German automobile manufacturer, and conglomerate

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW, German pronunciation: [ˈbeːˈʔɛmˈveː] (audio speaker iconlisten)) is a German automobile and motorcycle maker founded on 7 March 1916. It is one of the most famous automobile makers in the world. The headquarters is in Munich, Bavaria. BMW is part of the "German Big 3" luxury automobile manufacturers, along with Audi and Mercedes-Benz.

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG
TypePublic (Aktiengesellschaft)
PredecessorsRapp Motorenwerke
Bayerische Flugzeugwerke
Fahrzeugfabrik Eisenach
Founded7 March 1916; 107 years ago (1916-03-07)
FoundersCamillo Castiglioni
Franz Josef Popp
Karl Rapp
Area served
Key people
Oliver Zipse, Chairman of the Board of Management
Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Production output
Increase 2,564,025 vehicles (2019)
RevenueIncrease 104.210 billion (2019)[1]
Decrease €7.412 billion (2019)[1]
Decrease €5.022 billion (2019)[1]
Total assetsIncrease €228.034 billion (2019)[1]
Total equityIncrease €59.907 billion (2019)[1]
OwnersStefan Quandt (29%)
Susanne Klatten (21%)
Public float (50%)
Number of employees
133,778 (2019)[1]
BMW Logo.
BMW 3 Series (F30).

BMW makes these automobiles:

BMW's automobiles are tuned and modified by several German Tuning Companies such as AC Schnitzer, M, and Alpina.

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Annual Report 2019" (PDF). BMW Group. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 March 2020. Retrieved 19 March 2020.