BMW 3 Series Like The Way You Move

BMW Australia have launched a television commercial featuring the BMW 3 sports car series, and have made it available for viewing in Vividas format at its own BMW microsite: www.bmw.com.au/iconic3. The ad features six generations of the BMW 3 sports sedan going through its paces in a speedway with mountains in the background. CGI is used to provide morphs between six different models dating from 1968 and 2006. The super: “BMW invented the sports sedan and never stopped inventing it.”

BMW camera used in TV ad


The advertisement traces the history of the iconic 3 Series from its genesis as the BMW 2002 in 1968 to the latest E90 3 Series Sedan, with all cars filmed on a race track, and seamlessly morphing from one generation to the next. Computer generated imagery is mixed with on track driving, and a unique 360-degree action pan shot of the current and previous generation 3 Series cars. The tagline: “In 1968 BMW invented the sports sedan and never stopped re-inventing it”. Music is “I like the way you move”, by UK group The Rockers.

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“While the look of the BMW 3 Series may have changed since the 1968 BMW 2002, the car has remained true to its promise of delivering the most rewarding driving excitement,” says Tom Noble, General Manager, Marketing at BMW Group Australia. “We created this television spot to show how the BMW 3 Series has always been fun to drive, is fun to drive today and will always be fun to drive. That’s what you’d expect from the cornerstone of the BMW brand,” Tom says.

Credits

The BMW 3 Series campaign was developed at Badjar Group, Melbourne, by executive creative director Jack Room and team.

Filming was shot by director Brendan Williams via 8 Commercials, recently signed up with Original Film.

The film crew spent two days on site at the Eastern Creek race track in Sydney filming and then worked their magic in the editing suite. They had to overcome many hurdles, not the least of which was finding cars in good condition and exactly the same silver colour. Fortunately the BMW Car Club in NSW came to the party while two professional BMW Driver Training experts were enlisted to drive the cars. “The BMW Club was a great help but we were still short of one car, which we had to bring up from Melbourne,” Jack Room says.

“The unique thing about this particular piece is that we wanted to have an archival feel to it to start with and then, as the whole thing progressed, end up with a much more contemporary feel, when the E46 3 Series morphed into the E90.”

Camera rig used in BMW TV ad

To enable that seamless transition, a special rig was built for the money shot, which involved mounting a camera for a 360-degree pan around both an E46 and E90 as one morphs into the other. With the cars sorted, the weather became another obstacle. A raging storm the night before the Eastern Creek shoot almost brought the whole program to a halt. Fortunately by the morning of the first day of filming the rain had given way to perfect conditions for filming. After the shoot and with the genius of computers in the editing suite, the film crew took some footage of the spectacular mountains around Queenstown in New Zealand to slip into the background.

Rig used in BMW TV ad

Photos courtesy BMW Group Australia

Lyrics for I Love the Way You Move

There’s so many things i like about you, I..
I just don’t know where to begin,Bodyrockers CD at Amazon.com
I like the way you,
look at me with those beautiful eyes,
I like the way you, act all surprised,
I like the way you, sing along,
I like the way you, always get it wrong,
I like the way you, clap your hands,
I like the way you, love to dance,
I like the way you,
put your hands up in the air,
I like the way you, shake your hair,
I like the way you, like to touch,
I like the way you, stare so much,
but most of all….
Yeah..
most of all….

I like the way you move…..
I like the way you move…..

I like the way you, put your hands up in the air,
I like the way you, shake your hair,
I like the way you, like to touch,
I like the way you, stare so much,
but most of all….
Yeah..
most of all….

I like the way you move…
I like the way you move…

I like the way you, put your hands up in the air,
I like the way you, shake your hair,
I like the way you, like to touch,
I like the way you, stare so much,
but most of all….
Yeah..
most of all….

I like the way you move!

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  • rosa

    Hi, I think your site is great, and was hoping you could help me with the other BMW song they play in their other tv commecial. Its a sea coast road and the lyrics are:- We’re driving, oh yes I’m driving, drivin with you to another world, by a female artist.
    The tv commercial was featured on Prime TV gippsland channel

    Kind Regards Rosa.

  • emily

    Great car great song.

  • http://www.trivettclassicbmw.com.au Simon

    Thanks for the bmw commercials…. I was looking forward to seeing these again.

  • Matt

    Hey in response to Rosa, i dont know what that song is either. I work for BMW and when you hear that song about twenty thousand times its initial pleasing melody quickly becomes suicidal. I recommend that if you do find this ad, play it muted! For your own safety

  • http://blog.udanax.org/ Edward J. Yoon

    Hi, matt. See this video.

    http://flvs.daum.net/flvPlayer.swf?vid=7Pvep653zqI$

    I also would like to know this song.

  • http://goo.gl/XDQiq alexander

    Nearly 241,000 units of 2002 BMW 3-Series model has been recalled due to faulty tail-lights, and all the company authorized dealers are instructed to fix the problem free of charge.