2 Series totalled on Autobahn

by Bimmerfest.com Member - Kanuck on June 10, 2013, 8:36 am
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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8 responses to 2 Series totalled on Autobahn

mvpfiction commented:
June 10, 2013, 7:00 pm

That's one way to crash test it I guess.
jkmeisl commented:
June 11, 2013, 12:23 pm

i wonder if people driving by even knew what car they were looking at...
John@SAtlBMW commented:
June 11, 2013, 12:48 pm

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

That driver has a world first though!
Teemo Panda commented:
June 11, 2013, 12:52 pm

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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jwac commented:
June 11, 2013, 4:06 pm

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.
jdefg2000 commented:
June 13, 2013, 10:24 am

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?
SilverX3 commented:
June 14, 2013, 4:34 am

Faulty steering wheel r abs module failure possibly

Typical BMW poor designs
Gluhwein commented:
June 14, 2013, 6:37 am

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