BMW (which stands for Bayerische Motoren Werke AG or Bavarian Motor Works in English) was first established in 1916 by Franz Josef Popp as an aircraft manufacturer. However, the company's origins can be traced further back to a Bavarian (a city state which later joined with others to form Germany) plane manufacturer in 1910. Due to the terms imposed on Germany at the end of the First World War BMW were forced to abandon aircraft production and switched to motorcycles in 1923, shortly followed by automobiles in 1928.
BMW is commonly known as one of the 'Big 3' luxury car makers along with Audi and Mercedes. BMW also has a reputation for producing cutting edge sports cars with the latest and most innovative technology. BMW's involvement in motorsport is extensive with achievements in many disciplines including Moto GP, Formula 1, Daytona, Le Mans and Touring Cars.
The BMW logo is comprised of a black outer circle with BMW writing inside and a blue and white chequered inner circle which represent the flag colours of the German state of Bavaria
Why not have a look at the official BMW company web site and get the latest news about BMW in the UK at The BMW Owners' Club site. You may also like to see what they're saying about new BMW cars on the Top Gear web site.
BMW is a manufacturer that offers a complete range of cars from the small and affordable 1-Series through the mid-range 5-Series to the top-of-the-range M6 Coupé. For both personal and company use, leasing / contract hire from First Vehicle Leasing offers you the best opportunity to drive away in a brand new BMW for less. You choose the BMW you want and how long you want to lease that car for, and we take care of the pricing, negotiating the finance, ordering and delivery of your brand new 2014-registered car.
Note: leasing and contract hire are two different terms for the same thing. There are a few very minor differences and options between personal leasing and business leasing (see below).
If you're not a business then it is best to just opt for personal leasing and for a simple explanation about our different types of cheap personal contract hire / finance / leasing packages available in the UK please read our pages about personal leasing offers or call our advisors free on 0800 298 2030.
The main difference for businesses is that there are often advantages arising from the company's UK VAT status and special conditions may apply for fleet leasing, so prices are often lower. For a simple explanation about our different types of business contract hire / finance / leasing options please read our pages about business leasing or call our advisors free on 0800 298 2030.
We get the best cheap deals and they're new every week - and don't forget to come back at the end of the year for the best new BMW 2015 prices and cheap special offers!
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