A journalist's BMW135i gets an unexpected facelift

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smiley1.gifHi guys!!It's never a pretty sight to see a spanking new car being smashed and even though the media would most likely have had a blast if a journalist was to blame for the mishap you see in the picture above, fortunately for Samantha Stevens of Australia's Wheels magazine, she had no way of avoiding this accident that led to the complete destruction of her BMW 135i Coupe press car. In a nutshell, Samantha parked the Bavarian coupe that costs around $80,000 AUS on a side street in Sydney under a warehouse block adjacent to her home. Big mistake.smiley18.gif

The same afternoon strong winds with speed of up to 70-knots brought the warehouse's roof tumbling down showering the BMW as well as four more cars that were parked nearby with tons of iron and bricks.

On the bright side, the BMW not only proved that its rigid body structure can withstand the impact of several tons of falling rubble on its rooftop without completely collapsing but also that it can be driven away - well sort of as the tow truck driver that arrived at the scene, unlocked the car, turned the engine and drove it onto the flatbed...








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