New research has found that BMW has Wikipedia’s most edited car brand page.
The German manufacturer has the most tweaked Wikipedia page of all brands in the motoring sector, with Toyota being the most discussed car brand so far this year.
The research, carried out by Vertu Motors, also found that Toyota had the most loyal users of all car brands, with Ford having the most-checked Wikipedia page.
BMW had 10,250 edits in total, with 4,802 people making changes to its Wikipedia page. Toyota was in second place with 9,890 edits. However, Toyota has had the most edits recently. The brand, which has become the most hotly discussed vehicle manufacturer this year, has been in the headlines prominently over recent months, having announced a series of new partnerships and acquiring new self-driving technology from Lyft.
A user called ‘Stepho-wrs’ was the busiest Wikipedia car brand editor, having made 584 changes to the Toyota page. ‘Urbanoc’ had made 322 edits to the Renault page, with ‘T-dot’ being responsible for 237 Ford Wiki page changes.
Ford had the most-read Wikipedia page of all the major car brands. The iconic manufacturer’s page had been viewed 862,298 times in 2021 at the time the study was carried out. The company also had the greatest pageviews-to-edits ratio, with just one edit being made for every 24,638 views. Audi had a single change for every 17,721 page views, putting it in second place behind Ford.
Popular car models were chosen based on the top 10 car makes in the UK, according to Compare the Market.
Stats are from each Wiki pages’ ‘Page Statistics’ section. Example here: https://xtools.wmflabs.org/articleinfo/en.wikipedia.org/Renault
Pageviews for the year are from Tool Forge, example here: https://pageviews.toolforge.org/?project=en.wikipedia.org&platform=all-access&agent=user&redirects=0&range=this-year&pages=Renault