Who Owns BMW?

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Are you considering a new BMW luxury car, crossover, or SUV? Or are you simply enjoy learning more about luxury car brands? If so, you’re likely wondering, “Who owns BMW?” BMW is owned by the BMW Group, which also owns MINI and Rolls-Royce. BMW is headquartered in Munich, Germany, but BMW models are produced all over the world. Take a moment to read more about the BMW Group and where BMW builds some of its popular models with our team at BMW of Idaho Falls near Jackson, WY.


More About the BMW Group

The BMW Group, also known as BMW AG in Germany, is an incorporated entity that’s owned by shareholders. Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft is the BMW Group’s full name in German. “Bayerische Motoren Werke” translates to “Bavarian Motor Works,” and “Aktiengesellschaft” is the German term for a public limited company. The shares of these types of companies are available to the general public and are traded on a public stock exchange.

Who Owns BMW Shares?

The Quandt family owns half of the BMW Group’s shares, and are long-time shareholders. The other half is a public float and is owned by public investors. Here’s a quick breakdown of the group’s shares:

  • 29%: Owned by Stefan Quandt — A German engineer and industrialist.
  • 21%: Owned by Susanne Klatten — A successful investor and Stefan Quandt’s sibling. 
  • 50%: Public Float — Owned by public investors.

Where is BMW Made?

BMW owns the largest manufacturing facility in Dingolfing, Germany. Furthermore, you’ll find that the majority of BMW models are made in Germany, although they have production facilities in multiple countries. You can visit and tour the following production facilities:

  • Germany: Berlin, Dingolfing, Landshut, Leipzig, Munich, Regensburg, Wackersdorf
  • Austria: Steyr
  • Great Britain: Oxford
  • China: Shenyang
  • United States: Greer, SC

The following manufacturing facilities are also part of the BMW Group Production Network, and produce new BMW vehicles and genuine OEM parts for drivers all over the world:

  • 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

Explore the BMW Lineup at BMW of Idaho Falls!

Are you looking to learn more about BMW models? If you’re ready to browse our new and BMW CPO vehicles in person, contact us online or call us at 208-529-4269.

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