The (not so) Tricky Terminology of Bimmer vs Beemer vs Beamer

Published 7 months ago — by Lisa Federico

Bimmer vs Beemer vs Beamer - what's, what?

Bimmer vs Beemer vs Beamer - what's, what?
Photo Credit: Véronique Debord-Lazaro

Bimmer…Beemer…Beamer. You’ve heard it pronounced and spelled all different ways. Sometimes confusing (to use), annoying (when someone uses it wrong) and embarrassing (when you use it incorrectly).

So which is the correct pronunciation and spelling to use when referring to a BMW car? We’re gonna set the record straight and get down to it (and spare you a history lesson on BMW)…

Bimmer = BMW car (4 wheels) and it is pronounced,
BIM-mer.
Beemer or Beamer = BMW motorcycle (2 wheels) and it is pronounced, BEAM-er or Beam-Mer.

That’s it.


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