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German car giant BMW first made its name as a producer of aeroplane engines and motorcycles, ironically its first car was the Dixi, a license built Austin Seven! In 1933 the company produced its first new design, the 303, which was quickly followed by a number of successful pre-war models such as the 328.

BMW (Germany) 1928 to date.

Karl Friedrich Rapp, an engineer, founded an engine company named Rapp Motoren Werke on 28 Oct 1913. The first plant was in Schleissheimer Strasse 288 in Milbertshofen, Munich. Rapp worked as a subcontractor to aircraft concern Gustav Otto Flugmaschinefabrick (later called Bayerische FlugZeugwerke).

During the World War I, the two companies were negotiated by Austrian Franz Josef Popp to supply V12 aircraft engines to the Hapsburg empire. On 7 Mar 1916, Bayerische Motoren Werke GmbH was formed with the additional finance from Camillo Castiglioni. BMW AG came on 13 Aug 1918.

The History of this brand starts in 1916, when a Munich (the capital of Bavaria) factory began making aircraft engines. Afterwards it switched to the manufacture of truck and motorcycle engines. From 1923 the company organized the production of motorcycles and after 1928, automobiles. But its main specialty motors was reflected in the name:  Bayerische Motoren Werke  (BMW).

The abbreviation BMW stands for "Bayerische Motoren Werke" the Bayerische motor factory. The company was founded in 1916 in Munich and at first exclusively produced aircraft engines.

The image has its origins in World War I, when the Bavarian Luftwaffe flew planes painted in Bayern blue and white, affording the pilot a view through his propellor of blue and white segments. This inspired the stylized design.

The first engine to bear the BMW name was the Type IIIa water-cooled six-cylinder aircraft engine. This was short lived as the WWI ended with the Versailles Treaty forbidding Germany from building military aircrafts.

In 1923 the company released its first motorcycle, but it started making cars in 1932.

The 1929 Dixi became the first vehicle to carry the famous BMW logo.

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