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
2011 Lumma Design and TopCar CLR 500 RS2
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.