Efficient. Elegant. Ergonomically formed.
‘Sheer driving pleasure’. That phrase might conjure up a different image for each person, but for petrolheads, it’s inextricable linked to BMW.
For almost a century, BMW has been at the forefront of luxury car manufacturing – with a range of memorable models and one of the most recognisable logos in motoring.
The German-owned BMW Group famously began as an aircraft manufacturer, but it’s fair to say they’ve soared to even higher heights in their journey as one of the world’s most successful automakers. With a group that now includes the iconic BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars brands, it’s right to call BMW a veteran of the industry.
With that status, BMW has created plenty of what we now call classic cars. Vintage vehicle fans will be familiar with many of the classic models – from their very first car, the BMW 3/15, also known as the ‘Dixi’, to ‘90s favourite the BMW E30. There’s no mistaking BMW’s superb craftsmanship.
The Ultimate Guide for Classic BMW Enthusiasts
Before we delve further into this, let’s put the brakes on and start from the beginning – with the facts on BMW’s company history.