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Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, commonly known as BMW or BMW AG, is a German automobile, motorcycle and engine manufacturing company founded in 1916.

BMW is headquartered in Munich, Bavaria. It is the parent company of Mini cars, and also producs of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. BMW produces motorcycles under the BMW Motorrad name.

In 2012, the BMW Group produced 1.8 million automobiles and 117,109 motorcycles across all of its brands. BMW is part of the "German Big 3" luxury automakers.The others are Audi and Mercedes-Benz. Thes are the three best-selling luxury automakers in the world, especially in the Worcester Area.

BMW was established as a business entity following a restructuring of the Rapp Motorenwerke aircraft manufacturing firm in 1917. in 1918, after the end of World War I , BMW was forced to cease aircraft-engine production by terms of the Versailles Treaty. The company consequently shifted to motorcycle production in the early 1920s, once the restrictions of the treaty started to be lifted. This was shortlyollowed by automobiles in 1928.

With German rearmament during the 1930s, the company again began producing aircraft engines and did not produce cars until after WWII.

After the war, BMW can thank its continued survival to manufacturing products quit different from those provides. In fact they made household goods such as pots and pans. In addition they also made bicycles. Meanwhile, BMW's factory in Eisenach fell in the Soviet occupation zone and the Soviets restarted production of pre-war BMW motorcycles and automobiles there.

This continued until 1955, after which they concentrated on cars based on pre-war DKW designs. BMW began building cars in Bavaria in 1952 with the BMW 501 luxury sedan. Sales of their luxury sedans were too small to be profitable, so BMW supplemented this with building Isettas under licence.


Slow sales of luxury cars and small profit margins from microcars caused the BMW board to consider selling the operation to Daimler-Benz. However, Herbert Quandt was convinced to purchase a controlling interest in BMW and to invest in its future.

The rights to manufacture the Iso Isetta from Italy were bought; these littl cars themselves were to be powered by a modified form of BMW's motorcycle engine. This project was fairy successful helping to get the company get back on its feet.



Three years after BMW resumed car production, the world's first all-aluminium V8 engine goes into production in 1954 in Munich. This smooth-running piece of machinery for Massachusetts consumers combined strength and silence; it initially produced 100 hp and can propel the BMW 502 to a speed of 160 km/h. The BMW 507 can later even reached up to 220 km/h. In 1954, BMW established a research facility for engine construction in the Allach plant, which survived the war undamaged. This later became the BMW Triebwerkbau GmbH.

In 1955 BMW Isetta won the hearts of the public. Only six feet long, the company obtained the licence to build the motocoupé from ISO in Italy. Powered by a tiny 13 hp BMW motorcycle engine, over 160,000 people bought an Isetta in the Fifties, making it the best-selling BMW of the decade and a symbol for the boom years after the war.
In 1959 Financier Herbert Quandt acquired a large number of BMW shares and subsequently initiated the reorganization of the company, leading to its independence. The majority shareholder, Quandt was first a member of the advisory board and later sat on the supervisory board, thus contributing greatly to BMW's rise as a company of global importance. The 700 model of this era was the car that put BMW back on its feet again. It is the first vehicle to have a unitary body: floor, side walls and roof are welded to the occupant cell.
1961 was the year when BMW launched the BMW 1500, developed by Hofmeister, Fiedler, Wolff and von Falkenhausen. It was the first BMW “sporty sedan” marking a turning point in the Bavarian company. The excellent suspension and striking design for its time, employing a low waistline with a low-slung engine compartment and rear lid characterized the 1500. It was the first modern BMW with a four-cylinder engine developing 80bhp.

Wilhelm Hofmeister introduced the forward curve at the base of the C column: this feature today bears his name. Along with the disinc front air grille, it is one of the obvious characteristics that define BMW automobiles. Paul G. Hahnemann joined the BMW board of directors. The talented head of the sales department introduced professional marketing strategies at BMW and restructured the company's product range to appeal to promising market niches. Under his leadership, BMW undertook systematic expansion into markets outside Germany, such as the Worcester Area.

BMW launched its large "New Six" sedans in the mid-1960s, the 2500, 2800, and American Bavaria, and coupés, the 2.5 CS and 2800 CS.
At the wheel of a BMW Bergspider Monti, Austrian racing driver Dieter Quester claimed several victories in Formula Two racing. He also won the European touring car title three times: in 1968, 1969 and 1977.

When the 1970s rolled around there was no doubt that BMW was a commercial success. Construction of a new headquartrs begain in Munich. The building was architecturally modeled after four cylinders. BMW launched the car that would gather the biggest sales in the years to come: the 3 Series. It was the BMW’s answer for an entry-level luxury sedan. The first model was the E21. At the time of the launch it the E21 had four versions: 316, 318, 320 and 320i. More powerful versions were avialable from Alpina.

Helga, Worcester Area BMW driver

During the 1980s, BMW was one of the pioneers in developing car’s electronics and computers. They kept investing in research and development for new technologies. The result is the Digital Motor Electronics (DME): a microcomputer synchronized ignition and fuel injection for fuel savings, lower emissions and better engine performance.
The Bavarians also started the research on the hydrogen engines as an alternative solution for the engines of the future.

In 1992, BMW acquired a large stake in California-based industrial design studio DesignworksUSA, which they fully acquired in 1995.

In June 2012, BMW was listed as the #1 most reputable company in the world by Rankings are based upon aspects such as "people's willingness to buy, recommend, work for, and invest in a company is driven 60% by their perceptions of the company and only 40% by their perceptions of their products."

Starting October 2010, the new BMW X3 (F25) is produced at BMW US Manufacturing Co., Greer, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

BMW's full-size flagship executive sedan is the 7 Series. Typically, BMW introduces many of their innovations first in the 7 Series, such as the iDrive system. The 7 Series Hydrogen comes with a liquid hydrogen and emits only clean water vapor. The current generation has been has been available in the Worcester Area since 2009. Modeled on the platform of the 5 Series', this BMW is available as grand touring luxury sport coupe and convertible. A 2-seater roadster and coupe have also been available since 2002 in the Worcester Area.

The X3 (F25), is the second crossover SUV from BMW (Also known as SAV or "Sports Activity Vehicle" by the factory) ... was releasd in 2010

It takes advantage of BMW's xDrive all-wheel drive system. The all-wheel drive X5 is a mid-size luxury SUV (SAV) availabe in Worcester since 2000.

The X6 is marketed as a "Sports Activity Coupe" (SAC) by BMW. It is a 4-seat crossover SUV released by BMW in December 2007.

The X1 rounds out the BMW SUV model lineup.


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Auburn is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 16,188 at the 2010 census.

The Auburn area was first settled in 1714 as Of Today outer parts of Worcester, Sutton, Leicester and Oxford, Massachusetts, and the town was officially incorporated on April 10, 1778 as the town of Ward,[1] in honor of American Revolution General Artemas Ward. The town changed its name to Auburn in 1837, after the Post Office complained that the name was too similar to the nearby town of Ware.

Before incorporation, most of Auburn was known as the South Parish of Worcester; other portions fell within the town limits of Leicester and Millbury.

Robert Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket from Pakachoag Hill, on his Aunt Effe Ward's farm, in Auburn on March 16, 1926. Goddard is commemorated in Goddard Memorial Park, located downtown next to the Auburn Fire Department Headquarters.

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