The 5 Best BMWs in FilmFeb 4th, 2021
It is no secret that BMW has appeared in several movies and TV shows throughout the decades. Some of the rarest and unique BMW’s can be found in film and we’ve compiled a list of 5 awesome BMW’s found in film.
1. Fast and Furious 6 (2013)
Car: 2010 BMW M5
Driver: Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto
This V-10 M5 sounds incredible in the film when they are being chased by the Flip Car, an open wheel style race car with a ramp on the front of it, sending cars flying through the air. Surprisingly, no M5s were actually used in filming. Instead, over a dozen E60s were given a cosmetic makeover to make them look just like the M5s.
2. James Bond: The World is Not Enough (1999)
Car: 2000 BMW Z8
Driver: Pierce Brosnan as James Bond
Back during the release of this film, there was a ton of hype around BMW’s new two-seater Z8, and it was a perfect fit for James Bond. During the film, this Z8 was cut in half by a helicopter equipped with a giant saw.
3. Ronin (1998)
Car: 1991 BMW M5
Driver: Natascha McElhone as Deidre
Another M5 makes the list, this one almost 20 years older than the one in Fast and Furious 6. This action packed film takes place in Paris and includes some of the most exciting and realistic car chase scenes in film. Again, an actual M5 was not used during filming, but rather a transformed 535i.
4. The Hire: Beat the Devil (2002)
Car: 2002 BMW E85 Z4
Driver: Clive Owen as “The Driver”
You can’t make a list of BMWs in film without including one of films made by BMW. “The Hire” is a series of eight short films averaging about 10 minutes each which follows a man who goes from place to place in BMWs hired by various clients. This specific one “Beat the Devil” features a 2002 BMW E85 Z4 and a drag race on the Las Vegas Strip.
5. The Chase (1994)
Car: 1994 BMW 3 Series
Driver: Charlie Sheen as Jack Hammond
This specific BMW isn’t necessarily one of their sportiest or fastest models, but it is iconic all the same. In The Chase, this E36 serves a major role throughout the entire film, as it is the car that he drives for the entire story.
There are tons of BMW features in film over the decades, these are just our favorite 5. Leave a comment down below what your favorite BMW feature is in film!