After spending four days practicing about a dozen drift stunt moves in a parking lot for an upcoming BMW "Drift Mob" internet mini-film, Rhys Millen, Sam Hübinette, Dai Yoshihara, Rich Rutherford, and Conrad Grunewald are finally ready for show time. We are brought to the huge urban traffic circle to see the stunts performed midway through the day to observe for a couple of hours.
BMW held a competition called "0 to Desir3 in 5.9 Seconds" that invited filmic types to submit a 5.9-second commercial for the 3 Series – the precise amount of time it takes the new 3 to get from 0 to 60 mph.
In crafting its Super Bowl strategy, BMW cribbed a page from the Suzuki playbook. (Have we ever been able to say that before?) The Bavarian brand will be airing two regional commercials on Sunday, one in New York and the other in the Los Angeles area, both promoting the new 2012 3 Series.
We've already given you production pictures and specs of the all-new 2008 BMW M3 Coupe, and now we present to you the first commercial. The 30 second spot shows the Bavarian badass using its very existence to transform regular road twisties into a race-track. The best part of the video is the wicked-mad growl of the of the M3's 4.0L V8. We're marking our calenders for our first drive of the M3, and we're hoping it drives even better than it sounds. Take a jump, look at the ad, and let us know wh