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      11-16-2012, 02:03 PM   #1
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Unhappy BMW X6 M Explodes Into Fire While Being Driven by UFC Manager

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UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) star Randy Couture's manager narrowly escaped a mysterious explosion of his BMW X6 M.

The reason behind the explosion has yet to be determined, but as Courture's manager Sam Spira tells the story, he was driving to a friend's house several days ago when "without any warning, my BMW X6M burst into flames, exploded and was completely totaled."

Remains of the X6 M after firefighters extinguished the fire.

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He described the event as "a very loud bang while going about 10 miles an hour -- there was a speed bump that I slowed down for -- followed by an immediate giant engine malfunction light and flames coming out from the front and under the car." Seconds later, the car exploded and was engulfed in flames.

To make matters even more harrowing, his daughter was in the passenger seat and her door wouldn't open. Spira took action by grabbing his daughter and pulling her out from the driver's side, burning himself in the process.

Spira observed that had they been traveling down the highway when this happened, they would probably all be dead.

BMW has released the following statement on the incident (to Jalopnik):
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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.

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via TMZ and Jalopnik

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      11-16-2012, 02:20 PM   #2
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I heard about this. It's crazy. Leaves me a bit skeptical on how or why it actually happened, but I hope they find the cause and I'm glad no one was hurt.
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      11-16-2012, 02:24 PM   #3
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Glad they are alright

Kills me how the Domino's Pathfinder doesn't miss a beat and keeps straight on their delivery....
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A fluke most likely.
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Thank GEE OH DEE, that they are OK!
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      11-16-2012, 02:30 PM   #7
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Thank GOD no one was hurt !
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Somebody got a hot Pizza delivered.

No joke there.
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I wonder what BMW would say IF they found out the car was tuned with a aftermarket software.
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I wonder what BMW would say IF they found out the car was tuned with a aftermarket software.
No, it was the aftermarket angel eyes!
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No, it was the aftermarket angel eyes!
I'm just curious to see what BMW would say about this explosion, if the explosion was cause by a factory defect or would BMW blame on a uncertified aftermarket parts IF there is any on the car.
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turning into WWE or something like that.
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I smell exaggeration and after market parts.
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I just order a x6m hope this has nothing to do with an engine problem ...I think so too prob an after market part massed up the car
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I wonder if it has anything to do with the power steering recall where PS fluid leaks out and potentially causes fire in the engine compartment
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He described the event as "a very loud bang while going about 10 miles an hour -- there was a speed bump that I slowed down for -- followed by an immediate giant engine malfunction light and flames coming out from the front and under the car." Seconds later, the car exploded and was engulfed in flames.
Interesting, didn't realize the engine malfunction light scaled in size with the severity of the issue.

Seriously though, glad everyone's ok and definitely curious what the cause was.
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glad nobody has been hurt.

this must be a new unlucky feature, explosive gtfo.
this takes the crown trailing with the never ending TPM sensor malfunction warnings and the ever so unlucky ability to suck screws and nails into the tires wherever you go.
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I just order a x6m hope this has nothing to do with an engine problem ...I think so too prob an after market part massed up the car
I'm guessing there has to do with aftermarket parts. I had a X5M for 2 years. It was perfectly fine. No need to panic.
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      11-16-2012, 04:26 PM   #21
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holy.. bmw better have a good explanation for this..
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Foul play...
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