At time of writing this I have worked for Kuni BMW as a Photographer for two years. In all that time I can say the track day was by far the most fun I have had as an employee. Trust me I have had some fun days: my first wine event, taking out the Yas Marina Blue M3, my first drive in an Alpina ect.
Why was the track day so amazing?
Even though I photograph and move BMW’s every day, I have never really seen firsthand what they can do as far as performance. I have gotten to experience the beauty and comfort of the “Ultimate Driving Machine”, but really what does that mean if you haven’t REALLY driven one the way it was meant to be driven?
Our Videographer and I arrived at PIR with a few reservations. It was raining and we were not sure what kind of testing could be done on such a drizzly day. Also we were unsure how our clients would feel being photographed testing out the vehicles. There was a good chance we wouldn’t get much footage to work with.
We were wrong on both accounts. We were told the rain would most definitely not be stopping anything. If anything it would give an extra factor to seeing how well the cars handled. Secondly we were warmly welcomed by the drivers. We met some really great people that day. Several were long time customers who recounted their first BMW purchase at Kuni. We reminisced over past Kuni events and talked about the different cars they owned or purchased for their family members. They allowed us to ride along as they tested limits on the Auto Cross course and thrilled us on the track as they hugged corners and pushed the limits of speed on the straight away.
The rain passed right after the drivers meeting, and while it was cloudy the rain stayed away the whole event. The group was split in two, one half went to the follow along course the track, and the other went to the Auto Cross track.
At the auto cross track there was a brief meeting for everyone about how to drive on the course. Walkie talkies were put in each car and everyone went out for a first run together to learn the course and understand the meaning of the different cones.
After that everyone lined up to test out the different models.
After many grins and a good time was had by all, we took a lunch break and sat reliving all the glory of properly stopping in the box and that time when someone hit a cone and I miraculously got that instant in camera:
After lunch it was our turn at the ride along. Drivers took turns in the different models of cars following along on the track with a professional driver in the lead.
A fantastic day was had by all. We thank everyone that came out and participated. Also a big thank you to the clients for allowing us to participate along with you and take photos!
We hope there will be another track day soon!
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The UN4GETTABLE test drive came to Kuni BMW last week! The event was a chance for our customers to drive the all new 4 Series and compare it to competitor models.
The 4 Series is a completely new model for BMW. It is available in a 2 door coupe, a 4 door Gran Coupe, and a convertible model. By holding this test drive event we wanted to show customers that the 4 series really is more car than a 3 Series. The 4 is lower, lighter and sportier than a 3. Not only that, but we wanted to show how it stacked up to the competition.
After signing up to participate,
And enjoying some delicious appetizers from Elephants Delicatessen,
We invited guests to check out some BMW accessories,
And then check out the cars available for comparison.
All versions of the 4 Series were available for test driving, as well as an Audi, Mercedes and Lexus.
Guests had a great time experiencing the 4 Series. If you missed the event and would like to see the all new 4 Series for yourself, we have several available right now. Check out our 4 series Inventory
and contact a client adviser at (503) 828-0936 to schedule a VIP appointment today!
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To create awareness for the all-electric BMW i3 vehicle, Kuni BMW attended Drive Revolution: The Future of Transportation at the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI) in Portland, OR. The event showcased the latest in sustainable transportation options including bikes, cars, public transportation and more.
Kuni BMW presented the BMW i3 for spectators to explore and test drive.
In addition to being an emission-free car, the BMW i3 uses the maximum possible amount of sustainably produced and recycled materials throughout the exterior and interior. Responsibly-forested eucalyptus and the Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) roof panel are just a few examples of how renewable resources craft the BMW i3.
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The Kuni BMW Spring Client Appreciation wine event on Thursday, June 19th was a hit with over 400 people in attendance!
Chef Pascal Chureau, award winning chef and proprietor of of Allium Bistro, served local, sustainably conscious fare with the theme: country chic. The menu included sliders, veggie sliders, BBQ Chicken, grilled corn on the cobb, watermelon, and cotton candy.
Our first 4 series GT was on display allowing customers a hands on experience with the newest addition to the 4 series line.
8 wineries, a distillery and a brewery were in attendance:
The Djangophiles set the mood with music that got people dancing!
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Kuni BMW hosted the BMW i3 Drive the Future Now event at our Beaverton dealership on June 12, 2014. The event was a great success with dozens of guests from the Portland area having the opportunity to drive the first all-electric BMW vehicle.
Watch as our customers test drive the future.
View current vehicle inventory at kunibmw.com. We’d also be happy to order your BMW i3 to your specifications. Contact a Client Advisor at (503) 748-5400 to discuss vehicle options.Share on Facebook
At the time of this writing, Kuni BMW is thrilled to be ranked the #1 BMW Center in the Nation by BMW. The BMW rankings are based on factors such as customer service, customer loyalty, and sales performance. The final rankings will be released in February of 2014.
Kuni BMW has been named a BMW Center of Excellence in each of the previous 5 years. We invite you to experience the difference that a commitment to customer service can make by visiting Kuni BMW.Share on Facebook