XBimmers.com | BMW X6 Forum X5 Forum
 
TireRack





Go Back   XBimmers.com | BMW X6 Forum X5 Forum > BMW X6 Forums > General BMW X6 and X6M Forum

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      04-11-2008, 10:54 AM   #1
jorgex
Second Lieutenant
jorgex's Avatar
Portugal
19
Rep
251
Posts

Drives: F30 - E92, E90, E46 (Retired)
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Portugal

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Send a message via MSN to jorgex Send a message via Skype™ to jorgex
Here's What The 2009 BMW X6 Looks Like When It Hit's A Deer On Track

Unfortunately, accidents do happen and during our test drives today one of the members of the press hit a deer ON the track at about 75mph (120 km/h) at the Michelin proving grounds in South Carolina.

The deer's a goner but the driver is fine because as usual, the BMW did its job and protected the X6's occupants.

BMW can't pay for better advertising than this.

Source: AutoSpies:

http://www.autospies.com/news/Here-s...At-Home-28472/
Attached Images
  
Appreciate 0
      04-11-2008, 11:01 AM   #2
Russell Mania
Private
0
Rep
65
Posts

Drives: E90
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: New Jersey

iTrader: (0)

do you know if the airbags deployed? I am curious because I had a hit like that on my left side however and bags didn't deployed.. not complaining just wondering if my situation was unusual..
Appreciate 0
      04-11-2008, 11:03 AM   #3
3onDubs
You live by the sword...
3onDubs's Avatar
90
Rep
8,134
Posts

Drives: 2014 F30 328i
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: OC

iTrader: (3)

Garage List
2007 328i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Russell Mania View Post
do you know if the airbags deployed? I am curious because I had a hit like that on my left side however and bags didn't deployed.. not complaining just wondering if my situation was unusual..
God hates you



jk
Appreciate 0
      04-11-2008, 11:19 AM   #4
ksfrogman
Major General
ksfrogman's Avatar
United_States
177
Rep
6,750
Posts

Drives: E90 330i 6MT
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Torrance, CA

iTrader: (12)

Garage List
2006 330i  [0.00]
2006 330i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to ksfrogman
Oh deer. Reminds me of Terminator.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      04-11-2008, 05:42 PM   #5
Suzie's Dad
Second Lieutenant
Suzie's Dad's Avatar
Canada
3
Rep
256
Posts

Drives: ML550/AMG
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: The Dark Side

iTrader: (0)

That is an excellent X-ray view of the ex-front fender of an X6 xDrive 50i.


BTW: Joey Babs -- it's plastic.
Appreciate 0
      04-11-2008, 06:31 PM   #6
BMWMC
Lieutenant
20
Rep
487
Posts

Drives: '09 528i Sedan and X5 4.8i SAV
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: SC

iTrader: (0)

yup all plastic! :-(
__________________
Mine --> '14 BMW 535i - Alpine White / Black
Wife --> '14 BMW X5 3.5i - Space Gray / Mocha
Personal--> '08 GMC Yukon XL Denali - Dark Slate Black / Gray
Personal--> '09 Nissan Maxima 3.5SV - Winter Frost / Charcoal
Appreciate 0
      04-14-2008, 06:37 PM   #7
Suzie's Dad
Second Lieutenant
Suzie's Dad's Avatar
Canada
3
Rep
256
Posts

Drives: ML550/AMG
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: The Dark Side

iTrader: (0)

Not all plastics are the same

Quote:
Originally Posted by BMWMC View Post
yup all plastic! :-(
Sure it's plastic, but, having said that, it is a very high-tech plastic which is supposed to have strength somewhere between aluminum and steel. It is used on the current generation X5 and most owners have no idea. In some of their engineering literature, BMW is very proud of the fact that the fender is a one-piece casting (moulding?) -- apparently very difficult to do, even with plastic.

I have an idea the hood is made of the same stuff, but I wouldn't swear to that. Anybody know for sure? BMWMC?
Appreciate 0
      04-16-2008, 08:07 PM   #8
chicagobimmerboy
First Lieutenant
chicagobimmerboy's Avatar
Italy
19
Rep
363
Posts

Drives: Un esotico Italiano ;)
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Chicago suburbs

iTrader: (0)

I guess even the bull dog faced X6 can still get a bloody nose.
Appreciate 0
      04-17-2008, 10:58 AM   #9
Palbay
Captain
Palbay's Avatar
United_States
145
Rep
648
Posts

Drives: 2007 BMW X3
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Upstate,SC

iTrader: (0)

X6 Hood

Quote:
Originally Posted by Suzie's Dad View Post
Sure it's plastic, but, having said that, it is a very high-tech plastic which is supposed to have strength somewhere between aluminum and steel. It is used on the current generation X5 and most owners have no idea. In some of their engineering literature, BMW is very proud of the fact that the fender is a one-piece casting (moulding?) -- apparently very difficult to do, even with plastic.

I have an idea the hood is made of the same stuff, but I wouldn't swear to that. Anybody know for sure? BMWMC?
SD, The X6 hood is aluminum and made by a company called Novelis.In fact,the X6 hood is exactly the same as the 2nd Gen X5 hood.Thanks. PalBay
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:13 AM.




xbimmers
xbimmers
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST