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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” .... 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.

  • Track Experience: BMW M4
    Track Experience: BMW M4

    Selvin Jose, 09 Dec 2014

    It wasn’t just another Wednesday; I was wide awake at 3.30am getting ready to leave for the National Capital. I had to board the flight by 5.40am, but I was at the airport an ...

  • 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.

BMW in News

Latest BMW news from CarWale.

  • BMW 1 Series sedan spotted on test
    BMW 1 Series sedan spotted on test

    The India bound BMW 1 Series sedan has been spotted on test in Europe. It is the first time that BMW will add a sedan body design to the 1 Series line-up and is likely [...] 04 Mar 2015

  • BMW i8 registers 450 bookings in the UK
    BMW i8 registers 450 bookings in the UK

    The BMW i8, unarguably, is truly a game changer in the sports car world. With its space-age looks and a powerful yet efficient hybrid drive-train, the two-door  [...] 28 Feb 2015

  • BMW 2 Series Convertible goes on sale in the UK
    BMW 2 Series Convertible goes on sale in the UK

    BMW has announced the launch of the third model in the brand‘s 2 Series line-up in the form of a convertible model. Called the 2 Series Convertible, BMW says this [...] 25 Feb 2015

  • BMW 1 Series facelift could launch in India in 2015
    BMW 1 Series facelift could launch in India in 2015

    BMW’s 1 Series facelift, as we know, is about to arrive at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show on March 3, 2015.Featuring a host of cosmetic changes as well an updated [...] 20 Feb 2015

  • BMW M4 GTS spied in Lapland
    BMW M4 GTS spied in Lapland

    The BMW M4 GTS is coming soon and we managed to get our hands on pictures of a test mule doing the rounds in Lapland, Finland. The M4 GTS will be an exclusive and faster [...] 18 Feb 2015

BMW User Reviews

Recent user reviews on BMW cars.

  • This is an awesome car

    on BMW i8 by Harikrishnan V, 26-Feb-2015
    Exterior The awesome, yet aerodynamic exterior make it a car to admire all the day. Nice and can be driven to any low space parking, wit its low height construction. Interior [...]

  • Perfect in its class

    on BMW 1 Series by Malhar Garud, 15-Feb-2015
    Exterior I think this car has the best design in its class. The huge bonnet, and the tapering headlamps with the circular daytime driving lights make this a majestic presence, [...]

  • Awesome

    on BMW X3 by Sugesh, 11-Dec-2014
    Exterior Its Awesome i like so much.mainly the exterior lights and back side spoiler looks fine.everyone will enjoy to be the owner of the BMW X3. Interior (Features, Space & [...]

  • BMW 5 Series 2014 Model

    on BMW 5 Series by Harsha Dhammanagi, 03-Dec-2014
    To start of with, this car is not value for money. It looks good from the outside but for the money you pay for it, you expect more than exterior looks. Rear seats are uncomfortable [...]

  • 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 [...]

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