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25 June 2021

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#058 The BMW X3 as a stunt car in Marvel Studios’ “Black Widow”

Squealing tires, drifts, a 180-degree turn at full speed, an explosion, a flipping SUV, and... CUT! Marvel Studios’ Black Widow stars Scarlett Johansson and features a variety of thrilling stunts, many involving vehicles like the BMW X3. In this episode of Changing Lanes, the official podcast of BMW, we will be taking a peek behind the scenes of the film, which features both the BMW X3 and the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé. Grab some popcorn and get excited for an episode full of action-packed storytelling. Afterwards be sure to experience Marvel Studios’ Black Widow when it hits cinemas or on Disney+ with Premier Access. Additional fee required.

#057 BMW design elements explained – by a BMW designer

If your heart beats faster as soon as you hear the words “Hofmeister kink”, and you think of cars when you hear “kidneys”, this is the episode for you. In an exclusive interview with designer Christopher Weil, Head of Exterior Design at BMW, you'll learn even more about typical BMW design elements and how they are used in the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé. Together with Christopher our host Jonathan takes a closer look at the classic design elements of BMW and talks about their evolution.

#055 The code behind BMW model names

BMW 520i, BMW X5, BMW Z4 - what appears to many BMW fans to be a puzzle of letters and words is actually a sophisticated system: the naming of BMW models. Over the years the system has changed, but hasn’t become any less comprehensible. So if you're looking for an aha-moment, this episode of Changing Lanes, the official podcast of BMW, is for you. Learn now from Nicki and Jonathan why the naming strategy has changed, and how model designations come about today.

#050 Fast and furious: the story of the Nürburgring 24h

24 hours at the limit: Drivers must prove their strongest mental strength, driving abilities and endurance in the 24 hour race at the Nürburgring. The legendary race at the green hell, one of the longest race tracks in the world, has 51 years of story to tell. In this episode of Changing Lanes, the official podcast from BMW, we invite you to immerse yourself with us in this story full of nerve-racking, fast-paced and emotional highlights at its debut race.

#048 Classic BMW racing cars challenge

One of the toughest challenges ever at Changing Lanes: Nicki and Jonathan compiled their personal favorite BMW race cars into a list of 6. What sounds like an almost impossible task among all the race cars turned out to be an interesting journey through the history of BMW motor sports. Dive with us into a new episode of Changing Lanes, the official podcast of BMW, and find out which cars have made the cut.

#039 The Story behind the legendary BMW Art Cars

They’re colorful, extravagant and unique. No BMW Art Car is like any other. Not because they differ in age and model shape, but because they’re painted from the hood to the rear. But why did artists like Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol stage BMW models as works of art in the first place? In this episode of "Changing Lanes", the official BMW podcast, we look back on 45 years of art history at BMW. Press play to learn all the facts about these colorful legends.