Originally Posted by Dudesky
I could be mistaken, but didn't BMW build engines for the Krauts' war effort?
Yea they were forced to drop car & cycle production and build aircraft engines. That's why it took them so long to get back on their feet after the war. The allies wouldn't let them go back into production until they proved it was for non military use and made them re-tool from scratch.
Funny how things work out - Rolls built English aircraft motors back then, now BMW owns controlling interest in Rolls.