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Bayerische Motoren Werke AG
Public (Aktiengesellschaft)
Traded as FWBBMW
Industry Automotive
Predecessors Rapp Motorenwerke
Bayerische Flugzeugwerke
Fahrzeugfabrik Eisenach
Founded 7 March 1916; 104 years ago (1916-03-07)
Founders Camillo Castiglioni
Franz Josef Popp
Karl Rapp
Headquarters ,
Germany
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Oliver Zipse, Chairman of the Board of Management
Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Products
Brands
  • Automobiles
  • BMW
  • Mini
  • Rolls-Royce
  • BMW M
  • BMW X
  • BMW i
  • Motorcycles
  • BMW Motorrad
Production output
Increase 2,564,025 vehicles (2019)
Revenue Increase 104.210 billion (2019)
Operating income
Decrease €7.412 billion (2019)
Decrease €5.022 billion (2019)
Total assets Increase €228.034 billion (2019)
Total equity Increase €59.907 billion (2019)
Owners Stefan Quandt (29%)
Susanne Klatten (21%)
Public float (50%)
Number of employees
133,778 (2019)
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BMW Logo.
BMW 320d Luxury Line (F30) – Frontansicht, 24. Juni 2012, Düsseldorf
BMW 3 Series (F30).

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW, German pronunciation: [ˈbeːˈʔɛmˈveː]) is a German car and motorcycle maker founded on 7 March 1916. It is one of the most famous car makers in the world. The headquarter is located in Munich, Bavaria. BMW is part of the "German Big 3" luxury car manufacturers, along with Audi and Mercedes-Benz.

BMW makes these cars:

  • BMW 1 Series (2004–present)
  • BMW 2 Series (2014–present)
  • BMW 3 Series (1975–present)
  • BMW 4 Series (2014–present)
  • BMW 5 Series (1972–present)
  • BMW 6 Series (1976–present)
  • BMW 7 Series (1977–present)
  • BMW 8 Series (2018–present)
  • BMW X1 (2009–present)
  • BMW X2 (2017–present)
  • BMW X3 (2004–present)
  • BMW X4 (2014–present)
  • BMW X5 (1999–present)
  • BMW X6 (2008–present)
  • BMW X7 (2019–present)
  • BMW Z4 (1989–present)
  • BMW M2 (2016–present)
  • BMW M3 (1986–present)
  • BMW M4 (2014–present)
  • BMW M5 (1984–present)
  • BMW M8 (2019–present)
  • BMW i3 (2013–present)
  • BMW i4 (2021–present)

BMW's cars are tuned and modified by several German Tuning Companies such as AC Schnitzer, M, and Alpina.


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