Interesting facts about
BMW cars


At webuyurcar we love all things car related and so we thought it would be a fun idea to collate some of the nuggets of information that we have picked up from years of being in and around the automotive industry.

All car manufacturers have interesting back stories of how they started or how certain models came to be built and so here is a selection of some of our favourite BMW facts.

Some interesting facts about BMW...

Despite being formed in 1916, BMW didn't actually make its first car until 1928. Prior to that it was a manufacturer of aircraft engines, many of which were used by Germany in World War 1. After the war they started to produce motorcycle engines and motorbikes from 1923 before moving into car production at the end of the 1920s.

When asked what the BMW logo represents most people seem to think it is supposed to depict an aeroplane propeller, as a nod to the company's early years when it built aircraft engines, however this is a common misconception. It is actually a representation of the Bavarian flag, the region of Germany where BMW was founded.

Although electric cars are rapidly becoming a more common site on our roads, they are not necessarily a new concept. BMW produced their first electric car way back in 1972. It was used to provide a shuttle service between venues during that years' Olympic Games which were held in Munich, however with a range of less than 40 miles it was more of a proof of concept than something that was yet ready for the mass market.

BMW stands for Bayerische Motoren Werke, which translates as Bavarian Motor Works.

The headquarters of BMW are in Munich. Should you find yourself in the German city with some time on your hands, then it is worthwhile checking out their headquarters building, as it has been built to resemble a 4-cylinder engine that appears to float above the ground!

In addition to the BMW marque, the company also owns Mini and Rolls-Royce.

One of the most distinctive elements of any BMW car is the grille. Known as a kidney grille because of the shape, they have been a feature of the cars since way back to 1933!

If you think we have missed out a good BMW fact then if you tweet it, making sure to include our Twitter username @webuyurcar we will add your fact to the list!

You can also read our facts about: Volkswagen, Audi, Ford, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Vauxhall, Kia, Hyundai and Nissan

Are you looking to sell your BMW?

Well, the good news is you have come to the right place. Here at Webuyurcar we purchase all types of BMWs, so if you currently own a 1-series, a 2-series, a 3-series, an X1, a Z4 or any other type of BMW then we will buy it from you today!

We have made the process of vehicle selling easy and hassle-free. There is no longer the need to haggle on a part-exchange deal or to spend hours with a steady stream of tyre-kickers when trying to sell privately. Instead all you need to do is submit a few details on our website and you can be booked in for a no obligation appointment in a matter of minutes.

How do I sell my BMW?

The process is very straight forward. Firstly, you need to generate an initial valuation for your vehicle. You can do this by entering your vehicle registration at the bottom of this page. Our system will then produce a pre-inspection valuation that will be displayed on screen, it is free and takes only a few seconds to generate.

BMW Logo If you are happy with the valuation, then we can arrange an appointment where one of our vehicle purchasers will assess your vehicle before making you a final offer. If you are happy to proceed with the sale of your vehicle, we then pay you the agreed amount via instant bank transfer. The payment is made while we are still at the appointment and so if you have access to online banking this gives you the added peace of mind to be able to confirm you have received the payment before our vehicle purchaser leaves.

Appointments typically take less than one hour to complete and can be booked seven days a week.

If you have any outstanding finance remaining on the vehicle, then we will also help you to take care of that on the day by dealing directly with your finance company on your behalf to pay off the remaining debt using money from the purchase price.

We will come to you to buy your BMW

Yes, that's right! There is no need for you to drive to us, we will visit you at your home or place of work to view your vehicle. We have vehicle purchasers located throughout the country who will visit you in one of our branded vehicles. This means that on the day, if you sell your vehicle to us you are not left stranded having to rely on public transport or the generosity of family and friends for a lift back home.

With appointments taking place every day of the week there is no easier way of selling your car!

We don't just buy BMW cars

Of course, it is not just BMW cars that we buy, we will buy any make of car, so if you are looking to sell an Audi, Ford, Honda, Toyota, Vauxhall, Volvo or any other make, just enter your registration details below for your free, instant valuation and your car could be sold within just a few days!

Still not sure if this is the best way to sell your car? Why not read our 'how to sell my car' guide, which covers all your different options. You will also find an explanation of why using an online car buying service is the quickest and most convenient way to sell your car and how webuyurcar does things a little differently than most car buying services by visiting you to purchase your vehicle at a time that best suits you. It is how we are able to offer our 5-star hassle-free service.

Further Questions?

If you have any further questions, then you may find an answer in our frequently asked questions section. Alternatively, you can call our friendly team seven days a week, who will be happy to help. Click here for contact details and opening times.