- 1994: BMW bought Rover, and hence
Land Rover / Range Rover
from British Aerospace (BAe).
BMW bought the Rolls-Royce
name and car logo from Rolls-Royce Plc..
(VW bought Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
BMW licensed the RR name to VW until the end of 2002.)
- 1999: BMW X5 4x4 released in the USA.
BMW working on smaller ‘X3’ and larger ‘X7’ 4x4s,
the latter drawing on the
Range Rover III.
- 2000 July 1:
BMW sold Land Rover to Ford.
- 2001: The new (BMW) Mini reached Australia.
A small SUV concept, the X1, was at the Paris Motor Show.
Production X1s went on sale in .au in