Talk:History of BMW

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Mini Cooper[edit]

I think we need to add a section for Mini Cooper. What are your thoughts?Qwazywabbit 22:02, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

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According to the national Geographic Channel BMW themselves thought that the logo was representative of propellers and BMW's aeronautical past though later it was discovered to represent the Bavarian flag. --Thelostlibertine (talk) 18:46, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

BMW Trademark article merger discussion[edit]

It has been proposed that the article The BMW Trademark is merged into this one. The trademark article is poorly written, uncited and duplicates some of the information in this article. I support its merger. --Cheesy Mike (talk) 12:19, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

World War II[edit]

I think the part about BMW using "foreigners" during WWII is a little too PC, even if it's eventually pointed out that the foreigners included prioners of war. Wouldn't it be more direct to say that BMW used slave labor from concentration camps and priosner of war camps. Also, the term internment camp is used in this area. Internment camp, such as those used in America to house Japanese descendents, has a slightly different connotation than concentration camp, such as those used in Germany during WWII to house and efficiently "process" Jewish and other ethnic undesirables. L.cash.m (talk) 15:31, 5 April 2008 (UTC)


"The first true BMW" - What is a "true BMW"?[edit]

The section about the BMW 3/20 AM1 is titled : "The first true BMW". What, exactly, is a "true BMW"? From the article, I would gather that the "first true BMW" product was the Type IIIa aero-engine (not including the leftover Rapp designs), while the "first true BMW" motorcycle was the R32 (not including the leftover BFw Flink and Helios designs). The 3/20 AM1 might be the "first true BMW automobile" (not including the 3/15 cars that, despite the later design innovations, were Austin Sevens built under licence), but the Type IIIa engine would be the "first true BMW". Respectfully, SamBlob (talk) 21:05, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

BMW's stylist: What was his name?[edit]

The man who styled the BMW 315/1, BMW 326, BMW 327, BMW 328, and BMW 501 is not mentioned in this history. Were he to be mentioned, what would his name be: Peter Schimanowski, as it appears in the 315/1 and 326 articles, or Peter Szymanowski, as it appears in the 328 and 501 articles? Which is correct? The two sources I normally have available for BMW articles are Norbye, Jan P. (1984). BMW - Bavaria's Driving Machines. Skokie, IL: Publications International. ISBN 0-517-42464-9. , which refers to him as Peter Schimanowski, and Noakes, Andrew (2005). The Ultimate History of BMW. Bath, UK: Parragon Publishing. ISBN 1-4054-5316-8. , which does not seem to mention him at all. Sincerely, SamBlob (talk) 18:16, 17 February 2013 (UTC)