Truck with BMW prototypes goes off the road in Sweden

Interesting | January 19th, 2018 by 7
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Due to a truck accident, where no other vehicles were involved, a traffic stop occurred on the E4 road in Sweden. The location is important …

Due to a truck accident, where no other vehicles were involved, a traffic stop occurred on the E4 road in Sweden. The location is important to mention since the E4 leads to Arjeplog where BMW has their winter testing facility.

According to local reports, the truck was transporting many BMW test cars. The driver was not injured during the accident, but the traffic was stopped for hours in the direction of north, says the Swedish Transport Administration. The reports also says that due to its great value ​​in salvage, the rescue efforts will be done very carefully and might take a long time.

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The BMW test center in Arjeplog in northern Sweden is near the Arctic Circle and also acts as a base for BMW Snow and Ice Trainings. On large frozen lakes where prototype vehicles are put to the test, ideal conditions prevail for practicing vehicle control at the stability limits – even at higher speeds.

The footage below shows a mix of BMW prototypes and production-ready vehicles which were likely part of the Winter Driving School in Arjeplog.

[Source: SVT.se]

7 responses to “Truck with BMW prototypes goes off the road in Sweden”

  1. Giom says:

    Together with the X7 getting damaged en route to the NAIAS and now this, BMW seems to be experiencing a pinch of bad luck. Hope this doesn’t set back any release dates…

  2. maxnix says:

    Not any future in Ice Road Truckers.

  3. Hinu says:

    How did the driver even manage that…? Looks like an inexperienced or incautious driver.

  4. Zebban says:

    The driver was most likely a so called EU-driver that can’t handle the snow and ice in northern Sweden. There’s plenty of them littering the highways this time of year. The come here in poorly equipped lorries and wind up in a ditch 😡

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