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Old 27th March 2007, 22:13   #16
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Have always referred a BMW either as "beem" or "beemer". Nothing else sounds better.

Secondly, never knew or heard that BMW bikes are called beemers & cars are called bimmers..
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Old 19th August 2007, 13:54   #17
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Default Bimmer and not Beemer?

AFAIK Beemer is with ref to bikes and Bimmer with ref to cars. I see a lot of guys saying beemer wrt cars. Have I got it all wrong? See these:

Bimmerforums.com - The Ultimate BMW Forum

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Old 19th August 2007, 21:32   #18
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It's called Bimmer for cars but pronounced as Beamer. Dunno why.
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Old 20th August 2007, 13:05   #19
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Unless you're a South London drug dealer, it's a "B" "M" "W" --- pronounced BeeEmDoubleYou.

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I prefer calling it BeeMaa
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Old 20th August 2007, 18:51   #21
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does it matter ? :P In the end its a BMW
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Old 20th August 2007, 19:04   #22
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Numerologically speaking, it ought to be Bbeimmer. If possible include a K somewhere too.
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Old 21st August 2007, 02:43   #23
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Unless you're a South London drug dealer, it's a "B" "M" "W" --- pronounced BeeEmDoubleYou.

Thad you'll find more drug dealers in east london.
south london is rather too posh and strict for them to be lurking around.
oh by the way i say it like you do....BMW
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Bmw motorcycles are called Beemers or Beamers.

Bmw cars are called Bimmers.

i totally agree with you.this is a misconception faced by a lot of people.
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I prefer Bimmer, its a lot faster to say than beeeeeeeeeemers .
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Bmw cars are called Bimmers.


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didn't know the biked were referred with as another name :o
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Old 21st August 2007, 14:49   #27
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Bmw motorcycles are called Beemers or Beamers.

Bmw cars are called Bimmers.

perfect ans .....................................
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Old 21st August 2007, 18:08   #28
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Thad you'll find more drug dealers in east london.
south london is rather too posh and strict for them to be lurking around.
oh by the way i say it like you do....BMW
Both have lots of unsavoury areas , drugs, ...and BMWs. With blackened glass...
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Note from mod - post split from another thread.

Btw extracted from Wikipedia. lol

The term "Beemer" started as an acronym for the abbreviation "BMW," adapted from the early-20th century British pronunciation of BSA (as /ˈbisə/ or /ˈbizə/), whose motorcycles were often racing BMWs. Over time, the term became closely associated with BMW motorcycles.
In the United States, the term "Bimmer" was later coined to refer (exclusively) to BMW automobiles. As such, use of the word "Beemer" to refer to a BMW automobile is frowned upon by some BMW enthusiasts,[4] because it is the term used for motorcycles. Although the distinction is completely arbitrary, to this day, the media, movies, and most people still use the term "Beemer" to refer to the automobiles.
The initials BMW are pronounced [beː ɛm ˈveː] in German. The model series are referred to as "Dreier" ("Three-er" for 3 series), "Fünfer" ("Five-er" for the 5 series), "Sechser" ("Six-er" for the 6 series), "Siebener" ("Seven-er" for the 7 series).


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OT: Even I am confused about it, I have seen both 'BIMMER' and 'BEEMER' sign boards in US. But BIMMER is most common and correct I think.

Gurus throw some light!!
Actually both have their appropriate meanings.

Bimmer means a slang for BMW cars.
While beamer or beemer means a slang for BMW motorcycles.

So "Bimmer" is the right word and more appropriate to use.
So there are many forums as well named by - "bimmerforums".
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