13 Fun BMW Facts


1. BMW was formed in 1916.

2. The first BMW motorcycle was launched in 1923.

3. BMW owns Mini and Rolls-Royce

4. The BMW headquarters are located in Munich, Germany.

5. In the UK, BMW employs approximately 8000 people.

6. In 2009, BMW produced approximately 1.4 million vehicles.

7. Additionally, 82,000 motorcycles were produced by the company in 2009.

8. BMW owns Husqvarna, a prominent producer of motorcycles and chainsaws.

9. BMW has an estimated 106,000 employees worldwide.

10. BMW made approximately $4,279,000,000 in income in 2008.

11. BMW is ranked 78 in the Fortune Global 500 Business list.

12. BMW stands for Bayerische Motoren Werke.

13. BMW is the only current motorcycle manufacturer to reject the use of telescopic forks on its motorbikes.


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