BMW was founded in Munich, Germany in 1916 as the 'Bayerische Flugzeugwerke AG' (BFW). In 1917, the Bayerishe Motoren Werke GmbH (or in English the Bavarian Motor Works) was created.
BMW, as the company is now known, initially concentrated on the development and production of aircraft engines during World War I, building a reputation for reliability and excellence.
In 1923 BMW built its first motorcycle and in 1928 the company's success story as an automobile manufacturer began with the acquisition of the Eisenach vehicle factory. BMW’s first motorcar was a version of the Austin Seven built under licence.
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Monday, August 30, 2010
TopCar and Lumma Design have finally introduced their take on the new BMW 5 Series. After initial details and designs shown to us at the end of last year, Autogespot has unveiled the official information and pictures.
The kit is named CLR 500 RS2 and includes a new front bumper, carbon fiber hood, wider rear fenders, side skirts, rear bumper with integrated rear diffuser and dark tail lights. The Russian/German combination also added a carbon fiber rear trunk spoiler and new rims to the 5 Series setup.
The car shown here produces only 380hp and changes owner for about € 136,933 which means that TopCar and Lumma have used the 535i as a basis and increased the output of the 3.0 liter Twin Turbo engine. The 550i has a 4.4 liter Twin Turbo with 407bhp.
The interior includes a large amount of carbon fiber refinements.
Our favorite magazine BMWBLOG Romania brings us some new photos of a BMW 335i with Performance Parts. The BMW Performance Parts catalog includes a variety of original BMW accessories which can take the customization of a car to a whole new level.
Beside the aerodynamic components, BMW Performance Parts also offer an engine performance boost and handling.
In the U.S., BMW offers a factory warranty on all the parts sold under this program for 2 years or 24,000 miles.
If you decide to install the Performance Accessories at the local BMW dealership, the parts will be automatically covered under the new vehicle warranty.
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The usual M elements seen on the X5M or X6M are emphasized here as well, more aggressive front-end with large air intakes, wider fenders and of course, the M gills.
With X3 sales beginning later this year, accurate sales numbers and measurement of success won’t be available until late in 2011, therefore we won’t expect a decision to be made before 2012.
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