMW, represents Bavaria and represents Germany''''''''s most sophisticated engine technology.


First World War against BMW



In November 1918, after the end of the First World War, Germany became a defeated country. Their aircraft was classified as a "war weapon" by the Treaty of Versailles and production was banned, so the company carried out a series of reorganizations.


The first BMW R32 motorcycle


In 1922, BMW developed its first motorcycle engine R-32 to set a sample for the classic BMW motorcycle. In 1924, BMW quickly gained success when it put the R-32 into the market.


DIXI 315 BMW starts producing cars


In 1925, BMW began to develop cars. In July 1929, BMW introduced the first car 315. It was equipped with a 782ml engine with a power of 11kw. The new car begins to have its own personality and direction.


1936-BMW 328


The success of BMW, the 328 sports car is indispensable, the body is very slim, double seat design, is improved from the 319 type, the front and rear wheelbase is only 775kg, the highest power is 59kW, and the top speed is as high as 160km/h.
It is a pure sports car and a BMW that can be played at any time.


The blow to BMW in World War II


1939 BMW has been a car manufacturer for more than a decade, but the outbreak of the Second World War declared the end of this period. The success of BMW caught the attention of the Allies, and its factory in Munich was continuously bombed.
One day in July 1944, nearly 12,000 bombs attacked BMW''''''''s factory.


BMW''''''''s "Bathing Rebirth"
In 1945, at the end of the Second World War, Germany accepted unconditional surrender. All the facilities in the Munich research center were bombarded by the Allies. It took several years to recover, and the BMW that experienced the war for the second time, but this time After a period of seven years, it can be put into production again. At this time, BMW''''''''s vitality is very fragile.
The first is the revitalization of BMW''''''''s automotive industry by former BMW engineers at the Baden·Baden reconstruction plant.


1952-BMW 501


In 1952, the seventh year after the war, with the launch of the first post-war 501 car. It turns out that the BMW 501 is not expected, and the outstanding performance has won people''''''''s applause.
In 1954, the first V8 all-aluminum engine of the BMW 502 was developed on the basis of 501. The application of the new aluminum was the first in the world.


The smallest car - Mimi

In 1955, BMW offered customers a minimal car. It was this strange car that helped BMW survive.
Known as Iseta, this new car belongs to the so-called "bubble car" of the 1950s. It is a very important car in the BMW family. Although it does not bring huge wealth to the company, it makes the company repay all the debt.


A new generation of mini models



BMW celebrated the 50th anniversary of the birth of the MINI.
From 2009.8.26 to 2009.11.21, the China Station celebration finally came to the last stop, the Guangzhou Auto Show, after three months.


1961-BMW 1500


In 1961, the 1500 car, which played an important role in BMW history, was born. The kidney shape used for its first use in the grid is the kidney grid that has been used today.
The four-cylinder 1499cm 1500 hp with a maximum of 80 hp proves that BMW''''''''s manufacturing level has reached another level.


1961-BMW 1500



1972-BMW 5 Series


In 1972, the world''''''''s first BMW 5 Serise was launched.


1975-BMW 3 Series


In 1975, the first generation of the BMW 3 Series, which is still in full swing today, was born. 


1989-1999 BMW 8 Series


In 1989, the first BMW 8 Series to emphasize sports luxury


Marriage between BMW and Rolls Royce

In 1998, BMW acquired the Rolls-Royce car factory in the UK.
In 2002, BMW bought the trademark "Rolls Royce" from Rolls-Royce''''''''s original owner Volkswagen.
In January 2003, Rolls-Royce, a BMW, launched the seventh-generation Mirage sedan.


BMW BMW Headquarters


In the early 1970s, BMW began building office buildings in Munich, which represented a return to the dominant position of the German automotive industry.
BMW''''''''s headquarters building is a four-cylinder exterior.


BMW used car

As one of the three luxury brands in Germany, BMW not only has a high market share and popularity in the domestic new car market, but also in the used car collar BMW X6.
The domain also launched the brand used car service - BMW "honored", BMW''''''''s second-hand car is the world''''''''s unified second-hand car certification project that the BMW Group launched in 2003 in the world''''''''s luxury brands. In December 2005, BMW launched the BMW Respected Used Vehicle Certification Program in China.


A new generation BMW BMW car system
BMW 1 Series
BMW 3 Series
BMW 5 Series
BMW 6 Series
BMW 7 Series
BMW X Series
BMW Z Series
BMW M Series


BMW 1 Series sports hatchback sedan



New BMW 3 Series


  The new BMW 3 Series sedan has a sleek look.





The look of the new BMW 3 Series Coupé, the power of imagination.





The new BMW 3 Series Convertible is a hurricane.


New BMW 5 Series long wheelbase version, graceful and elegant



BMW 6 Series


  Elegant and flexible, the BMW 6 Series Coupé.





The BMW 6 Series Convertible is elegant and tough.

New BMW 7 Series, bigger and more comfortable


BMW X Series


  BMW X3, a new design concept.





The new BMW X5 is an extraordinary show.





The BMW X6 Almighty Coupe is unforgettable.


The new BMW Z4 Roadster is a new design classic


BMW M Series


  The new BMW M3 Coupé, the ubiquitous sports car temperament.





The power of the BMW M5 forward.





The BMW M6 is smart and elegant.


The most mad concept car in the history of cars



BMW has developed a transformable car "GINA", which uses seamless fabric material to cover the entire metal structure.
Based on this design, the driver can change the shape of the car at will, and it is said that it is the Transformers in the car kingdom.


BMW''''''''s new concept car Vision Efficient Dynamics



It is a plug-in hybrid that debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show with a three-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine.


The acceleration of 100 meters is only 4.8 seconds, and the fuel consumption per 100 kilometers is 3.75L.
The hybrid system has a total output of 356 hp and a maximum torque of 590 lb-ft.


Post mark meaning
Behind the model:
16i 18i 18d 20i 20d 23i 23d 25i 25d 28i 28d 30i 30d 35i 35d 40i 40d 50i 60i
New BMW X5
The two digits are approximate displacement (18i is 2.0 engine, 23i is 2.5 engine, X1 25i is 3.0 engine, 35i and 40i is 3.0T engine, 50i is 4.4T engine), and some models of 5 series and 3 series Model with x, that is, with X-Drive four-wheel drive system, with L is the extended version.
d stands for diesel engine
I stands for electronically controlled fuel injection
L stands for extended version
X stands for xDrive four-wheel drive version