2012 BMW 1 M Coupe drifting on a helipad – Click above to watch the video after the break

Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound? Well, maybe not quite, but the 2012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe is definitely fast and powerful. And now it's been spotted atop one particularly tall building.

The building in question, the U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles, stands 1,018 feet tall, making it the tallest building in California and the tenth tallest in the United States. For the purposes of the BMW marketing machine, the fact that it is the tallest building in the world topped with a helipad is its most important attribute.

As you'll see in the video after the break, BMW decided it would be appropriate to film (or at least use darn near perfect computer generated imagery to make it look like it filmed) its 1M Coupe drifting in a fine arc atop the circular helipad. We don't know why, but we don't really care. See why in the video after the break.



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      Josh Bers
      • 3 Years Ago
      1. helipad surface not made for cars to do donuts on. 2. risk of shredding a tire and sending the carcass over the side. 3. sending car plus driver over the side. 4. who wants to clean up all those skid marks? 5. the tire smoke almost instantly dissipates with no sign of the wind on top of the building. Cool concept
      Notorius Biv
      • 3 Years Ago
      Even if it's real... it's still pointless
      Tyler
      • 3 Years Ago
      I really want to believe that this is real. Does anyone have confirmation one way or the other?
      Making11s
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's a bit close to Independence Day to be hanging out on top of Library Tower. Watch out for alien ships.
        4 String
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Making11s
        Love this reference to the 90's and the US Bank Tower's original name. But wtf happened to my like, Autoblog, eh? The new system is glitchy/trashy/slutty. Grr.
      nikescar
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hey you damn kids! Get off my helipad!
      Cakeflour
      • 3 Years Ago
      What exactly is this trying to say? "You can sping round and round in a tight circle in a M1."? So? I can do that in quite a few other cars.
        MotionDesigner
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Cakeflour
        It's a promo ad. It's saying that the BMW is easy to control, even in high risk situations (and yes, I know the vid is not real). And just like every single other car ad that's made, you can do what they show in any given ad with any given car as well, but that's not the point.
      rty
      • 3 Years Ago
      only to drift this car is suitable ... so stupid
      Samurai Jack
      • 3 Years Ago
      Eh... now if only they'd waited a few days. They could have done a sweet re-enactment of that scene in "Independence Day" and put that giant bullseye to good use. The 1 M deserves no less.
      Bradley
      • 3 Years Ago
      Boy is this stupid. Still suffering from Cadillac envy it appears. Drift away, BMW.
      Brian E Parker
      • 3 Years Ago
      Drifting = Pointless
        karman876
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Brian E Parker
        Agreed. I'm getting tired of drifting and burnouts. Go through a set of tires - for what?
      PossibleHero
      • 3 Years Ago
      lets be honest with a few days in a parking lot donuts aren't to hard to figure out. BUT when up that high on a building...I'd probably be to chicken to even attempt that. Those are balls of steel right there.
      bonehead
      • 3 Years Ago
      wow its like mini nascar with less traction.... and an actually stock car.
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