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Iconic images capture the beauty of BMW

January 13, 2014 11:51 IST

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BMW, which was founded in 1916, began producing cars in 1928–29, with the launch of Dixi. Now it's one of the most prestigious and biggest car manufacturers in the world.

Let's take a look at some of the BMW models that have graced the roads.

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Image: BMW i3 Concept electric car on display in New York.
Photographs: Chip East/Reuters
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British racing driver Richard Seaman rounds Red Gate corner at Donington Park in England in a BMW during training for the Tourist Trophy, on September 2, 1938.

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Photographs: Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

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A grocery in the Siemens housing estate in Munich, Germany, with a BMW Isetta in the foreground, on January 1, 1955.

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Photographs: Peter C. Kunert/Keystone/Getty Images

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A Dutch hostess sets off in her BMW 600 car to deliver congratulations and a box of presents to newly married couples all over Holland, on April 1, 1955.

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Photographs: Hans Bethlem/BIPs/Getty Images
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Dutch hostesses set off in their BMW 600 cars to deliver congratulations and a box of presents to newly married couples all over Holland, on April 1, 1955.

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Photographs: Hans Bethlem/BIPs/Getty Images
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Actress Sally Bazeley gets into a BMW Isetta at a motor show, on October 17, 1955.

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Photographs: Fred Morley/Fox Photos/Getty Images

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The BMW Isetta, a 250cc single cylinder, air-cooled four-wheeled car, on show at the International Motor Show, Earl's Court, London, on October 28, 1955. The driver gets in at the front.

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The BMW Isetta, a 250cc single cylinder, air-cooled four-wheeled car with a front-opening door, on February 14, 1956.

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Photographs: Hans Meyer/BIPs/Getty Images

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A woman and a child get out of a BMW Isetta 'Bubble' car, on January 1958.

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Fans watch as German TV celebrity Uschi Siebert presents American rock 'n' roll star Elvis Presley with the keys to the BMW sports car on December 22, 1958, with which German racing driver Hans-Joachim Stuck won a number of world racing events.

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A model leans out of the window of a two-door BMW, on January 1, 1963.

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Greg Norman of Australia and the Prince of Bavaria test the BMW Z8 at the high security BMW test track after the first round of the BMW International Open in Munich, Germany, on August 2000.

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Photographs: Paul Severn/ALLSPORT 31/Getty Images

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The 2001 BMW 750 Li drives on a road in a promotional photo, on January 20, 2001.

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Madonna films a scene on the set of a BMW commercial being directed by her husband Guy Ritchie on March 28, 2001, in Los Angeles, California.

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Photographs: Jason Kirk/Eric Ford/Newsmakers/Getty Images

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Chief of BMW Design Worldwide talks about cabriolet BMW Z9 concept car on August 23, 2001, at the annual International Moscow Motor Show in Moscow, Russia.

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Actor Matthew Perry talks on the phone as he drives a BMW on Sunset Boulevard on February 4, 2002, in Hollywood, California.

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Members of the press examine the BMW 745Li after its introduction at the 2002 North American International Auto Show on January 7, 2002, in Detroit, Michigan.

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Photographs: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

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Customers look at a BMW in Beijing, China, on December 11, 2001.

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BMW CS1 convertible on display on March 28, 2002, at the 2002 New York International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.

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Le Mans V10 engined BMW X5 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, at Goodwood House Near Arundel, England, on June 14, 2002.

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BMW 700 series limousine stands outside the headquarters of German carmaker BMW Group in Munich, Germany, on March 19, 2003.

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Photographs: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

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BMW Z4 convertible is shown in this undated file photo.

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Men look at the BMW Z4 at the Paris Auto Show, on September 27, 2002.

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Photographs: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
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Men look at the BMW Z4 at the Paris Auto Show, on September 27, 2002.

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A man and woman check out a BMW Z8 convertible at the BMW Pavillion in Munich, Germany, on September 9, 2002.

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The BMW Z4 roadster on display at the Sydney International Motor Show in Sydney, Australia, on October 17, 2002.

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Photographs: Cameron J Spencer/Getty Images

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BMW M3 CSL on display at the 73rd Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, on March 5, 2003. Hanging above the roof is a BMW-Williams F1 car.

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A BMW Z4 Roadster is seen at the 2003 New York Auto Show at the Javits Center in New York City, on April 16, 2003.

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A view of the BMW M1 Procar during the Goodwood Festival of Speed at Goodwood House in Chichester, England, on July 13, 2003.

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Models Franziska Knuppe and Paulina Nemcova with TV host Annemarie Warnkross attend the BMW presentation of the Z4 Roadster in Berlin, Germany, on March 12, 2009.


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