If you've never been there, you can't really know. Death Valley is aptly named. It's hot. Damned hot. That's why every carmaker on earth comes to the dusty, sun-baked stretches of asphalt to test its cars to their extremes.

In this video, BMW gives us a look at what hot-weather testing looks like. Unlike Stefan Kronschnabl, we can't really see how driving around in heat that can literally kill you is "the best job in the world," but we're glad they do it so we don't have to.