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Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) is a German automobile company founded in 1916. It also manufactures motorcycles under the name “BMW Motorrad” al...read more

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) is a German automobile company founded in 1916. It also manufactures motorcycles under the name “BMW Motorrad” along with engines. The famous British brands, Mini and Rolls Royce are also owned by this German conglomerate. This company is known for its elegant vehicle design for its performance and luxury cars.

After World War I, BMW was forced to cease aircraft engine production and the company consequently shifted to motorcycle production in 1923, followed by automobiles in 1928–29. In 1959 the automotive division of BMW was in financial difficulties and a shareholders meeting was held to decide whether to liquidate or find a way of carrying on. It was decided to carry on and to try to cash in on the current economy car boom. The rights to manufacture the Italian Iso Isetta were bought; the tiny cars themselves were to be powered by a modified form of BMW's motorcycle engines. This was moderately successful and helped the company get back on its feet and survive. In later years, BMW established itself as a successful car manufacturer with a series of good cars that won them accolades around the world.

In 1994, BMW bought the British Rover Group and owned it for six years. By 2000, Rover was making huge losses and BMW decided to sell the combine. The MG and Rover brands were sold to the Phoenix Consortium to form MG Rover, while Land Rover was taken over by Ford.

The 1 Series, launched in 2004, is BMW's series of compact luxury cars that is available in four body styles – five-door hatchback, three-door hatchback, two-door coupe and two-door convertible. The 3 Series, a compact executive car manufactured since 1975, is currently in its sixth generation. The 5 Series is a mid-size executive car, available in the sedan and station wagon forms. The 5 Series Gran Turismo debuted in 2010 and has created a new segment between station wagons and crossover SUVs.

BMW's full-size flagship executive sedan is the 7 Series which has the latest technologies like the iDrive system. The 7 Series Hydrogen, featuring one of the world's first hydrogen fuelled internal combustion engines, is fuelled by liquid hydrogen and emits only clean water vapour. The latest generation debuted in 2009. The German manufacturer developed the 6 Series in sport coupe and convertible car based on the 5- Series platform. BMW also has presence in the two-seater roadster and coupe segment with the Z4, which is on sale since 2002.

The X3 was BMW's first crossover SUV that debuted in 2003 and is based on the E46/16 3 Series platform. The all-wheel drive X5 is a mid-size luxury SUV sold by BMW since 2000. The X6 is marketed as a "Sports Activity Coupe" (SAC) by BMW. The X1 extended the BMW Sports Activity Series model line-up by being the most affordable X series vehicle. BMW sells eight high performance car under its “M” brand – M3 sedan, M4 coupe, M4 convertible, M5 sedan, M6 coupe, M6 gran coupe, M6 convertible and X6 M.

BMW India

BMW India was established in 2006 as a sales subsidiary in Gurgaon (National Capital Region). A state-of-the-art assembly plant for BMW 3 and 5 Series started operation in early 2007 in Chennai. Construction of the plant started in January 2006 with an initial investment of more than one billion Indian Rupees. The plant started operation in the first quarter of 2007 and produces the different variants of BMW 3 Series and BMW 5 Series. This plant currently assembles the 3, 5, 730Ld, X3, X5 and the 3 Series GT. BMW also offers its highly regarded M performance cars in India through the completely-built-up (CBU) route.



BMW Road Tests / First Drives

BMW reviews, road tests and comparisons by CarWale Experts.

  • 2014 BMW 5 Series
    2014 BMW 5 Series

    Venkat Desirazu, 29 Apr 2014

    We evolve to adapt and when you adapt, it means you are making an effort to stay ahead in the game. It seems that BMW has taken this philosophy and applied it to its executive sedan ...

  • BMW 3-series
    BMW 3-series

    Ninad Mirajgaonkar, 14 Feb 2013

    Is the BMW 320d SportLine truly the ‘Ultimat3’ sports sedan for India? Ninad Mirajgaonkar finds out.

  • The Successor
    The Successor

    Vikrant Singh, 22 Sep 2011

    Can the new BMW X3 gain acceptance in the face of some modern competition? AUTO BILD INDIA drives the second generation X3 to find the answer

BMW in News

Latest BMW news from CarWale.

  • BMW M3 launched in India at Rs 1.19 crore
    BMW M3 launched in India at Rs 1.19 crore

    The BMW M3 has been launched in India at Rs 1.19 crore (ex-showroom India). First showcased at the 2014 Detroit Motor Show in January, the four-door performance saloon [...] 27 Nov 2014

  • BMW might make a supercar
    BMW might make a supercar

    BMW aficionados have always wanted a supercar from their favourite carmaker. The German carmaker has now hinted at a possibility of this happening very soon, in short, [...] 25 Nov 2014

  • BMW M5 facelift launched at Rs 1.35 crore
    BMW M5 facelift launched at Rs 1.35 crore

    BMW India has launched the 2015 M5 at Rs 1.35 crore (ex-showroom India). While we wait for the launch of the M3 and M4 that will happen in a couple of days, the company [...] 25 Nov 2014

  • BMW M2 might debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
    BMW M2 might debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

    There were reports earlier that the BMW M2 might make its world debut at the North American International Auto Show. However, it seems like the wait may be longer as [...] 20 Nov 2014

  • BMW unveils X5 M and X6 M at the LA Auto Show
    BMW unveils X5 M and X6 M at the LA Auto Show

    BMW has announced that it will launch the new X5 M and the X6 M starting April next year. But before the official launch, the brand has presented the two [...] 20 Nov 2014

BMW User Reviews

Recent user reviews on BMW cars.

  • Bmw X1 petrol version relay superb

    on BMW X1 by ronak, 22-Oct-2014
    The German automaker’s entry-level SUV and has been on sale in the Indian market for over four years now. In that time it has revised the SUV at least twice and then began its [...]

  • Best Practical Choice

    on BMW 3 Series GT by Nilesh Trivedi, 22-Oct-2014
    Exterior Amazing! It has perfect lines and curves through the body and very good looking exterior Its just " AAAAAMMMMAAAZZZIIINNNGGG!!!!!" Interior (Features, Space & Comfort) [...]

  • Improved body design of new BMW x 5

    on BMW X5 by Bhavesh Tare, 25-Sep-2014
    Exterior BMW has improved with new led adaptive headlights & front look compared to the old x5, but the rear part remains the same old design of x5. Interior (Features, Space [...]

  • A complete luxury

    on BMW X1 by Sanchay Gupta, 21-Jul-2014
    Exterior Gorgeous front kidney shaped grills, very strong built and provided with large safety steel rods to prevent bonuts entering the cabin, superior design Interior (Features, [...]

  • 3 series without a sedan boot

    on BMW 1 Series by Ankit Gala, 07-Jul-2014
    Exterior  The exterior, although criticised to be odd in every review I had read, is nothing but a 3 series without a sedan boot and hence, is attention drawing when you see the [...]

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