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21 October 2021

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#69 A real game changer: The BMW Neue Klasse | BMW Podcast

We have a brief history lesson for you today, but don’t worry: We won't be giving you any grades or homework. Find out how BMW is breaking new ground with the Neue Klasse and how close the past and the future can be to one another. This episode is sure to make any true BMW fan nostalgic. The BMW Neue Klasse was a turning point, a risk and, above all, a success story. So, books out, and off you go!

#067 The funniest and most emotional exploits of BMW drivers | BMW Podcast

Life writes the best stories, as the saying goes. Sometimes they are nerve-wracking experiences, other times deeply moving moments – but no matter what, they all make our everyday lives more interesting. First and foremost, however, they are good anecdotes that we like to share with others. In this episode, we have no less than seven great stories of this kind. Today, Nicki and Jonathan tell you the funniest and most emotional stories about things that have happened to BMW drivers in various parts of the world. Spoiler alert: all these stories end well, because BMW drivers everywhere in the world can count on BMW Service – #whateverhappens. Are you ready for bizarre discoveries, funny anecdotes, and lots of animal content? Then have a listen. 

#058 The BMW X3 as a stunt car in Marvel Studios’ “Black Widow”

Squealing tires, drifts, a 180-degree turn at full speed, an explosion, a flipping SUV, and... CUT! Marvel Studios’ Black Widow stars Scarlett Johansson and features a variety of thrilling stunts, many involving vehicles like the BMW X3. In this episode of Changing Lanes, the official podcast of BMW, we will be taking a peek behind the scenes of the film, which features both the BMW X3 and the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé. Grab some popcorn and get excited for an episode full of action-packed storytelling. Afterwards be sure to experience Marvel Studios’ Black Widow when it hits cinemas or on Disney+ with Premier Access. Additional fee required.

#057 BMW design elements explained – by a BMW designer

If your heart beats faster as soon as you hear the words “Hofmeister kink”, and you think of cars when you hear “kidneys”, this is the episode for you. In an exclusive interview with designer Christopher Weil, Head of Exterior Design at BMW, you'll learn even more about typical BMW design elements and how they are used in the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé. Together with Christopher our host Jonathan takes a closer look at the classic design elements of BMW and talks about their evolution.

#055 The code behind BMW model names

BMW 520i, BMW X5, BMW Z4 - what appears to many BMW fans to be a puzzle of letters and words is actually a sophisticated system: the naming of BMW models. Over the years the system has changed, but hasn’t become any less comprehensible. So if you're looking for an aha-moment, this episode of Changing Lanes, the official podcast of BMW, is for you. Learn now from Nicki and Jonathan why the naming strategy has changed, and how model designations come about today.

#050 Fast and furious: the story of the Nürburgring 24h

24 hours at the limit: Drivers must prove their strongest mental strength, driving abilities and endurance in the 24 hour race at the Nürburgring. The legendary race at the green hell, one of the longest race tracks in the world, has 51 years of story to tell. In this episode of Changing Lanes, the official podcast from BMW, we invite you to immerse yourself with us in this story full of nerve-racking, fast-paced and emotional highlights at its debut race.