Apparently, drivers in the UK aren’t supposed to accelerate.
If the old adage of “there’s no such thing as bad publicity” is true, then BMW’s recently banned radio advertisement in the UK is far exceeding all expectations. From our vantage point this isn’t even bad publicity (for BMW anyway) as the radio spot seemed completely harmless. Still, it was enough to garner a single complaint and that pushed the UK’s governing body on advertisements into action.
So, what exactly is this horrific, irresponsible advert that BMW tried to force upon innocent listeners? Sadly, we can’t find a copy of the actual radio ad, but a report from UK’s Express offers a transcription that allegedly goes something like this: For the full story, check out this story from Motor 1.