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Bayerische Motoren Werke AG
Type Aktiengesellschaft
Founded 1913
Headquarters Flag of Germany Munich, Germany
Key people Norbert Reithofer,
Chairman & CEO
Industry Automotive
Products Automobiles
Motorcycle
Bicycles
Revenue €56 billion (2007)
Employees 107,079 (2007)
Subsidiaries MINI
Rolls-Royce
Website www.bmw.com
BMW Headquarters in Munich, Germany
BMW Headquarters in Munich, Germany

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW), (English: Bavarian Motor Works) is an independent German automobile manufacturer founded in 1913. BMW is a worldwide manufacturer of high-performance and luxury automobiles and motorcycles, and is the current parent company of both the MINI and Rolls-Royce car brands. Bayerische Motoren Werke AG BMW Car Manufacturer Bob Marley & The Wailers Biodegradable municipal waste Boy Meets World Category: ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Aktiengesellschaft (IPA: ; abbreviated AG) is a German term that refers to a corporation that is limited by shares, i. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... For other uses, see Munich (disambiguation). ... Dr Ing. ... Car redirects here. ... Car redirects here. ... For other uses, see Motorcycle (disambiguation). ... This mountain bicycle features oversized tires, a sturdy frame, front shock absorbers, and handlebars oriented perpendicular to the bikes axis Bicycle may also refer to Bicycle Playing Cards. ... For the tax agency in Ireland of the same name, see Revenue Commissioners. ... One thousand million (1,000,000,000) is the natural number following 999,999,999 and preceding 1,000,000,001. ... This article is about work. ... A subsidiary, in business, is an entity that is controlled by another entity. ... For the original Mini produced by the British Motor Corporation, see Mini. ... Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is a BMW subsidiary responsible for the manufacture of the Rolls-Royce Phantom. ... A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ... BMW headquarters in Munich, Germany is one of the few buildings built from top to bottom. ... Image File history File links Bayerische_Motoren_Werke_Aktiengesellschaft. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Industrial robots welding a car body in the white section of a production line. ... Typically describes a vehicle (generally a car) that has been designed with specific performance capabilities, above and beyond those of normal vehicles. ... A contemporary Lincoln Town Car, an example of the traditional luxury car design. ... Car redirects here. ... BMW began as an aeroplane engine manufacturer. ... For the original Mini produced by the British Motor Corporation, see Mini. ... Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is a BMW subsidiary responsible for the manufacture of the Rolls-Royce Phantom. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about brands in marketing. ...


Beginning with aircraft engines, BMW AG produced a variety of products in its early years, eventually shifting to motorcycle production in 1923 and automobiles in 1928. Since 1928, 96% of all BMW's produced still remain on the road today.[citation needed] The circular blue and white BMW logo does not symbolize a spinning propeller but rather represents the colours of the Bavarian National Flag, according to BMW spokesman Joerg Huebner (although the imagery did appear in post-WWI advertisements). The BMW roundel badge is believed to have been partially derived from the logo of its predecessor company Rapp Motorenwerke, while ultimately taking on the colors and checkers from the arms of Bavaria (fusilly in bend argent and azure).[1][2] BMW's first significant aircraft powerplant was the outstanding BMW IIIa inline-six liquid-cooled engine of 1918, much preferred for its high-altitude performance, and among its successful WWII engine designs were included the BMW 132 and BMW 801 air-cooled radial engines, and the pioneering BMW 003 axial-flow turbojet. For other uses, see Motorcycle (disambiguation). ... Rapp Motorenwerke GmbH was one of the first aircraft engine manufacturers in Germany at the turn of of the 19th Century and underwent numerous mergers and changes before becoming BMW AG. // Karl Rapp and Julius Auspitzer founded Karl Rapp Motorenwerke GmbH (Rapp Motorenwerke) with a capital stock of RM 200. ... For other uses, see Bavaria (disambiguation). ... BMW IIIa was an inline six-cylinder, water-cooled aircraft engine designed by Max Friz that was the first-ever product from BMW GmbH. Its success laid the foundation for future BMW success. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The BMW 132 was a nine-cylinder radial aircraft engine produced by BMW starting in 1933. ... The BMW 801 was a powerful German air-cooled radial aircraft engine built by BMW and used in a number of German military aircraft of World War II. The engine’s cylinders were in two rows of seven cylinders each, the bore and stroke were both 156 mm, giving a... Radial engine of a biplane. ... The BMW 003 was an early turbojet engine produced in Germany during World War II. Work on its design began earlier than the contemporary Junkers Jumo 004 engine, but prolonged developmental problems meant that the BMW 003 entered production much later, and the aircraft projects that had been designed with... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the transportation company in southern China, see TurboJET. Turbojets are the oldest kind of general purpose jet engines. ...


BMW AG bought the British Rover Group (which at the time consisted of the Rover, Land Rover and MG marques as well as the rights to defunct marques including Austin and Morris) in 1994 and owned it for six years. By 2000, Rover was making huge losses and BMW decided to sell the combine. The MG and Rover marques were sold to the Phoenix Consortium to form MG Rover, while Land Rover was taken over by Ford. BMW, meanwhile, retained the rights to build the new MINI, which was launched in 2001. Rover Group plc was the name that was given by the British government, in 1986, to the state-owned vehicle manufacturer British Leyland or BL. After divesting of its commercial vehicle and bus manufacturing divisions the company by then consisting of the car manufacturing arm Austin Rover Group and the... // Rover was a British automobile manufacturer and later a marque based at the former Austin Longbridge plant in Birmingham. ... Land Rover was the name of one of the first British civilian all-terrain utility vehicles, first produced by Rover in 1947. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Austin Motor Company was a British manufacturer of automobiles that rose to be a major motorcar brand, the dominant partner after merger with Morris in 1952 but declining after absorption into the British Leyland Motor Corporation, and its subsequent troubles. ... Morris Motor logo, from a UK Royal Mail van 1927 Morris Cowley 1928 Morris Minor Saloon 1946 Morris Ten Series M 1953 Morris Minor Series 2 1971 Morris 1000 Traveller The Morris Motor Company was a former British car manufacturing company. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... MG Rover are the largest independent manufacturer of cars in the British motor industry. ... “Ford” redirects here. ... The BMW or New MINI is a car produced by BMW since 2001. ... This article is about the year. ...

Contents

Production

Total world production in 2006 was 1,366,838 vehicles produced in 5 countries. [3]

Country Make Cars (2006) Models
Germany BMW 905,057 Others
United Kingdom Mini 187,454 All Minis
Rolls-Royce 67 All Rolls-Royce
Austria BMW 114,306 BMW X3
USA BMW 105,172 BMW X5, X6, Z4
South Africa BMW 54,782 BMW 3-Series
Total 1,366,838

For the original Mini produced by the British Motor Corporation, see Mini. ... Rolls-Royce car may refer to vehicles produced by: Rolls-Royce Limited (1906-1973) Rolls-Royce Motors (1973-2003), which was owned by Vickers between 1980 and 1998, and after that by Volkswagen. ...

Motorcycles

See also: BMW Motorrad and History of BMW motorcycles
The R32, the first BMW motorcycle.
The R32, the first BMW motorcycle.

BMW began building motorcycle engines and then motorcycles after World War I. It's motorcycle division is now known as BMW Motorrad. Their first successful motorcycle, after the failed Helios and Flink, was the "R32" in 1923. This had a "Boxer" twin engine, in which an ICCE cylinder protrudes into the air-flow from each side of the machine. Apart from their singles (basically to the same pattern), all their motorcycles had used this distinctive layout until the early 1980s. Many BMWs are still produced to this pattern, which is designated the R Series. BMW began as an aeroplane engine manufacturer. ... Image File history File linksMetadata R32-pn. ... Image File history File linksMetadata R32-pn. ... BMW began as an aeroplane engine manufacturer. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... BMW began as an aeroplane engine manufacturer. ... BMW began as an aeroplane engine manufacturer. ... BMW motorcycle powered by a flat-twin engine A flat-twin is a two cylinder internal combustion engine where the cylinders are arranged in a flat configuration. ...


During the Second World War, BMW produced the BMW R75 motorcycle with a sidecar attached. Featuring a unique design copied from the Zündapp KS750, its sidecar wheel was also motor driven. Combined with a lockable differential, this made the vehicle very capable off-road, an equivalent in many ways to the Jeep. The BMW R75 was World War II-era motorcycle and sidecar combination produced by the German company BMW. BMW were already producing a number of popular and highly effective motorcycles, and developed the R75 in response to a request from the German army for a machine more capable in off... BMW R51/3 motorcycle with sidecar Ural Retro with sidecar Vespa scooter with sidecar This article concerns sidecar as an attachment to a motocycle. ... A Zündapp KS750 Wehrmacht sidecar from the 1940s. ... In an automobile and other four-wheeled vehicles, a differential is a device, usually consisting of gears, for allowing each of the driving wheels to rotate at different speeds, while supplying equal torque to each of them. ... The Willys MB US Army Jeep, along with the nearly identical Ford GPW were manufactured from 1941 to 1945. ...


In 1983 came the K Series (affectionately known as "The Flying Brick"), still shaft drive but now water cooled and with either 3 or 4 cylinders mounted in a straight line from front to back. Shortly after, BMW also started making the chain-driven F and G series with single and parallel twin Rotax engines. Rotax is an Austrian engine manufacturer, founded in 1920 in Dresden, Germany. ...


In the early 1990s, BMW updated the airhead Boxer engine which became known as the oilhead. In 2002, the oilhead engine had two spark plugs per cylinder. In 2004 it added a built-in balance shaft, an increased capacity to 1170 cc and enhanced performance to 100 hp (75 kW) for the R1200GS, compared to 85 hp (63 kW) of the previous R1150GS. More powerful variants of the oilhead and hexhead engines are available in the R1100S and R1200S, producing 98 hp (73 kW) and 122 hp (91 kW), respectively. Airheads are the typical BMW 247-enginetype that were build from 1932 up to 1995. ... An oilhead is a BMW motorcycle engine that uses oil to transfer heat to the atmosphere, using oil/air for engine cooling. ... The BMW GS series of dual purpose off-road/on-road BMW motorcycles have been produced from 1980 to the present day. ...

K1200GT
K1200GT

In 2004, BMW introduced the new K1200S Sports Bike which marked a departure for BMW. It is both powerful (the engine is a 167 hp (125 kW) unit derived from the company's work with the Williams F1 team) and significantly lighter than previous K models. It was BMW's latest attempt to keep up with the pace of development of sports machines from the likes of Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha, and Suzuki. Innovations include a unique electronically adjustable front and rear suspension, and a Hossack-type front fork BMW calls Duolever. Image File history File links K1200gt600. ... Image File history File links K1200gt600. ... This article is about the Japanese motor corporation. ... Kawasaki logo Kawasaki is one of the worlds major manufacturers of motorcycles with an extensive product line. ... Yamaha may refer to: Yamaha Corporation – A manufacturer of a diverse range of musical instruments and electronics. ... For other uses, see Suzuki (disambiguation). ...


BMW was one of the earliest manufacturers to offer anti-lock brakes on production motorcycles starting in the late 1980s. The generation of anti-lock brakes available on the 2006 and later BMW motorcycles pave the way for the introduction of sophisticated electronic stability control, or anti-skid technology - a first for production motorcycles - later in the 2007 model year. An anti-lock braking system (ABS) (translated from German, Antiblockiersystem) is a system on motor vehicles which prevents the wheels from locking while braking. ... Electronic stability control (ESC) is a computerized technology that improves the safety of a vehicles handling by detecting and preventing skids. ...


BMW has been an innovator in motorcycle suspension design, taking up telescopic front suspension long before most other manufacturers. Then they switched to Earles Fork, front suspension by swinging fork (1955 to 1969). Most modern BMWs are truly rear swingarm, single sided at the back (compare with the regular swinging fork usually, and wrongly, called swinging arm). 1968 BMW R60US with conventional telescopic fork Yamahas inverted telescopic fork The worlds first oil-damped telescopic fork, on a 1939 BMW R12 Trailing link fork on a 1928 BMW R57 Unusual trailing bottom link on a Honda Rune Earles front forks on three BMWs BMW Telelever fork... Swinging arm is a very common form of car (and increasingly motorcycle) suspension, particularily at the rear. ...


Some BMWs started using yet another trademark front suspension design, the Telelever, in the early 1990s. Like the Earles Fork, the Telelever significantly reduces dive under braking.


Motorcycle clubs

BMW motorcycles have invoked worldwide interest from clubs. The two largest BMW motorcycle clubs in the world, the BMW Riders Association and the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America[citation needed] are headquartered in the United States. Clubs (♣) is one of the four suits found in playing cards, marked with a black trefoil; the term is translated from the Spanish basto. ... BMW RA is the BMW Riders Association. ... Founders of BMW MOA in Chicago in 1972. ...


Automobiles

1 Series

Main article: BMW 1 Series

The 1 Series was launched globally in Fall 2004 and shares many structural, chassis, powertrain, hardware and electronic elements with the larger 3 Series. The model was started to provide a lower point of entry into the BMW range as the 3 Series moved gradually up-market. Initially launched as a 5-door hatchback, a 3-door version was also launched in July 2007. The 1 Series is priced between the MINI and the current E90 3 Series. Because the coupe is the only rear wheel drive vehicle in its class, it is somewhat considered the successor to the BMW 2002. The BMW 1 Series (code name E87) is a Small-luxury car / small family car produced by the German automaker BMW since 2004. ... Autumn colours at Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire, England. ... For the original Mini produced by the British Motor Corporation, see Mini. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Rear wheel drive was a common form of engine/transmission layout used in automobiles throughout the 20th century. ... See also BMW 2002tii The BMW New Class was a line of compact sedans launched with the 1962 1500. ...


The 1 Series coupe and convertible went on sale in the United States in model year 2008 as the 128i and the 135i. The convertible, unlike the 3 Series convertible, uses a soft-top instead of a folding hardtop. This is lighter, cheaper to manufacture and preserves more trunk space than the folding hardtop would allow. The model year of a product is a number used to describe approximately when a product was produced. ...

3 Series

Main article: BMW 3 Series

The BMW 3 Series is a compact executive car manufactured since model year 1975. The 3 Series is currently in its fifth generation, the E90 Current models include the sport sedan (E90), station wagon (E91), coupe (E92), and convertible (E93). The BMW 3 Series is a compact executive car manufactured by the German automaker BMW since May 1975. ... Alfa Romeo 159, a compact executive car mainly sold in Europe Infiniti G35, an entry-level luxury car for sale in North America and Japan Compact executive car (British English, Mittelklasse in German) or entry-level luxury car (American English) is a car classification which respectively describes large family cars... The model year of a product is a number used to describe approximately when a product was produced. ... The BMW E90 automobile platform is the fifth generation of the BMW 3 Series range of entry-level luxury/compact executive cars. ...


The 3 series is one of BMW's most important models, as it accounts for a majority of its worldwide sales.

5 Series

Main article: BMW 5 Series

A mid-size executive car. For model year 2008, BMW has revised the 5 Series with a slightly redesigned interior, subtle exterior details, and new motor options. The BMW 5 Series is a mid-size luxury car / executive car manufactured by BMW since 1972. ... A mid-size car, frequently referred to as an intermediate, is an automobile with a size between that of a compact and a full-size or standard-size car. ... Executive car is a British term used generally to describe an automobile larger than a large family car, but which is not a high-end or ultra luxury car, a multi-purpose vehicle or a sport utility vehicle. ... The model year of a product is a number used to describe approximately when a product was produced. ...

  • The M5 is the Motorsport division's version of the 5 Series. The new M5 (built on the E60 5 series chassis) is powered by a F1-inspired V10 engine, producing 507 hp (378 kW) and is mated with a 7-speed sequential manual gearbox (SMG) transmission, which is capable of a top speed of about 330 km/h (production variants are restricted to 250 km/h, or 155 mph). BMW has also recently added a 6-speed manual transmission for 2007 and newer models.

6 Series

Main article: BMW 6 Series

The 6 Series is BMW's grand touring luxury sport coupe, based on the 5 Series' platform. Currently available as the 650i in coupe and convertible models in the U.S., the 6 Series returned in 2004 after a 15-year absence from BMW's model lineup. The BMW 6 Series is two distinct lines of automobiles from BMW, both coupés. ... A grand tourer (Italian: ), (initialised GT), is a high-performance automobile designed for long-distance driving. ... A contemporary Lincoln Town Car, an example of the traditional luxury car design. ...

  • M6: A high performance version of the 6 Series. Developed by BMW's M Division, it is powered by the same 5.0 L V10 507 hp (378 kW) engine seen in the BMW M5. It is currently available in Europe, North America, South America, Australia and South Africa.
BMW 7-Series (E65, pre-update)
BMW 7-Series (E65, pre-update)

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7 Series

Main article: BMW 7 Series

BMW's full-size flagship executive sedan. Typically, BMW introduces many of their innovations first in the 7 Series. For example, the somewhat controversial iDrive system debuted in the 7 Series. The 7 Series Hydrogen, featuring one of the world's first hydrogen fueled combustion engines, is fueled by liquid hydrogen and emits only water vapor. Since the infrastructure for refueling a hydrogen internal combustion engine is not widely available, the V12 engine also runs on gasoline. Numerous engines power the 7 Series worldwide. BMW offers diesel, straight 6, V8 and V12 motors, as well as the Alpina tuned supercharged V8. It is also available in a bulletproof version.[citation needed] The BMW 7 Series is a line of full-size luxury vehicles produced by the German automaker BMW. It replaced the New Six models in 1977. ... 2001 BMW 750iL The Ford Falcon, a popular Australian full-size car A full-size car is a marketing term used in North America for an automobile larger than a mid-size car. ... A notchback full-size luxury sedan. ... iDrive is a computer-like system, which is used to control most secondary vehicle systems in many current BMW cars. ... This article is about the chemistry of hydrogen. ... A V12 is an internal combustion engine with 12 cylinders in V configuration. ... Petrol redirects here. ... Diesel engines in a museum Diesel generator on an oil tanker A diesel engine is an internal combustion engine which operates using the Diesel cycle. ... A BMW M20B25 engine with the cylinder head removed, showing the pistons in the six cylinders of the engine. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... A V12 is an internal combustion engine with 12 cylinders in V configuration. ... Alpina Burkard Bovensiepen GmbH is an automobile tuning company based in Buchloe, in the Ostallgäu district of Bavaria, Germany specializing in BMW cars. ... It has been suggested that bulletproof (reliability) be merged into this article or section. ...

BMW X3 (current generation)
BMW X3 (current generation)

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X3

Main article: BMW X3

BMW's second crossover SUV debuted in 2004 (called SAV or Sports Activity Vehicle by BMW) and is based on the E46 3 Series platform. For 2007, the X3 is powered by the N52 inline 6 cylinder engine that debuted on the 2006 E90 3 Series. In 2007 a face lift was given to the X3, including an X-drive update, suspension adjustments, an engine upgrade, and aesthetics inside and out. The BMW X3 is a compact luxury crossover SUV (though BMW advertises it as an SAV, or Sport Activity Vehicle) produced by the German automaker BMW. It is based on the BMW 3-Series automobile platform. ...


Marketed in Europe as an off-roader, it benefits from BMW's xDrive all-wheel drive system.


X5

Main article: BMW X5
2007 E70 BMW X5
2007 E70 BMW X5

The BMW X5 (E53) is a mid-size luxury SUV (SAV) sold by BMW since 2000. It features all-wheel drive and a line of straight-6 and V8 engines. For non-U.S. models there is a 3.0 L diesel engine. The BMW X5 is a mid-size crossover SUV sold by BMW since 1999. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 496 pixel Image in higher resolution (1441 × 894 pixel, file size: 323 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): BMW ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 496 pixel Image in higher resolution (1441 × 894 pixel, file size: 323 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): BMW ...


The BMW E70 automobile platform replaced the BMW E53 as the X5's underpinnings in November 2006. The E70-based X5 SUV features many new technological advancements including BMW's iDrive system as standard equipment and, for the first time in a BMW, an optional third row seat. The BMW E70 automobile platform will be the basis for the future X5 SUV. It will replace the BMW E53. ... The BMW E53 automobile platform was the basis for the 2000 through present X5 SUV. It will be replaced by the BMW E70 in the future. ...


The current generation incorporates safety innovations for the crossover segment, such as a unique rear framing section to protect 3rd row occupants from injury due to an impact.


The U.S. E70 features either a 3.0si(253 hp)or a 4.8i(350 hp) powertrain. In most parts of Europe, either a 3.0d(232 hp)or a 3.0sd(282 hp) powertrain is available. It has been announced that the X5 M will be released in 2008. It will feature the V12 engine from the 7 Series, which will provide the car with 432 hp (322 kW). The X5 M will feature a full body kit, new alloy wheels, and generally a revised look.

BMW X6
BMW X6

X6

Main article: BMW X6

A crossover coupe SUV released by BMW in December 2007. The BMW X6 is an upcoming full-size luxury crossover SUV to be released in the 2009 model year. ...


An all new version of the 550i/650i's engine is being used in the X6 with twin turbo technology from the 135i/335i. The standard engines 340 bhp will be increased to 410 bhp.


Z4

Main article: BMW Z4

A 2-seater roadster and coupe which succeeded the Z3. From 2006 the Z4 Roadster is available as a 3.0i (3.0 L I6 with 215 hp), a 3.0si available with the new generation 3.0 L I6 with 255 hp (190 kW), a 2.5si with a 2.5 I6 with 218 bhp (163 kW) or a 2.0i with a 150 bhp (112 kW) 2.0 L I4. The Z4 coupe is available only in the high-performance 3.0si trim powered by the 3.0 L 255 hp (190 kW) I6. The Z4 is currently built at the Spartanburg plant. The BMW Z4 is a rear-wheel drive sports car by the German automaker BMW, known as the E85 in roadster form and E86 in coupe form. ... 1950 Jaguar XK120 Roadster This article is about the car body style. ... 1995 Buick Riviera coupe A coupé (from the French for cut) or coupe is a two or four-seater car with a fixed roof and two doors. ... The BMW Z3 was the first modern mass-market roadster produced by BMW, as well as the first BMW model assembled in the United States. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into BMW. (Discuss) BMW Zentrum Spartanburg (visitor center) BMW Manufacturing Co. ...

  • Z4 M The new Z4 M roadster and coupe have been released with an E46 M3 motor (3.2 L, 333 hp) and also features the M braking, suspension, and styling characteristics.

BMW M

Main article: BMW M

BMW M GmbH (previously: BMW Motorsport GmbH) is a subsidiary of German car manufacturer BMW AG established in May 1972 with just eight employees. ...

M3

E92 M3 Coupé
E92 M3 Coupé
Main article: BMW M3

Based on the 3 Series, the M3 defined an entirely new market for BMW: a race-ready production vehicle. Since its debut, the M3 is heralded in enthusiast circles, in large part due to its unique geometry and award winning engines. The newest platform became available fall of 2007 in Europe, and second quarter of 2008 for the U.S. in Coupe (E92), and later the Cabriolet (E93), and Sedan (E90) variants. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 499 pixelsFull resolution (2813 × 1756 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 499 pixelsFull resolution (2813 × 1756 pixel, file size: 1. ... The BMW M3 is a high performance version (produced by BMW M GmbH ) of the popular compact BMW 3-Series automobile, made by BMW. M3 models have been derived from the E30, E36, E46 and E90/2/3 3-series. ... The BMW 3 Series is a compact executive car manufactured by the German automaker BMW since May 1975. ...


M5

BMW M5
BMW M5
Main article: BMW M5

Based on the 5 Series, the M5 is the M division's 507 hp (378 kW) V10-powered version of the E60 5 series which accelerates to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.7 seconds.[4] The M5 was at one point the fastest production sedan ever produced.[citation needed] The BMW M5 is a high-performance version of the BMW 5-Series automobile made by BMW M GmbH. M5 versions of the E28, E34, E39 and E60 5-Series have been made. ... The BMW 5 Series is a mid-size luxury car / executive car manufactured by BMW since 1972. ...


M6

BMW M6 Coupe
BMW M6 Coupe
BMW M6 Convertible
BMW M6 Convertible
Main article: BMW M6

The M6 is the M division's version of the 6 Series. The M6 shares its drivetrain with the M5. The V10 produces 508 hp (379 kW) and 383lb/ft (520Nm) of Torque. The production M6 debuted at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show. It is currently available in a coupe and a convertible version. There is speculation that an M6 CSL version is to be released in the future. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 407 pixelsFull resolution (2068 × 1052 pixel, file size: 127 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 407 pixelsFull resolution (2068 × 1052 pixel, file size: 127 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... The BMW M6 is a high-performance version of the 6-Series automobile, designed by the motorsport division of the German manufacturer. ... 74th Geneva Motor Show The Salon International de lAuto (or Geneva Motor Show) is an annual auto show held in March in the Swiss city of Geneva. ...


The vehicle is based on the 6 Series coupe and convertible, which were launched in 2004.


Carbon fiber and other light materials are used in places like the bumpers and roof that are far from the centre of gravity and/or high up, so that they not only reduce the overall weight but improve the handling by reducing the moment of inertia and the centre of mass height.


The previous generation was launched in 1983, but ended in 1989 with around 5,855 sold.


Z4 M

BMW Z4 M Roadster
BMW Z4 M Roadster
Main articles: BMW M Coupe and BMW M Roadster

The Z4 M is powered by the same 3.2-litre straight-six engine featured in the BMW M3(E46), detuned slightly to fit in the Z4's smaller engine bay. The engine’s performance figures are: 3,246 cc displacement, 333 bhp (248 kW) at 7,900 rpm, 262 lb·ft (355 N·m) of torque at 4,900 rpm, 8,000 rpm redline. Output per litre is 103 bhp (77 kW), and power-to-weight ratio is 9.9 lb/bhp. Acceleration to 60 mph (100 km/h) comes in 4.8 seconds and top speed is limited electronically to 155 mph (249 km/h). Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x750, 192 KB) Summary The 2006 BMW M Roadster. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x750, 192 KB) Summary The 2006 BMW M Roadster. ... BMW M Coupe BMW M Coupe The BMW M Coupe, nicknamed the Shoe, Clown Shoe, Boot, Shooting Brake or Bread Van by enthusiasts, is a high-performance automobile produced by BMW from 1998 to 2002. ... The BMW M Roadster is the BMW M performance model of the BMW Z3 and BMW Z4 convertibles. ... Tachometer showing red lines above 14,000 rpm. ...


Future

  • Z10/M10: A supercar to succeed the Z8, will likely compete with the Audi R8 and Porsche 911; in September 2007 BMW Group registered the M10 name. It will likely have a front engine/rear wheel drive drivetrain setup. It is also likely to feature the V10 found in the M5 and M6 models, but producing around 550 horsepower. It is expected to weigh less than 3000 pounds.
  • BMW X1 : A sports-activity vehicle based on the BMW 1-Series to be positioned below the X3. Likely to be built at Magna Steyr in Austria, where X3 production will be phased out.
  • BMW PAS : the BMW Progressive Activity Sedan has been officially announced, yet it is unclear exactly what this will be conceptually. Sources[who?] say it is based on a 7 Series platform in a 5-seater hatchback-style car.
  • BMW F01/F02 7-Series : The F01 and F02 will be the replacement for the current 7-Series for either 2008 or 2009. The F02 is the longer wheelbase version, which will get a more differentiated design than before. In addition, there will be a Rolls-Royce sedan based on this platform that will be positioned below the flagship Phantom and compete with cars such as the Bentley Continental Flying Spur.
  • BMW CS: May revive the 8-series nameplate. A four-door grand tourer/coupé to be based on the BMW CS Concept, competing against the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class and Porsche Panamera[5]
  • BMW X5 M- A high-performance version of the current X5, may be powered by the V10 from the M5.

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Prototypes

BMW CS Concept
  • 1990 BMW M8 Prototype: A high-performance version of the 8 Series coupe that was designed to compete with Ferrari and other exotics. It was never put into production because of the lack of a market for such a car.
  • 1999 Z9: a concept car designed by Adrian van Hooydonk that marked a departure from BMW's traditional conservative style, causing some controversy among BMW enthusiasts. This later on became the 6-series.
  • BMW 750hL: showcased at Expo 2000 at the BMW World exhibit. A 7 Series sedan powered by a hydrogen fuel cell engine. As of March 2007, there are as many as 100 750hL vehicles worldwide for testing & publicity purposes.See the BMW website.
  • 2001 BMW xCoupe
  • 2007 BMW CS Concept: BMW has expressed interest in producing the vehicle possibly under the 8 Series name.
  • 2008 Concept 1 series tii: A high=performance tuned version of the 1 Series. "tii" references the 2002tii model.
  • 2008 BMW GINA: concept based on the structure of a Z8 with a light fabric skin and hydro-electric technology to allow the shape to change.[6]

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Out of production

  • M1: a 1970s mid-engine sports car, designed in conjunction with Lamborghini. As Lamborghini went into bankruptcy the production was shifted to the German Karmanwerke.
  • Z3: a 2-seater roadster. Appeared in the James Bond film GoldenEye, marking the first time Pierce Brosnan played Bond and the first time the MI6 agent's gadget-laden car wasn't British.
    • M coupé and roadster: high-performance hard-top and soft-top versions of the Z3.
  • 8 Series: a fast, high-technology coupé of the 1990s. Unconfirmed rumors suggest that this may be revived, see BMW CS Concept, to compete with the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.
  • Z1: a late 1980s two-seater with innovative modular construction; only 8,000 were made. Best known for its vertically sliding doors.
  • Z8: a roadster and halo car with design based on the classic 507 roadster from the 1950s. Appeared in the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough, marking the last time Bond would drive a BMW. Only 5000 were built, the last 500 being a special edition built by Alpina but sold directly from BMW. It was built on an aluminum space frame design.

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Classics

BMW 319/1 – built in 1935
BMW 319/1 – built in 1935
BMW 3/15 "Dixi"
BMW 3/15 "Dixi"
1936 BMW Model 319 4-Window Cabriolet
1936 BMW Model 319 4-Window Cabriolet
1958 BMW Model 507 Roadster
1958 BMW Model 507 Roadster

BMW made many cars over the years which have had great impact on the world of motoring. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1176 × 783 pixel, file size: 275 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Bildbeschreibung: BMW 319/1, Baujahr 1935 (6-Zyl. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1176 × 783 pixel, file size: 275 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Bildbeschreibung: BMW 319/1, Baujahr 1935 (6-Zyl. ... BMW logo The BMW 3/15 was BMWs first car, first produced in 1928. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 800 pixel, file size: 139 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)1936 BMW Model 319 4-Window Cabriolet photographed at The Auto Collections in Las Vegas, Nevada, by Douglas Wilkinson for www. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 800 pixel, file size: 139 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)1936 BMW Model 319 4-Window Cabriolet photographed at The Auto Collections in Las Vegas, Nevada, by Douglas Wilkinson for www. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 480 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 720 pixel, file size: 118 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)1958 BMW Model 507 Roadster photographed at the Blackhawk Auto Museum in Danville, California, by Douglas Wilkinson for www. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 480 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 720 pixel, file size: 118 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)1958 BMW Model 507 Roadster photographed at the Blackhawk Auto Museum in Danville, California, by Douglas Wilkinson for www. ...

  • 3.0 CSL
  • M1
  • M3
  • M5
  • M6 (e24) First production line M car. Supercoupe capable of over 150 mph (240 km/h)
  • M Roadster
  • Dixi, 3/20, 303, 309, 315, 319, 320, 321, 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, 335
  • Isetta, 600, 700
  • 501, 502, 503, 507
  • 3200 CS, 2000 CS, 2002 Turbo
  • New Sixes (2500/2800/Bavaria/2.5/2.8/3.0/3.3): Predecessor to today's 7 Series
  • New Class (1500/1502/1600/1800/1802/2000/2002): Predecessor to the 3 Series

The BMW M1 is a supercar produced by the German automaker BMW from 1978 to 1981. ... The BMW M3 is a high performance version (produced by BMW M GmbH ) of the popular compact BMW 3-Series automobile, made by BMW. M3 models have been derived from the E30, E36, E46 and E90/2/3 3-series. ... The BMW M5 is a high-performance version of the BMW 5-Series automobile made by BMW M GmbH. M5 versions of the E28, E34, E39 and E60 5-Series have been made. ... The BMW M6 is a high-performance version of the 6-Series automobile, designed by the motorsport division of the German manufacturer. ... The BMW M Roadster is the BMW M performance model of the BMW Z3 and BMW Z4 convertibles. ... The BMW 328 was a sports car made by BMW between 1936 and 1940, designed by Fritz Fiedler. ... Iso Isetta Turismo The Isetta was one of the most successful microcars produced in the post-WWII years—a time when cheap, short distance transportation was most needed. ... The BMW 600 was a small car produced by BMW from 1955 to 1957. ... The BMW 700 was a small rear-engined car produced by BMW from 1959 to 1965, based on the BMW 600 (which was based on the Isetta). ... The BMW 507 is thought by many to be one of the most beautiful cars ever produced. ... The BMW New Sixes were a line of luxury six-cylinder automobiles produced from 1968 to 1977. ... The BMW 7 Series is a line of full-size luxury vehicles produced by the German automaker BMW. It replaced the New Six models in 1977. ... BMW 1602—1. ... The BMW 3 Series is a compact executive car manufactured by the German automaker BMW since May 1975. ...

Series Generations

Internally, BMW associates an "e-code" for each generation of a series ("E" stands for Entwicklung, German for development or evolution). These "chassis codes" only change to signify a major redesign of a series, or the introduction of a new series. BMW AG reported in September 2006 that BMW would switch to the letter "F" for their future models, beginning with the F01 7 Series replacement. The BMW F01 is an automobile platform in BMWs 7-series expected to go into production in late 2008, as a replacement for the current 7-series (BMW E65/E66) platform. ... The BMW 7 Series is a line of full-size luxury vehicles produced by the German automaker BMW. It replaced the New Six models in 1977. ...

2.5, 2.8, 3.0, 3.3 "New Six" sedans The BMW New Sixes were a line of luxury six_cylinder automobiles produced from 1968 to 1977. ...

  • BMW E9 — (1969–1975) 2800CS, 3.0CS, 3.0CSL "New Six" coupés
  • BMW E12 — (1974–1981) 5 Series
  • BMW E21 — (1976–1983) 3 Series
  • BMW E23 — (1977–1986) 7 Series
  • BMW E24 — (1976–1989) 6 Series
  • BMW E26 — (1978–1981) M1
  • BMW E28 — (1981–1987) 5 Series
  • BMW E30 — (1984–1991) 3 Series (1982-1983 E30 sold in Europe)
  • BMW E31 — (1989–1997) 8 Series
  • BMW E32 — (1986–1994) 7 Series
  • BMW E34 — (1988–1995) 5 Series
  • BMW E36 — (1992–1999) 3 Series
  • BMW E36/5 — (1995–1998) 3 Series Compact (US market known as "318ti")
  • BMW E36/7 — (1996-2002) Z3 Series Roadster
  • BMW E36/8 — (1998-2002) Z3 Series Coupé
  • BMW E38 — (1994–2001) 7 Series
  • BMW E39 — (1995–2003) 5 Series
  • BMW E46/5 — (2000–2004) 3 Series Compact
  • BMW E46/4 — (1998–2005) 3 Series Sedan
  • BMW E46/3 — (1999–2005) 3 Series Touring/Sports Wagon
  • BMW E46/2 — (1999–2006) 3 Series Coupé
  • BMW E46/C — (1999–2006) 3 Series Convertible
  • BMW E52 — (2000–2003) Z8
  • BMW E53 — (2000–2006) X5
  • BMW E60 — (2004–present) 5 Series
  • BMW E61 — (2004–2007) 5 Series Touring/Sports Wagon
  • BMW E63 — (2004–present) 6 Series coupé
  • BMW E64 — (2004–present) 6 Series convertible
  • BMW E65 — (2002–2007) 7 Series short wheelbase
  • BMW E66 — (2002–2007) 7 Series long wheelbase
  • BMW E67 — (2002–2007) 7 Series Protection
  • BMW E70 — (2007-present) X5
  • BMW E71 — (2008) X6
  • BMW E72 — (2008) X6 Hybrid
  • BMW E81 — (2007-present) 1 Series (3-door)
  • BMW E82 — (2007-present) 1 Series Coupé
  • BMW E82/2 — (2010) Z2
  • BMW E83 — (2004–present) X3
  • BMW E85 — (2003–present) Z4
  • BMW E86 — (2006–present) Z4 Coupé
  • BMW E87 — (2004–present) 1 Series (5-door)
  • BMW E88 — (2008) 1 Series Convertible
  • BMW E89 — (2009) Z4 roadster
  • BMW E90 — (2005–present) 3 Series
  • BMW E91 — (2005–present) 3 Series Touring/Sports Wagon
  • BMW E92 — (2006–present) 3 Series Coupé
  • BMW E93 — (2007–present) 3 Series Convertible
  • BMW E99 — (2009) V5 Progressive Activity Sedan (PAS)
  • BMW F01 — (2008) 7 Series
  • BMW F02 — (2009) 7 Series long wheelbase
  • BMW F03 — (2008) 7 Series Protection
  • BMW F04 — (2009) 8 Series Light Base
  • BMW F10 — (2010) 5 Series
  • BMW F11 — (2012) 5 Series Touring/Sports Wagon
  • BMW F12 — (2011) 6 Series Coupé
  • BMW F12C - (2011) X4 Series Convertible/Coupé
  • BMW F13 — (2011) 6 Series Convertible
  • BMW F25 — (2011) X3
  • BMW F30 — (2012) 3 Series Sedan

Recently BMW has become concerned with the rising number of their vehicles being imported from the United States into Canada and with the cooperation of the Registrar of Imported Vehicles (a private contractor to the federal Government of Canada) has placed impediments to the importation of BMW vehicles into Canada. BMW now requires owners importing their cars into Canada to pay a fee of $300 (CDN) for a document guaranteeing the vehicle's admissibility into Canada and $500 (CDN) for a letter advising the Registrar of Imported Vehicles that there are no outstanding recalls on that vehicle. BMW 3. ... The BMW E12 automobile platform was the basis for the 1972 through 1981 BMW 5-Series automobiles and the first platform to bear the 5-Series name: the 5 denoting BMWs fifth New Class platform. ... BMW E21 is the platform designation for the first BMW 3-Series automobile, produced from 1975 to 1983. ... 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The BMW E31 automobile platform was the basis for the 1989 through 1999 BMW 8 Series. ... 1992 BMW E32 740i In 1986, BMW introduced the second generation of the 7 series, known internally as the E32. ... BMW 525i, E34 Touring version The BMW E34 is the version of the BMW 5 Series automobile built from February 1988 to 1995 (Touring until 1996). ... 318is Coupé 1995 316i Compact 1996 M3 Coupé E36 convertible E36 Wagon Georgia State Patrol 318i The E36 automobile platform was the basis for the 1991-1999 BMW 3 Series entry-level luxury car / compact executive car. ... 1999-2000 BMW 735iL The BMW E38 automobile platform was the basis for the 1994 through 2001 BMW 7 Series automobiles. ... 2000 BMW 540i E39 The E39 automobile platform was the basis for the 1996 through 2004 BMW 5 Series. ... The E46 automobile platform is the fourth generation of BMWs highly successful 3 Series entry-level luxury car / compact executive car. ... The E46 automobile platform is the fourth generation of BMWs highly successful 3 Series entry-level luxury car / compact executive car. ... The E46 automobile platform is the fourth generation of BMWs highly successful 3 Series entry-level luxury car / compact executive car. ... The E46 automobile platform is the fourth generation of BMWs highly successful 3 Series entry-level luxury car / compact executive car. ... The E46 automobile platform is the fourth generation of BMWs highly successful 3 Series entry-level luxury car / compact executive car. ... The BMW E52 automobile platform was the basis for the 2000 through 2004 Z8 convertible sports car. ... The BMW E53 automobile platform was the basis for the 2000 through present X5 SUV. It will be replaced by the BMW E70 in the future. ... The BMW E60 automobile platform is the basis of the 2004-onwards 5-Series automobile, replacing the BMW E39. ... The BMW E60 automobile platform is the basis of the 2004-onwards 5-Series automobile, replacing the BMW E39. ... 2004 BMW 645Ci Cabriolet 2004 645Ci Coupé 2006 630i Coupè Chris Bangle´s controversial 6 Series rear design 2006 BMW M6 Coupe The BMW E63/E64 (or 6 series) are luxury coupé introduced in 2004 by German car manufacturer, BMW. It comes as either a coupé or cabriolet (convertible) and... 2004 BMW 645Ci Cabriolet 2004 645Ci Coupé 2006 630i Coupè Chris Bangle´s controversial 6 Series rear design 2006 BMW M6 Coupe The BMW E63/E64 (or 6 series) are luxury coupé introduced in 2004 by German car manufacturer, BMW. It comes as either a coupé or cabriolet (convertible) and... The E65/E66 automobile platform is the basis for the 2002 through present BMW 7-series. ... The E65/E66 automobile platform is the basis for the 2002 through present BMW 7-series. ... The E65/E66 automobile platform is the basis for the 2002 through present BMW 7-series. ... The BMW E70 automobile platform will be the basis for the future X5 SUV. It will replace the BMW E53. ... The BMW X6 is an upcoming mid-size luxury crossover SUV to be released in the 2008 model year by German automaker BMW.[1] It will be the largest of BMWs SUVs, although based off the BMW X5 platform, and will be built at BMWs North American plant... The BMW X6 is an upcoming mid-size luxury crossover SUV to be released in the 2008 model year by German automaker BMW.[1] It will be the largest of BMWs SUVs, although based off the BMW X5 platform, and will be built at BMWs North American plant... The BMW E83 automobile platform is the basis for the 2004 through present X3 compact SUV. It is the first BMW since the M1 to not be built at a BMW factory. ... The BMW E85 automobile platform is the basis for the 2003 through present Z4 roadster. ... The BMW E86 automobile platform is the basis for the 2006 onwards BMW M Coupe. ... The BMW E87 automobile platform is the basis for the 1-series of automobiles. ... The BMW E90 automobile platform is the fifth generation of the BMW 3 Series range of entry-level luxury/compact executive cars. ... BMW E90 320i The E90 automobile platform is the current 3-Series in production. ... BMW E90 320i The E90 automobile platform is the current 3-Series in production. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The BMW F01 is an automobile platform in BMWs 7-series expected to go into production in late 2008, as a replacement for the current 7-series (BMW E65/E66) platform. ... The BMW F10 is an automobile platform in BMWs 5-series expected to go into production in the 2011 model year, as a replacement for the BMW E60 platform (after 7. ... The BMW F10 is an automobile platform in BMWs 5-series expected to go into production in the 2011 model year, as a replacement for the BMW E60 platform (after 7. ...


Motorsport

Main article: BMW in motorsport
BMW Sauber F1 Team Logo.
BMW Sauber F1 Team Logo.
BMW first entered Formula One as a fully-fledged team in 2006.
BMW first entered Formula One as a fully-fledged team in 2006.

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Sponsoring

Race calendar and winners Championship standings (after 9 of 30 rounds) Categories: | | | ... Formula racing is a form of motorsport where the type of automobiles used is regulated by a formula. ... The Kumho BMW Championship is a single make racing series based in the UK. Exclusively for BMWs, the championship is run by the BMW Racing Drivers Club in conjunction with the British Automobile Racing Club (BARC). ...

Formula car

  • Formula One - BMW has won 19 grand prix as an engine supplier. BMW won its first race as a constructor on 8th June 2008 at the Grand Prix of Canada with Robert Kubica driving.
    • BMW Sauber F1 Team - current BMW works Formula One team
    • WilliamsF1 - former Formula One partner, and designer of BMW's Le Mans winning sports car
    • Brabham - Former Formula One partner, winning the Drivers Championship in 1983
    • Arrows, used BMW engines from 1984 to 1986

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Sports car

24 hours of Le Mans (24 heures du Mans) is a famous sports car endurance race held at Circuit de la Sarthe near Le Mans, France, near river La Sarthe. ... The BMW V12 LMR was entered in Sports car racing from 1998 to 2000. ... The 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 63rd Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place on June 17 and 18, 1995. ... The McLaren F1 GTR was a racing variant of the McLaren F1 supercar first produced in 1995 for grand touring style racing, such as the BPR Global GT Series, FIA GT Championship, JGTC, and British GT Championship. ... Detailed Nürburgring map showing both the Nordschleife and the new GP section. ... The 24 Hours Nürburgring is a GT and touring car endurance racing event on the Nürburgring, inspired by the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Spa 24 Hours. ... The ADAC 1000km Nürburgring is a Endurance racing and Sports car racing events on the Nürburgring in Germany, organized by ADAC since 1953. ... The Rolex 24 1/2 at Daytona (also frequently referred to as the 24 Hours of Daytona) is a 24-hour sports car endurance race held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... The Spa 24 Hours is an endurance racing event held annually in Belgium at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. ... The McLaren F1 was formerly the fastest street legal production car in the world, holding this record from 1994 to 2005, the longest period the record has been held by any street legal or production car in the history of automobiles. ... The BPR Global GT Series (sometimes refered to as the BPR Global GT Endurance Series or simply abbreviated as BPR.) was a grand tourer-based sports car racing series which ran from 1994 to 1996 before becoming the FIA GT Championship in 1997. ... The 24 Hours of Le Mans (24 Heures du Mans) is the worlds most famous sports car endurance race, held annually at Circuit de la Sarthe near Le Mans, France, in the French Sarthe département. ... The 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 63rd Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place on June 17 and 18, 1995. ...

Touring car

BMW has a long and successful history in touring car racing. Touring car racing is a general term for a number of distinct auto racing competitions in heavily-modified street cars. ...

The European Touring Car Championship was an international touring car racing series organized by the FIA. It had two incarnations, the first one between 1963 and 1988, and the second between 2000 and 2004. ... The World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) is an international Touring Car championship organized by the FIA. The first WTCC, which was open to Group A Touring Cars, was held in 1987 concurrent to the long-running European Touring Car Championship (ETCC). ... The 1987 World Touring Car Championship season was the 1st World Touring Car Championship season. ... The 2005 World Touring Car Championship season was the 2nd World Touring Car Championship season. ... Andy Priaulx leads the WTCC field during race 10 of the 2006 season The 2006 World Touring Car Championship season was the 3rd World Touring Car Championship season. ... The 2007 World Touring Car Championship season is the 4th World Touring Car Championship season. ... The current DTM logo DTM was the initials for the former Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft (German Touringcar Championship), held from 1984 to 1996, a motorsport series based in Germany, with additional rounds elsewhere in Europe. ... Italian Roberto Ravaglia currently runs BMWs Team Italy-Spain in the WTCC, who took Alessandro Zanardi to a famous race victory at Oschersleben. ... Eric van de Poele (born 30 September 1961 in Verviers) is a Belgian racing driver and former Formula One driver. ... Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft (German Racing Championship) or DRM as it was known as, the precessor of modern DTM, began as a touring car and GT race for A2 (BMW 2002) and A4 (BMW CSL) cars in 1972 in addition to the Rundstreckenmeisterschaft (German endurance saloon car championship), races were ran... Harald Ertl was a Formula One driver from Austria. ... BMW E21 is the platform designation for the first BMW 3-Series automobile, produced from 1975 to 1983. ... Air foil bearing-supported turbocharger cutaway made by Mohawk Innovative Technology Inc. ... The British Touring Car Championship is a touring car racing series held each year in the United Kingdom and Ireland. ... The Japanese Touring Car Championship (abbr: JTCC, officially known as All Japan Touring Car Championship, Japanese name: 全日本ツーリングカー選手権), was a series of championship for touring cars held in Japan. ... Schnitzer Motorsport is a successful Motorsport Team based in Freilassing near Munich, Germany It was founded in 1967 by the brothers Josef and Herbert Schnitzer, born in 1939 and 1941. ... The Mille Miglia (Thousand Miles - pronounced [mi:lle mi:lja]) was an open-road endurance race which took place in Italy twenty-four times from 1927 to 1957 (thirteen before the war, eleven from 1947). ... The BMW 328 was a sports car made by BMW between 1936 and 1940, designed by Fritz Fiedler. ...

Rally

The RAC Rally is the best-known motor rally in the UK. It is a round in the international rallying championship. ... The BMW 328 was a sports car made by BMW between 1936 and 1940, designed by Fritz Fiedler. ... A Renault truck during the 2004 Dakar The Paris Dakar Rally (or simply The Dakar) is an annual professional off-road race, currently sponsored by Total S.A. and organized by the Amaury Sport Organisation. ...

Culture

The term "Beemer" started as a slang term for the acronym "BMW," adapted from the early-20th century British pronunciation of BSA (as /ˈbisə/ or /ˈbizə/), whose motorcycles were often racing BMWs. Over time, the term became closely associated with BMW motorcycles. The Birmingham Small Arms Company (BSA) was a British manufacturer of vehicles, firearms, and military equipment, and still exists as an airgun sport manufacturer and distributor. ...


In the United States, the term "Bimmer" was later coined to refer (exclusively) to BMW automobiles. As such, use of the word "Beemer" to refer to a BMW automobile is frowned upon by some BMW enthusiasts,[7] because it is the term used for motorcycles. Although the distinction is arbitrary, the media, movies, and people still use the term "Beemer" to refer to the automobiles.


The initials BMW are pronounced [beː ɛm ˈveː] in German. The model series are referred to as "Dreier" ("Three-er" for 3 series), "Fünfer" ("Five-er" for the 5 series), "Sechser" ("Six-er" for the 6 series), "Siebener" ("Seven-er" for the 7 series).


Environmental Record

The company is a charter member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's(EPA) National Environmental Achievement Track, which recognizes companies for their environmental stewardship and performance. It is also a member of the South Carolina Environmental Excellence Program and is on the Dow Jones Sustainability Group Index, which rates environmentally friendly companies.[8] BMW has taken measures to reduce the impact the company has on the environment. It is trying to design less-polluting cars by making existing models more efficient, as well as developing environmentally friendly fuels for future vehicles. Possibilities include: electric power, hybrid power (combustion, engines and electric motors)hydrogen engines. [9] The mission of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment: air, water, and land. ... Dow Jones & Company NYSE: DJ, based in the United States, is a publishing and financial information firm. ...


Bicycles

BMW has created a range of high-end bicycles sold online and through dealerships. They range from the Kid's Bike to the EUR 4,499 Enduro Bike. [10] In the United States, only the Cruise Bike and Kid's Bike models are sold. [11]


Nomenclature

BMWs follow a certain nomenclature in the naming of many of their vehicles; a 3 digit number is followed by 1 or 2 letters. The first number is the series number. The next two numbers traditionally represent the engine displacement in cubic centimeters divided by 100.


The system of letters is as follows:

  • d = diesel
  • i = fuel-injected
  • x = all wheel drive
  • L = long wheel base
  • C = coupe (no longer used)
  • T = touring (wagon/estate)
  • t = hatchback
  • g = biogas
  • s = sport package (typically includes front sports seats, spoiler, aerodynamic body kit, upgraded rims, etc.)
  • e = eta (essentially "economy" in English)
  • es = eta sport

For example, a BMW 760Li is a fuel-injected 7 Series with a long wheel base and 6.0 litres of displacement. Diesel engines in a museum Diesel generator on an oil tanker A diesel engine is an internal combustion engine which operates using the Diesel cycle. ... // Fuel injection is a system of fuel delivery for mixture with air in an internal combustion engine. ... Four wheel drive or 4x4, is a type of four wheeled vehicle drivetrain configuration that enables all four wheels to receive power from the engine simultaneously in order to provide maximum traction. ... 1995 Buick Riviera coupe A coupé (from the French for cut) or coupe is a two or four-seater car with a fixed roof and two doors. ... Estate car body style (Saab 95) A station wagon (United States usage), wagon (Australian usage, though station wagon is widely used) or estate car (United Kingdom usage) is a car body style similar to a sedan car but with an extended rear cargo area. ... Renault Megane hatchback, a proper hatchback which has shown huge success in Europe Peugeot 306 hatchback, with the hatch lifted and the parcel shelf tilted for access Hatchback is a term designating an automobile design, containing a passenger cabin with an integrated cargo space, accessed from behind the vehicle by...


However, there are exceptions. The 2007 BMW 328i is a 3 Series that has a 3.0 litre engine. The 2007 BMW 335i also has a 3.0 litre engine; however, it is twin-turbocharged, which is not identified by the nomenclature. Turbo redirects here. ...


The 'M' - for Motorsport - identifies the high-performance M vehicle of a particular series (e.g. M3, M5, M6, etc). For example, the M6 is the highest performing vehicle in the 6 Series lineup. Although 'M' cars should be separated into their respective series platforms, it is very common to see 'M' cars grouped together as its own series. BMW M GmbH (previously: BMW Motorsport GmbH) is a subsidiary of German car manufacturer BMW AG established in May 1972 with just eight employees. ...


The 'Z' identifies a two seater roadster (e.g. Z1, Z3, Z4, etc). M variants of Z models have the M as a suffix or prefix, depending on country of sale. (e.g. 'Z4 M' / 'M Roadster' in Canada)


A capitalized 'X' may supersede the series number (e.g. X3 and X5) which refers to the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) lineup, all of which feature BMW's xDrive. BMW xDrive, BMWs all wheel drive system that powers the X3, X5 and 2006 and later xd and xi 3-series and 5-series models. ...


Both X & Z vehicles will have 'i' or 'si' follow the engine displacement denoted in litres. The 'si' (e.g. X3 3.0si) identifies the vehicle as being equipped with the 'sport package' & is 'fuel-injected'. X & Z vehicles only denoting 'i' (e.g. X3 3.0i) identifies the vehicle as 'fuel-injected' and no sport package.


Also, station-wagons/estates are traditionally given the "Touring" or "Sport Wagon" tagline, depending on country of sale.


Community

BMW logo sign in Düsseldorf
BMW logo sign in Düsseldorf

From the summer of 2001 until October, 2005, BMW hosted the BMW Films website, showcasing sporty models being driven to extremes. These videos are still popular within the enthusiast community and proved to be a ground-breaking online advertising campaign. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 637 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 637 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ...


Annually since 1999, BMW enthusiasts have met in Santa Barbara, CA to attend Bimmerfest. One of the largest brand-specific gatherings in the U.S., over 3000 people attended in 2006, and over 1000 BMW cars were present. In 2007, the event was held on May 5.


Overseas subsidiaries

South Africa

BMWs have been assembled in South Africa since 1970, when Praetor Monteerders' plant was opened in Rosslyn, near Pretoria. BMW acquired the company in 1973, which became BMW South Africa, the first wholly-owned subsidiary of BMW to be established outside Germany. Three unique models that BMW Motorsport created for the South African market were the BMW 333i, which added a 6-cylinder 3.2 litre engine to the BMW 3 Series,[[12] the BMW 325is which was powered by an Alpina derived 2.7 litre engine, and the E23 M745i, which used the engine from the BMW M1. Rosslyn is the name of municipalities in the U.S. state of Virginia, and Ontario, Canada: Rosslyn, Virginia Rosslyn, Ontario see also: Roslin, Rosslyn Chapel. ... Motto: Praestantia Praevaleat Pretoria (May Pretoria Be Pre-eminent In Excellence) Country Province Established 1855 Area  - Total 1,644 km² (634. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... BMW E30 318i BMW E30 325es with diving board bumpers E30 318i Lux Convertible E30 Convertible built April 1993 The E30 automobile platform was the basis for the 1982 through 1991 BMW 3 Series entry-level luxury car / compact executive car. ... BMW E23 (1977 - 1986) The BMW E23 is an automobile platform that was the basis for the first BMW 7 Series luxury car, produced by the German automaker BMW. Replacing the BMW E3 large sedan, the E23 was produced for ten years from 1977 to 1987 and was replaced by... The BMW M1 is a supercar produced by the German automaker BMW from 1978 to 1981. ...


Unlike U.S. manufacturers, such as Ford and GM, which divested from the country in the 1980s, BMW retained full ownership of its operations in South Africa. For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... “Ford” redirects here. ... General Motors Corporation, also known as GM, is a multinational corporation founded in 1908, and is headquartered in the United States. ...


Following the end of apartheid in 1994, and the lowering of import tariffs, BMW South Africa ended local production of the 5-Series and 7-Series, in order to concentrate on production of the 3-Series for the export market. South African-built BMWs are now exported to right hand drive markets including Japan, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Hong Kong, as well as Sub-Saharan Africa. Since 1997, BMW South Africa has produced vehicles in left hand drive for export to Taiwan, the United States and Iran, as well as South America. A segregated beach in South Africa, 1982. ... This article concerns rules of the road regarding land vehicles; for sea-going vehicles, see International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea. ... Satellite image of Africa, showing the ecological break that defines the sub-Saharan area Sub-Saharan Africa is a geographical term used to describe the area of the African continent which lies south of the Sahara, or those African countries which are fully or partially located south of the Sahara. ... This article concerns rules of the road regarding land vehicles; for sea-going vehicles, see International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ...


India

BMW established in 2006 a sales subsidiary in Gurgaon (National Capital Region) and a state-of-the-art assembly plant for BMW 3 and 5 Series started operation in early 2007 in Chennai. The construction of the plant started in January 2006 with an initial investment of more than one billion Indian Rupees. The plant started fullfledged operation in the first quarter of 2007 and produces the different variants of BMW 3 Series and BMW 5 Series.[13] , Gurgaon   (Hindi: गुड़गांव) is the sixth largest city in the Indian state of Haryana. ... Madras redirects here. ...


China

In May 2004 BMW opened a factory in Shenyang, north-east China, in a joint venture with Brilliance China Automotive.[14] The factory is expected to produce 30,000 3 and 5 Series annually. BMW also has plans for a 2nd factory in China where the 1 Series will be produced.[15] This article is about a city. ...


Related companies

  • Automobilwerk Eisenach
  • Isetta
  • Glas
  • Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited
  • Rover: owned by BMW from 1994 to 2000, BMW retained the Mini after selling off the rest of the company (see MG Rover Group).
  • Land Rover: sold to Ford,Now bought by Indian automaker Tata; the current Range Rover was developed during BMW's ownership of the company and until recently was powered by their 4.4 L V8 petrol (gasoline) engine and BMW 3.0 L I6 diesel engine
  • MINI: a small hatchback; inspired by the original Mini, which was the British competitor to the Volkswagen Beetle.
  • Wiesmann: A company making sporty 2-seater roadsters and coupés for which BMW supplies the engine and transmission components.
  • Bavaria Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH: BMW Group subsidiary that offers insurance services.
  • AC Schnitzer: A tuning company specialising in BMW vehicles.
  • Alpina: A Motor Manufacturer in its own right, who creates vehicles based on BMW cars.
  • Breyton: A tuning manufacturer specialising in BMW cars.
  • G-Power: A tuning company specialising in BMW vehicles.
  • Hartge: A tuning company specialising in BMW, MINI and Range Rover cars.
  • Hamann Motorsport: A Motor Styling and Tuning Specialist who creates vehicles based on BMW cars.
  • MK-Motorsport: A tuning company specialising in BMW cars.

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See also

BMW Steptronic is the registered trade name for BMWs automatic transmission that operates similarly to Porsches Tiptronic, allowing more control over the transmission, but still employing a torque converter. ... // The following data show the automobile manufacturers which produce or have produced automobiles, and some data on their relative sizes. ... The following is a list of constructors which have competed or plan to compete in the FIA World Championship. ... The BMW film series The Hire was a series of eight short films (each about eight minutes long) produced for the Internet in the summers of 2001 and 2002. ... BMW has used the following engines in its vehicles: // Straight-4 1961 - 1. ... BMW headquarters in Munich, Germany is one of the few buildings built from top to bottom. ... Throughout its history, BMW cars and motorcycles have been successful in a range of motorsport activities. ... BMW CleanEnergy vehicles have both a hydrogen and a petrol tank. ... iDrive is a computer-like system, which is used to control most secondary vehicle systems in many current BMW cars. ... Clemson University is a public, coeducational, land-grant, research university located in Clemson, South Carolina, United States. ... BMW uses many letters to designate differences in its different automobiles. ... BMW Streetcarver is a skateboard created by BMW. It is the first skateboard design according from car. ... This page is under construction. ...

References

  1. ^ "BMW Roundel Celebrates 90 Years", Motorcycle.com, 2007-10-12. Retrieved on 2008-03-03. 
  2. ^ History of BMW motorcycle logo, emblems, roundel picture, badge, enamel, cloisonne, high mileage, stick on, glue on
  3. ^ World Motor Vehicle Production, OICA correspondents survey
  4. ^ Equipment and Technical data (PDF). BMW AG. Retrieved on 2008-05-17.
  5. ^ BMW Concept CS revealed at Shanghai Motor Show. paultan.org. Retrieved on 2007-06-23.
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  7. ^ Bimmer vs. Beemer. boston-bmwcca.org. Retrieved on 2007-06-23.
  8. ^ Grahl, C: “Green finishing”, page 35(4). Industrial Paint & Powder, 2006
  9. ^ Bird, J and Walker, M: “BMW A Sustainable Future? ”, page 11. Wild World 2005
  10. ^ BMW Online Shop
  11. ^ BMWonline - 1-888-BMW-ONLINE (888-269-6654) BMW, clothes, clothing, shirts, sweaters, polos, models, miniatures, shirt, tee, tees, sweater, polo, model, miniature, jewelry, motorcycle, leathers, boots, gloves
  12. ^ http://www.bmwplant.co.za/Content/[email protected]=http-3a-2f-2fhaf0gau02~5.htm
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  14. ^ http://www.testdriven.co.uk/news.cfm/bmw-opens-china-factory
  15. ^ http://www.chinacartimes.com/category/bmw-china

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