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      01-31-2020, 02:11 PM   #1
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Exclusive Look Into BMW M Prototype Testing and Development

It doesn't just take a great deal of expertise to achieve the unique performance of the BMW M models - it also requires an extensive programme of test drives and fine tuning during the prototype development too. Take a spot in the passenger seat and let our BMW M engineers accompany you as you drift across frozen lakes in Sweden and take on the world's toughest racetrack: the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Gain exclusive insights into the driving dynamics development of the M2 CS and X5 M prototypes.

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      01-31-2020, 03:02 PM   #2
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Its very cool to look behind the scenes and see how BMW tests their cars.
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Really cool video. I’m sure everyday at work isn’t this awesome for the guys and gals at M, but I think its safe to say they get much more joy from their job than I do basking under fluorescent tube lighting in an office all day.

Just release the focking F95 allocations already!!!
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      01-31-2020, 03:13 PM   #4
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I have seen similar video a while back and it's cool

That M2CS is just

Sadly they don't make very many of them.

Hope to replace M2C one day for CS

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      01-31-2020, 03:32 PM   #5
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Absolutely made my coffee break.

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      01-31-2020, 03:37 PM   #6
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F*ck work, I am watching this lol
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      01-31-2020, 04:23 PM   #7
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popo-meter = topography of nurburgring = driving pleasure
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Its very cool to look behind the scenes and see how BMW tests their cars.
Agreed!
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      01-31-2020, 04:52 PM   #9
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Great video
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Seriously.. I want to go punch my high school counselor in the face.

This is the kind of job I would have worked my ass off for.. go find out EXACTLY what they want in a candidate in 4 years.. classes, college, driving schools and pop out the other end to work in the ///M division.

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      01-31-2020, 06:21 PM   #11
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Arjeplog is a very cool place.
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Now that was an awesome video to watch! Definitely dream job material right there!
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I don’t get the purpose of testing an M car in the Arctic. Then again they make M SUVs and track them so what do I know.
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That was dope.
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I don’t get the purpose of testing an M car in the Arctic. Then again they make M SUVs and track them so what do I know.
Not so much testing drivability, testing in the Arctic is more to evaluate the engine after a cold start in extreme temperatures and how the engine behaves as it warms up from -30 degree temperatures.

Not sure if your question was real or rhetoric. Hahah
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Where's the part where they slap M badges on models they didn't engineer? Based on some recent threads I've determined a lot of this forum would love to see that.
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I don't get it. What's so exciting about this video? It's a 10 minute commercial.

Did anyone actually "Gain exclusive insights into the driving dynamics development of the M2 CS and X5 M prototypes" out of this?
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I don't get the purpose of testing an M car in the Arctic. Then again they make M SUVs and track them so what do I know.
Not so much testing drivability, testing in the Arctic is more to evaluate the engine after a cold start in extreme temperatures and how the engine behaves as it warms up from -30 degree temperatures.

Not sure if your question was real or rhetoric. Hahah
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      01-31-2020, 10:02 PM   #19
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The bald guy in the m2 cs said one of their main goal is to make it easier to drive.

That was 1000% one of my first impressions driving an n54 135i after driving my m2c.
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Just got back from the ice driving experience up there...well half of it until I crashed a snowmobile and spent a week in a Swedish hospital...anyway, it was a blast while I was there! Can't wait to go back and finish the whole course!
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I don’t get the purpose of testing an M car in the Arctic. Then again they make M SUVs and track them so what do I know.
I do, I am sure glad that they do. I drive my M4cs year round and it is actually tons of fun to drive in slippery winter conditions .
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Interesting video but it's nothing that most us wasn't already aware of, from all the leaked photos of camouflaged mules; they field test the prototypes, in winter and summer weather, prior to it being approved for final development.

It would great if they WoWed us with some intel that no one else is privy to, like what kind of drugs were they on, when they greenlit that beaver-face front end, for the next M4..
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