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      03-22-2011, 05:48 PM   #1
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Video: A Look Into BMW's Death Valley Vehicle Testing

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BMW conducts both extreme cold and extreme heat testing of all its prototype vehicles as part of each model's development process. A lot of the extreme heat testing is performed in US' infamous Death Valley, which regularly reaches 120-130F in the summer (with a record of 134F in 1913, the second hottest temperature ever recorded).

In this video, BMW test engineers speak a bit about the extreme heat testing process, as well as what the experience is like.


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      03-22-2011, 08:07 PM   #2
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Nice.. pretty cool video.
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The heat reminds me of sitting in a tank in the Mojave Desert. It was so hot that when it rained it would evaporate before it hit the ground. Cool video
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110 degrees at 5:41 pm !! ! yickes that is hottttttttttttt.
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so i have this question: why do 335s overheat so easily?
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pretty cool.

Did that road sign say "Altitude = sea level", awesome.
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Wicked video.
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pretty cool.

Did that road sign say "Altitude = sea level", awesome.
yep, lowest point in the United states
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Sounds like an incredible job
So were the cars able to handle the heat?
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so i have this question: why do 335s overheat so easily?
Because of the JuiceBox
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110 degrees at 5:41 pm !! ! yickes that is hottttttttttttt.
You'd be surprised. Here in Vegas only an hour from death valley it's sunk in and surrounded by mountains so the heat never subsides in the summer, it's usually between 103 and 109 degrees at midnight. Effin unreal. By the time it starts cooling off 96-98 degrees, 6am, the sun is back up.
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so i have this question: why do 335s overheat so easily?
the 335 would FAIL BIG TIME
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If you want to test for heat, try Houston. Hotter than hell, humid, and bumper to bumper traffic.
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That's pretty normal temps here in Phoenix.
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damn, that's pretty sick
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Ok maybe im losing it but what cars are these? Cant be the F30 right?
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Nevermind, most likely the 5Gt, rite?
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Nevermind, most likely the 5Gt, rite?
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