2. 1916 RMW (Rapp Motoren Werke) is founded as an aircraft engine factory in Munich. In 1917, changed to BMW. 1928 The first BMW automobile, the Dixi 3/15, is developed in Munich. 1955 The BMW 503 and 507 sports cars are today’s 'golden oldies'. 1923 The first BMW motorcycle leaves the Munich production site. 1962 The 1500 model establishes the trend for the "new class" of sporty compact touring cars. 1981 BMW becomes the first European carmaker to establish a subsidiary in Japan. 1977 BMW introduces the first 7 Series car. The 733i sets new standards in technology, design and equipment . 1989 In the year the Iron Curtain fell, BMW has another first by producing half a million cars.
3. BMW Aircraft Engine BMW First Motor-cycle BMW first 507 sports car BMW first sports car 503 BMW, The Dixi 3/15