i8 Disappointed | Montag

05.15.17

For the first time I jumped out of bed on a Monday morning. Today was BMW day. The bus drove us to the outskirts of Munich, right in front of BMW World. This modern, enormous, and futuristic showroom was a car enthusiasts dream. While the program directors signed us in, I toured the showroom floor and snapped several pictures of these cars up-close. From everyday coupes, to the stylish i8, to the coveted Rolls Royce, the experience was “a dream come true”.

We then proceeded to the factory tour of the BMW facility and I was able to witness the manufacturing process of a BMW vehicle, start-to-finish, first hand. We witnessed the production from the first bending of the steel, to the KUKA robot assembly lines, all the way the finished car body, through painting and finishing touches, and final for vehicle testing. Walking through the factory truly piqued my interest in working in the car industry.

After returning from the factory tour we continued to walk around the majestic BMW World and were able to admire the wonderful cars upfront. We popped into the outragelously expensive shop and showed our way rather quickly.

Unfortunately the BMW Museum was closed, by thanks to the improvisation from our program assistants we headed over to Olympia Park and enjoyed the breath-taking view from the top of the Olympic monument. After coming back down from the 360° outdoor viewing deck, out group walked to the top of a small natural hill (that reminded me of the Windows XP background). Soon we made our way back to the bus eventually back to Augsburg, where we began presentation work for the remainder of the night.

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