Sam Spira, Couture’s manager, was driving with his daughter in the passenger seat when he heard a loud knock coming from under the hood. Shortly after the engine warning lights came on and the car burst into flames.
Spira managed to pull his daughter out of the car and in the process he suffered some burns. Seconds after the X6 M exploded. Luckily for the two, the incident occurred in a neighborhood and near speed bumps which allowed them to quickly stop.
BMW has yet to investigate the fire, but according to a comment by BMW of North America, the company has been in touched with customer.
We’re glad the father and daughter are safe and alive.
The BMW Group is thankful that Mr. Spira and his daughter escaped serious harm in the unfortunate vehicle fire reported by TMZ on November 16th. BMW of North America has been in touch with the customer since November 9th and has been collecting information about the circumstances of the incident. BMW is eager to send engineers to inspect the customer’s vehicle. That investigation has been scheduled with the customer’s insurance company to take place later this month.