The birth of BMW goes back to two men: Karl Rapp and Gustav Otto. Their respective companies – engine makers Rapp Motorenwerke and aircraft manufacturers Gustav Otto – gave rise to Bayerische Motoren Werke. Since 1917, the now world-famous emblem can be found on every BMW product.
We remain committed to the principles of the United Nations Global Compact and have systematically implemented its Ten Principles worldwide since 2001. Our sustainability strategy also supports the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations in autumn 2015.
It started with aircraft engines, followed by motorcycles and finally automobiles. For over 100 years, BMW has been steadily making its mark on history.
Outstanding developments, impressive technology and passionate commitment have transformed BMW into a brand that is at home throughout the world.
BMW Classic coordinates all of the activities connected with the rich and varied heritage of BMW. Learn about BMW Classic’s commitment – from the historical archives, vehicle collection, communication and museum, to the international clubs scene.
From Mille Miglia to Formula One, BMW has always been one of the most active and successful brands in motorsport – on two, three and four wheels. BMW Classic maintains and restores historic racing cars and bikes and returns them to the track.
Founded in 1952, BMW Car Club GB is the only independent club for BMW owners in the UK endorsed by BMW UK. It provides something for everyone interested in BMW, regardless of the age of the car or member.