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The BMW logo represents the almost century-old German manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles. It has become one of the world’s most recognized corporate symbols that certainly personifies class, panache, and image-conscious sophistication. Founded in 1916 and based inMunichGermany, BMW is also the parent company of the MINI and Rolls-Royce.

The company originally began as an aircraft engine manufacturer during World War I, and therefore the logo, called a “roundel” design, was created and registered in 1917. It encompasses the four quadrants of blue and white, and is thought to have represented a white propeller blade whirling against the blue sky. In 1924 BMW built its first motorcycle, the R32. The 1929 Dixi was the first automobile to carry the famous BMW logo, and has been altered very rarely throughout the company’s long history. The BMW logo is also said to signify the state flag and national colors of Bavaria, the company’s manufacturing site.

Originally posted 2011-12-02 09:30:49.