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29th September 2022

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Why are BMW Cars referred to as Beamers or Bimmers?

The different nicknames of the car, such as Beamer, Bimmer or even Beemer, have sought their origination with the BMW motorcycles that were often used for racing. These terms developed in Great Britain and became popular in English-speaking countries.

While the terms are synonymous, they have been used alternatively, which might confuse many people. Generally, the cars of this automobile brand are called ‘Bimmer’ while the motorcycles are called ‘Beemer’ or ‘Beamer”. Here, we break down why BMW cars are nicknamed so and the differences between Bimmer vs Beamer.

History of Bimmer or Beamer

When we look at the history of the origination of these two terms, we have to look back at the BMW motorcycles that were often used for motorsports. The term ‘Beemer’ or ‘Beamer’ was given to BMW motorcycles to discern them from ‘Beezers’, another motorcycle from the BSA. These bikes were the most significant competitors of BMW motorcycles, and so fans gave the name to these bikes. This nickname eventually gained popularity in English and those countries with English speakers.

Now this nickname was used initially for BMW cars as well as motorcycles. BMW was a trendy brand at the time and was blooming wildly in America. Bimmer was the name that eventually gained more popularity and was preferred for the BMW carsover Beemer or Beamer ever since the BMW nickname Bimmer stuck around with the fans worldwide.

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What does a Beamer car mean?

So, what exactly is a BMW beamer? In all simplicity, the term Beamer is just a nickname given to BMW vehicles. So, when you use any of the three – Beemer, Beamer or Bimmer-you’re referring to a BMW car or motorcycle. However, as mentioned above, the terms Beamer and Beemer are often used to describe a BMW motorcycle and Bimmer is used to describe a BMW car. They might even be used interchangeably as there is no hard and fast rule that one should be called by a specific term only. So, anyone talking about a ‘Beamer car’ might only be referring to a BMW car. 

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While BMW cars are well-known worldwide, not many might know that the company also started making aircraft. They first established themselves in the market by making cars and soon moved towards the aerospace industry. Their logo is that of their 801 engine made for an aeroplane during World War II. However, as successful as their pursuit might be, they eventually shifted their gears towards building a luxurious car brand. They still have some footing with the aerospace industry, but all those businesses lie with Rolls-Royce (which they own). 

Top 5 models of Bimmer or Beamer

Below listed are the 5 models of Bimmer or Beamer

1. BMW 730Li Black

The 7 series of this brand has a complete luxury sedan style with up to a five-seater capacity. This car is a hybrid with both an electric and a petrol engine with a top speed of 250 kmph. The design is made to give more room with a powerful engine system.

2. BMW X6

This SUV range of BMW is on the luxury side, sporting a little sporty flair. It has an increased space with added leg room with a 3L turbocharged petrol engine that gives you a smooth driving experience.

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3. BMW X7

The BMW X7 is yet another of the SUV range with a 7-seater capacity and a torque converter auto transmission. It has a 3L petrol engine and a four-wheel drive with an output of 340 to 381 bhp. It has a strong engine performance and gives a smooth driving experience but might be a bit expensive compared to other SUVs. 

4. BMW 740Li

This model BMW 740Li is a bit sporty with its look and comes with a 3L turbocharged engine and automatic transmission with 8 gears. Overall, it has a strong motor with a total output of around 340 bhp and a luxurious interior. 

5. BMW 420i

The BMW 420i is stylish and has the elegance of each car in this series. This coupe has a 2L turbocharged engine that generates a total output of 369 bhp. While it gives you a terrific driving experience, it’s a bit expensive for the cars in this series. 

While not many might know the origins of the cool nickname for the BMW automobiles, it has stuck around for a long time for fans. So it’s not surprising that a very sporty and elegant brand also has a nickname that’s very vogue. 

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FAQs

1. Is it Bimmer or Beamer for a BMW?

It’s both Bimmer and Beamer. Both these terms are associated with a different set of vehicles. Bimmer is used for BMW cars, while Beamer is mainly used for BMW motorcycles. 

2. What does Bimmer mean?

Bimmer is a BMW nickname for the cars under this brand. The term came from the word Beemer or Beamer, which was used for the motorcycles of this brand in Great Britain. The time later stuck around in English-speaking countries. 

3. Are BMWs expensive to maintain?

BMWs are a little on the expensive side when it comes to maintenance. They are luxury cars, so they require high-quality parts for optimum performance. Their replacement parts are also usually made by high-end manufacturers. The average cost might range anywhere from Rs 30,000 to Rs 70,000 or even more for a 3 or 5-year period.

 

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