There may be a lot of things that you know, but there may also be a lot of things that you have forgotten.
Have you ever thought of a car from your younger days and remembered a small thing that it had that most cars don’t have these days? If not, you will today! We’re diving into what people have forgotten about BMW luxury performance cars.
As we progress through our lives, we forget the small creations that we loved about our old cars, or the ideas we found interesting about the company that made the cars we drove. As we reminisce about BMW, you may learn something new or go “I forgot about that”!
Technology advances every day so there's always some new wow factor that intrigues us to buy a new car, whether it's a new type of material for seats or the headliner, a bigger infotainment screen, or maybe even some performance upgrades. Let's dive in!
20. Everyone Forgets: BMW Buys Mini Cooper
1994 is the year that BMW acquired MINI and Land Rover. This enabled BMW to sell smaller vehicles along with releasing the 2 and 3 series so people in the smaller cars would be enticed to move up to larger cars. Buying MINI helped BMW turn into an even more profitable company.
19. Everyone Forgets: BMW Made A Limousine
When people wanted to ride in luxury, they rode in the one of a kind BMW 745i limousine, which had a turbocharged motor and rear wheel drive. This amazing car has unfortunately diminished, and there are only three known in existence. It featured three rows of seating, a small television, and even a telephone!
18. Everyone Forgets: Several Types of Engines to Choose From
There are several types of engines to choose from whether it’s a 4, 6, 8, or 10 cylinder. They all make a good power range and they’re mostly efficient until you get into the V8 and V10. Their new motors have won them awards along with helping break track times.
17. Everyone Forgets: BMW Tries Out a Mid-Engine
The M1 came out in 1978 and it featured a 277bhp 3.0L motor that was capable of reaching speeds of 165mph! This eventually got the M1 placed into a one-make series known as procar. This car led to the development of several predecessors which was the 535i and the M5.
16. Everyone Forgets: The M1 became available to the public
Once BMW realized that the people loved the M1, they released them for production and sold 456 cars. This opened up a new world for BMW allowing them to make a whole series of M cars starting with the M5 and moving on to the M3. This also allowed BMW to grow as a company and hire more people.
15. Everyone Forgets: BMW Was Made By Three Founders
BMW consisted of a trifecta of businessmen who raised this company to the sky and started to produce other products other than brakes for trains and motors for planes. Without the merging of these three businesses, there may have never been the amazing automotive company that we know as, BMW.
14. Everyone Forgets: BMW's First Motorcycles
In 1923, the Treaty of Versailles was being lifted and BMW started to produce motorcycles containing the 2 cylinder boxer motor. This bike became known as the r32 but once World War two hit production faded back into just producing airplane engines. Once World War 2 was over, BMW resumed making bikes beginning with the r24.
13. Everyone Forgets: The first car produced – Dixi
Dixi was purchased by BMW in the year 1928, which allowed BMW to convert into an automotive production company at the same time. As the Great Depression hit, it took a lot of companies down with it. Luckily, the Dixie 3/15 survived and that is what got BMW into the game. From this point, it was all advancement to a brighter future!
12. Everyone Forgets: BMW Was Originally An Aircraft Motor Company
Believe it or not, BMW started off by making engines for airplanes during the first world war but they had to end up signing the Treaty of Versailles, which resulted in the ceasing of motor production. To stay in business, they went to work building railroad brakes and built-in motors.
11. Everyone Forgets: What BMW Actually Stands For
Bayerische Motoren Werke Gmbh, do you know what that means? It has a rough translation to Bavarian Engine Works Company, which is the company BMW! The company was founded in the German State of Bavaria and they still operate out of the same headquarters to this day. I guess you can say they’re loyal to their country!
10. They’re Always Bragging About: The Perfect Beginner Drift Car
Drift. This one word is the hobby BMW shares with enthusiasts everywhere and even the automaker can back that up themselves. They have a course that can teach you the simple basics or advanced skills to put your car completely sideways so you can burn you tires into nothing but a pile of rubber bits.
9. They’re Always Bragging About: A Wide Range Of Colors To Choose From
Think of a color and it’s yours! BMW has an infinite color pallet that will fulfill all your color needs. They have metallic, matte, or even satin paint if a plain gloss isn’t your style. Not only do they have exterior color options, but you can also customize your interior colors as well! BMW makes it easy for you to really make the car yours.
8. They’re Always Bragging About: More Affordable Than A Lamborghini
The booming 500hp V10 that BMW released sits as the heart of the M5 and M6. The best part is that both of these cars can be found for around £14,000, which is a fraction of the price of a used Lamborghini. You get the speed and performance for a small cost so i guess you could call this a win-win.
7. They’re Always Bragging About: They Can Be Found Relatively Cheap
A high depreciation value is what makes buying a BMW worth it. You can buy a used one with about 58% of its lifespan left for 39% of the original value of the car. This is even rolling in all the maintenance and costs for the rest of the years that the car is deemed reliable.
6. They’re Always Bragging About: The Benefits of Using Carbon Fiber
BMW went all out with the carbon fiber aspects of the M4 GTS. They installed carbon fiber bucket seats, front splitter, and engine brace. Using the carbon bits helps lower the weight of the car, enhancing the power to weight ratio. With the better ratio it allows the car to be able to handle better on the track along with reaching higher limits.
5. They’re Always Bragging About: Their Motors Come With Turbos
The Engine of the Year award went to BMW for developing new engines that became more powerful while staying economical. All they had to do was modify their engines and add turbos, which switched everything up for BMW. Not only did they add turbos to their petrol engines, but their diesel engines received them as well! Turbos translated into an overall win for the German company.
4. They’re Always Bragging About: There’s Many Parts To Modify Your Car
Turbos, tunes, and e85 is all it takes for BMW to make unheard of power. The good thing is that there are plenty of companies that make modifications for these cars, along with having a vast amount of forums to guide you along with your build. You can add anything you can think of and find it online with the click of a button!
3. They’re Always Bragging About: BMWs Just Look So Aggressive
Aggressive is the perfect word to describe the demeanor of the BMW body style. They use a sleek rear diffuser to house the shiny quad tip exhaust, which releases the roar from the powerhouse of a motor. These cars just have a mean look about them like they’re ready to race on the track at any time!
2. They’re Always Bragging About: It’s All About The BMW Brand
Several things can explain why BMW has such a good reputation. Everyone who buys a BMW has complete consumer confidence due to the trust and support that BMW shows to the people who enjoy their cars. People also love the fact that the company is constantly evolving with new technology.
1. They’re Always Bragging About: The M4 GTS Makes A Record Time
The street legal, track car. That is all that has to be said. The M4 GTS has an amazing power level attached to the track performance dynamics such as suspension, aerodynamics, and weight. This car made the fastest time for a BMW car around the Nurburgring with a time of 7:28. Wow!