Ever since the sleek and futuristic BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics concept car (which became the i8) was used in the fourth edition of the ‘Mission Impossible’ movie series – ‘Ghost Protocol’ in 2011 – it seems that the producers have wanted the German brand’s cars to also star in the series. Four years later, the new 7-Series was chosen for ‘Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation’ and next month, ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ will see the new M5 as well as a number of other BMW models such as the 1986 5-Series Sedan, 7-Series and R nineT Scrambler.

Styled with characteristic BMW M Performance Parts, such as a black kidney grille and carbonfibre mirror caps, the M5 will make an impressive appearance in the film. Tom Cruise – who plays the part of Ethan Hunt – will certainly be enjoying the powerful 4.4-litre V8 biturbo engine and newly-developed high-performance M xDrive all-wheel drive as much as he must have enjoyed riding the Kawasaki Ninja in ‘Top Gun’ 32 years ago.

The R nineT Scrambler will be seen in key scenes, performing daring manoeuvres at rapid speed in a wild chase through Paris. The 1986 5-Series (E28), from BMW’s historic past, also makes a major appearance in a high-octane scene which is said to set a new standard for the action-film genre. Incidentally, it was during this generation that the M5 was born.

Tom Cruise in the E28 5-Series during filming of a chase scene in the movie.

“BMW and ‘Mission: Impossible’ are a perfect fit. We are proud of our long-running partnership with Paramount Pictures and that our powerful cars and motorcycles have been able to enhance this iconic film series time and again. For exciting chases, you need cars with impressive driving dynamics and handling,” said Uwe Dreher, Head of Brand Communications BMW, BMW M, BMW i. “This provides the ideal stage for our most dynamic business athlete: the BMW M5.”

The Vision Efficient Dynamics concept car in ‘Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol’ in 2011.

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