Congratulations to this week’s Shell Fill-Up Friday winner, Brandon Watson (IG @southpawww), who won a $50 Shell fuel card thanks to this picture of his Arctic Grey X7.

“It’s a very thirsty XDrive 50i with a V8. I’ve been driving it for just over a week and just hit 1,400 miles on it,” says Brandon. “It’s Arctic Grey on Tartufo Merino with captain’s chairs. With the standard two-axle air suspension, I can raise and lower it a range of 80 mm. The exhaust note is intoxicating, and the nearly 500 pound feet of torque make for great get-up-and-go whenever needed. It’s the biggest BMW ever made, but it sure doesn’t feel like it. With the factory trailer hitch, not only can it tow up to 7,500 pounds, but it also has bigger rear brakes and a bigger transmission cooler. Thanks to all the driver-assistance features, I can drive about 1,000 miles a week and still remain sane.”

Asked about his favorite part of being in the BMW CCA , Brandon said, “The people and enthusiasm for such a great brand built on sheer driving pleasure.” Brandon has been a member for almost twelve years now, most of those years spent in San Diego, where he actively participated in autocross and driving events.

When it comes to fuel, Brandon is a big fan of Shell. “I love the quality of V-Power, their motorsports involvement, the amazing app, getting my receipts e-mailed to me, and supporting a great Houston-based company,” says Brandon who now calls the Houston area home.

As always, thank you, Brandon, for your support of the club—and for your participation in Fill-Up Friday!

Want to win a $50 Shell Gift Card?

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the BMW Car Club of America, Shell and the BMW CCA will be awarding a BMW CCA member a $50 Shell V-Power NiTRO+ gift card every Friday this year! For a chance to win, all you have to do is post a picture to Instagram of your car being fueled up at Shell with the hashtags #fillupfriday, #bmwccashell, #fuelrewards, #shell_ontheroad and follow @shell_ontheroad. Bonus points for great captions or comments!

We’ll announce the winner on Instagram, Facebook, and BimmerLife every Friday. Good luck, everyone!—Chris Hennecy



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