Plenty of Orlando, Kissimmee, Hunters Creek, St. Cloud, Florida, and Osceola area residents drive BMWs, and there’s a rich history behind the popular car brand. Originally an engine manufacturer, BMW released its first vehicle, a motorcycle, in 1923. Throughout the 1930s, BMW expanded its range to sports cars and larger luxury cars. The BMW 3/20, released in 1932, was the first BMW automobile designed completely by BMW. Four years later, BMW released its first four-door sedan, the BMW 326.
After World War II, BMW resumed automobile production and released the BMW 501 in 1951. After some revisions, the car was re-released as the BMW 501A and resulted in a doubling of sales. In the mid 1950s, BMW bought a license to manufacture Issetas, an Italian “bubble car” that had become popular in Europe. More than ten thousand Issetas were sold in 1955 alone. However, for a few years BMW was unable to compete with its competitors and was nearing the point of bankruptcy. In 1960, the development program began for a new range of models, called the “Neue Klasse” (New Class) project, which is credited for saving the BMW company. BMW released New Class four-door sedans in 1962, officially establishing its identity as sports sedan producers. In 1968, production of the BMW M30 engine began, BMW’s first straight-six engine since World War II which would remain in production for 24 years. Four years later, the first generation of the BMW 5 series mid-size sedans were introduced to replace the New Class sedans. BMW’s first SUV, the X5, was introduced in 1999. Although different from its typical sports cars, the X5 sold very well and resulted in other SUVs being introduced in the coming years. We at RepairTech Automotive and DIY in Kissimmee, FL have been servicing BMW’s since 1998, so we can take care of your car, bumper to bumper.
With over 15 models on the market today, BMWs are known for the smooth drive they provide, their standout look, and their quiet purring engines. If your BMW ever needs brake service, or anything else, don’t hesitate to come to RepairTech Automotive and DIY in Osceola County.
The current vehicle series’ BMW has include:
If you have a BMW in need of repairs, you can bring it to RepairTech Automotive and DIY in Kissimmee, FL today!
Eventually, all vehicles need to be brought in for repairs. Whatever your needs are, you can take your BMW to RepairTech Automotive and DIY. Proudly serving residents of Kissimmee, FL and surrounding areas since 1998, our owner Brad Holtkamp makes sure our expertly trained technicians go through extensive automotive repair training. At RepairTech Automotive and DIY, our number one goal is complete customer satisfaction, and we will make sure your vehicle is taken care of with top-notch service and also efficiently and cost-effectively.
If you are in or nearby Kissimmee, FL, feel free to give us a call at 407-348-3400 or go to click the ‘Request Appointment’ button to schedule an appointment today!
For a full range of auto repairs in Kissimmee, FL, count on the team of professionals at RepairTech Automotive and DIY.