Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Quality in BMW cars!

I got opportunity to visit a BMW plant. I am glad to share my enriching experience with you with the next couple of posts.
Quality is Number 1:
BMW cars have to undergo toughest quality restrictions before it leaves the plant. I got oppurtunity to test drive a 5 series vehicle and the cars are tested under various test tracks.
The test tracks include sinusoidal test track, slippery surfaces(To ensure Antilock breaking is working fine) . The DVD systems are tested with DVD's which have predefined length of SCRATCH in it! If the player fails to meet this, the player will be immediately thrown out for service and a new player will be installed. The car is fully equiped with extremely sophisticated electronic controls. In one consol we can Control 200 functionalities of BMW!