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11 Amazing Facts About BMW You Should Know

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Guys ….Hope you are all good ….Don’t give me that look ,I know you all thought I was bias when I wrote an article on Mercedes Facts.Its time for the BMW lovers to feed their eyes and ego,You thought you knew a lot about this awesome automobile company ? ,let find out.Here we go.

1.In 1937, the world record for fastest motorcycle went to BMW

It could go as fast as 173.7 mph.

bmw-fastest-motorcycle

Image Credit : BMW





2.BMW made its first electric car in 1972

3.BMW,  stands for Bayerische Motoren Werke

Yeah now you know its not “Be My Wife”

4.BMW started business by building aircraft engines

BMW started out not as a consumer automobile company but as a company that produced engines for World War I , due to a treaty they had to stop that ,to commence production of motorcycles , thereafter automobiles in 1928.

5.The BMW headquarters buildings are designed like a four cylinder engine

bmw headquaters

Image Credit : Wikipedia

6.BMW Also Makes Mini Coopers and Rolls Royces.

It is actually the parent company of Rolls Royce Motor Cars

7.BMW was founded in 1916, so yeah its gonna clock 101 years this year !!!

8.In 1959 BMW was close to bankruptcy as a result of the Cold war,Mercedes almost owned BMW

But they failed , because of BMW relentless efforts with a counter attack,they won the hearts of all the local mechanics in their region and a private investor ,they bought back the shares.This caused rivalry between the two companies till this day.

9.BMW’s South Carolina factory produces around 1,000 vehicles a day.

10. In 1972, BMW produced the BMW Turbo, a mid-engined concept car with gull wing doors, digital dash, and a 280bhp turbo engine that propelled the car to 165mph.
Only two were ever made.

11. Their logo is actually a tribute to the flag of Bavaria its origin

Flag of Bavaria

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2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Bon-Amakiri marvel

    January 7, 2017 at 13:37

    Nice facts….the buildings part is so cool…Audi seems to b lost among these German Giants sha

    • AutoJosh

      AutoJosh

      January 7, 2017 at 14:01

      Audi is losing it daily especially with their new designs.. But the new TTS is dope.

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