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      12-13-2011, 02:07 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by mapezzul View Post
I'm confused a bit.... BMW never ships show cars through the auto terminal. They come via air freight and are trucked directly to the venue so this sort of thing doesn't happen, heck they even have "handlers".

What they do ship through the port are engineering cars. The BMWNA engineers coordinate with the EPA and do their own in house testing. For example, X1s have been at BMWNA engineering for years at this point. They are usually clad with some camo though. Maybe the factory forgot the camo for engineering? The car looks mean and it sounds the part- I had one next to me the other day here in Germany and it is loud. Insiders have also pointed that the M6 will be more differentiated than the M5 this go around, but what that means is still to be determined.

I hope they are not launching the M6 cabrio in the same color as the M5, I'd like to see it in a new red; but that's me.

Sorry you misunderstood , I was meaning the car and color and not that specific car which is more than likely an engineering vehicle.

But the NAIAS 3ers - 328i , 335i and Active Hybrid were shipped in via boat.
The M850i is evidence that BMW have got their mojo back when it comes to dynamic sports cars...
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