BMW In A Class Of Its Own

Classic BMW   photos courtesy of
Classic BMW photos courtesy of

History Of BMW

BMW has came a long way from the early 1900's when a well known gentleman by the name of Karl Friedrich Rapp formed Rapp Motoren Werke. The company specialized in aircrafts engines and in 1912 Rapp Motoren contracted with Austro Daimler to build V12 aero engines, however by 1916 Rapp had gave the company his resignation due to financial troubles and taken over were two Austrians by the name of Franz Josef Popp and Max Friz who in March 1916 merged Rapp Motoren Werke with Gustav Flugmaschinefabrik to form Bayersiche Flugzeungwerke thus the household name became (Bavarian Motor works) better known today as BMW.

By 1917 BMW began to build aircraft engines but by 1919 the Versailles Peace treaty had been signed prohibiting BMW to build aircraft engines so the company set out and began to create air brakes for railway cars and in 1920 the BMW logo was created and had been based on the circular design of an aircraft propeller. By 1922 BMW was back in business building aircraft engines but by 1923 the first BMW motorcycle was introduced and the company produced 3090 of the R32 motorcycles between 1923-1926.

In 1928 BMW made history by creating the Dixie 3/15PS which was a 4 cylinder engine producing a mere 15 horsepower which was quite quick for a motor vehicle of that era. It included an open top roof which we called a moon roof today which allowed you to feel the experience of the BMW. By 1938 the BMW 328 was introduced and to remains one of the most popular vehicles of today.


2009 BMW 7-series photo courtesy of BMW
2009 BMW 7-series photo courtesy of BMW

The Ultimate Experience

Before the economy began to slide and my husband had gotten ill, we were proud owners of the BMW,with sleek design, the performance, suspension and the feeling that one gets when they accelerate surpasses all others. The 3 series, 5 series, 7 series, Roadster and the SUVs all perform will supreme excellence.

Being a BMW owner when the miles countdown your vehicle tells you when its time to get an oil change once you take it into the dealership you are treated like a person, not a number. You do not have to worry about how you are going to get around BMW takes care of you. As a BMW owner you are treated with the utmost respect and professionalism. If you are stranded there is roadside service and they will tow you and your vehicle to a BMW dealership. If you are saying to yourself maintenance is expensive, nowadays the cost is equal to the American made car the difference is the quality and BMW withstands the hands of time if you give your vehicle regular maintenance. Even though we no longer own our BMW , I will always long for the car that I adored with BMW there is an emptiness that you feel like no other when the car that you have worked so hard for is gone. If you are shopping for a new vehicle check out BMW you could not go wrong, when we purchase another vehicle it will definitely be a BMW.


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

I would like an M5 please...Great one AEvans! Although I am a HUGE fan of Honda (I own a Honda) and Acura, I will say that I also love and respect the BMW too. It never fails to turn heads wherever they go. If I had the money I'd buy one from you if you were selling them! Thanks.

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Ishavasyam 7 years ago from Leeds,United Kingdom

hello AEvans ..greetings of the day..."Why BMW" is a very detailed article..great job..have a nice day...

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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

dohn: We loved our BMW and we will get another one if we can get past all of what we are going through. I feel God will do that, I like Honda and we own one but our BMW was my baby!!! :)

Ishavasyam: Thank you I had to write about it, I owned one. :)

ralwus 7 years ago

Those are really nice cars. A few years ago my friend and neighbor Suzanne was given a paid trip to Germany by BMW to test drive one on the Autobahn. She did and had it shipped home. She had it for 2 months and sold it to help pay for her political run for Auditor which she then lost. She now drives a Jeep and a Jag and misses her BMW.

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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

ralwus: I know how she feels it is heart wrenching and everytime I see one it is a stab in the heart, but we will own another one , one day I hope. lolololo :)

ralwus 7 years ago

Well if you do check it out, they will let you go over there too and test drive it on the autobahn, imagine that! They did pay for her airline and hotel too.

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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

ralwus: When I am able to afford another one and I hope that it will be down the road I will certainly ask I so miss my car, I really really do. Even when you were feeling down and out the car made you feel good when you got behind the wheel. It is such a beautiful ride even when you are traveling across Country I loved my car, geesh if BMW would give me one and I had bragging rights I would be the happiest woman in the world!!! I could only dream. :)

I will get another one one day. :)

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thelesleyshow 7 years ago from US

I just can't afford the upkeep on BMV's. Great hub though.

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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

thelesleyshow: If you have a front to bumper warranty BMW covers an abundance. Owning A BMW and keeping the car up can be equal to American made and other foreign cars as well. What I really enjoyed when it came to up keep was the synthetic oil I only had to change my oil once a year, but that could differ for others. :)

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shibashake 7 years ago

Hi AE - Great hub! My SO had a BMW a few years back. I never wanted to drive it in case I dinged it or something - lol. I like my Ford Focus. I can drive it anywhere, park it anywhere, and not worry about it getting scratched or stolen :) But I did like sitting in that BMW, and I do love the design of that car.

As an aside, I saw a Honda the other day, and they had changed the front lights to look like the BMW lights, and it really looked like a BMW! I didn't know it was a Honda until I walked up to it and saw the logo.

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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

shibashake: I have never checked out the focus as for Honda I have never seen that but I do have to say I do miss my Beamer. Thank you for letting me know about the Focus and I will check it out. :)

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