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Bayerische Motoren Werke

BMW (German: [ˈbeːˈʔɛmˈveː]; originally an initialism for Bayerische Motoren Werke in German, or Bavarian Motor Works in English) is a German multinational company which currently produces luxury automobiles and motorcycles, and also produced aircraft engines until 1945.

The company was founded in 1916 and has its headquarters in Munich, Bavaria. BMW produces motor vehicles in Germany, Brazil, China, India, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In 2015, BMW was the world's twelfth largest producer of motor vehicles, with 2,279,503 vehicles produced. The Quandt family are long-term shareholders of the company, with the remaining shares owned by public float.

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Did you know...

  • ... that BMW G310R, the first-ever sub-500cc bike by BMW Motorrad, is the first of the company's bikes to be developed outside of Europe?
  • ... that BMW engineer Paul Rosche continued to design Formula One engines for them after the company withdrew from the tournament?

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