Asja Zupanc driving the BMW M5 Competition in M TOWN

BEHIND THE SCENES OF M TOWN.

This is how a precision driver ticks.

BEHIND THE SCENES OF M TOWN.

This is how a precision driver ticks.

Behind the scenes of M Town.This is how a precision driver ticks.
Every job is special. It’s helpful to be able to drift well here.
Asja Zupanc, precision driver for BMW M TOWN

M Town stands for passion and freedom, but also for precision. The high art of precise driving was particularly in demand for the individual M Town films. As a precision driver and former rally racer, Asja Zupanc gladly accepted this challenge. In a personal conversation, she offered us a new perspective on the M Town campaign – including a look behind the scenes of ‘Roadtrip to BMW M Town’, ‘A Coffee in BMW M Town’ and ‘Railroad Crossing in BMW M Town’.

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BMW M Magazine: Asja, you worked as a Precision Driver on the M Town film set. What do you think of M Town? Would you like to live there?

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Asja: Of course I’d like to live in M Town, wouldn‘t you?

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What was the special challenge of the “A Coffee in BMW M Town” film?

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I mean it was just to drift. It was a special challenge in „A Coffee in BMW M Town“ to drift the car around the coffee shop. This is it. To hold a coffee from the coffee shop is not going to be easy, but we will try to.

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So drifting is the best activity you can imagine?

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Yeah, it‘s very nice. Drifting is very nice.

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I think the word precise is the thing, that best describes precision drivers. A little bit of feeling about the car and a little bit perhaps that you read the mind from the director and the DOP*.

*Director of Photography

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How did you become a precision driver?

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I became precision driver by accident, actually. One service production from Slovenia needed a girl precision driver and they just called me, because at this time I was one of a few that drove in rallies. So they called me and since then I‘ve been doing this.

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For how long do you work as a precision driver?

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Now it‘s been, I think, twelve years.

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How important is regular practice and what distinguishes a very good driver?

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The more you practice, the better you are. This is always the case. Actually, the more car commercials that you do, the better you get and also when you have something special to make you can do some tests and stuff like that. So yeah, the more you test, the better it is.

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Here at the drifting event it‘s very nice to just have power in the car's rear.

What were the most difficult jobs? What were the most delicate moments?

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Delicate moments? I don‘t know. Here, it is very important to be good at drifting and drift with different cars. On some jobs you have just go straight and on others you have to stop on the mark. Actually, it looks very easy, but it‘s not.

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What is the highest risk in Precision Driving?

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The highest risk for a precision driver is to crash the car or a camera, this is it. Or camera man! But there’s a lot of camera men, you know!

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What do you love about your job?

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Actually, everything. I meet a lot of new people in a lot of different cities and drive a lot of cars. I cannot image myself being in an office from Monday to Friday for eight hours.

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Asja, thank you for the interview!

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BMW M5 Competition M Town

BORN IN M TOWN.

BORN IN M TOWN.

BMW M2 Competition:
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 10.0 - 9.8 (9.2 - 9.0)
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 227 - 224 (209 - 206)

 

BMW M4 Coupé:

Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 10.0 - 9.9 (9.3)

CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 227 - 225 (213 - 211)

 

BMW M5 Competition:
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 10.8 - 10.7
CO2-emissions in g/km (combined): 246 - 243

 

The figures in brackets refer to the vehicle with seven-speed M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic.

 

The illustrations show optional equipment.

 

The values of fuel consumptions, CO2 emissions and energy consumptions shown are 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. 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 models illustrated include optional equipment.

 

Further information about the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions for new passenger automobiles can be found in the 'New Passenger Vehicle Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emission Guidelines', which are available free of charge at all sales outlets, from Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern, Germany, or under http://www.dat.de/en/offers/publications/guideline-for-fuel-consumption.html.

 

The figures are not based on an individual vehicle and do not constitute part of the product offer; they are provided solely for the purposes of comparison between different vehicle types. CO2 emissions caused by the production and provision of fuel or other energy sources are not taken into account in the determination of CO2 emissions pursuant to Directive 1999/94/EC.

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