Ausgezeichnet! BMW Museum Opens June 19

March 10, 2008

It's not too early to start planning summer vacations -- and if your annual trek skips the Grand Canyon for slightly more exotic climes, you'll be pleased to find out that BMW's company museum will soon be open again to the public.

BMW put about two and a half years into expanding and renovating the place, adding on to its classic "museum bowl" shape that was penning by Karl Schwanzer in 1973. The facility sits next to BMW's headquarters in Munich.

The addition of more than 50,000 new square feet to the museum boosts its display space fivefold. It gives BMW the space to lay out more of the company's history and to tag on more to the brand-philosophy displays at BMW Welt and the European delivery center.

On display at the Museum are vehicles like BMW's classic 507 and the 2002, the hallmark that inspired BMW's newest 1-Series cars.

The opening on the 19th is for VIPs--the BMW Museum opens to the general public on June 21.

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