• Oct 28th 2009 at 3:58PM
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When we think about off-road prowess, brands like Land Rover, Jeep and Hummer come to mind. We've never once considered putting BMW on that list, though the Ultimate Driving Machine gets its kudos for its on-pavement athletic talent. That predisposition could change after watching a rough-and-ready BMW X5 go all "monster truck" on a pair of unsuspecting sedans.

Hit the jump to watch a dimwitted X5 owner as he or she earns a big fat Fail in the art of parking lot etiquette. The video starts off normally enough, but it gets very interesting about 20 seconds in when the driver inexplicably slams on the gas instead of the brake, catapulting the Bimmer on top of one of the cars while using the other vehicle as a ramp. The unidentified driver then takes off after spending about ten "holy crap" seconds staring at the stupidity he or she created. Time to change the couture jeans.

On the bright side, the X5 would appear to have more rock-hoppin' skills than we ever imagined. And is it just us, or does the Honda CR-V in the foreground look a little jealous?

[Source: YouTube via BoingBoing]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      That makes me want a BMW X5.
      Exceptional Off-Road capability suspension and AWD as shown in video.
      Unscratched after ramming 2 cars.


        • 5 Years Ago
        Ooooh i was so close! I didn't think it was an OLD lady. I thought it was a 20 year old girl with Uggs and leggings
        • 5 Years Ago
        Good job finding the link...It's kind of annoying not knowing what happened after something like that.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Wow amazing, glad that she was caught...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Thumbs up for YouTube on this catch...
        • 5 Years Ago
        thumbs up for finding the story.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Grok Machine!
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's a good thing he recognized the SUV, or they probably would have never found out who did it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Thanks for the link! I'm glad that they found out who the driver was.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's actually quite a good off-road vehicle if your use the right tires. Good approach angles and quite good ground clearance. It also has a very low center of gravity.

      Not that anyone owning an X5 is every going to take it off road. The closest I've ever seen it a X5-owning friend of mine who works in construction and takes it to construction sites all the time... Even then, you could do the same in a Cavalier...
      • 5 Years Ago
      The X5 seems quite sturdy.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I work in auto insurance and you would not believe how poor old drivers are. I find that young drivers make bad decisions, while old drivers CAN'T make decisions, which I find just as dangerous. The sooner our politicians grow some balls and demand retesting, the safer our roads will be.
      • 5 Years Ago
      he got on the curb first, that hwy it was so easy to get on the top of the cars..if the was no curb he wouldn't be able to do that
      • 5 Years Ago
      She didn't even have courtesy of leaving a note "Sorry, my SUV ran over your car"
      lol

      my guess from the woman's name is she is a foreigner who doesn't give a damn about US laws as she tried to run

      glad she got busted by the police
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oooohhhhhh.....that has been a mistake I have been making this WHOLE time. Wow, I guess I'm not supposed to drive over cars......oh wait, I drive a monster truck, nevermind. :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Do-do-dooooo.... duh-dee-duh-dee-dooo..... nothin' to see here....
      • 5 Years Ago
      I don't comment too much but WTF!? He/she just drove off...Too many idiots have license's now-a-days..
        • 5 Years Ago
        It might have been a he, it's a bloody X5 innit?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Considering that a very large portion of X5 drivers are women, and ALL of the "oops I hit the gas instead of the break" moments are women, I think it's safe to say that this isn't a dude.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The idiotic X5 driver would probably blame the the "unintended acceleration" to the...floor mat.
        • 5 Years Ago
        looks like he/she was trying to brake hard slipped and instead stepped on the accelerator hard
        • 5 Years Ago
        the youtube video description confirms it was a woman:
        "Thursday Oct. 22, 2009 - Extreme Fitness Thornhill, Ontario, Canada Parking lot. The female driver of the X5 was charged today and is due in court Dec. 1st. Thanks everyone for your help."
        • 5 Years Ago
        They should have at least driven over the cars to get out. They already did it once, go all the way!
        • 5 Years Ago
        C'mon now... you _know_ it wasn't a "he".
      • 5 Years Ago
      I don't know whats worse... the shame of the accident or the shame of driving an X5...
      bloody tanks they are! Still this vid is great! Looks kinda sorta staged but still funny!
      Hmmm im thinking I probably would have driven off too if I knew there were no witnesses!
      • 5 Years Ago
      regardless of whether or not it was a woman (it seems like it was confirmed that it was a woman), the outright sexism displayed on this board is awful. There are men who have committed pretty awful accidents as well, regardless of the make/model of the car. It's saddening to hear that incidents like this are boiled down to sexism. Men as well as woman are fallible.
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