Matt Robinson profile picture Matt Robinson 2 years ago 35

Watch A BMW M4 CS Receive A Good Spanking In The Name Of Advertising

There's a new Pennzoil film, and it's all about an M4 CS being thrashed on and around the Nurburgring

Remind me later

By and large, adverts are rubbish, aren’t they? They’re usually either cringeworthy or downright dull, but thankfully, there are exceptions, and this is definitely one of them.

It’s another one of those Pennzoil films, which usually involve a handy driver thrashing the living daylights out of a nice car in an interesting location. The last one we looked at involved a Dodge Challenger Demon drifting in Cape Town, and this time around, it’s rallycross driver Rhys Millen in a BMW M4 CS, shredding some serious rubber on and around the Nurburgring.

With drifting, straight-six noise and even a cheeky jump, it’s quite a video. It’s almost perfect, the only fly in the ointment being that the film is embellished with some Fast and Furious-style shots of the automatic gear selector’s manual mode being aggressively shifted, as though it’s a proper manual…