BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke) is a German manufacturer of motor vehicles and motorcycles, headquartered in Munich.

Officially founded in 1917 initially to produce aircraft engines, it has gradually expanded its activity to become one of the most important and prestigious car manufacturers in the world, renowned for the great build quality and the technological and engineering modernity of its products.

In 2017, the BMW Group sold 2505741 cars and 185682 two-wheelers worldwide.

The industrial branch for which the Bavarian House will become most famous of all was the automotive one. The birth and development of BMW automobile production took place at the turn of the late 1920s and early 1930s of the last century. Starting from 1926, the number one of the Bavarian House was Georg von Stauss, representative of the Deutsche Bank and, from 1927, also president of the German banking giant.