Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, commonly referred to as BMW, is a German multinational corporation which produces luxury vehicles and motorcycles. The company was founded in 1916 as a manufacturer of aircraft engines, which it produced from 1917 until 1918 and again from 1933 to 1945.

Founded7 March 1916, Munich, Germany

FoundersKarl RappCamillo CastiglioniGustav OttoFranz Josef Popp