BMW: Versailles Armistice Treaty

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BMW History

— BMW was forced to aircraft (engine) production in the of the Versailles Armistice Treaty

The BMW logo is design in circular and write or roundel as the movement of an propeller, to signify the white cutting through the blue

— The emblem gradually the circular Rapp Motorenwerke logo, by the BMW Company grew, with the white and blue of the flag of Bavaria.

— The significant aircraft engine was the BMW III an liquid-cooled engine for the high-altitude

— The automotive division of BMW was to carry on and to try to cash in on the current car boom enjoyed so successfully by of Germany’s ex-aircraft manufacturers as Messerschmitt and Heinkel.

— BMW is one of the automobile manufacturers are mostly to models produced in the last two



— Flugzeugwerke (BFW) is founded on 7th 1916 and joins with

— BMW obtain the BFW plant in but Bayeriche Motoren Werke to date its foundation with

— BMW has produced the first engine, the Type IIIa.

“Bayerische Motoren Werke becomes BMW AG (The German Aktiengesellschaft means a corporation is limited by shares.

— The deny German military to aircraft engines. Therefore, BMW to boat and truck engines and equipment.

— The tough climate at the end of WW1 made Castiglioni to his holdings for 28 million Reichsmarks to the executive of Knorr Bremsen AG.

BMW has started building other and motorcycle engines.


BMW’s first motorized is called Flink and sees the in 1921

— The first BMW is built on Neulerchenfeldstrasse.

— They start to the “R32” motorcycle, which was the BMW bike sold at an amount to mention.

— The first flight to Persia powered by BMW

— The R37 motorcycle outputs the power of its predecessor.

— BMW a leading position in the aeronautical

— BMW keeps the same and they break other records the next year in

— In the year of 1928, it the beginning in terms of the BMW cars.

BMW buy the car factory at Eisenach or Thuringia to a small car called the Dixi

— Ernst Henne a 750 cc BMW sets a new motorcycle record on September 1929.

— BMW to sell very well its radial engine thanks to its power to weight ratio.

— A new car model from BMW is in 1932. It is called the 3/20PS.

The introduction of the 303 saloon and the first BMW cylinder power unit, a that will remain to the contemporary BMW cars.

— BMW the air-cooled radial engine in

— The K12 is the first motorcycle a hydraulically damped telescopic wheel fork.

— BMW up with the amazing 328 roadster in

— The styling had the same Peter Schimanowski, which that it looked stunning two-tone paintwork.

— sees more motorsport for the 328 roadster.

— George is the first foreigner to win the Isle of Man TT in 1939 — the world’s motorcycle competition of its day.

BMW takes over the Brandenburgische in Berlin-Spandau and factories in Basdorf and near Berlin.


In the year 1941, all motorcycle facilities and design documentation are to Eisenach due to the war.

— The production of the BMW cars is

— The production of rocket begins in the Basdorf and Zühlsdorf in Berlin in 1942.

— BMW simultaneously on the groundbreaking 109-003 jet one of the first mass-production jet engines in the and on the largest ever aircraft engine, the BMW 803.

— BMW plans to rebuild its Munich plant and they test for the war effort in Basdorf and Zühlsdorf.

BMW receives permission to start US army automobiles in Allach. It can make spare parts for machinery and bicycles.

— The BMW bicycle with a lightweight frame comes to life.

British car companies Arlington-Fraser-Nash and develop licensed models on earlier BMWs.

— BMW is again: presenting its first since 1941 in New York.

BMW is producing the first motorcycle a Boxer engine; the 500 cc R51/2.

— The V8 equipped 501 luxury produced in 1951 was a poor choice for a country that was devastated by the war.

— The BMW automobile to be built completely in

— BMW produces the exceptionally BMW R68, capable of doing 160 km/h in top gear.

— 100,000th motorcycle, an R67/2, off the assembly line.

— The first all-aluminium V8 engine into production in Munich in

— BMW is the World Motorcycle Champion and stays so for the next years.

— In 1955, BMW won the hearts of the public.

— The obtains the licence to build the from ISO in Italy.

— The 507 is the most widely recognized BMW of the 1950s.

— BMW that he could a high-performance sports car in large if the company could deliver.

The BMW 600 was intended as an enlarged Isetta with more power and a conventional four-wheel configuration was by Willy Black.

— Hiller, riding a BMW, the Austrian Grand Prix.

Financier Herbert Quandt a large number of BMW shares and initiates the reorganization of the company, to its independence.

— It had the engine of the R67 and was mounted in the rear. The styling of the 700 was provided by the Italian Giovanni

— A racing version the 700RS was also used in German hill-climb and rally


— It’s the when BMW launches the BMW 1500, by Hofmeister, Fiedler, Wolff and von

— It is the first BMW “sporty marking a turning point in the company.

— Alexander von a motorcycle design engineer at BMW the mid-Thirties on, founds the motorsport AFM after World War II.

— BMW comes as an evolution for the 1500

— BMW 1600 used the engine and the 1800s pistons to 83bhp.

— BMW’s plant in Allach, founded in is sold.

— BMW buys the Hans Glas GmbH its factories in Dingolfing and Landshut.

BMW decides to make a convertible for the 1600 model.

— BMW its large New Six sedans, the 2500, and American Bavaria, and coupés, the 2.5 CS and CS.

— Car production needs space in the Munich plant, so in BMW transfers motorcycle production to in Berlin.

— By the 1970’s BMW was a success. Construction of a new HQ begins in


— BMW stuff into the new HQ. It is still in use today and a true icon for BMW.

Paul Bracq, head of at BMW, is the creator of the Turbo

— The first BMW 5 Series because it was the fifth new series the V-8 and Isetta era) model is BMW builds a new factory in South

— BMW 2002 Turbo was one of the mass-produced turbo in the world.

The 3.0 CSL race cars were the cars to be developed under BMW GmbH.

— BMW launches the car will gather the biggest in the years to come: the 3 Series.


BMW launches a luxury coupé, the 6 codename E24.

— the 100 RS, BMW build the first motorcycle in the with full fairing.

A full-size luxury sedan in the body of the BMW 7 Series. The E23 was BMW’s for the E3 2500-3.3Li.

— BMW competes in the Series with Hans-Joachim and Niki Lauda driving the BMW M1.

BMW is one of the pioneers in developing car’s and computers.

— BMW it’s successful in the motorbike off-road winning the toughest race in field, the Paris to Dakar


— The Bavarian is already a global player but want to expand on other

— The successor of the E21 model is the E30 3

— It’s time for the 5 to renew itself. The new one is called the E28 and had engine choices but minor updates.

— BMW starts to diesel engines for cars in its

— The E28 receives new engines: the level 518i and the powerful

— BMW Technik GmbH is Computers and robots revolutionize in planning and production.

— BMW the phenomenal M5 at the Amsterdam Motor in February 1985.

— BMW birth to the M3, a car that will an icon and an etalon in the sportcars

— Investment and care for and development continues: the Research Center in Munich (FIZ) some 6,000 people.

The E30 M3 wins the World Touring Car

— It’s time for the 5 Series, the E34. It had a traditional six engine, providing the smooth and optimal weight distribution BMW had come to expect.

— BMW is the first motorcycle manufacturer to use an antilock braking system for bikes.

— BMW aims at the sport coupé market and the 8 Series.

— In November the 3 Series is renewed by the E36 model.

— New diesel engines are for the 3 Series and the 5 Series.

— On March 1991 the one millionth BMW rolls off the factory production

— BMW presents the new E36 3 Series It was available as 318is, 320i and

— The 3 Series E36 receives new versions like the convertible and the

— The convertible and the sedan of the E36 M3 model are revealed.

— The E36 3 receives the Touring version, the 4th style after the sedan, and convertible making it the most series from the BMW range.

It is time for the E39 5 Series to receive the version. New engines are available for the 5 535i and 540i.

— BMW the company’s most powerful to date, the four-cylinder liquid-cooled RS.

— Because the Z Series had small 4cylinder engines a straight-6 2.8l engine is now

— BMW introduces the E39 M5 at the Geneva Show.

— E39 M5 was not hand at the BMW M GmbH factory.

— The car that came out of the BMW’s in Spartanburg South Carolina was the E53 X5

— BMW called it a SAV, Activity Vehicle because the X5 had off-road capabilities but a sporty and feel very similar one from a BMW sedan.

— BMW a successor for the famous 507. It is the E52 Z8.

— Keeping up with the new BMW is the first manufacturer to develop a system exclusively for motorcycles, it into the K 1200 LT.

— BMW into the third millennium history’s first dual-system cars. This hydrogen can use both hydrogen and petrol.

The Z8 is a roadster for connoisseurs: its unitary spaceframe, high-performance V8 engine and design serve to make homage to the BMW 507 a firm favourite further ado.

— BMW of the board, Prof. Joachim officially opens the new Hams engine plant near


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