It is always interesting to delve into the meaning of things you see around you. Car logo’s are interesting and have an interesting history. Today I will give you the history of the BMW logo.
Many people believe the BMW logo is a stylized propeller,” explains Fred Jakobs of BMW Group Classic. “But the truth is a little different.” The history of the name BMW – Bavarian Motor Works – dates back to 1917. In the early days, the main business was the production of aircraft engines for the German Air Force. BMW emerged from a renaming of the aircraft engine manufacturer Rapp Motorenwerke.
As you can see, BMW used the same black ring around the logo found in the original company’s logo. However, the blue and white sections within the ring represent something much simpler than an aircraft. The quarters inside the black ring on the BMW logo display the colors of the company’s home state – the State of Bavaria.