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Why a Bmw Car Is Called a Bimmer?

Why a Bmw Car Is Called a Bimmer?

Keep reading to find out why a Bmw car is called a Bimmer. The terms Bimmer, Beemer or beamer refers to BMW cars and motorcycles. However, Bimmer is the correct term for BMW cars while Beemer and beamer are used for BMW motorcycles.

Why all these different terms? BMW started big in motorcycles and was very active in motor sports then. One of its biggest competitors at the racing track was BSA, which was also a big name in motorcycles.

Since BSA motorcycles were known as Beesers, BMW fans decided to call BMW motorcycles Beemers.

Over time, different people (who couldn’t spell very well and didn’t take the trouble to find out) started to use the term beamer.

BMW went on to design and manufacture cars which subsequently outshone their two-wheeler cousins. The BMW car enthusiasts wanted a new term to differentiate cars from motorcycles and coined the term Bimmer. Now you know why a Bmw car is called a Bimmer.

Is it worth buying a old BMW? When purchasing a used BMW, it’s important to be aware of the depreciation. Yes, BMWs are awesome cars, however like most vehicles, they lose their value quickly. BMWs can be more expensive to maintain than non-luxury cars and older model parts can be hard to come by.

Is Mercedes better than BMW? If you’re looking for a smaller luxury car, your best bet is a BMW. While the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is one of the highest performing large luxury sedans on the road today, the overall winner when it comes to luxury performance is BMW.

Content for this question contributed by Ben Saylia, resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA