Cars and cinema have always gone hand in hand, from classic car-chase scenes to road trip journeys. We’ve put together a list of some of the most famous, and sometimes forgotten, BMWs to appear in classic films.
Though you might be thinking James Bond only drove Aston Martins, in The World is Not Enough (1999) and GoldenEye (1995), the famous spy (played by Pierce Brosnan) traded-in for a 1999 Z8 and a 1995 E36, respectively. Naturally, these gorgeous cars were packed with high-tech tools for espionage, according to Complex.
While you don’t actually see a BMW in the 1992 movie version of David Mamet’s iconic Glengarry Glen Ross, Blake’s (Alec Baldwin’s) car is an important status symbol, as evidenced by his famous line: “You know why, mister? ‘Cause you drove a Hyundai to get here tonight. I drove an $80,000 BMW. That’s my name.” (No offense to Hyundai owners.)
Like car chases? The 1995 E38 735i in Transporter (2002) and the E34 535 in Ronin (1998) showcases the performance and maneuverability of any BMW. With high-speed pursuits and explosions, what’s not to like?
Finally, the Vision EfficientDynamics i8 Concept in the more recent Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011) is unforgettable. Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his team use this electric supercar with futuristic looks to save the world from nuclear disaster.
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