• Jun 1, 2009
Click the image above to view the video after the jump

Just because a vehicle has a high riding stance and all-wheel drive, that doesn't qualify it as an off-roader. That's why when BMW introduced the X5 it was labeled as a "Sports Activity Vehicle" not an SUV. BMW designed the X5 knowing full well that the majority of largely suburban SUV buyers never even think about going off-road. Unfortunately, it appears that one driver, who evidently rented this X5 in Istanbul, never got that message. The purely on-road high performance tires \didn't clue him in that driving to the beach should not include driving past the beach and directly into the water.

Prompted by his female companion, the driver went a bit too far. The results were easily predicable and the video after the jump shows clearly why the X5 (and most of its ilk) belong on-road only. Thanks to Ozcan for the tip!

[Source: YouTube]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      I proud of my country :) Just be kiddin' ... unfortunately we have some drivers like this... I think the man off one's chump xD
      • 5 Years Ago
      description of a vehicle as a 4WD, AWD, SUV or SAV are what we call marketing gimmicks intended to elicit offers from would-be buyers. they are usually not actionable in law courts unless misrepresentation has occured.
      • 5 Years Ago
      RANGE ROVER!!! thats all i got to say!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh he rented the car, I was about to blast him but nevermind, People do stupid stuff with rental cars..
      • 5 Years Ago
      Rented X5 + Idiot + Beach = One pissed rental dealership and humor for the rest of us.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well, my theory that AWD vehicle drivers are idiots has once again been proven!

      I am amazed at how many people I know who have AWD drive think they can go anywhere and do anything in their vehicles.

        • 5 Years Ago
        Considering the amount of FWD econocars on the road and some of the people that drive them, I don't think AWD drivers can even compete for reining supreme in auto idiocracy...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Sorry, I forgot the word MANY. It should have ready MANY AWD owners are idiots.
      • 5 Years Ago
      i have heard that the ACURAS SH-WRONGWHEELDRIVE version floats thru the water.
      • 5 Years Ago
      EPIC FAIL!
      (Girl in passenger seat)
      "Let me roll up the window so my Gucci bag doesnt get mud on it!"
      • 5 Years Ago
      He thought he had a Land Cruiser

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKxvhRVRQsI
      • 5 Years Ago
      +1 for They Might Be Giants!
      • 5 Years Ago
      He should have rented a Range Rover if he wanted a luxury SUV to go off-roading.Or maybe an amphibian vehicle.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Just out of curiosity, has BMW ever built a real SUV (in the same vein as the Wrangler, G-Class, or Range Rover)?
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