Originally Posted by BAVARIANM5WORKS
sorry their roots are airplanes but some of the first cars that they made where for the race track
Ummm, not really. BMW's first car production car was the Dixi in 1928. It had a whopping 18 hp and a top speed of around 50 mph. As you can see from the picture it's not exactly a hot rod.
From there, their next production car was the 3/20 of 1932. With a huge increase in power to 20 hp it was the first car designed entirely in house by BMW.
We have to go all the way to 1936 to find a car worthy of the race track. That would be the 328 which is considered to be the most successful racing car of the thirties.
So, as you can see it took BMW eight years to go from starting to produce cars to building a car deserving of the moniker "sports car".