Top Things You Didn’t Know About BMW

by BeemTech | Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 | 2284 views

BMW has been one of the world’s leading car manufacturers for the last sixty years. While their models are everywhere these days, most people know nothing about the company that creates them. With that in mind, we thought now might be the best time to release a post that gives you some interesting facts. We did it a few weeks ago for Porsche; now it is the turn of German automobile masters BMW.


Whether you’re looking to purchase one of their latest designs, or you’re considering buying a used model, the information below may be of interest. Unless you have a lot of money to spend, you’re nearly always best to find a good second-hand car lot in St. Louis or wherever you might live. BMW models tend to come down in price considerably after being on the market for more than a couple of years. There’s the first thing you didn’t know.

BMW built airplane engines during the first World War

Due to a shortage of manufacturing specialists and an increased need for airplane parts, BMW stepped up to the plate during the first World War. They produced some of the best military engines. Sure, they might have been supporting the other side, but we’re not going to hold that against them. At the end of the day, the company was based in Germany. So, it makes sense that would have tried to keep good ties with their home government.

BMWs airplanes broke every record in the book

Not only did BMW produce airplane engines, but they were the best engines the world had ever seen. Indeed, they broke so many records that it would be impossible to list them all here today. In 1919, one of their planes hit 32,000 feet and made headlines around the world. Without the assistance of this manufacturer, the war would have remained on the ground throughout. There were obviously lots of other companies competing for contracts, but BMW were awarded all the big deals.

The first BMW car has 15 hp

Take a look in the manual for whichever car you own at the moment. Check the amount of horsepower you have. We’ll bet it’s a lot more than 15, right? The first car ever produced by BMW came about because German companies were banned from producing military equipment under the Treaty of Versailles. So, they set their sights on creating something that could be sold to the general public. It might have been slow, but it started a revolution that is still ongoing today.

The BMW M1 was designed by the same man who created the DeLorean

You remember that cool and futuristic car from the hit film “Back to the Future?” Well, most people don’t know this, but the BMW M1 was designed by the same man. Thankfully, it is completely safe to travel over 88 mph in an M1. The chances of you being sent back to the 1950s are pretty slim, and you don’t have to worry about breaking your flux capacitor.

So, there you go folks. You learn something new every day. Check back at this blog for more interesting and informative posts about things you didn’t know. Now you can impress all the guys at work with your in-depth knowledge of the world’s leading car-maker.

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