We know the next generation of BMW X3 is destined to come out in 2011 and it is already out on the streets in disguise.
What we don’t know is just what kind of attraction a new BMW can generate, even for somebody who isn’t a petrolhead and has no idea how the world of camouflage and spy shots works.
The next BMW X3 was in its normal expected “suit” and parked on the Upper West Side yesterday after the suspiciously looking black and white vehicle with a tarp over it started while the driver enjoyed a picnic with his girlfriend.
In true form with the terrorist craze in America the passer by who noticed this called the Police and notified them that a BMW SUV parked in front of the Museum of Natural History on Central Park West may be containing a bomb.
It took the NYPD bomb squad several hours to examine the vehicle and eventually wound up smashing the rear and side passenger windows of the vehicle in order to inspect it. Authorities said they were surprised to see that the car’s interior was also covered with tarp.
The driver was eventually identified and he was contacted in order to clear up the case and, apparently, he was Martin Birkmann, a BMW brand manager and test driver who stated that the car must have been running as he may have mistaken the buttons he pressed on the remote start of the car.
As a result of this, BMW get some free advertising for the X3 and we get to know that beside the new engines and whatever else is traditional with a new car we will also getting a remote start option within the new toys that will be on the car.