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BMW Designworks 787 – If I Were A Billionaire

written by John Chow on April 27, 2007



You have to hand it to those guys at BMW Designworks. They come up some of the coolest toys in the world. A separate entity from the car side of BMW, Designworks has had their hands in the design of tons of cool toys for boys; from cellphones to John Deere tractors (everyone needs one of those).

For their latest brain storming session, Designworks thought it would be cool to create a custom interior for the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. BWM Designworks pictured the jet as a cross between a James Bond Villain and a super successful Gen-Xer. As you can see from the following photos, the interior is ultra modern and befitting the DesignWorks look. The bar has a glass floor so you can look down and see your car (a BMW of course). The theater uses a wall of the 787 for the screen.

The interior was created by Designworks to showcase their abilities at the upcoming Hamburg Aircraft Interior Expo. Nobody has actually ordered a Designworks 787 yet. However, I’m sure once a few well heeled billionaires get a look at the drawings, Designworks may get an order or two.





Source: Autoblog

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blogdinero April 27, 2007 at 12:05 pm

Upa, que belleza

Mubin April 27, 2007 at 12:12 pm

Only a saudi Prince or a Russian Oil Tycoon or a corrupt African president will be buying one of these.



Dave April 27, 2007 at 12:21 pm

This isn’t going to get you what you want. First write a post that is worthy of being posted on John’s blog and then email it to him, asking to be a guest poster.

Otherwise, you are just wasting your breath.

Marc April 27, 2007 at 7:13 pm

and irritating the community… :evil:

Everyday Weekender April 28, 2007 at 9:49 am

is it really his breath he’s wasting :mrgreen:

Court April 27, 2007 at 12:32 pm

Mubin I’m sure that John would let you publish something if it was worthy of being published.

blogdinero April 27, 2007 at 2:26 pm

when John see the post, tonight, surely he will erase that.

Ed Lau April 27, 2007 at 1:28 pm

LOL! John doesn’t like stupid tactics like this. There would’ve been better ways to ask him to let you guest blog but none of them are going to work now.

Cognoscente April 27, 2007 at 12:31 pm

Hey, if nobody has ordered one, you can still be the first John. :twisted:

Simonne April 27, 2007 at 12:35 pm

You could always take a loan to supplement the missing amount :grin:

manroe April 27, 2007 at 12:36 pm

Cool design. This would be a impulse purchase for the billionaires.

Matt Jones April 28, 2007 at 1:50 am

They may be billionairs but I doubt this would be an ‘impusle purchase’… I guess most of us will never know…

Natron April 27, 2007 at 12:40 pm

I usually do like to be able to see my BMW while I am flying!

Cheap Custom Content April 27, 2007 at 12:58 pm

You should have embedded an optional play .wav file of Jay-Z’s BIG PIMPIN’ to go along with those pics. Talk about ultimate luxury. Wow!

manroe April 27, 2007 at 12:59 pm

That would be the largest loan sanctioned.

Liza April 27, 2007 at 1:21 pm

Oh.. looks more like a *spaceship* of a billionaire to me though :grin:

Ronaldo April 27, 2007 at 1:28 pm

You can enjoy BMW Designworks for less: just buy a small business jet by Embraer, only 2 million dollars. :smile:

Submit2SearchEngine April 27, 2007 at 1:42 pm

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Matt Jones April 28, 2007 at 1:52 am

You must be kidding me… i have kept as a top commentator for weeks, and I just slipped off the list for one night and its updated! :mad: I’m gona investigate…

Amanda April 27, 2007 at 1:46 pm

I think I will go pick one up tomorrow :P

Nate W. April 27, 2007 at 1:55 pm

OMG. Sign me up.

Eric April 27, 2007 at 2:43 pm

I’ll be flying around in one of these in 10 years… mark my words.

Care to join me?

Matt Jones April 28, 2007 at 1:53 am

Care to share your master plan? :twisted:

Shaun Carter April 28, 2007 at 11:19 pm

It must be a secret.

Ronaldo April 27, 2007 at 3:18 pm

I hope our president doesn’t hear about this 787. He might wanna sell his brand new Airbus A-319 and buy a 787, especially with this huge bar… :twisted:

Jaxia April 27, 2007 at 3:41 pm

Oh wow, I’m drooling. That thing is sexy!

Mama Duck April 27, 2007 at 3:41 pm

Oh, that is SWEET. I love that!

Monty Loree April 27, 2007 at 3:45 pm

While it’s a gorgeous machine,
It doesn’t seem to be built in the ever growing mind set of reducing fuel consumption.
Is this new jet going to be fashionable as fuel prices go through the ceiling?

Eric April 27, 2007 at 8:18 pm

I’m just going to go ahead and state the obvious.

Someone who is going to buy an aircraft like this could care less how expensive it is to refuel it.

For example, does the owner of the original Hummer, costing around $100,000 care if it costs him $150 to fill up his tank? You tell me,


Shaun Carter April 28, 2007 at 11:21 pm

Right on… fuel costs would not even be on a billionaire’s radar.

Cheap Custom Content April 27, 2007 at 10:33 pm

Or they could come up with a hybrid to target clean-and-green filthy rich clientele.

Great Dog Site. April 28, 2007 at 11:22 am

I doubt you can be clean and green while your filthy rich…. To be green they would have to fly commercial and not waste all that fuel on their own plane.

Shaun Carter April 28, 2007 at 11:22 pm

What if they made it run on solar power??? Not realistic, but if you fly above the clouds it could generate some reliable electricity.

Cool tips and tricks April 30, 2007 at 3:31 am

It will be for those who don’t care about fuel prices anyway!

DMOZ April 27, 2007 at 5:00 pm

Thats awesome!

Great Dog Site. April 27, 2007 at 6:58 pm

You can see a BMW in the cargo bay! I didn’t know BMW was this diversified.

Marc April 27, 2007 at 7:15 pm

I love the view of the BMW in the cargo bay :) I thought that was an extra-special touch. Especially for those North American billionaires who have been wanting a comfortable way to bring their favourite vehicle out to the Autobahn.

Best CD Rates April 27, 2007 at 9:04 pm

if you gotta ask, you can’t afford it.

Eastwood Zhao April 27, 2007 at 9:49 pm

nice concept

Shaun Carter April 27, 2007 at 10:07 pm

This is my motto in life when it comes to dreams of mine (especially my Ferrari fetish):

Anything is possible…

Matt Jones April 28, 2007 at 1:54 am

How long till you become a billionaire then John?

Great Dog Site. April 28, 2007 at 11:19 am

Who needs billions when you already have millions and you don’t have to work anymore????

Cheap Custom Content April 28, 2007 at 8:27 am

First order will be made by John and the second would be Ed LOL. I wonder how much it really costs…from the looks of it, I’d say about 30 to 40 MIL, no?

Everyday Weekender April 28, 2007 at 9:50 am

Wow.. this is really sweet.. talk about luxury. The only thing missing is a pic with John sitting in there.. only a matter of time eh John?

Steve Yu April 28, 2007 at 2:13 pm

if only you are a billionaire…. :grin:

Voluntary Death May 1, 2007 at 1:45 am

it’s free to dream anyway… oh well. we should make money online too. haha

Jack April 28, 2007 at 5:11 pm

Only 1 car? Logic dictates that if you have that kind of money, you can afford more than 1 lowly car, why not have a collection?

Shaun Carter April 28, 2007 at 11:17 pm

So what’s the price tag on this thing?

Judith in Umbria April 28, 2007 at 11:35 pm

It sure isn’t Laura Ashley. The only visitor we have in Italy who flies his own 747 and car is John Travolta, whose work would not seem to have been of the type to get him a private jumbo, but maybe he’s the one to have this plane?

Cheap Custom Content April 29, 2007 at 2:05 am

That makes sense…yeah, when he’s not working on-screen Travolta is in his very dashing pilot uniform flying off to God-knows-where. I’m sure the “wild hog” could make a little room for his very own BMW 787 Dreamliner.

Linux operating system April 29, 2007 at 12:21 am

What a plane!, I could be happy maybe only being able to go inside :)

Cheap Custom Content April 29, 2007 at 9:32 pm

I think I understand where you’re coming from; if I’m not mistaken, this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany is as good as done — any of you guys went? :cool:

Marino April 29, 2007 at 2:43 pm

This is the perfect plane for me. Too bad I don’t have money to buy one. :)

Great post.

Eric April 30, 2007 at 12:37 am

Did anyone else notice that the right wing of the plane in the picture looks really small?


Voluntary Death May 1, 2007 at 1:41 am

the perspective is just wrong. no biggie. it is only a concept 3d model.

Martina April 30, 2007 at 1:21 am

Wow, it’s wonderful!
…but maybe i will not have money to buy a bmw car,too!!!!

Voluntary Death May 1, 2007 at 1:40 am

wow. great interior design. I love it.

Market Matador May 1, 2007 at 3:14 pm

Holy Crap am I jealous!

-Sam from

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