|BMW: From DIXI to BMW 328 (1928-1936)|
|The First 6 Cylinder|
|BMW 326 and 328|
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When BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke) started in 1928, there where 25 German Car brands on the market, now this number shrunk to 7.
BMW was founded on the 20th July 1917, when it all started with building plane engines.
In 1924 there were 2194 employees in the Eisenbach factory, which built the first Dixi's. This car is pictured on the background, the last dixi's leave the factory here, so that BMW could take over the company.
|Dixi 3/15 DA4
Also in this Dixi 3/15 DA4 the basic design of the Austin-Dixi is still very recognizable.
Next to the limousine version, there were also open versions.
With the 3/20, in 1932 the first own construction BMW was presented.
The engine was still based on the engine from Austin, but it has now got head valves.