BMW innovations history

BMW AG began with three other assembling organizations, Rapp Motorenwerke and Bayerische Flugzeugwerke (BFw) in Bavaria, and Fahrzeugfabrik Eisenach in Thuringia. The organization is presently known as BMW or Bayerische Motoren Werke. Airplane motor producer Rapp Motorenwerke progressed toward becoming Bayerische Motorenwerke in 1916.

The underlying items were displayed in 1922 in Munich plant. These keepsakes were not expected available to be purchased. It was come about with the verifiable presentation which was sorted out in 1966. BMW turned into a car maker in 1929 when it bought Fahrzeugfabrik Eisenach, which, at the time, fabricated Austin Sevens under permit under the Dixi marque.BMW’s group of designers logically built up their autos from little Seven-based autos into six-barrel extravagance autos and, in 1936, started generation of the BMW 328 games auto. Air ship motors, bikes, and autos would be BMW’s primary items until World War II.


BMW started assembling autos in Bavaria in 1952 with the BMW 501 extravagance cantina. Offers of their extravagance cantinas were too little to possibly be beneficial, so BMW supplemented this with building Isettas under permit. Moderate offers of extravagance autos and little overall revenues from microcars caused the BMW board to consider pitching the activity to Daimler-Benz. In any case, Herbert Quandt was persuaded to buy a controlling enthusiasm for BMW and to put resources into its future.

Rapp Motorenwerke

In 1913, Karl Rapp set up Rapp Motorenwerke close to the Oberwiesenfeld.Rapp had picked the site since it was near Gustav Otto Flugmaschinenfabrik, with whom he had contracts to supply his four-chamber air ship motors.

Rapp was sub-shrunk by Austro-Daimler to make their V12 flying machine motors. Austro-Daimler at the time was not able meet its own requests to construct V12 Aero motors. The officer managing air motor working at Austro-Daimler for the benefit of the Austrian government was Franz Josef Popp. When it was chosen to create Austro-Daimler motors at Rapp Motorenwerke, Popp was appointed to Munich from Vienna to oversee motor quality.

Bayerische Motoren Werke GmbH 1917

For the little BMW business, the substantial requests got from the Reichswehr for the BMW IIIa motor were overpowering. Under Karl Rapp, just few motors had been delivered and the assembling offices were not at all satisfactory to deal with the large scale manufacturing presently required. Did BMW need reasonable machine instruments as well as, to an extensive degree, talented labor also. In any case, the most genuine downside was in the little and maturing workshops. By and by, under the state-controlled war economy, authorities in the important services could give BMW broad commonsense help.


In 1917, Karl Rapp’s child in-law, Max Wiedmann, held around 80 percent of the offers in Rapp Motorenwerke. He had gotten the majority of these offers from his dad in-law in 1914 and had along these lines turn into a figure of awesome impact in the business. Indeed, even after the name-change to Bayerische Motoren Werke GmbH, Wiedmann remained the vital investor in the organization. Wiedmann’s capitulation in July 1918 opened the path for the establishing of an open restricted organization. On 13 August 1918, BMW AG was entered as another organization in the Commercial Register and assumed control from BMW GmbH all its assembling resources, arrange book and workforce.The old BMW GmbH was renamed “Maschinenwerke Schleißheimerstrasse” and was ended up on 12 November 1918.