Team Speed Music Monday: Khalid’s ‘Better’ Features Fleet of Bimmers

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R&B singer-songwriter shows his love for BMW in video where the headliner is a formation of E36 M3s.

Welcome Team Speed Music Monday, where we feature music videos from our jukebox where the cars steal the spotlight from the stars.

Not too long ago, we learned that BMW was planning a road trip to Coachella. Selected influencers and VIPs would drive along with Khalid, the Grammy-nominated, El Paso, Texas R&B singer-songwriter in a fleet of custom-wrapped i3s and i8s to the two-weekend celebration of social media and music.

Thus, it’s only fitting we take a closer look at one of his more recent videos, “Better,” from his 2018 EP Suncity. mainly because the big star here is the E36-era BMW M3.

BMW E36 M3 - Khalid - Better

“I love BMWs,” Khalid told Billboard in early April of 2019. “I lived in Germany for six years, and my mom had a green 2008 3 Series. I wanted to drive that car so bad growing up. Until I was able to make the source of income, then I got my own and my first BMW.”

His first BMW wasn’t the yellow E36 M3 at the start of the video, but a white 4 Series convertible with black wheels. His second was a dark blue M6, and he has his eyes on an i8.

BMW E36 M3 - Khalid - Better

“Love to see you shine in the night like the diamond you are,” croons Khalid, which applies to both the woman walking into the night from the “Young Dumb & Broke” singer, and the cool BMW. The yellow M3 appears to have a mind of its own, spinning donuts around him. It even drives itself with Khalid on the hood at one point.

BMW E36 M3 - Khalid - Better

The yellow M3 is soon joined by a fleet of M3s of all colors. They all buzz by and spin around Khalid while he continues to do his thing amid the chaotic dance of German high-performance vehicles.

BMW E36 M3 - Khalid - Better

“If I could, I would own every single BMW because I love them all,” Khalid told Billboard. “It upsets me that I don’t have the funds to afford them yet. The fact that I get to partner with BMW on something that I grew up with, a car that I love, it felt like I was floating on the water. It’s literally my 15-year-old boy’s dream come true.”

BMW E36 M3 - Khalid - Better

“Better” and the rest of Suncity can be had via Apple Music, Google Play, and your favorite streaming service. But to get your M3 fix, check out the video.

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive journalist is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist, Club Lexus, LS1Tech and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected].

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