• Feb 2, 2007
We could think of many captions for this picture that would have us on the floor in stitches, but we'll leave that up to you in the comments. For our part, we'll tell you why this BMW 1-Series has a severely swollen rear end. The inflatable sphere hanging off the back is called the "Air Camper". According to Winding Road, which discovered the accessory in Intersection Magazine, the UK-based high-fashion mag commissioned BMW to produce the bubble camper in conjunction with the launch of the 1-Series a couple years ago. It sleeps two and is inflated by a low-voltage fan that draws power from the car's cigarette lighter. The add-on magically transforms the 1-Series into the Ultimate Camping Machine, and has the added bonus of hiding the polarizing lines of BMW's Bangle-era rear ends.

[Source: Winding Road]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      That's the biggest car zit I've ever seen!!
      Bret
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hmmmm . . . gives the phrase "pile in" a whole new meaning . . . anatomically speaking.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Bangle Butt? At least this thing is an optional extra and doesn't "follow" you around 24/7.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ridiculous? Maybe, but I think it's a pretty cool idea. I too wonder just how it relly works. I can just see an awning and a coupla' lawnchairs out front (back?)
      • 7 Years Ago
      That's a silly magazine. I suppose I can appreciate what they're trying to do, but I saw an older issue of it with an Airstream supposedly hooked up to an old 911 Carerra RS. Almost lost my lunch!
      • 7 Years Ago
      For those of us who camp, that is great. I'd buy one! I wonder if I could retrofit to fit an SUV or CUV. Also remember that being blown up means that it would be warmer to sleep in as you are up off the ground.

      I really want one!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Anybody remember the BMW powered Vixen motor home? Guess Bangle needed to come up with his on special spin.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I guess when J-Lo designs cars, she puts a little bit of herself in each one.

      (chuckles to self)
      • 7 Years Ago
      BMW: We're so cool, we have God's hemorrhoid pillow.®
      • 7 Years Ago
      Seriously…why would anyone want their tent attached to the back of their car! It’s not the first attempt at this, but I defiantly hope it’s the last. Anyone that plans on going camping does not want this option...

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Ridiculous, but I'm still curious as to how well it would actually function. A BMW camper would be second only to an Airstream for cool factor.
      • 7 Years Ago
      *rap*
      I like big butts and I can not lie
      You other brothers can't deny...
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