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F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
The sixth generation of the BMW 5 Series Sedan (F10) was produced from 2011 - 2016 with LCI updates arriving in 2014. In the US BMW offered a hatchback 5 Series Gran Truismo (F07) and the rest of the world also go a Station Wagon/Touring version F11.

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Old 06-15-2017, 11:43 AM
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When you see that your car is on fire, is it really the right thing to do to floor it for another block to try to blow the flames out?
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based on experience, yes. My CRX wasn't burning, but, the motor is done; You might as well squeeze every last little bit out of it.
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based on experience, yes. My CRX wasn't burning, but, the motor is done; You might as well squeeze every last little bit out of it.
With the amount of flames coming out of that M5, you wouldn't just get the f out of it immediately for safety?
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Old 06-15-2017, 12:24 PM
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With the amount of flames coming out of that M5, you wouldn't just get the f out of it immediately for safety?
I can see the flooring it reasoning. ""GET AWAY FROM THE FIRE!!!"" panic.

Running wasn't working, so time to stop and gtfo.
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I can see the flooring it reasoning. ""GET AWAY FROM THE FIRE!!!"" panic.

Running wasn't working, so time to stop and gtfo.
I guess I would do the same but only because of the panic.

Looks like the gasoline ignited. Engine is hot, fuel system is damaged so even if the wind blew it away it would reignite immediately.

Just one note: it's never a good idea to open the hood, because you add more air to the fire. Better to spray in through the grilles.
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All he had to do is spray his windshield washer.
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Could have been a blown p/s hose... Been there (actually my wife). done that, had the repair bill!!
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I can see the flooring it reasoning. ""GET AWAY FROM THE FIRE!!!"" panic.

Running wasn't working, so time to stop and gtfo.
That wasn't why he floored it...

You can clearly see him go to a side street with no cars or people around to park.

He quickly took it to a safer area for parking.
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Only in Mother Russia m5s are not cheap there, makes one wonder how that guy got it. And was racing around in it...also anyone notice the blood stain on the corner of the helmet? Or did he kiss a red wall?

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