This is a story of a girl.
She only loved two things:
The first was her BMW coupe,
You should know up front, this is a love story.
As I slide into the saddle interior of my newly attained 6-speed coupe, I inhale the smell of rich leather. I proceed to slip on my driving gloves, which you will find were partly the reason for this extravagant purchase. As soon as I push to start, the seatbelt holder slides forward, handing me the seatbelt as I whisper “danke” softly. The only thing this car doesn’t do is reply. I shift into first gear, my halo lights illuminating the darkness with a white glow. As I pull into the curving roads, I feel the acceleration as the vehicle lunges forward into the night, with a quiet yet deadly force. The road winds before me as the lights turn with each corner making visibility at nighttime a complete ease.
The rest is history.
This car was a birthday present to myself purchased late August of this year.
I test drove 3 vehicles to find the perfect match. The first was an Audi A5 coupe. It took my breath away but turned out to be more than I wanted to spend. The second was a Lexus IS250, which deemed to be a disappointment. I quickly realized that it was too expensive for what it offered. I noticed that it was also not very likely to keep up with the others I had looked at. As I walked into the BMW dealership, unsure of what I wanted although sure of one thing, I asked if they had any 6 speeds in the lot. There were 2. The first was a modified M trim (not to be mistaken for the M engine, a superior breed of BMWs) 328ci. The interior was impressive contrary to the torque and acceleration of the vehicle. It was nice, but not for the driving enthusiast such as myself who had long ago discovered the thrill of the Yamaha R6 and its likeness. As I stepped into the twin turbo 335, I felt as if I had known it forever.
This particular one has every imaginable feature. I love the little compass on my rearview mirror, especially as I circle about the parking deck at work to make it down from the 5th floor. There is normally plenty of parking offered on the 4th level although my car needs its own space, away from others and also in a place where I can occasionally glance out of the office window to see it peacefully resting though eagerly awaiting its next adventure. I love the wheels that are kept polished on a weekly basis and the low profile tires that are surprisingly comfortable. This car is meticulously detailed on a weekly basis just to drive home the point that its owner is a proud one. I love that it alerts me when I reach a certain speed (set by each owner upon purchase) because the handling makes it impossible to know how fast you are going at any particular time. I love the three dimensional buildings on the navigation panel. I love knowing there is a lake adjacent the road that I did not previously know about. What creatures lurk about this lake and do they wonder about my car as it speeds by creating a slight ripple in the water?