Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 6-K

                        REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
                      PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 OF
                       THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

                                February 27, 2007

                             BASF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
             (Exact name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

                                BASF CORPORATION
                 (Translation of Registrant's name into English)

               Carl-Bosch-Strasse 38, LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY 67056
                    (Address of Principal Executive Offices)

     Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant files or will file annual
                   reports under cover Form 20-F or Form 40-F
                             Form 20-F X   Form 40-F
                                      ---            ---

   Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant by furnishing the information
    contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the
Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
                                   Yes      No  X
                                       ---     ---

       If "Yes" is marked, indicate below the file number assigned to the
               Registrant in connection with Rule 12g3-2(b): 82- .

BASF Plans Transformation into a European Company (SE)

    LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 27, 2007--The Board
of Executive Directors and Supervisory Board of BASF
Aktiengesellschaft have resolved to propose to the Annual Meeting on
April 26, 2007 the transformation of BASF Aktiengesellschaft into a
European Company (Societas Europaea, SE) with the name BASF SE. The
company's headquarters and chief administrative offices will remain in
Ludwigshafen, Germany.

    The Board of Executive Directors considers the European Company to
be a modern legal form for a global company whose home market is in
Europe. The transformation into a European Company is intended to
further strengthen corporate governance at BASF. BASF considers this
legal form to be an affirmation of the entrepreneurial vision of

    BASF's shareholders will be provided with more detailed
information on transformation of the company's legal form in the
invitation to the Annual Meeting, which will be sent out as of March
16, 2007.

    Corporate Media Relations: Michael Grabicki Phone. +49 621
60-99938 Fax: +49 621 60-92693 michael.grabicki@basf.com

    Investor Relations: Magdalena Moll Phone +49 621 60-48230 Fax: +49
621 60-22500 magdalena.moll@basf.com

Language: English
Issuer:   BASF AG
          Carl-Bosch-Strabe 38
          67056 Ludwigshafen Deutschland
Phone:    +49 (0)621 60-0
Fax:      +49 (0)621 60-4 25 25
E-mail:   info.service@basf.com
WWW:      www.basf.com
ISIN:     DE0005151005, DE000A0JRFB0, Borse Dublin, Frankfurter
          Wertpapierborse, , DE000A0JRFA2, Borse Dublin, Frankfurter
          Wertpapierborse, , DE000A0JQF26, Borse Dublin, Frankfurter
          Wertpapierborse, , DE000A0EUB86, Frankfurter
          Wertpapierborse, , DE0008846718, Frankfurter
WKN:      515 100, WKN A0JRFB, Borse Dublin, Frankfurter
          Wertpapierborse, , WKN A0JRFA, Borse Dublin, Frankfurter
          Wertpapierborse, , WKN A0JQF2, Borse Dublin, Frankfurter
          Wertpapierborse, , WKN A0EUB8, Frankfurter Wertpapierborse,
          , WKN 884671, Frankfurter Wertpapierborse,
Indices:  DAX, EURO STOXX 50
Listed:   Amtlicher Markt in Berlin-Bremen, Frankfurt (Prime
          Standard), Hannover, Munchen, Hamburg, Dusseldorf, SWX,
          Stuttgart; Terminborse EUREX; Foreign Exchange(s) London,

             Michael Grabicki, 0621-60 99938


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant has duly caused this Current Report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

                              BASF Aktiengesellschaft

February 27, 2007             By: /s/ Elisabeth Schick
                              Name: Elisabeth Schick
                              Title: Director Site Communications Ludwigshafen
                              and Europe

                              By: /s/ Christian Schubert
                              Name: Christian Schubert
                              Title: Director Corporate Communications
                              BASF Group