BMW is known for is looks and power, we all know a lot about them but here are a few remarkable facts about the world-class car company BMW that you never you about:
- The Dixi was the first car manufactured by BMW-
By moving into the automobile industry, the company bought the Automobilwerk Eisenach in the year 1928 and using that, the rights to build the Dixi car. In the beginning, the cars were named as BMW Dixi, but the name was dropped in the year 1929 when the DA-1 was replaced by the updated version, the BMW 3/15 DA-2. The car went on sales about 80 years ago in the year 1929.
- There was a time when BMW almost became the Merc in the late fifties-
In the year 1959, the company was close to bankruptcy because of the cold wars. The Mercedes parent company Daimler-Benz attempted a hostile takeover. At the same time, BMW made a counter attack, by enlisting even the lowest mechanics in the company’s help to buying back shares. In the end, they found help from a significant private investor, whose family owns a lot of shares of the company today. Due to this battle, it caused a significant rivalry between the companies, which is still evident till date.
- The BMW headquarters is shaped like the BMW Engine-
The headquarters of BMW has a similar design to that of a four-cylinder engine. It also represents the four-cylinder heritage of BMW. They made about every fuel-efficient car in the history of the car industry. The same technology was used directly into the engine of the car used by Red Baron called the greatest war engine in the war. They race in the Formula 1 tournament and won the championship with 20-year-old motor design.
- BMW, which stands for Bayerische Motoren Werke and they started by making aircraft engines-
BMW started during the world war I because Germany had few planes and plane parts. After the war, the German companies were banned from producing any warplanes and warplane engines by the terms of the Treaty of Versailles. The company then shifted to motorcycle production and followed by automobiles in the year 1928.
- BMW has built their own Lamborghini-
The very first BMW “M” car, known as the legendary M1 was supposed to be a Lamborghini. The company and Lambo came into an agreement in the year 1970 to jointly build a race car. The Germans were supposed to give the engine, and even some suspension bits and the Italians will the do the rest. Due to some financial reasons, Lamborghini pulled out at the last minute, which was supposed to be one of the most significant moments in the automobile industry.