What Does BMW Stand For?
So you got yourself a Beemer (The Ultimate Driving Machine) or maybe you are enviously driving behind a BMW and you are thinking: What does BMW stand for?
BMW AG is a German automobile and motorcycle company, so it makes sense that the initials BMW come from German words. BMW stands for Bayerische Motoren Werke. AG stands for Aktiengesellschaft, which basically means that it is a Corporation with stocks and shareholders.
Anyway, if you translate Bayerische Motoren Werke into English, it would be Bavarian Motor Works. (Bavaria is a state in Germany.)
Driving a BMW is certainly a Sheer Driving Pleasure or Freude am Fahren, as the Germans would say, which means something like Joy in Driving or Driving Pleasure.
So now you will know what BMW stands for when you are driving (or ogling) this great German automobile made in Bavaria by the Bavarian Motor Works Corporation.