THE LARGEST BMW 2-SERIES FORUM ON THE PLANET
2Addicts
2Addicts
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
2Addicts | BMW 2-Series forum BMW 2 Series (F22) Forum BMW 2 Series Coupe and Cabriolet (F22/F23) General Forum BMW 2 series prototype crashes on Autobahn

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      06-09-2013, 04:13 PM   #1
SEALright
Registered
 
Drives: 120dA Coupé
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Germany

Posts: 2
iTrader: (0)

Unhappy BMW 2 series prototype crashes on Autobahn

BIMMERPOST
     Featured on BIMMERPOST.com
Just stumbled upon this article of a BMW 2 Series prototype crash on a German Autobahn yesterday evening. According to the article the driver lost control of his car at high speed, clipping 50m of the beam barrier on the right hand side of the road and came to a rest after another 150m in the left hand lane. Furthermore, 4 other cars on the other side were hit by debris. Luckily the driver sustained only minor injuries and no one else was hurt.

When looking at the pictures it seems that this is not a M235i prototype but maybe rather a 225i or even a diesel. Maybe somebody knows more or can tell better from the pictures.

Name:  228i-1.jpg
Views: 37391
Size:  132.8 KB

Name:  228i-2.jpg
Views: 35833
Size:  102.8 KB

Name:  228i-3.jpg
Views: 36338
Size:  99.8 KB

Name:  228i-4.jpg
Views: 34849
Size:  139.3 KB

Source (German only)
SEALright is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-09-2013, 04:38 PM   #2
patzcalski
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: E90
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Orange County, CA

Posts: 42
iTrader: (0)

Doesn't look like it held up very well...
patzcalski is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-09-2013, 06:00 PM   #3
rca06Mcoupe
Private
 
Drives: 2006 M Coupe Imola/Imola
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Boston (area)

Posts: 67
iTrader: (0)

ll 225i to me:

In Photo 3 it looks to me like left side twin tailpipes; tires do not look like sport tires, more like year round tires. Wheels are different than the M235 spy photos.
rca06Mcoupe is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-09-2013, 06:30 PM   #4
bimmerfile
Grand Poobah
 
bimmerfile's Avatar
 
Drives: 128i Cabrio & X1
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: GTA, Canada

Posts: 998
iTrader: (0)

Couple of scratches.
Pretty easy to buff out..
__________________


..... 128i Cabrio............& ........... X1 .............
bimmerfile is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      06-09-2013, 10:02 PM   #5
StevenY.
///M
 
StevenY.'s Avatar
 
Drives: 10' SG e92 335i
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: NYC

Posts: 1,678
iTrader: (1)

Ouch, looks bad.
__________________
10' Space Grey e92 335i
StevenY. is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-09-2013, 10:04 PM   #6
MARIO K
Brigadier General
 
MARIO K's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 Montego E90
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Posts: 3,406
iTrader: (8)

Well we do know the airbags work..
MARIO K is offline   Lebanon
0
Reply With Quote
      06-09-2013, 10:07 PM   #7
Mahhvinn
EUROPROJEKTZ
 
Mahhvinn's Avatar
 
Drives: backwards
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: San Jose, CA (Bay Area)

Posts: 7,925
iTrader: (15)

Garage List
2008 E90 335i  [3.50]
Saftey test...Check!

In all seriousness, I'm glad no one was heavily injured and that everyone was able to walk away.
__________________
LTMW|SPEEDELEMENT|EUROPROJEKTZ

#TeamStretchNPoke
Mahhvinn is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-09-2013, 10:11 PM   #8
cartaa100
Captain
 
cartaa100's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 335i M-Sport
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Sydney

Posts: 701
iTrader: (0)

Wonder if BM gets in trouble for these types of things?
cartaa100 is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      06-09-2013, 10:11 PM   #9
1ToBeOn2Wheels
Freude am Fahren
 
Drives: 135i
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: California

Posts: 689
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to 1ToBeOn2Wheels
Better something like this happens while in testing so that it doesn't happen to a customer in the future (assuming it wasn't completely driver error).

Also, for those that say it looks pretty bad, umm... it was an Autobahn crash at "high speeds." The cabin is still completely in tact! Doesn't look that bad to me considering...
__________________

-2012 VW MKVI GTI Autobahn w/ DSG (SOLD)
-2008 E82 N54 135i Coupé 6MT
-2001 E46 M3 Coupé 6MT (Retired)
1ToBeOn2Wheels is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-09-2013, 10:15 PM   #10
rmani
Buys too many toys...
 
rmani's Avatar
 
Drives: 2000 Ferrari 360
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: NJ

Posts: 287
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to rmani
glad the driver escaped with only minor injuries.
__________________
2000 Ferrari 360
2004 Yamaha R1
2003 X5 4.6is (Sold)
1995 M3 (Sold)
rmani is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-09-2013, 10:29 PM   #11
PaulBailey@ltbmw
General
 
PaulBailey@ltbmw's Avatar
 
Drives: 2-325 330 2-335 2-Z4 2-135 X5d
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Huntington Beach, CA

Posts: 26,766
iTrader: (34)

Garage List
Send a message via AIM to PaulBailey@ltbmw
Damn bridgestone runflats
PaulBailey@ltbmw is offline   Italy
0
Reply With Quote
      06-09-2013, 10:30 PM   #12
abirmaher
Captain
 
abirmaher's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 M235i Coupé (BSM/CR)
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Orlando, Florida

Posts: 969
iTrader: (7)

Garage List
2014 BMW M235i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by patzcalski View Post
Doesn't look like it held up very well...
Id say that depends on the speed.
__________________
abirmaher is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-09-2013, 10:40 PM   #13
Amini77
Brigadier General
 
Amini77's Avatar
 
Drives: SGM E90 330xi
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Tarzana, CA

Posts: 4,580
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2006 330XI  [3.75]
Sucks....
__________________

instagram: amini77
| KW V1 | LCI rear | 359m Style | Michelin PSS | AA Stage 2 | Gruppe M | Remus | Mtech Rear | M3 Front |
Amini77 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-09-2013, 10:45 PM   #14
Jblack4083
Captain
 
Drives: E46 ///M3 JB/CB
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Queens, NYC

Posts: 794
iTrader: (0)

that should buff right out.
Jblack4083 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-09-2013, 10:58 PM   #15
vincentyip
YIP MAN
 
vincentyip's Avatar
 
Drives: Evo9,E92M3,MX5,GTR,GT3RS3.8
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Seattle WA + Hong Kong

Posts: 126
iTrader: (4)

Garage List
they were just making crash test. looks good on the result, nobody hurt
vincentyip is offline   Hong Kong
0
Reply With Quote
      06-09-2013, 10:59 PM   #16
Fester
Major
 
Fester's Avatar
 
Drives: '13 Porsche 911 (991) 4S
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Silicon Valley, CA

Posts: 1,129
iTrader: (0)

Well..the air bags work
Fester is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-09-2013, 11:47 PM   #17
askjeeves
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 350z/e92 m3
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Miami, FL

Posts: 511
iTrader: (1)

So where do I apply for the newly opened position of BMW test driver?
__________________
2011 e92 ///m3 zcp - jzb/fr
ED 6/29/10
askjeeves is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-10-2013, 01:01 AM   #18
gregthegr8
Colonel
 
gregthegr8's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 Mineral Grey 135is
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Posts: 2,954
iTrader: (4)

I like the new feature that when you crash your 2-series, all the debris piles up neatly on the curb all on its own.
gregthegr8 is offline  
+1
Reply With Quote
      06-10-2013, 01:14 AM   #19
ab3
ab3
 
Drives: 2008 528i
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Chicago

Posts: 29
iTrader: (0)

Maybe the front camo blew off... and he couldn't allow the front of the car to be revealed.
ab3 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-10-2013, 01:24 AM   #20
Marioalex24
First Lieutenant
 
Marioalex24's Avatar
 
Drives: E46 M3
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: So Cal

Posts: 394
iTrader: (0)

I wonder if their going to go thru there insurance and if the insurance is going to total it. Mmmmmm wonder, I'll get it from the insurance fix it up and got me a new 2 series lol.

Good thing no one was hurt and the frame of the car looks really stronge.
Marioalex24 is offline   Mexico
0
Reply With Quote
      06-10-2013, 01:34 AM   #21
gajidy
Private
 
Drives: 2013 BMW X5
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Hawaii

Posts: 73
iTrader: (0)

Hope it wasn't mechanical!
gajidy is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-10-2013, 02:02 AM   #22
Powaup
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Powaup's Avatar
 
Drives: 6MT F82 M4
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Oakland, CA

Posts: 1,961
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2015 BMW M4  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by askjeeves View Post
So where do I apply for the newly opened position of BMW test driver?
+1
Powaup is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
2 series convertible, 2 series coupe, 2 series gran coupe, 2-series forum, 2-series forums, 2014 2 series coupe, 2014 2-series, 2014 bmw 2 series, 2014 bmw 2 series coupe, 2015 2 series convertible, 2015 2-series, 2015 bmw 2 series, 2015 bmw 2 series coupe, 228i coupe, 228i forum, 228i forums, 235i coupe, bmw 2 series, bmw 2 series convertible, bmw 2 series coupe, bmw 2 series forums, bmw 2 series gran coupe, bmw 2-series forum, bmw 228i, bmw 228i coupe, bmw 228i forum, bmw 228i forums, bmw 235i coupe, bmw f22, bmw f22 forum, bmw f22 forums, bmw f23, bmw f23 forum, bmw f23 forums, bmw f24, bmw f26, bmw m2 forum, bmw m2 forums, bmw m235i, bmw m235i coupe, bmw m235i forum, bmw m235i forums, f22 228i, f22 235i, f22 forum, f22 forums, f23 forum, f23 forums, m2 forum, m2 forums, m235i, m235i coupe, m235i forum, m235i forums

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:11 PM.




2addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST