BMW, or Bavarian Motor Works, is a German luxury vehicle manufacturer. Founded in 1916, the company started its life as a engine builder for aircrafts and began car production in 1928. The automotive division of BMW had mostly a rough life in the first half of its history, but started to turn around as a major powerhouse with the introduction of the tiny Isetta.
Widely considered as the top 3 automotive manufacturer, BMW is leading the market with the venerable 3-Series
, and X5
. Its motorsport division, the M-division, is responsible for turning out some of the most outrageous vehicles like the M3