Cookie policy
The BMW Group Classic wants to offer you the best service possible. To achieve this, we save information about your visit in so-called cookies. By using this website, you consent to the use of cookies. You can click on the "Additional information" button to find detailed information on the use of cookies on this website. You can also prevent cookies from being used by changing your browser settings.
Please note:

Do not show

Page Overview: BMW Group Classic: Archive
Photo albums with BMW models

When it comes to corporate, brand or product history, the BMW Group Archive is the first port of call for queries on any aspect of the BMW past. As a department of BMW Group Classic, we welcome not only owners and fans of BMW classics but also journalists, writers and researchers.

Please note that from September 2015 on until March 2016 the BMW Group Archive offers only limited services:

Due to the relocation of the BMW Group Archiv into the new BMW Group Classic building following services will be offered only limited or not at all: 

On site assistance is no longer possible, also archive products can not be ordered during this time. The sewrvice for answering enquiries will be gradually restricted from September 2015 on.

From March 2016 on all services will be available again.
Up until this time our online database will be available to your assistance.

Rules of access.


Foto album with black-and-white image of an historic BMW racing car

Your search stops here: a few mouseclicks is all it takes to access online historical material on BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

More Information


Convenient online research is one thing; having your questions answered personally by an expert is another. Which is why we offer you the opportunity to get in touch with us in person from Monday to Friday, 9.00 to 17.00 hrs.

How to contact us:

BMW Group Archive - Contact.

Phone: +49 (0) 89/382-68281 (9.00 – 17.00 hrs)
Fax: +49 (0) 89/382-24765

For any questions on photo and film material, please contact our media archive.

Phone: +49 (0) 89/382-25518 (9.00 – 17.00 hrs)
Fax: +49 (0) 89/382-24765

If you have any questions on our website or other technical matters, please contact.

Phone: +49 (0) 89/382-68281 (9.00 – 17.00 hrs)
Fax: +49 (0) 89/382-24765

Find out more about BMW Group heritage.