Two unidentified individuals recently flogged a dealership-fresh BMW 1M at high speeds on residential streets. One of them caught it on video. That video wound up on YouTube. You can guess what happened next.
Right. A member of BMW forum 1addicts posted a link to the video, which displays a spirited "test drive" lousy with stop-sign pulls, chirped gears and high rates of speed on neighborhood roadways.
Naturally incensed by the abuse of this rare, M-Powered and well loved 1-Series — with the sticker still on the window and pre-delivery wrappings still in place — forum members pooled their mad detective skills and tracked the culprit to Pacific BMW in Glendale, California. Then, they brought the video — now off YouTube, but saved locally by one quick-thinking member — to the attention of the dealership's service manager. According to forum members, he sent this e-mail in reply.