BMW & Movie Stars – A Hollywood Love Story

So ends another year at the Oscars. The lavish gowns are the subject of public scrutiny in the morning tabloids, and photos abound of Hollywood’s best and most beautiful. We’ve already come up with a list of featured BMW beauties in the movies. What about in real life? Let’s have a look at what some of our personal Tinseltown favorites drive.

BMW Hydrogen 7 – Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

Like the star herself, the BMW Hydrogen 7 combines elegance, and environmental consciousness into one sleek package. We’re told that she’ll let Brad take it out for a spin from time to time. Although roomy enough to pack in a gaggle of children, clearly this isn’t the family car.

BMW 7 Series – Eva LongoriaThere’s something so right about seeing this Hollywood bombshell and political activist step out of a sleek 7 Series. Classy and beautiful, yet powerful. We’re certain that the Series 7 would be as equally provocative taking the curves out in the middle of the desert

BMW Z3 – Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan is often seen taking in the town in his sporty BMW Z3, which just goes to show that the sixth James Bond truly has a sense of style, performance and fun – both on and off-screen.

BMW Z8 – Gerard Butler

The BMW Z8 perfectly fits this firebrand action hero to perfection: made for speed, adept at handling any curves thrown his way (smirk!), and impeccably stylish. Nothing says undaunted like the quintessential concept car he’s chosen from the stable of BMW Ultimate Driving Machines!

Rowan Atkinson – 1939 BMW 328

Don’t let the adorably buffoonish façade of Mr. Bean fool you. He might not be up for an Oscar any time soon, but he just might surprise everyone in this vintage-built BMW 328 at the 1000 Miglia time trials near Florence. Che classico !

The Real Faces Behind the All-New BMW 3 Series Test Drive Promotion

For more than a month now, BMW Financial Services has been doling out $300 lease/loan vouchers to customers all over the U.S. for doing a couple of very simple things: scheduling a test drive of the All-new 3 Series via The Ultimate Drive app, and then taking that test drive!  Easy, right?

Well, our customers are loving this 3 Series offer. In fact, some have even been sending us photos from the day of their test drive! We wanted to share some of these happy and excited faces with you:

So, what are you waiting for? Download The Ultimate Drive app, sign up for that test drive, and get that $300 voucher in your pocket! Questions?  Find out on Facebook or Twitter.

A thank you to our customers.

We originally launched The Ultimate Drive app in August 2011 with the hope that everyone can experience the joy of driving that BMW customers have known for years. The success of that launch was overwhelming and we received many accolades from users all over the country.

With this latest version, we at BMW Financial Services want to be the ones saying “thank you” – specifically to our loyal customers. As an industry first, we want to reward the most passionate BMW drivers and fans through the very app that embodies this spirit, on a vehicle that is the very essence of the Ultimate Driving Machine – the 2012 3 Series.

The 3 Series has always been “the luxury sports sedan” that consistently sets the benchmark for performance, styling, and design. While the bar is set so high, we believe the 2012 3 Series surpasses the high standards we’ve set for ourselves.

It’s only been a day since we announced the promotion, and we’ve already seen excitement building as BMW Financial Services customers all across the country continue to walk away from their BMW 3 Series test drive with a $300 voucher in hand. So please download The Ultimate Drive app, and if you are lucky to be a BMW driver (and BMW Financial Services customer) please take this offer as our sincere “thank you” for being a fan of  The Ultimate Driving Machine.

– Pawan Murthy, General Manager, Online Business, BMW Financial Services

The Ultimate Drive App Version 3 Launches with Exclusive Features for BMW Financial Services Customers

In celebration of the new BMW 3 Series, we’ve launched The Ultimate Drive app version 3 for iPhone and Android today. Not only does The Ultimate Drive app lead you to the greatest roads around the world but it can now also lead you to a BMW Center anywhere in the U.S. for a test drive of the impressive, all-new 2012 BMW 3 Series. As a special reward from BMW Financial Services NA, all current BMW Financial Services customers who schedule a test drive through the app get a $300 credit towards their first lease or loan payment on a new 2012 3 Series (U.S. customers only).

Here’s how the new test drive feature works:

Step 1: Smartphone owners download or upgrade to the new version of The Ultimate Drive app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Android.

Step 2: Schedule a test drive by email or phone, from within the app. If you’re a BMW Financial Services customer, log into your account. The app first suggests your current BMW Center, if available, but you can select others from a map.

Step 3: After the test confirm which BMW Center you visited.

If you’re an existing BMW Financial Services customer in the U.S., the app will unlock a unique $300 “Mobile Voucher” that you can redeem upon financing a 2012 BMW 3 Series, good through June 30, 2012.

Here’s what the head of online business for BMW Financial Services, Pawan Murthy, had to say about the latest app release:

“What is exciting is the immediacy of it all. You don’t need to wait for a printed coupon to be mailed to you nor do you have to call a toll-free number. We want to reward our customers for their loyalty through the one tool that is always with them: their phone.”

The Ultimate Drive app was jointly developed by BMW Financial Services and San Francisco based firm, SocialNav, Inc. Have you tried it yet?  Comment to let us know what you think!