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The History Of BMW
The BMW company - short for Bayerische Motoren Werke - was established in 1916 with an initial goal of manufacturing military aircraft engines. After the first World War, the Bavarian company also started to produce railway brakes.In 1928, BMW produced its first car: the Dixi 3/15. Produced in the firm’s Eisenach factory, the car was powered with a four-cylinder engine with a 0.8 litre capacity, delivering 15 horsepower. Despite its small engine, the car could reach speeds of up to 50 mph.
The Roadster 328 was first produced in 1936 and it’s clear that, during this period, BMW focused on producing high quality vehicles. The Roadster 328 sported a 2-litre engine combined with 80 horsepower. At the time, this car was unbeatable on the famous Nurburgring race track and it was nominated for Car of the Century.
By 1951, BMW had further developed its technology, producing its popular 501 model. This was followed by the 1500 model in 1962, which performed well in various motorsport races, winning over middle class drivers.
The series 5 model was launched in 1972 and it was later joined by the series 3 and 7, which are still manufactured today. BMW also produced the series 6 model, designed to combine sport and luxury.In 1994, BMW took over the Rover Group, which included Rover, Land Rover, Mini and MG. This cooperated ended 6 years later and BMW incurred a loss equal to around 9 billion Deutschmark.
At the turn of the century, BMW decided to start expanding into the sports and recreational car segments, releasing the X5 and X3 range of models.
Since its early days, BMW has always been involved in motorsports, as its vehicles are known for the high quality performance and top quality sub-assemblies.In 1982, BMW made its debut in Formula 1 and, just a year later, Nelson Piquet won the Formula 1 World Championship, driving a Brabham BMW BT52. BMW has been a key winner in motorsports and the most successful modification of a serial car - the BMW M3 - comes from the company in Munich.
Popular Makes And Models
With its long legacy, it’s only logical that BMW has a vast number of popular, recognisable cars under its belt. Some of the most successful, popular and recognisable cars include:
- BMW 1 series E81
- BMW 3 series E90
- Series 5 Gran Turismo
- BMW 6 series E63
- BMW 7 Series F01
- BMW X1
- BMW X3
- BMW X5
- BMW X6
- BMW Z4
- BMW M, M3, M5 and M6.
When it comes to BMW tyres, many companies cooperate with BMW to provide original equipment. Various Continental tyres have been sued on the 3 series, 5 series, SUV, X5, X6, M Coupe and Roadster, including the:
Another popular option is Dunlop tyres. This includes: