What Does BMW Stand For?

May 6th, 2018 by

BMW Logo on steering wheel

Many Chicago-area car shoppers always come to the dealership with interesting questions. The most common question we’re asked is, “what is the BMW meaning?” There are a lot of iconic brands and logos that are so well-known that the origins behind their names tend to fade into history. Winnetka and Park Ridge drivers know that with a new BMW, you are getting a luxury vehicle with incredible performance, and style – but does what BMW stand for?

It comes from German: Bayerische Motoren Werke, or “Bavarian Motor Works” in English.

Who Owns BMW?

With all of the different questions that we get from curious Chicago drivers who visit Perillo BMW, the first one that comes after “what does BMW stand for” is “who owns BMW?” The answer is just as simple as the BMW meaning: BMW owns BMW.

It may be surprising that BMW hasn’t been purchased by another automaker, especially given that so many brands are absorbing one another, but that’s the truth. BMW also owns two other luxury brands: Rolls Royce and MINI.

Learn What BMW Really Means at Perillo BMW

Our team thinks it’s really essential for drivers to know al little bit about the brand that they are going to invest their money in when they make their purchase, but the most important thing to take away about BMW is not the name, or who owns what, it’s how the luxury vehicle feels when you are in the driver’s seat.

Contact Perillo BMW today for additional information our luxury lineup or to schedule a test drive of a BMW 5 Series or X5 and see firsthand what the letters BMW really mean.

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