10 Fun Facts About BMW That Will Surprise You!

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On 7 March 1916, the luxury German car manufacturer BMW was founded, BMW stands for Bayerische Motoren Werke.

In 1923, BMW unveiled its first motorcycle R32 at the Berlin Motor Show, it had a twin-cylinder four-stroke engine.

In 1928, BMW started making cars, they manufactured their first car called 'Dixi' between 1929 to 1932.

BMW’s most iconic design aspect, signature kidney grille, first appeared on the BMW 303 model at 1933 Berlin Motor Show.

In 1937, BMW built the world’s fastest motorcycle, it had a top speed of 173.7 miles per hour, which was really fast.

In 1955, BMW made four-stroke single-cylinder car 'Isetta', which had a single door that opened from the front.

In 1972, BMW established its BMW motorsport division that takes care of all their motorsports related activities.

In 1999, BMW launched its first big SUV 'BMW X5', it was launched with a manual as well as automatic 4-wheel drive options.

BMW’s headquarters building with four vertical towers design was inspired from its famous four-cylinder engines.

Beamer is a slang used for BMW motorcycles while Bimmer for BMW cars, terms mostly used by car enthusiasts.

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