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BMW test driver dies in a 3-series hybrid prototype on the Autobahn - photos

Local authorities are conducting an investigation.

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 PaulMathew PaulMathew
It is no wonder that such accidents happen in the area of Munich, Regenburg or other regions there BMW & Audi use pubilc roads as test tracks for their prototypes. I notice very often "Werkswagen" with a recksless driving style and breaking the speed limit.This is a bad advertisement for these Companies.
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September 26, 2012 8:35 am
 schizo schizo
Condolences to his family. The BMW is trapped on the right (driver-side) looks like he swerved right and the truck driver freaked out and swerved right at the same time trapping the BMW.
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September 25, 2012 5:04 am
 Prestige15 Prestige15
Its sad that so many people dies this way
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September 24, 2012 8:40 pm
 BOOGIE_WOOGIE BOOGIE_WOOGIE
@Autoficianado: Dude, i just agreed to an observation made by another member about the kit on the 3 series. No need to get your panties in a twist. Bloody hell, there are deaths everyday everywhere. No need to get sensitive because i didnt put the "RIP" stamp on my message. It doesn't mean i didnt acknowledge that a human being has passed. The internet is very sensitive and a little mad these days. Two disagrees for my initial comment, whatever. You get disagree's nowadays if you say the sky is blue.
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September 24, 2012 4:45 pm
 Tempelona Tempelona
It is not safe to drive fast when there is much traffic and much trucks. You cannot truly say if there is a car or not changing line just in front of you. Yes I know they often use turning signals (obviously) but it doesn't help if you are coming 280 km/h from behind. Truck goes only 87-89 km/h to the limiter. This happened at the wrong place at the wrong time. Truck driver did stupidly (truck passing truck is insane on autobahn), maybe he didn't look at the mirror too carefully and test driver drove too fast. Still I am sad about test driver's death.
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September 24, 2012 2:04 pm
 autoficianado autoficianado
R.I.P ... sad to hear a couple comments about new aero kits considering a human being just died.
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September 24, 2012 12:43 pm
 BOOGIE_WOOGIE BOOGIE_WOOGIE
Good observation mzanetti. It does look like the bumper of the new M6. Must be a future M sports Kit for the 3 series.
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September 24, 2012 12:32 pm
 absent absent
I bet it was a truck from one of the former Soviet republics. They do it all the time (cutting off a fast going car on Autobahn.) Most of the time it looks like they do it on purpose...
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September 24, 2012 12:20 pm
 mzanetti mzanetti
RIP... BTW, anyone noticed that this might be a new aero-kit for the new 3-series?
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September 24, 2012 11:00 am
 HowieTime HowieTime
RIP...
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September 24, 2012 10:50 am
 TomasramonCorrea TomasramonCorrea
I thought this high speed tests were done in closed circuits. Too bad.
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September 24, 2012 10:47 am
 hunker7 hunker7
R.I.P
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September 24, 2012 10:04 am
 Scuderia-Paul Scuderia-Paul
That is sad to hear. May he rest in peace.
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September 24, 2012 9:47 am