Right from the birth of the BMW Group, the history of the company has always been defined by the pioneering spirit to innovate and push the boundaries of what is possible. Starting as a business developing airplane engines, the first record was set only three years after foundation, as test pilot Zeno Diemer set a new world altitude record flying a BMW-powered airplane to an altitude of 32,021 feet (9,760m).
Since then it has always been the understanding of company to develop innovative technology for competitions and record attempts. BMW has engaged sporting challenges with the same joy and ambition. With this spirit, the company has made motorsport history which has shaped its performance reputation.