Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (; ), commonly known as BMW or BMW AG, is a German automobile, motorcycle, and engine manufacturing company founded in 1916. BMW is headquartered in Munich, Bavaria. It also owns and produces Mini cars and is the parent company of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
BMW produces motorcycles under BMW Motorrad. In 2012, the BMW Group produced 1,845,186 automobiles and 117,109 motorcycles across all its brands. BMW is part of the “German Big 3” luxury automakers, along with Audi and Mercedes-Benz, the three best-selling luxury automakers in the world.