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      11-02-2010, 02:30 PM   #177
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This just might be the longest week EVER!!!

Ah! Pick me!

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Nope, they will pick 12 illiterates to make sure that they don't post too much in this forum
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      11-02-2010, 02:33 PM   #178
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I am not a smart man, but I know what a Bimmer is!

Read the above in the voice of Forest Gump!
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      11-02-2010, 02:51 PM   #179
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Read the above in the voice of Forest Gump!
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      11-02-2010, 03:03 PM   #180
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Done!

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Where exactly you come from Germany?
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      11-02-2010, 07:48 PM   #181
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when are they releasing the result?
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when are they releasing the result?
According to ClosedRoom, by Nov 8th.
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... a glorious V8 that screamed and hollered as the revs rose and then howled in an orgy of what sounded like BDSM ecstasy as it neared the red line.
Well, you can forget all that. The new car is fitted with a turbocharged straight six. Turbocharging? In an M car? That’s like putting gravy on an ice cream.
- Jeremy Clarkson, discussing the S65 and then S55 M3 engines.
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      11-03-2010, 08:29 AM   #183
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I wonder if this is a street drive or track time.... I only wonder because it seems to take place in Germany. I think BMW has a loop in Garching outside M but nothing major elsewhere (outside the 'Ring facility).

The private test track is in France (Miramas), so it would seem there may a quick autobahn romp and maybe some time in the Alps but since it is November we should also pray for good weather, and temps to keep the PS2s warm! I do love Germany in Fall, especially when prototypes are involved.

It sounds like a lot of people are eagerly awaiting this drawing, can't wait for the outcome!

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      11-03-2010, 08:41 AM   #184
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We have a private facility in Germany (Location is secret) It's where cars go to when they leave Munich. Internal testing is completed here first before the cars go public.
Miramas is not the main testing facility.
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      11-03-2010, 09:04 AM   #185
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      11-03-2010, 10:05 AM   #186
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I signed up today. For anybody considering, it is a two step process. You must log into the closed room and then must apply to win the driving adventure. In the second step of the process they ask for a picture. I used one from Peformance Center delivery of my 128i vert. Seemed appropriate. Only takes a couple minutes. Only confusing part is the format for the birthday (that occurs in the first step, second step is very short).

I drove M3s, M5s, and M6s at M school (on the performance center track) a month or so ago. Seems only right that I drive the 1 series M. I can make a better comparison than most of you

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      11-03-2010, 12:09 PM   #187
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We have a private facility in Germany (Location is secret) It's where cars go to when they leave Munich. Internal testing is completed here first before the cars go public.
Miramas is not the main testing facility.
Hi Scott, this facility wouldn't be on the Speichersee would it??
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      11-03-2010, 12:49 PM   #188
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UGH the suspense is killing me! Crossing my fingers! I'm actually taking a trip this weekend to Illinois to pick up an M Coupe and driving it back to LA. That would be PERFECT timing for them to let me know that I was chosen!
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      11-03-2010, 12:51 PM   #189
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Hi Scott, this facility wouldn't be on the Speichersee would it??
I'd guess so, and that's the 'loop' M was referring to:

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That's the one! Nice work South- similar to the setup in the US, a nice banked loop- good fun.

I also believe that like VW, BMW has an actual secret road course track though details are sketchy at best and I have never really looked into it.

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      11-04-2010, 09:37 AM   #191
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...In the second step of the process they ask for a picture...
Funny, I don't remember being asked for a picture. I hope I'm still eligible, and on the 'list' ...

but, oh, to win...what a sweet trip it would be!!
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Hi Scott, this facility wouldn't be on the Speichersee would it??
That is one of them.
Speichersee is also used for preliminary marketing tests so we do test runs of shots to get the angles correct for production filming.
We also film some cars here , The Z4 Roadster sDrive35iS was filmed here.

But it's main purpose is to internally test the first prototypes built in Munich.
These prototypes test internally a few months before the disguised prototypes venture out in the public eye for the first time.
Speichersee also allows cars to be tested without disguise.
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That is one of them.
That's the only one in Germany (AFAIK). Not sure if the new test track in FFB will be used for secret tests as well.


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      11-04-2010, 01:46 PM   #194
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      11-06-2010, 08:45 PM   #195
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M-power says that the winners were picked and notified by email. Anyone here win? I'm pretty bummed I didn't win. I've been glued to my smartphone for a week, going crazy, Waiting for something.

Really would have loved this experience. Congrats to the lucky 1addict!!
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Come on then - who got a place? Winners have now been informed by email.
Maybe my email is playing up because I've not had one yet!
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