BMW, the synonym for world class cars and bikes is the abbreviation of Bayerische Motoren Werke AG in German, translated to English means Bavarian Motor Works, which along with Daimler Chrysler (Mercedes-Benz) is one of the leading German automobile companies in the World.
The company started in 1913 has recently acquired the right to manufacture the Rolls-Royce brand of cars making it one of the most sought after name in the luxury cars market. The cars manufactured by the company are classified into Series, for example the popular Sedan (E90) is a car of the 3 Series while the 6 and 7 Series mainly consist of full size luxury cars. The company has been one of the pioneers in motorcycle manufacture and design and has also made a name for itself in motor sport; the company's current slogan 'The Ultimate Driving Machine' is enough to sum up its class.
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (English: Bavarian Motor Works) is an independent German automobile manufacturer.
Beginning with aircraft engines, BMW AG produced a variety of products in its early years, eventually shifting to motorcycle production in 1923 and automobiles in 1929. The circular blue and white BMW logo, which has not been altered throughout the company's history, does not in fact symbolize a spinning propeller according to a BMW spokesman Joerg Huebner (although the imagery did appear in post-WWI advertisements). The BMW roundel badge is believed to have been partially derived from the logo of its predecessor company Rapp Motorenwerke, while ultimately taking on the colors and checkers from the arms of Bavaria (fusilly in bend argent and azure). Significant aircraft power plants of pre-WWII and WWII included the BMW 132 and BMW 801 air-cooled radial engines, and the pioneering BMW 003 axial-flow turbojet. BMW's factories were damaged badly in the war, and many surviving machine tools were confiscated by the victorious Allies.