First Alpine White BMW M4 Crashes in Munich

by Mark Jurista on June 24, 2014, 9:14 am
Alpine White BMW M4 Coupe Crashes in Munich

We recently saw some photos of two crashed F80 M3s at the track but now we have the first report of an accident with an all-new BMW M4 Coupe in Munich, Germany. It appears that this car is done for after only being on the road for a short period of time. Luckily for the driver, he appears to have escaped with minor injuries.

Alpine White BMW M4 Coupe Crashes in Munich

Here is the translation of the story from tz.de:

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Munich - On a green area at the Sendlinger-Tor-Platz was on Monday afternoon last stop for a young man who was with his BMW raced through the city center.

Shortly before the Sendlinger Tor-Platz, a BMW is apparently due to excessive speed in a curve far out of control. The bolide came right of the roadway down, ran over a traffic sign and crashed into a small park head-on into two trees in front of the building of the savings bank.

The 20-year-old driver, a young man from the eastern district of Munich, suffered according to information from the accident minor injuries and was taken to a hospital.

To eliminate the debris and expiring supplies the fire department was called. The forces of the nearby fire station reported that they had there heard heavy tire squeal, followed by a thud. Suspected was, therefore, that the driver had accelerated at the traffic lights in the amount Roßmarkt, before the car was driven 80 meters from the curve.

According to police at the BMW was totaled. Traffic sign and tree were slightly damaged. The estimated total damage is around 90,000 euros.


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26 responses to First Alpine White BMW M4 Crashes in Munich

jbaier commented:
June 24, 2014, 10:00 am

Done on purpose for publicity.
cruise_bone commented:
June 24, 2014, 10:22 am

Worst translation ever?
mpower997 commented:
June 24, 2014, 10:50 am

Dibs on the wheels
STS42 commented:
June 24, 2014, 1:43 pm

tree wins again
boramkiv commented:
June 24, 2014, 1:48 pm

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Originally Posted by mpower997 View Post
Dibs on the wheels
Dibs on trunk lid.
Mr. Orange 645 commented:
June 24, 2014, 2:18 pm

Cruise_bone, the translation was obviously done by something like Google Translate, which doesn't take into account that in the German language, the order of words in a sentence isn't as important as it is in English. What's more important to the meaning of the sentence in German is how the verbs are conjugated.
Squiddie commented:
June 24, 2014, 2:25 pm

At least it died at home.
chrischeung commented:
June 24, 2014, 2:26 pm

It baffles me why they don't put airbags on trees.
Mr. Orange 645 commented:
June 24, 2014, 2:33 pm

Someone really should've put a "Lookout for Trees" sign there.

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quackbury commented:
June 24, 2014, 3:54 pm

I will smoke a turd in Purgatory for this, but its a shame the little weasel walked away. One of the greatest drivers of all time spends months recuperating from a skiing accident, yet some moron racing on city streets gets spared? Not fair.

OTOH I am extremely grateful there were no pedestrian fatalities.

Hope they lock Herr Punk up for a very long time.

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Eagle11 commented:
June 24, 2014, 7:23 pm

I'm sure daddy had another one order for them.... Such a waste
Sportsdad commented:
June 24, 2014, 8:12 pm

Cruise_bone, sounds like a bimmerfest member?
Dave 20T commented:
June 24, 2014, 10:48 pm

Same story..... https://autos.yahoo.com/news/brand-b...190545729.html
IntlExec commented:
June 24, 2014, 11:14 pm

Ouch............
MOPAULY commented:
June 25, 2014, 3:55 pm

"20 year old driver"

nuff said.
IntlExec commented:
June 25, 2014, 3:57 pm

When the Germans crash they Crash.........big time and go to hospital or heaven quickly !
Ninong commented:
June 26, 2014, 12:43 am

I wonder if the kid will buy one now that he was able to walk away from something like that? You would think he owes it to the dealership to actually buy a car after trashing their demo like that.
BestCS commented:
June 26, 2014, 11:49 am

In Ohio, the trees usually break too! Those are some tough trees in Germany!
Squiddie commented:
June 27, 2014, 6:56 pm

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Originally Posted by Ninong View Post
I wonder if the kid will buy one now that he was able to walk away from something like that? You would think he owes it to the dealership to actually buy a car after trashing their demo like that.
The dealership would have insurance on the car.

I didn't see anything in the press saying who's car it was. But unless you pay cash there is coverage for accidents, except that in Germany you can lose it if you **** up too badly.
Ninong commented:
June 27, 2014, 7:54 pm

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Originally Posted by Squiddie View Post
The dealership would have insurance on the car.

I didn't see anything in the press saying who's car it was. But unless you pay cash there is coverage for accidents, except that in Germany you can lose it if you **** up too badly.
It wasn't in the press.
Eagle11 commented:
June 28, 2014, 2:22 am

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Originally Posted by Ninong View Post
It wasn't in the press.
Where is it stated in a reliable source that the kid was on a test drive?
Ninong commented:
June 28, 2014, 11:27 am

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Originally Posted by Eagle11 View Post
Where is it stated in a reliable source that the kid was on a test drive?
Here: http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/06/23/fi...rash/#comments

It's about two-thirds of the way down in the comments. Horatiu Boeriu called BMW in Munich and asked them.
Eagle11 commented:
June 28, 2014, 8:28 pm

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Originally Posted by Ninong View Post
Here: http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/06/23/fi...rash/#comments

It's about two-thirds of the way down in the comments. Horatiu Boeriu called BMW in Munich and asked them.
Maybe he needs to find out why a 20 yr old was allowed to take the care out on a test drive without anyone with them... Was it the GM son who driving?
Ninong commented:
June 28, 2014, 9:53 pm

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Originally Posted by Eagle11 View Post
Maybe he needs to find out why a 20 yr old was allowed to take the care out on a test drive without anyone with them... Was it the GM son who driving?
It does seem strange that they would let a 20-yr-old guy out alone in a brand new M4, doesn't it? I wondered the exact same thing in my comments on that other board except that I was afraid it might have been the son of a BMW factory exec, which is when Horatiu said he would call the factory and ask them. They told him the car was a dealership demo.

One thing is for certain, if it was being driven by the son of a dealership exec, they won't submit an insurance claim. They'll just eat it themselves.
tim330i commented:
July 28, 2014, 4:09 pm

Another M4 crashed -

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=786894

Tim
DerStig commented:
July 28, 2014, 7:17 pm

The car is extremely powerful for its chassis. I see this becoming a common pattern. It's very easy to get in to trouble with this car and loose control if you turn traction control off. In retrospect, traction control on is not fun at all. It intervenes all the time, even doing a straight-line acceleration from 2nd to 3rd, it always pulls you back.