Ever wanted to know what it is like to take use BMW’s European Delivery program? Follow along with a happy couple that pick up their BMW M3s at the factory and enjoy a few days of living it up overseas before dropping their cars off to be shipped back. Head over to the thread to see lots of pictures of their adventure and be very jealous!
My wife and I managed to talk ourselves into purchasing his and hers manual transmission 2015 M3s. Having done an epic European Delivery mountain pass driving adventure with a 335i back in 2008, I knew ED was the only way to go for getting a new BMW. This is where the story begins…
For those who do not know, BMW offers a program that will allow you to meet your vehicle at the renowned BMW Welt, enjoy exclusive VIP tours of BMW facilities, take your new vehicle for its first spin across the famed Autobahn, choose from five Driving Adventure packages, indulge at world-class hotels, and then meet your vehicle back home at the end. What more could one ask for?
On the Monday morning after Germany had won the football World Cup final against Argentina, the Landshut/Ellermühle speedway stadium at the AC Landshut club witnessed one of sport’s more unusual match-ups. It was the first time a representative of a leading German car magazine took a BMW M235i with M Performance Parts onto the almost 400-metre-long track to compete in a drifting contest against BMW motorcycle dealer and four-times dirt-track world champion Karl Maier on a speedway bike.
Many thanks go out to Marcelo Sanchez and BMW NA for bringing by a BMW i8. BMW NA allowed members to get up close and personal with the new innovations that are coming for the future. The pictures do not do the car justice. Its hybrid drive-train means it arrives in silence but the ooohs and aaas that follow it are almost deafening. It’s supercar looks draw attention from everyone it passes, but then just that quickly the ghost disappears into the night thanks to its 357hp and 420ft-lbs of torque. You will not have to stop for gas often with it’s combined EPA rating of 76mpg, but when you do, be prepared for passers by to ask if they can get selfies with the car.