The company on March 7, 1916 in Munich, founded by Karl Friedrich Rapp as Bayerische Flugzeugwerke (BFW) (Bavarian aircraft factory), which on 21 July 1917 renamed the Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW GmbH) (Bavarian engine factory) to two months before the end of the First World war became a joint stock company. The company in its property has a British company MINI (since 1994, the purchase of the British company Rover Group) and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars (since 1998). In 2000, the company management has decided to sell the brands Rover and MG for the amount of £ 10 . Land Rover was sold shortly thereafter, but BMW has decided to keep the brand MINI.
The motto of the company in English is "The Ultimate Driving Machine", while the original German slogan is "Freude am Fahren".
One of the three people who contributed to the founding of the first general manager (1922 to 1942.) was Franz Josef Popp.
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