Great post about the BMW Museum in Munich - in the continuation of a lot of cars created since the founding of the company and those that will be released in the future.
Be warned that watching this post may cause a BMW-dependence, fanaticism attacks, need for speed, the desire of immediate purchase, a feeling of fullness. In short, handle with care, because of the consequences, I am not responsible. Fasten seat belts.
At Munich inspection it was about noon, and the first place where we brought was just "BMW Welt" - the area where the plant is located, the headquarters, museum and showroom. Naturally, there was a short stop and officially revealed only showroom with souvenir shops. Motor Show here way too grandiose, this is not just any old "deli" typical Soviet-built, converted by the sale of cars: here it is more like a mall or an international exhibition. In general, I decided that remaining after the main city tour free time I spend here only because in my opinion, is the most interesting attractions in Munich to visit, even if you're not a fan of BMW. And by the way, I do not consider myself a fan of the brand, I'm just interested in any technique.
"BMW Welt" is located in Munich's Olympic Village here can be reached by subway line U3, the station Olympiazentrum. Tickets cost 12 euros - adult € 6 - children (under 18 years), 9 euros each if you are at least 5 people in the group to 24 euros per family up to 5 people, a ticket is valid for 5 hours, and on it for it time can be repeatedly in and out of the museum. A museum from 9 to 18 on weekdays, from 10 to 20 on weekends.
Nearby are Tower and the Olympic village. The TV tower is still there is a museum of rock music, but there have not had time, I decided to better longer wander through the museum BMW. The complex of buildings "BMW World" is interesting primarily from an architectural and design standpoint. Tower head office and the so-called "cup" (the right of the tower), built in 1973 by architect Charles Shvantsera, during the reconstruction of 2004-2008 to the complex were added to the new building and the area of the museum has expanded from 1000 to 5000 squares. New buildings and modern look of the museum interiors were created by designers from the "Atelier Brückner." In this kind of an office tower and a "bowl" retained its original appearance.
Opposite the museum is the BMW showroom, which is called "BMW Welt", but I decided to combine the concept of the whole complex. Buildings are connected through footbridge Lerhenauer Strasse. Futuristic building was built in 2007 by architects from the "Coop Himmelbau".
And then there is the main entrance of the plant.
The building of the showroom "BMW Welt", here we will be back, although it was the first visit.
Around a lot of demonstration samples. But from such a compartment, I would not mind. If he lived in Europe, with its high-speed and high-quality roads.
the museum entrance, examination can start even before you get into the main hall.
Inside the "cup." There once was a major exhibition of the museum, is now arranged temporary exhibitions autocuriosities. At the top can be reached by a spiral ramp, along which hang historical photos.
The evolution of the Bavarian engines. Initially, in 1916, the company produced aircraft engines and called BFW (Bayerische Flugzeugwerke), production of motorcycles began in 1923, and production of cars began only in 1928.
The stand, which is not only possible to see the look of engines of different classes and the time of production, but also listen to the sound of their work!
BMW 3/15 PS, is produced from 1929 to 1931 years. The first model production car BMW, is available in several body styles.
The construction of the first aluminum body.
First-Class luxury car BMW 335, the predecessor of the 7 Series. He began producing in 1939, just 10 years after the start of mass-produced cars.
BMW 303, 1933.
BMW 3/15 PS, 1930. One of the first, but in the roadster, produced in limited quantity.
BMW 315/1, 1934.
If the 3/15 PS instrument panel was extremely minimalist, there is added devices and glovebox.
Do not machine, and a work of art.
BMW 328, 1936. One of the best roadsters that time, sets the style of sports cars until the early 1960s. He had a 80-horsepower engine and a top speed of 150 km / h, which at that time was very high.
BMW 327/28, 1935.
Home aerodynamic shapes.
In the motorcycles little sense, since that's go quickly.
One of the first two-wheeled products BMW.
How do models on the shelves.
Motorcycles, bikers - is, of course, cool. But then other times on the machine in an enclosed space, with straps and pads without speeding dumb, and here is how you can according to our Russian roads to drive such a thing, alas, I can not understand.
design elements to change the plan.
For those who like to check out. Check out the interior again.
BMW 507, 1956. Continuation of the tradition of roadsters.
The best roadsters of all time.
In this hall interior lighting and liked the most. BMW 2002ti, 1968. Already traced recognizable features.
It was one of the best selling models of all the produce from 1929 to date.
On the contrary stands Isetta 1955. No less popular in his time than the later 2002 Total 160 000 of these cars were produced. The design was developed in Milan, but the Italian car was not popular. Set in motion by a single-cylinder two-stroke engine of the motorcycle.
Salon is designed for the driver and one passenger, the door opens forward. Notice how arranged controls and dashboard :)
BMW 700, 1964.
From 70 to zero. This room shows how many models appeared during this period.
Turbo, 1972. Characteristic for that time a sports car features: just like with the inserts from the eponymous chewing gum.
3 Series circuit racing.
Z1, 1988. Not only roadster convertible, but also open the door down.
The body of a composite material. The machine has a top speed of 225 km / h.
M1 late 70's, the first in a series of M. The design was developed in conjunction with ItalDesign and the Lamborghini, that was visible.
M-series from 1978 to the present day.
Hall 7 Series.
And a bit of futurism: H2R - concept car with hydrogen 286-horsepower, 12-cylinder engine, released in 2004. During tests in the same year it was able to accelerate to 300 km / h. And in 2006, he was ready concept hybrid model 7-Series, which could use both petrol and hydrogen.
Lovos. A concept created by designer Anna Forshner that exists, apparently, only in the form layout. Functionality of these scales and Swarovski crystals is not known. But we can assume that in this way can, for example, to show others the driver's reaction to any situation on the road, or to scare off thieves from parked cars, provided, right? :)
And now look at the auto show. As I said, it is more like an international auto show, not the store.
Robot vacuum cleaner.
You can not just buy a car, but also learn many interesting things about the technology, which it used in the interactive and game mode. Here's how to sell cars!
All you can touch, twist, to read.
And the children have something to have fun while mom and dad choose a car. I do not need to prompt what brand of cars in the game :)
If your imagination and the funds are limited, you can order a complete set and more exclusive, where you will pick up non-standard colors, finished with interior according to your taste and add a lot of other things that are not available in standard included in unit. As the saying goes, every whim.
Z4, favorite color, favorite size :) took out similar modelku on the shelf.
The first series.
Such is the auto show. And there is a shop of spare parts, souvenirs, books, and a restaurant.
So, I believe, and have to look all the technical and car museums.