Episode cover of #69 A real game changer: The BMW Neue Klasse | BMW Podcast

#69 A real game changer: The BMW Neue Klasse | BMW Podcast

The BMW Podcast | Changing Lanes

  • 10/20/2021
  • 26 min

About this Episode

We have a brief history lesson for you today, but don’t worry: We won't be giving you any grades or homework. Find out how BMW is breaking new ground with the Neue Klasse and how close the past and the future can be to one another. This episode is sure to make any true BMW fan nostalgic. The BMW Neue Klasse was a turning point, a risk and, above all, a success story. So, books out, and off you go!  01:05 Dawn of a new era for BMW 03:15 The BMW Neue Klasse: a success story  06:15 The working title “Neue Klasse” 09:30 Was it worth the risk? 15:00 The different models 16:40 The kidney grille 17:50 The Hofmeister kink 19:00 The four-cylinder engine 20:20 The design: the renaissance of the sporty midsize vehicle  23:15 Winds of change  And if you want to read more about the history and special features of the BMW Neue Klasse, go to https://www.bmw.com/de/events/iaa2021/bmw-i-vision-circular-domagoj-dukec-erster-blick.html (BMW.com). “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.