2013 BMW M5 Destroyed After Autobahn Crash

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2013 BMW M5 crash on German autobahn

2013 BMW M5 crash on German autobahn

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A new 2013 BMW M5 being driven at speeds of up to 186 mph on the A81 autobahn in Germany has suffered a violent crash.

The 60-year-old driver reportedly lost control of the car when he swerved to avoid another vehicle that was merging with traffic erratically.

The M5 eventually hit a central divider before shooting across the stretch of autobahn and flipping several times and landing on a patch of grass.

The impact of the crash was so severe that components, including a wheel and attached damper, were flung many feet away from the car.

According to a news summary picked up by BimmerPost, the crash occurred late on Tuesday. The summary also stated that the driver plus a 20-year-old passenger and a dog managed to survive, though suffered serious injury.

Following the M5 were an M6 and an M3 being driven by the driver’s sons. They were able to put out a fire that started in the M5’s engine bay following the crash.

The driver of the car that was reportedly merging with traffic erratically failed to stop.

2013 BMW M5 crash on German autobahn

2013 BMW M5 crash on German autobahn

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Comments (5)
  1. Escaped without serious injury or without escaping serious injury? There is a difference.

  2. I see from the original article they did indeed get injured. Confused as they identify the vehicle as a 2012.

  3. Hi Donald,

    Thanks for the note. I've edited the article to clear the confusion.

    Also, the particular model is listed as a 2013 here in the U.S. hence that is how it is identified in the article.

  4. "...M6 and an M3...." I guess that family really likes performance bmw's.

  5. Wrong ! Can't be 186 mph, maybe 186 kph. The odds of a civilian driver running an un-prepped M5 to those speeds while possible, is highly unlikely. And further, you flip at 186 MILES per hour no one walks away, and you wouldn't be able to recognize the car as anything other than a twisted pile of metal. 186 kph is 115 mph, that is still outlandish, but within the realm of possibility. Inaccurate reporting strikes again !

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