Who Owns BMW?

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Who owns BMW? BMW is owned by its parent company, the BMW Group, which also owns several other well-known automotive nameplates such as Rolls-Royce and MINI. You will find the brand’s headquarters in Munich, Germany. BMW vehicles are known for their state-of-the-art German engineering, which is why the brand continues to impress both everyday drivers in Staten Island and industry experts alike. BMW of Brooklyn is more than happy to answer any questions you may have including common inquiries we hear like, “Who makes BMW?”

What is the BMW Group?

In Germany, you will find the BMW Group referred to as BMW AG. The company is an incorporated entity owned by shareholders. The complete name of the group in German is Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft. The first part of the name translates to “Bavarian Motor Works,” while “AG” indicates that it is a shareholder company.

Who Owns BMW Shares?

Long-time shareholders, the Quandt family, own half of the BMW Group. The rest of the shares are owned by the public. Here is a quick breakdown of who owns BMW shares.

  • 29%=Stefan Quandt: A German industrialist and engineer
  • 21%=Susanne Klatten: Successful investor and sister to Stefan Quandt
  • 50%=Public Float: This represents the shares that are owned by public investors

Where is BMW Made?

Who makes BMW vehicles and where is BMW made? A majority of BMW manufacturing plants are currently found in Germany. The largest production facility is located in Dingolfing. If you would like to visit or tour where BMW is made, you can do so at the following locations:

  • Germany: Berlin, Dingolfing, Landshut, Leipzig, Munich, Regensburg, Wackersdorf
  • Austria: Steyr
  • Great Britain: Oxford
  • China: Shenyang

BMW is truly a global brand, with manufacturing facilities spanning numerous countries and continents:

  • Austria: Graz
  • Brazil: Manaus
  • Egypt: Cairo
  • Germany: Eisenach
  • Great Britain: Goodwood and Swindon
  • Indonesia: Jakarta
  • India, Chennai
  • Italy: Cassinetta
  • Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur
  • Mexico: San Luis Potosi
  • Russia: Kaliningrad
  • South Africa: Rosslyn
  • Thailand: Rayong
  • United States: Spartanburg, SC

Own a Piece of BMW History for Yourself

If you are in the market for a luxury vehicle, there is nothing quite like a BMW. Explore the lineup in person when you visit BMW of Brooklyn near Staten Island and Manhattan. You can then take your favorites for a spin. Contact us today for more information.

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