The electrified wingsuit. Episode 1. | #NEXTGen 2020.

čas přidán 6. 11. 2020
A jump into the unknown. The point of no return. Wingsuit pilot Peter Salzmann does what no other human has ever done before, and sets a new level for flying. After three years of intensive research and countless tests in partnership with BMW i, a dream is coming true at last.
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Salzmann, wingsuit pilot and flying pioneer, is gliding above a blue sky, launching his electrified wingsuit into open air as the first human ever to do so - and breaking the boundaries of human flight forever. Not only does a sport get redefined in this special collaboration with BMW i, but you also get an insight into the new era of e-mobility.
"When you’re base-jumping, the jump itself - the point of no return - is the most intense moment," Salzmann says. Words to live by - especially from the man who has made a whole career out of doing the impossible. "You have to jump at the exact right angle - and then freefall for several seconds before you begin gliding.” It’s an almost inconceivable challenge, physically and mentally.
In the end, this is what it’s really all about if you want to rewrite history: overcoming what no one has overcome before - and finding the right path forward from your own points of no return.
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  • I want one please BMW

  • Gravity Industries is my choice

  • I've found the perfect song to sell this incredible level of flying...

  • Hydrogen, or water-motors (Daniel Dingel - Stanley Meyer - murdered) the better, more sustainable, ecological option. Batteries have to be produced, with a lot of (nuclear, coal, dams?) energy (in China?), and there is no recycling option. Have to be produced with child labor and nature-destruction to extract RARE MINERALS in Africa, South-America etc. Electric cars- all baloney ... except if it were for the real "free enery" machines and the original "free energy" car of the great NIKOLA TESLA. Check also Best,

  • everyone : we want to fly like iron man! BMW: hand me my helicopter...

  • As if everyman is suddenly going to rush out now and start leaping off peaks. If I was going to do that I'd have done it by now with existing tech. BMW need to spend their money making cars that are waaay more reliable and cheaper to service than they are now. Right now they are neither, and full of tech for its own sake that is just a distraction and/or doesn't actually contribute to driving safety or pleasure. Some room in them would be nice to have, too....oh! and a ride that doesn't feel like sitting on a barn door being dragged across a stubble-field.

  • I do have some questions: Do we fly in squadrons with friends to the store? Are there different armaments for the heavy vs. scout vs. heals vs. dps in the group? Is there a larger carrier suit for parents to launch little baby flyers?

  • BMW: Whats YOUR reason not to change? You're the dinos not us ;). An electric 2000 kg SUV is not a change, but pure supidity in terms of effectiveness. Please rethink future mobility and don't wind us up any longer. #carisover

  • Que maravilla ver esto. El avance de la humanidad es impresionante. Ahora a conquistar los cielos; dar un paseo allí, como si de caminar por el parque se tratase.

  • Does it use Hayes brakes?

  • Wylie Coyote must be ordering one now.

  • What's your reason not to change? NOT Whats your reason not to change? If you going to blow a few million on self promotion to be viewed by millions, take a moment and try to avoid grammatical errors. bmw can master the wingsuit, but not the apostrophe....

  • Wait until it throws check engine light 😭 I love and hate my bimmer

  • We they landed by the help of Parachute???? BMW need clearance

  • love bmw for this... im not bmw or wingsuit fan but this....

  • BMW thinks we are idiots?

  • ok ok ok first we had the man with the jet engine suit. NOW we have these electric wing suits. WOW! technology is really taking off, this is awesome.

  • According to FAA rules would this person would require a pilots license?

  • Boba Fett liked this

  • It didn't do anything special at all.

  • That wasn't flying, it was falling with style.

  • BMW moto..."whats your reason not to change" about MONEY you arrogant fks

  • Doing fpv quadcopter hobby right now. I think this will be my next hobby! Question is, how much and how to learn flying in wingsuit first!

  • idoter var för rök när det är el

  • Stop hubris. Stop lying

  • My reason not to change? Sure... All my cars are over 20 years old. Easy to repair and I can run e85 or bio diesel. Better for the environment and lower running cost.

  • Unreliable company

  • This a Futuristic Technology

  • How much luggage space is there?

  • does anyone know the song? weiß jemand das lied?

  • My reason not to change? I will Porsche. After >20 years with BMW. Goodbye...

  • Interesting idea.... But not really for me im afraid. :)

  • Now that's cool.

  • wow!

  • Yoo... hurry up with this type off flyiing stuff ... i want to be like iron man before i die xD

  • Minecraft Snapshot 16w50a: Elytra can now be propelled through the air by using firework rockets. BMW: Yes

  • More uncessary chemtrails yay

  • Amazing!!!

  • Why it is not wear as backpack

  • If it work 1 minute , need use him instead of parashute !

  • I heard that flying with wingsuit for more than 2 minutes is a bit painful ( for arms because of air pressure). Do you know something about it?

  • No indicators on the wingsuit. Confirmed: BMW.

  • Fantastic!

  • I don't know if its a smart thing to strap a bmw lipo to your chest with all the fire recalls on bmw "products" (even supra cough cough)"

  • I will be saving for the competition package 😂

  • We still need better batteries before we start manufacturing all electric cars. Batteries first, vehicles after the batteries are proven to be economical, reliable and with the energy density near that of a chocolate chip cookie.

  • 2020 BMW whats your reason not to change? 2019 BMW electric cars are worse for the enviorment buy a v8 bmw and fuck ms thunderburg

  • No turn signal.. yep BMW

  • Okay okay BMW I see you 👀🤙🏼

  • For hundreds of years, man dreamed of being able to fly. Ladies and gentlemen, this is it.

    • @BMW please song ?

    • Yes, BMW realised the centuries-old dream of flying in a completely novel way!

  • And the point of that being what ? People are lockdowns across Europe and that serves as example of freedom and performance. When you go too fast you do not have time to enjoy the scenery .

  • "beha lido"

  • 😲😲😲 That's insane! Finally something good from 2020. As a kid I was hoping the 20's would actually start looking futuristic. 🚀

    • you right on that, the 20's are futuristic, 3 billions on house arrest... future will never cease to surprise you in the next decade, horror will unravel... but as long it is futuristic, the non humans will buy.

  • The stupid fucking masks ruined it at the end.

  • Why not take off from the ground?

  • Bon ils portent tous des masques en plein air. Ca annonce bien pour le futur.

  • What in the worlt... o_O

  • Will never be the Jetman rig

  • I Want in!! Will Sign Anything to be a part of Test Phase!!!!

  • Those guz look ridiculously funny - like flying squirrels!

  • Would suck to get your hand stuck in there, no pun intended.

  • Now do it without that electric fan gimmick to show the difference.

  • Imagine if the thrust will be higher than 65 N. The full-powered-on time can last for more than 15 mins.

  • Please start making those engines and selling them to the public 😂. I need that for wingsuiting!


  • 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Моя главная мечта кроме материального, уметь летать, надеюсь доживу до этого, пока мне 30))

    • @Vasiliy Sabadazh летал, после роуп джампинга, эндуро, сноуборда, пароплан скучно 😅

    • летайте на параплане, это дешево)

  • I hope it will be available for sale in the near future for all wingsuiters 🤩

  • BS

  • Eso existe antes que BMW

  • That's ridiculously epic !

  • Shut up and take my money.

  • BMW: What's your reason not to change? Me: The sound of my 2007 BMW Z4's 3.0 litre flat 6 engine.

    • @Daniel Chee you're right. My bad. 👍

    • It's an inline 6 unless you swapped a Boxer engine in there.

  • Amazing BMW

  • Brilliant

  • Hmm, smells like fishy marketing to me. Looks great, but modern wingsuits can gain altitude by flaring in this way without thrust. So I'm curious to know how much extra lift the two electric motors give the suit. Hope to be proven wrong however.

  • It reminds me the wing cap in mario 64 xD

  • Couple of reasons... I get 450 mile range in my Mazda6, and when I run low, I can fill up in five minutes virtually anywhere, and go another 450 miles. So, range between charges, and time to fill up to 100% need to be perfected. They are a long way off at the moment, and need a totally new type of battery to achieve nirvana

  • Hi BMW❤️

  • I'm a little confused. Is it a jet engine or an electric fan?

    • Its 2 electric fans. Nothing all that special.

  • Jesus

  • And still...No turn signals.

  • Neblekopf rings a bell

  • This is the most insulting video. Marketing guys don't get that all this melodramatic music and mantra hype is hurting their brand. I'm less likely to buy a BMW after this. You're insulting our intelligence. Make a more technical video, without this candy coated bullshit. Btw taking a scap because you'll delete this comment.

  • Amazing. The batteries lasted all of 30 seconds.

  • Is there a video of a long leveled flight with batteries? For the angle of attack seen on the video and the burbles on smoke it just seems like a long ass flare, nothing new for the wingsuit community.

  • I love my BMW

  • Why do videos like this always have the shittiest "music?"

  • That was... SUPERGAY. I expected something totally different. That little "turbine" thing is completely worthless. It's not even affixed in any kind of sturdy way to the body. JOKE.

  • song?

  • The way this video was edited made me want to 🤮. Would be great to get more than 1 second of a single shot to really see how these things fly.

    • sorry it's a bmw it kept breaking down had to go back to dealership between shots

  • Well no... no long lines, clothes, hair etc around fast spinning turbines. Fast and easy way to end up as ground beef.

  • Hopefully their wing suit motor is of better quality & reliability then their automobiles...

  • Everyday We Stray Further From God's Light

  • Wow.

  • *What's* your reason not to get copywriters who know basic grammar? :)

  • So BMW added a couple of electric fans to the stylish falling suit to make it last like 3 seconds more... ok.

    • @uiji ok you win and i'm not making any sense lol. Claims 1:5 when in reality it's 1:2 and blames it on GPS accuracy and tailwinds. lol

    • @Miro Hristov thats not how logic works mate, do you even understand how wingsuits work? At the beginning of a flight you need to spend time descending so that the suit can inflate from the vents that fill the rib structure, once its inflated you gain lift, much of the video was spent turning which is not included in the glide ratio. Sure the average glide video in the entire video is 2.2, that doesn't mean the sustained glide ratio is 2.2, the sustained glide ratio js much higher as you can see he stayed 3-4.5 glide ratio for prolonged periods of time sustained. If it wasn't sustained glides you would see glide ratio dramatically drop below 1 at some point as speed is lost. I hope you never become an engineer.

    • @Miro Hristov here is some content that you can educate yourself on, this is not recent at all, this video is a couple years old but was reuploaded, current wingsuits can get even higher flares and better glides, 4-5 is conservative estimates btw, I've seen flysights around 6:1 or even 7:1 glide ratio on gps data but its hard to get accurate readings sometimes like that because you have to account for tailwinds and crosswinds. Definitely higher than it equal to 4:1 glide ratio for the newest and best wingsuits.

    • @uiji someone doesnt know how to calc glide ratio. He dropped down 1496 meters and traveled 3300 meters. 3300÷1496 = 2.2... Have a nice day!

    • @Miro Hristov here you go for proof, this is with a wingsuit with relatively short wings and from 3 years ago so the glide ratio is not the best but it still manages 3 glide ratio sustained very well and this is at low altitude as well where its harder to have lift, at higher altitudes glide ratio is even higher.

  • Maybe if BMW executives spent as much money on engineering as they did on marketing , then they would not have sold my sister an X5 with a known risk of fire from "bad welds" which affect the battery. BMW's solution is "don't charge your car." BMW corporate knew the recall existed when they let my sister park and charge the car in the garage which is below the nursery for my appropriately pampered little nephew. They are beyond livid. On top of everything, I am the one who found the recall!! I was searching google by the exact model number, and it was result #2, so all praise the algorithm. The date of the recall notice is prior to the delivery date of the car. The dealer is either incompetent, or lying, or lied to by corporate. At this moment, I can't image a scenario where this could ever be forgivable. Did BMW executives go to the Boeing School of Management? It sure seems like it. With leadership like that, I guess BMW workers will all have fun working at their new Tesla jobs from 2022 to X? X = the date when BMW C-Suite is replaced by rational long-term thinkers, if it's not too late. btw, I was just going about my day, but this video popped up and flipped a switch. The car is just sitting there depreciating at this very moment. You know what really makes me crazy... when I found the recall, I was about to order them a level 2 charger, which would increase the risk of fire, correct? That would have quite the possibly lethal gift! TL;DR: Google saved me, BMW rolled the dice with my sister's family's safety. Never again. Oh, and BMW seems to be tardy in their reporting to NHTSA...

  • BMW is making planes again?

  • Good suit but BMW still sucks!

  • This is great, next time I am dropped out of a helicopter on the way to work I will get there so much faster