What Does BMW Stand For?

October 17th, 2018 by

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It’s possible you’ve long known BMW as a maker of luxury vehicles. But have you ever wondered what exactly BMW stands for? Well, it stands for Bayerische Motoren Werke in German (translated to Bavarian Motor Works in English). BMW has been around for over a century now, creating and engineering luxury vehicles.

If you’re in Westchester County, Yonkers, or Mt. Kisco, and you’re in the market for your next car, a BMW certainly can make a lot of sense. We’re proud to offer this brand here at BMW of Westchester, and are excited to assist you in the car-buying process.

The Origins of BMW

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BMW’s story began back in 1916; their original focus was on aircraft-engine production during World War I. It wasn’t until years later that the company began producing motorcycles and cars. They would go on to produce aircraft engines once again during World War II.

Many of BMW’s production facilities were bombed during World War II, and the Allies had banned some facilities from building motorcycles and cars. BMW’s regrowth took place during the 1950s, as the company expanded with sedans, coupes, convertibles, and sports cars.

The famous 5 Series, a landmark BMW sedan, was introduced in 1972, while the 3 Series and 7 Series came just a few short years later. Today, BMW has expanded to include SUV models, and is also looking forward, with electric and hybrid-power vehicles.

Our BMW Inventory

When it comes to the BMW lineup, there’s certainly a standout selection of vehicles. The BMW 5 Series sedan offers pure class and excitement. There’s the crossover X1 and the spaciousness of the X5 Sport Activity Vehicle, too. All of the BMW models on our lot are certainly worth exploring.

There are also pre-owned and certified pre-owned BMW models. All CPO vehicles are later models with fewer than 60,000 miles on the odometer. They go through an extensive vehicle inspection completed by a BMW-certified technician. This inspection checks the interior, exterior, underbody, engine components, brakes, and more, and you’ll receive a full vehicle history report when completed.

Shopping at BMW of Westchester

BMW of WestchesterWe’re proud to say BMW of Westchester was named a 2018 Center of Excellence, an honor bestowed upon only one out of every 10 BMW dealers across the country. We strive to provide a luxury experience when it’s time to find your next car.

Our friendly, helpful staff is there for you from the first time you step on the lot until the time you drive away in your new car. As part of the Ray Catena Auto Group, we’re always working to give back to the community, supporting and working with organizations such as the Robert Wood Johnson Children’s Hospital, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Autism Speaks. Experience the difference at our BMW dealership.

Experience Luxury in a BMW

BMW of Westchester invites drivers in Westchester County, Yonkers, and Mt. Kisco to take a BMW for a test drive today. It’s the best way to experience a car, and with numerous models available on our lot, there are plenty of vehicles to choose from.

Whether you’re interested in buying new or pre-owned, we’re here to assist you. Reach out to us with any questions or schedule that test drive with us today.

 

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