Each individual BMW club is independent; its focus and orientation are independent of BMW. The clubs are subdivided by continent and region: Europe, America, Africa, Australia and Asia Pacific.

Within these groups, clubs are divided into international and national umbrella organisations. The BMW Classic and Series clubs have a separate internationally active section. They take care of everything concerning the maintenance and restoration of classic BMW vehicles.

This global organisation for BMW motorcycle and car enthusiasts provides a unique platform for exchanging experience and knowledge. An elected council also represents the interests of the clubs. This BMW Clubs International Councilconsists of 20 delegates, whose regional composition is determined by the respective number of members. Approximately 40 representatives from the umbrella associations meet at the annual council meetings. They have specialised in specific series and development periods and this has entailed commitment to the upkeep and restoration of historic BMW vehicles