"looked straight at their BMW"
A BMW sedan (328i F30 2012 Black Sapphire) - Credit: HLW
(Bayerische Motoren Werke AG) is a German company manufacturing cars, motorbikes and engines. Founded in 1917 in Bavaria
, the company retains its headquarters
in the city of Munich
BMW originally produced aircraft, but after the First World War ended in 1918 it was no longer allowed to make aeroplanes and therefore moved into motor vehicles. Its well-known circular logo combines the blue and white of the Bavarian flag.
BMW produced around 1.5 million vehicles in 2010. As well as BMW cars and motorbikes, it produces Mini cars and Husqvarna bikes, and is the parent company of Rolls-Royce cars.
BMW enjoyed some success in Formula One racing, including with Robert Kunica, but retired from the sport at the end of the 2009 season.