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      03-24-2008, 09:04 PM   #1
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BMW builds a ramp for the 1-series launch (literally!)

Ok, this is part of the new viral marketing campaign that BMW wants to do for the new 1-series.

They have actually built a giant ramp and will supposedly "launch" a new 1-series off it. Considering the 1-series is now officially out and can be seen at the dealership and ordered, I don't know when this "launch" will happen, but check out the website here: http://www.rampenfest.com/. And here is the blog for the ramp "filmmaker": http://jeffschultz.wordpress.com/
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      03-24-2008, 09:12 PM   #2
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I just saw about 4 135i's at my dealer today. I guess they're not selling.
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      03-24-2008, 09:55 PM   #3
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A huge WTF.
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I just saw about 4 135i's at my dealer today. I guess they're not selling.
My dealer had 3 M3s on the lot. Guess they aren't selling neither...
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My dealer had 3 M3s on the lot. Guess they aren't selling neither...
Just the state of the economy? Or is everyone waiting for the GTR?
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No, they're waiting for the hatchback version :P
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Just the state of the economy? Or is everyone waiting for the GTR?
Haha, I was being a little sarcastic. Just because they are sitting on the lot, doesn't mean they aren't selling. My dealership got 3 135is, preconfigured, as demos. Basically they are for sale, but more or less, they are just for demoing. I test drove one last Friday and it already had 178 miles on it. They only had it for 4 days. T The two hours or so I spent there, it went out for test drive 4x including mine. he CA said they had about 10 test drives the day before. Same thing with the M3s they had, I demoed a Sedan that essentially was a 'demo' car. Already had 70 or so miles on it. I put about 7 miles on it myself, and I can't say they were the 'easiest' miles!

Good rule to follow, never purchase a demo car!
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wtf???????? is this ramp for real???? how can it be that big, that would cost millions to build...!!!!
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My dealer had 3 M3s on the lot. Guess they aren't selling neither...
True. My dealer has two M3's as well (1 jb, the other ir)
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Guys it is just supposed to be a funny video. Did you see all the billy-bob teeth and the quick sequence where the guy was sitting in the 1-series? All marketing.
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or...waiting for M-DCT E93....?
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that thing is ginormous
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Just the state of the economy? Or is everyone waiting for the GTR?
A little from column A, and a little from column B.

It's the economy, and everyone's waiting for the GTR.
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All the story behind this is the following:
Bmw built in the bavarian village "Oberpfaffelbachen" a giant, 454m tall ramp.
Since Audi used already in the 1980s a ski jumping ramp in scandinavia to prove the traction potential of the quattro, BMW will go one step further:
They will use this ramp to "launch" the 1 series in the USA. The 300hp of the 135i Coupe will be enough to "shoot" the car from the ramp over the atlantic ocean right into the american market...
http://oberpfaffelbachen.com/rampenfest.php
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I saw like..

I saw like 300 BMWs parked in the harbour last week.. I guess they arent selling :|
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I just saw about 4 135i's at my dealer today. I guess they're not selling.
What did you think of the 135i in person?
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What did you think of the 135i in person?
i drove a 135 i loved it and looks sick i would get one if i werent getting the m3
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i drove a 135 i loved it and looks sick i would get one if i werent getting the m3
i cant decide between 135/335. wish i could get an m3 although i dont like the bubble very much but could learn to live with it.
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