When you’re perusing our extensive new BMW inventory around Corona, you might be wondering “Just who makes BMW vehicles?” This luxury brand has stayed true to its German roots over the year with a headquarters in Munich. The BMW Group – who owns BMW – is no stranger to quality vehicles with ownership of legendary brands like Rolls-Royce and MINI as well. If you’re interested in learning more about the background of BMW, read on to find out more.
Who Owns BMW Shares?
So, who owns BMW? There are three primary shareholders involved in the BMW legacy. Two out of the three shareholders are part of the Quandt family, long-time contributors to the brand. However, one half of BMW is owned by the public:
- Stefan Quandt(29%): A German industrialist and engineer
- Susanne Klatten(21%): Successful investor and sister to Stefan Quandt
- Public Float (50%): Shares that are owned by public investors
Where is BMW Made?
As a foreign luxury brand, BMW is one of the leading German automakers in the world, so it’s no surprise that Germany is still the primary site for manufacturing. The largest manufacturing plant is in Dingolfing and many BMW enthusiasts enjoy visiting the facilities for tours and events throughout the year. In addition to Dingolfing, where is BMW made?
- Germany: Berlin, Dingolfing, Landshut, Leipzig, Munich, Regensburg, Wackersdorf
- Austria: Steyr
- Great Britain: Oxford
- China: Shenyang
While those are the main production facilities, there are also additional BMW production plants that produce both vehicles and OEM parts:
- 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
Find Out More with BMW of Murrieta
You know who owns BMW and who makes BMW, so why not get behind the wheel at BMW of Murrieta to see what has made this brand such a global success? You’ll find our showroom in Murrieta, just a short drive from Riverside, so stop by for your test drive. Whether you’re trying to decide between the 2020 BMW X1 vs. 2020 BMW X3 or looking for a BMW CPO offer in Ontario, we’ll show you why Southern California is the best place to drive a BMW! Feel free to contact us with any questions.