The German manufacturer BMW, an abbreviation for Bayerische Motoren Werke, is always a player to keep an eye on. The brand was founded in 1917 and now produces both cars and motorcycles. The BMW Group also includes Mini and the luxury Rolls Royce brand. In addition to the many models that are doing very well in the leasing market, many car fans mainly look at the M models of BMW. A BMW is also sometimes called “Bimmer”.