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      04-01-2010, 06:32 AM   #1
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Talking BMW offers up different colored roundels according to your political preferences

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To celebrate the election fever currently under way in the UK, BMW has decided to allow customers to show their true political colors by color coding their BMW's roundel. The Political Roundel Attachment Tag comes in 3 prime colours – red for Labour, blue for Conservative, yellow for Liberal Democrats. This allows alignment with the major UK political parties.





Oh, and Happy April Fools Day


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Ahem. It is, of course, an April Fool’s joke. There is no Uwe Beanhadde, and no renowned BMW Forschungs und Innovationszentrum centre in Munich (Ding! Actually, there is! But we Brits, with our ‘mastery’ of languages, only know it as FIZ…). He has not ‘been working on this innovation for a number of years,’ and does not ‘see it as a niche with potentially wide appeal.’

But, heavens, isn’t it genius all the same? The car maker April Fool’s joke press release is something of a tradition in the UK, and the traditional masters of it are BMW. The firm even takes out national press adverts. Other firms are getting in on the act, but some have a long way to go.
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Could we Order those stateside?
It's an April Fool's Joke
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It's an April Fool's Joke
LMAO! this comment is priceless
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Damn, I was happy to haha.
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BMW has also announced a front wheel drive M3, available on April 1, 2011.
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...but the aftermarket has been offering up these different colored roundels for decades

Oh and does this mean all BMW drivers in the UK side with the Conservative party (blue roundels)
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Sort of Aprils fool.....Right after WWII, BMW's factory was located in East Germany. The Russians took it over and made quasi real BMW's known as "EMW" at the old BMW Eisenach factory, all cars made there had Red Roundels....so who knows, maybe in an alternate universe the red one is the real one.

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lol I like that they have a sense of humor...reminds me of last years april fools ad they had.
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Haha. I totally forgot it was April 1st.
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lol, i was about to say this is the most lame thing bmw had ever thought of great april fool's joke...
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It may be a joke, but I would buy a set of red ones.

From those of us in the red fly-over states.
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Sort of Aprils fool.....Right after WWII, BMW's factory was located in East Germany. The Russians took it over and made quasi real BMW's known as "EMW" at the old BMW Eisenach factory, all cars made there had Red Roundels....so who knows, maybe in an alternate universe the red one is the real one.



...interesting... like counterfeit bimmers 1945-1950... learn something everyday ~Frost

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Even if they did come out to represent political parties, I wouldn't rock one. Some people are too "passionate" about there party and I would hate to see whats been done to my car if that person disagrees.
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To celebrate the election fever currently under way in the UK, BMW has decided to allow customers to show their true political colors by color coding their BMW's roundel. The Political Roundel Attachment Tag comes in 3 prime colours red for Labour, blue for Conservative, yellow for Liberal Democrats. This allows alignment with the major UK political parties.





Oh, and Happy April Fools Day


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lol, i like the one from last year better. wasnt it some kind of magnetic towing system? like a 'wireless' towing system basically.
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In the states that would be asking to have your car keyed.
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