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BMW (hi)story

BMW, i.e. Bayerische Motoren Werke is a German automotive group that has been manufacturing passenger cars, motorbikes and scooters since 1916. Not everyone knows that the company was initially known for its aviation production. The company logo itself, which has not been changed since the beginning, symbolizes not only the Bavarian flag, but also the rotating propeller.

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It is believed that the concern was founded by two people - Gustav Otto and Karl Rappa. They both acted independently in the field of aviation. The first of them in 1911 founded an aviation school together with the Flying Machines Factory in Munich, where the BMW factory and the company's headquarters are located to this day.

In 1913, Karl Rappa founded, together with Julius Auspitzer, a motor plant - Rapp sp.z o.o.
Unfortunately, the engines produced had a problem with damping and sometimes cracked. So it was decided to look for ways to improve them, refined by Max Friz, who designed an innovative carburetor for the engine, thanks to which he surpassed all others. After that, Rappa's prestige decreased and the co-founders terminated the contract with each other. The company was renamed so that it would not be associated with Rapp. This is how Bayerische Motorenwerke GmbH was founded - Bavarian Works of Engine Co. Ltd.

Because the plant was small and had old equipment, it was connected to Otto. In this way BFW (Bayerische Flugzeug Werke) was created, which in 1918 was renamed BMW AG (Bayerische Motoren Werke).

After the First World War, the Treaty of Versailles banned BMW from producing engines for aviation, so the production of pneumatic brakes for trains began. In 1928, the first car was built at the BMW factory in Eisenach - Dixi 3/15 licensed by Austin Seven. Three years later, BMW 3/15 PS was created on the basis of Dixi. In 1933, the 315/1 model was presented. It was a roadster prototype. He caused a lot of emotions. It was a breakthrough for the brand.

After the Second World War the main production plant was bombed. However, they did not give up and the production of spare parts and agricultural tools, and later motorcycles. Cars also appeared, but they brought losses. There was an idea to sell BMW to Daimler-Benz AG, but the takeover failed. The following years are more and more successes. Not only in the production of passenger cars, but also in motor sports, motorcycles, bicycles.

The BMW market on the islands

If you're looking for a cabriolet, take a BMW

Among other European nations, it is the islanders who buy cabriolets the most. Due to the climate, models with an automatically folding roof are most desirable to react quickly in the event of an unexpected change in weather. But the roof doesn't stop there. A good model should provide a lot of fun from driving. And it should still be comfortable. The British chose the BMW 6 Series for the best offer.

What about the hatchback? BMW still...

The best strong hatchback should combine business with pleasure. In other words, provide lots of excitement when needed, as well as enough comfort and practicality for a peaceful return from work or shopping. For the British, it is BMW 1 that works best as a "hot hatch". Or more precisely M135i, whose prices fell slightly on the islands.

Executive cars - BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

According to the ranking of used cars on the British market, the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe is the best car in the category of executive cars. Comfort and class, which is simply the middle class and the wide availability of various engines (gas and diesel), rich equipment and practicality. That's all the British appreciate in the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe considering it to be the best company car.

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