Starting with the SMMT figures for UK new car registrations in January 2009 we present the “Car Makers Premier League” showing each month the top 20 manufacturers in terms of units shifted and how they compare with the previous month. Who are the Man United’s, Liverpool’s and Chelsea’s at the top and the West Brom’s, Middlesborough’s and Blackburn’s bringing up the rear? At the end of the year who will be crowned champion? Who will drop out of the top 20 as the year unfolds and which high achievers will be promoted? Each month we’ll also take a closer look at one of the “teams” and provide some easily digestible facts about them that perhaps you didn’t know.
So here it is the inaugural “Car Makers Premier League” for January 2009
This months Car Maker in Focus is….
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG
After World War I, BMW were forced to cease aircraft engine production by the terms of the Versailles Armistice Treaty.
The company consequently shifted to motorcycle production in 1923 once the restrictions of the treaty started to be lifted, followed by automobiles in 1928.
The circular blue and white BMW logo or “roundel” is often alleged to portray the movement of an airplane propeller, to signify the white blades cutting through the blue sky.[source: WikiPedia]