M Town behind the scenes

BEHIND THE SCENES.

We go for a drive behind the scenes of M Town.

Behind the scenes.We go for a drive behind the scenes of M Town.

Gleaming paintwork, coffee to drift and the inhabitants are one big community: M Town, the imaginary place where the dreams of petrolheads and high-performance fans are fulfilled. To create the colourful, high-powered Utopia for this latest chapter, an extensive crew worked under director Micky Suelzer and production designer Baader el Hindi on a huge set. Besides the dozens of M automobiles used in the shoot, it’s above all the attention to detail that makes this universe so authentic – a picture of teeming life, studded with stories linked to the three most powerful letters on Earth.

 

The behind-the-scenes video shows how The Drop came to be: Have a look backstage and you’ll be amazed at the huge number of props in close-up. And… action!

 

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BMW M Town "The Drop" - behind the scenes.

BMW M TOWN "THE DROP" - BEHIND THE SCENES.

HANDMADE.

To do the world of M Town justice, the makers created countless perfect props – with impressive attention to detail.

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M Town behind the scenes

The alarm clock knows no mercy: At 12,000 rpm it’s time to get up. Unique details like these bring M Town to life.

A lot of effort has also gone into the many set locations that were specially designed for the film. Whether it's the coffee shop, the "Trattoria Turbo" pizzeria or the "Sorry Flowers" flower store - all of M Town's stores, advertising banners and street furniture often carry a hidden message. But only those who speak fluent petrolhead, know how to decipher them.

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M Town Flower Shop
“This flower shop is the perfect example of how BMW have taken M Town and made it something so relatable – but only for the petrolheads. And I love that.”
RokenR, YouTuber and citizen of M Town
M Town Customs
M Town Flower Shop
Markus Flasch in M Town

Markus Flasch

“For me it’s fantastic how professional the people are here. Great teamwork! I have to thank everybody involved in this production.”
Markus Flasch, CEO of BMW M GmbH
M Town behind the scenes

Everything important is in the lap times: scenes from the M Town The Drop shoot.

M Town
“This is a shoot with a really huge fleet of cars, classic cars as well as current models.”
Markus Flasch, CEO of BMW M GmbH
M Town

PRECISION.

There were more than 30 BMW M automobiles involved in the production, including classics like the legendary BMW M3 E30 or the uncompromising BMW M4 GTS racer. But 18 different cars from the present product range also make an appearance. So there were numerous precision drivers involved in the perfect coordination of adrenaline-filled driving scenes. No easy task: Shoots like this require particular sensitivity in order to get the cars on camera circulating on the asphalt with millimetre accuracy.

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“I love my job and I love M Town – this production is mega-exciting for me.”
Vladi Kulev, Precision Driver
M Town behind the scenes
M Town Hype Rims Store

HYPE RIMS STORE.

At the end of the film: the hallowed halls of the Hype Rims Store. In contrast to many of the other objects to be seen, most of the products shown here aren’t props: The virtual M Town Shop can be browsed at leisure.

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M Town Hype Rims Store
M Town

THIS IS M TOWN.

THIS IS M TOWN.

BMW M2 CS:

Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 10.4 [9.6]
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 238 [219]
The figures in brackets refer to the vehicle with seven-speed M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic.

 

BMW M4 Competition Coupé:
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 10.2
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 234

 

BMW M8 Competition Coupé:

Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 11.2
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 258

 

BMW M8 Competition Convertible:
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 11.4
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 262

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  • The models illustrated include optional equipment.

    The values of fuel consumptions, CO2 emissions and energy consumptions shown were determined according to the European Regulation (EC) 715/2007 in the version applicable at the time of type approval. The figures refer to a vehicle with basic configuration in Germany and the range shown considers optional equipment and the different size of wheels and tires available on the selected model. 

    The values are already based on the new WLTP regulation and are translated back into NEDC-equivalent values in order to ensure the comparison between the vehicles. [With respect to these vehicles, for vehicle related taxes or other duties based (at least inter alia) on CO2-emissions the CO2 values may differ to the values stated here.] 

    The CO2 efficiency specifications are determined according to Directive 1999/94/EC and the European Regulation in its current version applicable. The values shown are based on the fuel consumption, CO2 values and energy consumptions according to the NEDC cycle for the classification. 

    For further information about the official fuel consumption and the specific CO2 emission of new passenger cars can be taken out of the „handbook of fuel consumption, the CO2 emission and power consumption of new passenger cars“, which is available at all selling points and at https://www.dat.de/angebote/verlagsprodukte/leitfaden-kraftstoffverbrauch.html

    All vehicles, equipment, combination possibilities and varieties shown here are examples and can differ in your country. In no way do they constitute a binding offer by the BMW M GmbH. Visit your local BMW website or see your authorised BMW M Retailer for accurate details on the offers in your country.