BMW Technik is the BMW Group ‘s research subsidiary that put simply works on the future. They step back from the day to day task of designing and building the next BMW and MINI models and focus on research and engineering at a level that ‘s simply not possible normally. And since the introduction of Technik 25 years ago the group has created show stopping engineering mules, concepts and even a few production components and full on cars. So with that said BMW is celebrating today with an enormous amount of photos and press releases meant to give you the full run-down on what Technik has done over the past 25 years. With it we also present you an incredible gallery of photos some of which are seen here for the first time. Keep in mind Technik doesn ‘t necessarily design cars. They engineer futuristic technology within those cars. The way the cars look often revolves around how they are engineered. In other words they ‘re not created to look beautiful. They ‘re created to show off new technology. (Full gallery after the jump)
Innovative force entails future capability. The BMW Group owes its status as the world’s most successful manufacturer of premium automobiles to an outstanding development concept in all areas relevant to driving pleasure, sustainability and safety. The principles of this pre-eminence have been forged over the last quarter of a century in BMW (Forschung und) Technik GmbH. The researchers operating within the framework of this think tank develop technologies and concepts for individual mobility in tomorrow’s world. The subsidiary was created 25 years ago as BMW Technik GmbH. With this company the BMW Group has a centre of competence that is unique throughout the world. It safeguards and expands technology leadership for BMW by providing a constant stream of innovations.
(You can download the entire 40 page release below)
+ 25 years of BMW Technik GmbH / Official BMW PDF