The above photo was snapped - in a US city that may or may not be San Francisco - by a Jalopnik user called tomtom615, who apparently lives right near an area where a new BMW X4 commercial was being shot a couple of day ago.
As you can see, the recently-unveiled BMW X4 is filmed with what other than a matte-black Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG (W164) camera car.
Powered by the first-ever version of the now legendary M156 engine, this generation of the ML 63 AMG is one of the most used high-speed camera cars in the industry, along with the Porsche Cayenne Turbo and sometimes the Ford Raptor when filming in the US.
The following video will show you how such a camera car works and the amount of work film makers put into creating those highly-dynamic chase scenes. Just remember that when the commercial showing the red BMW X4 from above airs for the first time – it was filmed using a Mercedes-Benz.