Watch ‘The Escape’: The First BMW Film In 14 Years

In 2001, BMW made eight short films to promote its performance cars. Now, there’s a new BMW film, and it’s called The Escape.

Written and directed by Neill Blomkamp of District 9, Elysium and Chappie fame, and starring Dakota Fanning and Jon Bernthal alongside Clive Owen — returning as The Driver — The Escape is awesome. There’s no other word for it.

The car? A 2017 BMW 540i, with a turbocharged 3.0-litre inline six and eight-speed Steptronic automatic gearbox. You’ll be able to order the 540i with BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive transmission, but from the way The Driver slides this car around the city, we’re guessing it’s a good ol’-fashioned rear-wheel drive model.

“I might be a little rusty right now, but I’ve been doing this for a long time, and I’m very good at it.” We are so on board for this. Set aside the next 13 and a half minutes of your day and enjoy The Escape. [YouTube]

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