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Drivers' Cinema: 32 Hours 7 Minutes

Drivers' Cinema: 32 Hours 7 Minutes

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 28 Feb 2014
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The first part of 32 Hours 7 Minutes is pure documentary set-up to explain why we're here and the ride we're about to go on. Welles later connects with Roy and Maher who are both game to see if the record can be broken. With much recon work done and the M5 equipped with so much gadgetry that one would think that the Bimmer’s fuse box would melt, the trio set off, cross-country, from New York.

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Having a Favorite BMW is a Black-or-white Issue

Having a Favorite BMW is a Black-or-white Issue

By Petrolicious Productions / 15 Jan 2014
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The contrast between these two cars isn't limited to their colors, but 'contrast' is in fact quite an appropriate metaphor. The M3 is punchy down low and the M5 peaky up top. The M3 is playful, the M5 is all business. One attacks corners, the other comfortably storms down the freeway. Is it possible to choose a favorite?

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AMG Hammered Out Superb Performance in the ‘80s

AMG Hammered Out Superb Performance in the ‘80s

By Thierry Godard / 9 Oct 2013
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The 1980s was an interesting decade for car enthusiasts. This side of the Atlantic, American-malaise-era cars like the Ford EXP, Dodge Omni, and Chevrolet Corvette C4 rolled out of showrooms and into bumper-car traffic. They were handicapped by restrictive emissions and half-baked “the future is now” corporate marketing concepts.

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BMW M5 Is Power & Speed in an Unassuming Frame

BMW M5 Is Power & Speed in an Unassuming Frame

By Petrolicious Productions / 4 Jun 2013
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In 1989, Randy Balingit-Hartmann bought the first BMW M5 brought to San Diego and has owned it ever since. As someone on the shy side, Randy wanted a car that fit his personality—one that was fast and powerful yet unassuming. In all its unassuming four-door glory the E28 M5 is often overlooked, but this sedan packs the same amount of power as Ferrari 308 GT and if not respected will surprise you in the turns of your favorite road.

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A Month of Celebrating BMW: The Bavarian Experience

A Month of Celebrating BMW: The Bavarian Experience

By Petrolicious Productions / 28 May 2013
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Across the decades, BMW has created a large percentage of the world’s all-time great driving machines, and we want to celebrate them all. Throughout the month of June we'll dedicate much of our time and resources to bringing you Bavaria’s best, from insightful owner interviews, stories, original photography, fascinating anecdotes, factory advertising, and of course, our trademark video profiles. Stay tuned; it’s going to be an exciting month.

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Saam's 1988 BMW M5

Saam's 1988 BMW M5

By Petrolicious Productions / 12 Dec 2012
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Saam Gabbay is a creative director who works in New York City and Los Angeles and is a serial car owner.  He's bought, owned, and then sold six cars in the last eight years (around 20 since he started driving) and will likely continue to do so for years to come.  One great car that recently had a meaningful place in his life was a 1988 BMW E28 M5.

Click through to read the full Quick Take with Saam.

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