Gear Seven/Arc Studios/Shift
I Like Music
Contemplative Reptile
  • International Edition
  • USA Edition
  • UK Edition
  • Australian Edition
  • Canadian Edition
  • Irish Edition
  • German Edition
  • French Edition
  • Singapore Edition
  • Spanish edition
  • Polish edition
  • Indian Edition
  • Middle East edition
  • South African Edition

BMW Reveals Environmentally-Conscious 7 Series with Serviceplan Middle East


Serviceplan Middle East worked closely with BMW during a six month period to bring the creative idea for the ‘Forwardism’ campaign to life

BMW Reveals Environmentally-Conscious 7 Series with Serviceplan Middle East

‘Forwardism comes home’ is the new BMW 7 Series campaign created by Serviceplan Middle East. In this beautifully crafted film, we see unique metal birds connecting the aluminium sustainably sourced in the region, all the way to the development of the new BMW 7, following them on a journey through some of the most iconic landscapes in the Middle East.

In 2022, automotive giant BMW Group has forged a global partnership with Emirates Global Aluminium, the UAE’s largest industrial company outside the oil and gas sector, to be the first customer for its new CelestiAL aluminium. The first of its kind, this aluminium is locally produced using solar power generated at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The ‘Forwardism’ film premiered during December 2022 at private screenings across the Middle East, attended by BMW’s VIP clientele and key stakeholders.

Serviceplan Middle East worked closely with BMW during a six month period to bring the creative idea for the ‘Forwardism’ campaign to life.

Serviceplan Middle East creative director André Couto commented, "It's not every day that we have the chance to create a film that breaks the conventional imagery of automotive ads. Instead of talking about horsepower, engines and driving technologies, we chose to highlight the genesis of the car and its materials - it’s a matter of great prestige that BMW Group uses aluminium that is sourced here in the Middle East and produced using solar power. It was this historic partnership that inspired us to create this film and tell this story.”

In an electrified vehicle, CO2 emissions from the use phase are much lower, but producing battery cells or aluminium is extremely energy-intensive. The BMW Group not only wants to stop this trend, but also reverse it – and even lower CO2 emissions per vehicle by 20% from 2019 levels.

BMW Group is targeting a 5% reduction in global CO2 use-phase emissions by 2030 and 40% reduction in CO2 emissions during the entire life cycle of a vehicle. Rethinking how they source and use energy is crucial to achieve such ambitious targets. Since 2019, 100% of electricity used for BMW Group’s Plants worldwide has been from renewable energy sources. This also includes the ground-breaking partnership with Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), who provided BMW with aluminium using solar power. In 2021, 100% of solar aluminium produced by EGA was sourced exclusively to BMW Group.

Aluminium is lightweight, strong and infinitely recyclable, and that is why it has an important role to play in developing a more sustainable society and making modern life possible. One key example of this is by improving the efficiency of vehicles through reducing their weight. But it also matters how sustainably aluminium is made. Solar aluminium is a step forward - it uses a natural and abundant source of energy in the desert environment to make a metal that is vital to our planet’s future.

This milestone move is expected to reduce BMW Group’s carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 2.5 million tonnes over a 10-year period.

The new 7 Series signals a new era of automotive excellence for a more environmentally-aware era. Made from aluminium sustainably sourced from the Middle East, the BMW 7 Series Sedan is inspired by a vision for the future that brings together pure elegance and multisensory entertainment, resulting in an absolute premium driving experience incorporating:

  • Welcoming scenario “Great Entrance Moments”
  • Crystal headlights and illuminated BMW “Iconic Glow” kidney grille
  • Luxurious lounge atmosphere in the interior with individual My Modes
  • Cinema experience on 31.3” Theatre Screen in the rear passenger compartment


Agency / Creative
Post Production / VFX
Music / Sound
view more - Creative
Sign up to our newsletters and stay up to date with the best work and breaking ad news from around the world.

Categories: Cars, Automotive

Serviceplan Middle East, Mon, 23 Jan 2023 10:07:00 GMT