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BMW Knows How To Disappoint Better Than Anyone: COTD

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Over the past few days, this little corner of the web has been ablaze with debates about the Tesla Cybertruck. But don’t worry, BMW is here to bring everyone back together!

Earlier today, Thomas wrote about the 2025 BMW M5. Now, cars generally get better and faster with each generation, but BMW appears to have missed that memo. The new M5 is not just slower than the outgoing car, but heavier than the X5 M Competition. That’s a mid-size SUV! BMW owners are upset and our readers are having too much fun:

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The Schrat notes that BMW is seemingly anti-Lotus:

Complicate and lose lightness.

Username Loading… points out a silver lining:

It may be heavy but at least it’s also ugly.

Ben and DialMforMiata finish it off:

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I’m glad that after all the division over the Cybertruck, BMW was here to bring us all together in abject hatred of this thing. ????

DialMforMiata:

It can still build bridges, even if it’s too heavy to drive over them.

Thomas also wrote about the Rimac Verne robotaxi, which looks stunning and seems realistic enough. But Citrus points out an annoying problem with so many future visions:

Potentially controversial opinion: If a ground-up taxi isn’t designed to allow for wheelchair accessibility it is worthless.

I can accept it when building it as a taxi is secondary – it’s a difficult design requirement – but if you’re designing a vehicle from the ground up, specifically for people who can’t drive themselves somewhere and you don’t include a provision for wheelchair users, what are you even doing?

Finally, let’s stop at Cold Start. Jason told the story of Lost Cause Motors, the work of Charles R. Farnsely. EmotionalSupportBMW got curious and found out that Farnsely didn’t appear to be a bad guy:

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When I read this, I was like this Charles R. Farnsely (His name is spelt wrong in the article), is going to be hella racist. Turns out, he actually was pretty dope. One, dude was at the helm and seemed to push for desegregating Louisville. Also in is one term in Congress (65-67) he was big Great Society guy. He also use to stroll around in a straw hat and the tie of a Kentucky Coronal. He had a recurring weekly event called a “Beef Session”, were anyone could drop into his office and give him a piece of their mind. He was also an opponent of Urban Renewal and suburbanization, and prompted mixed race, mixed use development in the late forties.

Which makes it even stranger, why the hell did he call “Lost Cause”?

Have a great evening, everyone!

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Ben
Ben
14 days ago

Thank you for fixing the typo in my comment before re-publishing it here. 🙂

Kevin B Rhodes
Kevin B Rhodes
15 days ago

I bought two new BMWs, and will have one of them until I die. But today BMW is dead to me.

Angular Banjoes
Angular Banjoes
14 days ago
Reply to  Kevin B Rhodes

Which one are you keeping until you die? I’ve been a BMW fan forever, but there’s definitely some interesting choices being made these days.

Thomas Metcalf
Thomas Metcalf
15 days ago

I wouldn’t automatically assume the name “Lost Cause” to be a reference to the Civil War. There are plenty of other lost causes. The idea of an expensive modified Corvair could be described as a lost cause. I guess maybe because he was in the South and their most infamous lost cause is a bad one.

Wuffles Cookie
Wuffles Cookie
15 days ago
Reply to  Thomas Metcalf

Well, that makes you more mature than a lot of the commenters, good thing you’re staff. The knee-jerk “everything I can construe as possibly having racist connotations is ipso facto racist, and I will shout it from the rooftops instead of actually doing my homework” is one of my least favorite things I see here. Glad E.S.BMW was able to preempt most of the BS, but damn people, if you wander onto the internet looking to be offended you will seldom be disappointed, but then you spend all your time being offended. A little charity goes a long way.

Thomas Metcalf
Thomas Metcalf
15 days ago
Reply to  Wuffles Cookie

As far as I know I am not staff. Maybe you confused me with that other Thomas guy. Let it be known, he and I are MORTAL ENEMIES. There can be only one!

Jim Zavist
Jim Zavist
15 days ago

That would be a Kentucky Colonel . . .

Dogisbadob
Dogisbadob
15 days ago

Even a cheap Renault Kangoo was designed from the factory to accept wheelchair modifications. Too bad they don’t sell the Kangoo over here.

Albert Ferrer
Albert Ferrer
15 days ago
Reply to  Dogisbadob

Most of the Euro vans can do that can’t they? At least the ones with vertical lifting tailgates.

Dudeoutwest
Dudeoutwest
15 days ago

That RImac thing looks like the small Shark vacuum I use to clean up spilled cat kibble.

Dodsworth
Dodsworth
15 days ago

Shame on me for jumping to a conclusion. I’m glad I was wrong about Mr. Farnsely.

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