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      07-20-2010, 10:14 PM   #1
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So which way is the right way to spell it?

Anyone know how to spell bimmer/beamer/beemer i dont know which one is right, and how did BMWs end up being called bimmers? (im guessing xenons? lol)
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Bimmer = BMW Cars

Beemer = BMW Motorcycles
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Bimmer = BMW Cars

Beemer = BMW Motorcycles
I've heard that too.
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I thought that too.
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Bimmer = BMW Cars

Beemer = BMW Motorcycles
Whaaaat? I never even thought of that, thats a little confusing lol.
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Its a silly question because its not a real word. Its a slang term for BMW.
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Anyone know how to spell bimmer/beamer/beemer i dont know which one is right, and how did BMWs end up being called bimmers? (im guessing xenons? lol)
Bimmers is correct if you're referring to the cars. For an example check out Bimmer magazine.

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People think that all BMWs are beamers/beemers but as MarkR stated, that refers to the motorcycle and bimmer refers to the car.

From wikipedia - "In the US, specialists have been at pains to prescribe that a distinction must be made between using Beemer exclusively to describe BMW motorcycles, and using Bimmer only to refer to BMW cars"
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Anyone know how to spell bimmer/beamer/beemer i dont know which one is right, and how did BMWs end up being called bimmers? (im guessing xenons? lol)
Well, this is BIMMER post.
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Bimmer when typing about cars but I still pronounce it Beemer IRL.
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