In 1928 started for the Bayerische Motoren Werke with the takeover of the Dixi works in entering the circle of automobile producers. The Dixi plants, which were in 1904 emerged from the vehicle factory Eisenach AG had, until 1927 have recorded only minor successes in the automotive sector. Although the brand offered a variety of passenger and goods vehicles with different set-ups, but it was rare to larger series.
The prices ranged from 2 175 Reichsmarks for the open two-seater up to 2625 Reichsmark for the three-seater convertible. 268 chassis were produced at the price of 1,900 Reichsmarks for special bodies, inter alia, were provided with Assmann in Eisenach, Buhne in Berlin and Schwab in Stuttgart with bodies. From the mid-1930s, the brothers Ihle offered in Bruchsal to popular Spezialkarosserien in the form of an open roadster.
That should not until 1927 with the acquisition of the license for the English Austin Seven Change subcompact. This belonged since 1922 evolved into the most successful cars in its class. Thus, although after the start of production of Eisenach Dixi 3/15 PS DA License Version 1 (German version) for the first time on a significant scale automobiles left the Eisenach Dixi factory, thus could no longer be stopped, the financial collapse of the company. On October 1, 1928 BMW took over the company and initially led the production of DA 1 under the name Dixi continued.
From July 1929, the first automobile was from this model can hardly be distinguished with the blue and white brand, the BMW 3/15 PS DA 2. At first glance from the Dixi small car, there were significant differences on closer inspection. The built from the end of July DA 2 had received a wider and more spacious body under elimination of running boards, supplied by Ambi Budd in Berlin, which is also manufactured in Austin License French Rosengart 5 CV resembled. A modified radiator grille with the BMW brand was the difference from the front will become apparent. Technically, there was little change, except that the mechanical footbrake now, seemed to all four wheels and not only as the DA 1, to the rear wheels. Inside the sedan now crank windows and adjustable seats for modest comfort contributed, and at the rear there was a small luggage compartment. In addition to the all-steel Sedan BMW offered by this type initially a touring car and an open two-seater, more body variants followed in 1930/31.
Body style: In addition to 6600 sedans came from the factory 120 Rolldach sedans, 435 vans, 1834 touring car, 1387 two-seater open 1374 three-seater convertible and 300 two-seater sports convertible. In addition, 268 chassis for special bodies were produced.
5 PS DA2 Lieferwagen BMW 1929 Design Interior Exterior Car