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Old 27th October 2011, 15:57   #16
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Great thread Tanveer! The videos and photographs are an absolute treat. And it's good to see BMW taking the initiative to organize such events in the country. I mean, if Mercedes can do it, I'm sure BMW can pull a few strings and organize such events too.

But this leaves me with a question. What is BMW actually trying to prove here? The X1, X3, X5 and the X6 are primarily driven in and around cities. No one really takes these BMWs off-road, really. Besides, the off-road course that they've designed is hardly anything to be actually worried about. Most soft-roaders should be able to handle such terrain. So what sets BMW's off-roaders apart from the rest?

And when I say 'the rest', I'm talking about cars with similar technology and prowess. I believe that Mercedes' GL-Class and G-Wagen are much better off-roaders than these.
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Old 28th October 2011, 10:45   #17
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Great photos Tanveer.

Thanks for sharing the BMW 'X'perience

The venue seems to be near Ambiance Mall Gurgaon.
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Old 28th October 2011, 11:21   #18
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But EXCELLENT brand building exercise by BMW.
Mercedes should learn a lesson or tow.
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Errm, before Tsk was beaming in the sand, Mercedes was already on its second batch of people doing this (Fascination Mercedes Leh, Ladakh with a Merc GL350 and an AMG G55)

A month earlier, Tejas has organised this (Shaman Mercedes Performance Drive Event 2011 for GL & ML Class)

I think it was the other way around. Merc and BMW are playing the Ambani brothers!
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Old 28th October 2011, 11:50   #19
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Errm, before Tsk was beaming in the sand, Mercedes was already on its second batch of people doing this (Fascination Mercedes Leh, Ladakh with a Merc GL350 and an AMG G55)

A month earlier, Tejas has organised this (Shaman Mercedes Performance Drive Event 2011 for GL & ML Class)

I think it was the other way around. Merc and BMW are playing the Ambani brothers!

Ooops !

I had seen the latter thread - the Automission track excursion by Shaman - for 'Existing' Merc owners.

Even showed my Dad those 'dirty' (referring to the slush covered Mercs) pics - making us both drool in unison !


But I totally missed that Leh trip! Now that is what I was talking about.

I withdraw my words.

A MUCH superior effort by the 3 pointer star.

Forgive me - but it really makes me happy to see them get back in the game.
I am undoubtedly partial to Mercedes Benz & Tata.

It's like, I just want to see them do better & better.

& now .... If you shall excuse me - I have to go back to that thread & complete reading it all over again !

Finally the insides of a G55 !
THANK YOU ! For making my morning !
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Amazing report tsk. Backed by excellent photos - as expected!!

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But whats an event without some excitement. And as I was driving the X5, panic mayday calls came over the radio. Our X3, the one we had driven before, had started giving warnings of failures. Xdrive failure, transmission failure, TCS failure, and maybe even the cup holders failed.
Our "handlers" were quite unfazed. Just switch it off and on. And that was it.
Everything back to normal.

So I guess, BMW may have some gremlins under the hood which require sorting, esp with the new X3 system.
So it was a Microsoft designed system eh? Hope it does not have a ctrl+alt+del option

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That said, new tech always comes in expensive cars first, and then trickles down. Who knows, 20 years from now, we will have simple SUVs running simple technology.

Well more power to the tech!
That's a very true statement
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Old 28th October 2011, 16:21   #21
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nice thread TSK, i have some more photos, i'll post here soon. i didnt get a chance to see you in the BMW Xperience. i was one of the 24 contestants.
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the 258bhp 3.0l X3 should be a hoot to drive! I guess it should do 6.xx sec 0-100kmph! in the same region of Porsche Cayenne S eh? (at half the price!!!)

the 330d convertible looks really interesting and would do great if priced similar to the rest of the 3 series versions.
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Question BMW Experience Tour 2014: Coming to Kolkata

Guys,

Anyone attended the BMW Experience Tour 2014, which was held in Hyderabad today?

Check this link out?

http://www.zigwheels.com/news-featur...derabad/19779/

According to this the BMW team has covered Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Chandigarh, Pune, Mumbai and Chennai. After today's Hyderabad, they will head to Bangalore, Kochi, Lucknow and Kolkata.

However the registration link on http://www.bmw-experiencetour.in/experience.php has no mention of Kolkata?

Any know anything? whether they are headed to Kolkata or not, and if so when, and where to register?

Seems like a fun event?

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