BMW acquires original 1918 factory

February 27 2014

BMW has just purchased a plot of land that includes the company’s first factory building.

P90144180The chunk of land covers 13,000 square metres and is located in Munich’s Milbertshofen district. The facility, formerly owned by rail and commercial vehicle brake component manufacturer Knorr-Bremse AG, will be the new home of BMW Group Classic.

BMW Group Classic is a division of the company that caters to classic cars and motorcycles, and includes vehicles from BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce. The goal is to get all of the BMW Group Classic activities, including a workshop, customer centre, company archive and sales of parts for vintage vehicles, under one roof.

One of the buildings on the plot is the very first building used by BMW to produce aircraft engines. It was in operation from 1918 to 1920, when the company moved to a newly built Lerchenauer Strasse plant.

There will also be numerous classic and historic vehicles on display. If you own a historic BMW motorcycle and are planning to restore it, you can visit to find out more.


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