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The BMW Museum in Munich/Germany

Update: The new BMW Museum is opend since June 21th, 2008. More infos:

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The BMW building Four-Cylinder in Munich with the BMW Museum in front, behalf the big BMW sign.

The architecture of the BMW museum

The BMW Museum was built at the same time as the Olympic Stadium with its famous tent roof and the BMW Builiding. Construction startet in 1971 and the Museum was opened in 1973. It was conceived and planned by the same architect, who designed the BMW Builiding: Professor Dr.

Karl Schwanzer from Vienna gave these two buildings a very different shape, but nevertheless created a unique blend of architecture.

He made so revolutionary in their special style that they remain unique to this very day. The special technique applied when constructiong the BMW Building was that all 22 floors were built on the ground and then pulled up to the top, each floor suspended from the level above. One might therefore say the Four-Cylinder is a hanging house.

The museum, on the other hand, is designed as a self-supporting body: the reinforced concrete shell supports the roof. The spiral path inside the Museum rest entirely on the columns also supporting the four platforms which constantly increase in size the further up you go. The shell expands in size from a diameter of less than 20 metres (66 ft) to 41 metres (134.5 ft) at the top. In all — it is 19 metres (62 ft) high.

Flying over the area in an aircraft you will see a huge BMW logo on the roof of the Museum.

More Infos about the BMW-Museum:

BMW Museum

Petuelring 130

80788 Mьnchen

Tel. +49-89/382-23307


Hint: The BMW parking garage is free of charge. Don’t be put off the bar and use the bell!

• The BMW Museum is opened every day from 9.00 am until 5.00 pm.

The succes of the BMW Museum

The BMW Museum is one of the most popular company museums in Germany. And of all the companies sights in Munich, only the Deutsches Museum and the Neue Pinakothek (New Gallery) attract more visitors. Each year some 250,000 people from all over the world come the BMW Museum — a story of success for which there are good reasons, because the BMW Museum does not just present the history of BMW and the engines, motorcycles and automobiles manufactured by the company in the course of its first 75 years.

Rather, the BMW Museum achieves an entirely different goal. It enables its visitors to marvel at the horizons of transport technology through the eyes of five generations. From the early days at the beginning of this century and into the next millenium. Horizons which show the development of ideas, dreams, philosophies, work, society and the individual mobility made possible by technology.

In this way the BMW Museum possibly makes it a bit easier to understand the present as the future of our past and as the past of our future.

Pictures of the BMW Museum

The only BMW 7series in the BMW Museum, a sliced BMW 750iL (E32), is shown on a separate site.

BMW VI, 12-cylinder-V-engine, 1926-1936, Carburettor engine with 402 kW (550 bhp) continuous output on 1,530 rpm, Air screw transmission 1:1

The engine that powered the Dornier Whale. The Dornier Whale in which Wolfgang von Gronau flew the Atlantic from East to West in 1930 in only 44 hours was powered by two of these BMW VI engines. Flying the Dornier Merkur featuring the same engine, Walter Mittelholzer covered the 20,000 km (12,000 miles) from Zurich to Cape Town in the mid-20’s in 97 hours. Licences for the production of this reliable engine were granted to Russia and Japan.

Within 10 years BMW produced exactly 6,345 engines of this type.

Klemm L25 with BMW Xa 5-cylinder radial engine, 1931-1932, Carburettor engine with 37 kw (51 bhp) continuous output.

In front: BMW 003 jet engine until 1945, Single-shaft engine, 8-stage compressor, Annular combustion chamber, Single-stage turbines, 700 kp/f thrust, 900 km/h (558 mph)

Sports plane with BMW radial engine. In the early ’30s BMW produced a small number of the type X and Xa 5-cylinders radial engines fitted in sports aircraft such as this Klemm L25. Flying this plane, Max Seyffer took part in various flights round Germany at the time.

In all, only 32 of these engines were produced.

The world’s first jet engine to enter standard production. With the limits to conventional piston-design aero engines becoming evident in the mid-’30s, BMW started the development of jet engines. This BMW 003 jet engine was designed in 1939 and started its first test runs under the fuselage of a Ju 88 in 1941.

The first actual test flight in winter 1944, where the 003 powered an Arado 234 longrange resconnaissance plane, was followed by installation of the engine in various high-performance aircraft. Total production of the BMW 003 jet engine amounted to 1,300 units.

BMW 507 convertible, 1956-1959, 8 cylinder, 3,168 cc, 110 kW (150 bhp), 5000 rpm, 200 km/h (124 mph)

Many people’s dream car. Announced in 1955, the BMW 507 quickly became famous. It had a light-alloy body designed by Albrecht Graf Goertz and a fully retractable soft roof, with a hardtop available as an option.

Like many sports cars ot its time, the 507 had a central floor-mounted gearshift. The 507 Roadster with V8 engine and two twin-barrel downdraft carburetors hat a top speed of more than 200 km/h (124 mph). Driving a BMW 507, Hans Struck won numerous national and international hillclimbs.

Only 254 of these cars were built, but were driven by such internationally known celebrities as Aly Khan and Elvis Presley.

BMW 1500, 1962-1964, 4 cylinders,

1499 cc, 59 kW (80 bhp), 5,700 rpm,

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