The Bayerische Motoren Werke GmbH (BMW) was created in 1917 from the Rapp Motor Werke GmbH. 1918 converted the owner the company into a corporation to the engine and 1922, the company name and the trademark BMW which was founded in 1916 Bayerische Flugzeugwerke AG was transferred. At the beginning were aircraft and motorcycles, the main business of the Bavarians until they got in 1928 with the acquisition of the Eisenach car factory in the automotive sector. Today, BMW stands for high-quality, sporty cars.