Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW) is a German automobile, motorcycle and engine manufacturing company founded in 1917 and based in Munich in Bavaria, Germany. BMW also owns and produces the Mini marque, and is the parent company of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. BMW produces motorcycles under BMW Motorrad and Husqvarna brands. It owns and 

A production line at Brilliance China Automotive in Shenyang. Photo: EPA

BMW joint venture helps Brilliance lift profit 52pc

Brilliance China Automotive, the Chinese partner of German carmaker BMW, posted a 52 per cent rise in first-half profit from a year ago, driven by increased profit contribution from its joint venture BMW Brilliance as sales boomed.