Most BMW enthusiasts notice the brand’s presence wherever you go. The BMW’s iconic style makes it pretty hard to miss.
We love spying a Bimmer whether we’re out on the road or sitting on the couch. The brand’s presence is often found in popular TV shows and on the big screen. In fact, they’ve made quite a name for themselves in the entertainment industry. Here are a few of our favorite BMW cameos.
BMW made its first debut in the Bond series with a role in the 1995 movie Goldeneye, starring Pierce Brosnan. Fans of the Bond franchise were originally not pleased, since it was the first time a non-British car was Bond’s primary vehicle. Notably, it’s one of the few vehicles in the series that isn’t destroyed. Instead, it’s traded for a plane.
The vehicle was a 1996 BMW Z3 and the positioning was no mistake. The movie was extremely successful in promoting the new model right before it was scheduled to hit showrooms.
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
One of the major complaints about BMW’s placement in Goldeneye was that it didn’t get enough screentime. This is one of the reasons why the E38 7-Series sedan was so prominently featured in the next movie in the series: 1997’s Tomorrow Never Dies.
The V12-powered 750iL was decked out with all the bells and whistles, as well as an awesome assortment of Bond gadgets and weapons. To say BMW enthusiasts were pleased with the results would be a major understatement.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005)
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie starred together in the action-comedy film Mr. and Mrs. Smith. In addition to these two huge stars, the movie also featured three BMW E39 5-Series sedans.
The trio of Bimmers chases Pitt and Jolie through the streets of NYC in one of the movie’s most exciting scenes. Sadly, though, all three are destroyed in a crash at the end of the scene. The demise of these three beauties was heartbreaking, but we enjoyed the thrill while it lasted.
Mission Impossible: Fallout (2018)
In 2011, BMW Group announced their exclusive automotive partnership with the Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol film. From there, the relationship continued to blossom. In the sixth installment of the movie franchise, Mission Impossible: Fallout, a classic 1986 E28 BMW 5-Series plays a prominent role.
The movie’s star, Tom Cruise, did his own stunt driving for the film. In doing so, he pushed the old car to its limits — drifting around the streets of Paris, jumping down stairs, and more.
Cobra Kai (2018 – 2021)
The Netflix Original Series Cobra Kai quickly gained popularity among fans of the classic Karate Kid movies. The series stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka, who return to the screen playing their original roles of Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence.
In the series, Daniel’s daughter Samantha, played by Mary Mouser, drives a BMW 4-series. While the car plays a minor role in the show, we still enjoy catching a glimpse whenever we can.
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