BMW is the legendary Bavarian concern whose products consistently famous impeccable quality and high reliability. Cars are an indication of the brand special, privileged status of their owner.
History of concern has become in 1913 when two engineers Karl Rapp and Gustav Otto based two small aircraft engine company. With the onset of World War sharply increased demand for aircraft engines and the number of orders in companies and Otto Rapp increased significantly. It was decided to merge into a single aircraft engine plant. So in 1917, the newly formed company is registered as Bayerische Motoren Werke (“Bavarian Motor Works”) or abbreviated as BMW.
After the war, the company experienced its first crisis. Moreover, the manufacturer was on the verge of bankruptcy because under the Versailles peace treaty, Germany was forbidden to produce aircraft engines. And at that time it was the only products of the company. As a result, Rapp and Otto decided to convert production to release first motorcycle engines and then motorcycles themselves. In 1923 they released their first motorcycle BMW R32, which immediately gained a reputation as a reliable high-speed car at the Paris Motor Show.
Car brand story begins in 1928, when BMW becomes the owner of the automobile plant in Thuringia. And with it, the company is also coming off a license to manufacture a compact car Dixi, which was a copy of the British car Austin Seven. Subsequently, this model became the first car entered the market under its own brand - BMW 3/15, it happened in 1929.
In 1933, the lineup of the company added a new car with an index of 303, which was the first model of the brand with a six-cylinder engine. The main feature of the BMW 303 becomes the characteristic radiator grille with two elongated ovals, "nostrils" on which you can now accurately determine a BMW in the stream.
In 1936 the German company produces one of the fastest sports cars - the BMW 328, due to which the company has gained a reputation as a car manufacturer of the highest quality and reliability.
During World War II, the assembly of cars was discontinued, and the company moved again to produce aircraft engines. When hostilities part of BMW factories were destroyed, part - fell into the Soviet zone of occupation. So caught up in the Russian - controlled zone, Eisenach plant continued production of pre-war models, which are now referred EMW.
Recovery after the war were very hard, and Otto Rapp literally had to start from scratch. A kind of symbol of the rebirth of the brand began in 1948 released a single cylinder motorcycle R24. In 1951 appears the first post-war passenger car - sedan model 501. However, its mass production proved to be too expensive and time consuming. As a result, by the end of the 50s the company was again in crisis and nearly lost its independence, teaming up with rival Mercedes-Benz.
Through the difficult times, companies helped compact model BMW 700. The car was well received by the public and laid the foundation for the continued success of the German brand . And released in 1962, the compact sports sedan BMW 1500, which was a resounding success , finally brought the company out of crisis and provided her well-being. The maximum speed of the new model was 150 km/h and acceleration to 100 km/h in 16.8 seconds. To cope with a record number of orders for the 1500 th model, opening new plants, which contributes to the development of production.
In the 70s developed and put into production the third, fifth, sixth and seventh series, which form the basis of today's brand models. It was in these years, the concern is firmly entrenched in a niche sedans increased comfort. In the late 70 's the company began to develop engines with digital control, and in the early '80s - introduces a system of ABS.
Another incredibly successful model of the brand has become the roadster 1987-88, entitled Z1, which has become the epitome of cutting-edge technologies. The car has incredible aerodynamics and unusual door roadster cleaned threshold in the car by one click of a button.
Early 1999 marked the debut of BMW X5, which became the world's first Sports Activity Vehicle (Sports Activity Vehicle). Uniquely combining elegance and practicality, this car opens thus a new dimension of mobility. Currently the series includes models: X1, X3, X5, X6, and soon to be joined by newcomer Shanghai Motor Show 2013 BMW X4.
Summarizing, we can say that cars Corporation - a symbol of the highest quality vehicle , but the brand itself has long been a trendsetter in the automotive world . All popalur models of BMW you can see at Betterparts.org.