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F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current)
The 2 Series coupe is the replacement for the E82/E88 1 series coupe. Production starts in November 2013 on the 228i (N20) and M235i (N55) coupes. Look for them in dealerships in February 2014. The convertible F23 2 series will follow in the fall of 2014.

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Old 06-10-2013, 05:36 AM
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2 Series crash on autobahn

BMW 2 series crash

One of BMW's test drivers got it all wrong in this 2 series test mule. While cruising down the autobahn at an unknown speed they lost control totaling the 2er. Thankfully their was no major injuries and the driver walked away with some scrapes and bruises.

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http://www.sz-online.de/sachsen/test...toryId=2591674
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Old 06-10-2013, 04:00 PM
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That's one way to crash test it I guess.
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:23 AM
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i wonder if people driving by even knew what car they were looking at...
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:48 AM
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Makes me wonder if these cars are insured under their new designations...

That driver has a world first though!
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:52 AM
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2 Series crash on autobahn

At least we know that this car proves that it will protect its driver in a high speed crash I guess.


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The car isn't "totaled" as it probably doesn't have any collision coverage.


"Makes me wonder if these cars are insured under their new designations..."

It is likely just self-insured for liability by BMW AG or under a blanket test vehicle policy, with no vehicle-specific designations.

Hopefully they at least get some good data out of the collision and the engineer wasn't injured.
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:24 AM
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huh....i've driven an Audi q7 (not really a performance vehicle) at 140+ mph countless times on the autobahn with never any problems....wonder what they were doing in this car?
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Faulty steering wheel r abs module failure possibly

Typical BMW poor designs
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With that camouflage the guard rail didn't see the car coming and didn't get out of the way.
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