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.