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cahiatt
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Re: Jeep Grand Cherokee almost rolls over during maneuver tests

said by CylonRed:

Owning a 3 series - I can't imagine it not needing a good bit of help to do that...

I agree. But it happened and was on a few news clips also. I looked again and cannot find the video anywhere. It was a press reveal for a new 3 series I think around 1998 or so. BMW has probably used copyright take down requests and pulled all the video to keep it from getting too viral.

They brought the car out and were doing some high speed maneuvers. Reverse 180's, slalom, etc... It was absolutely flat ground, no curbs, ramps or other interference. Must have had the perfect combination of traction and weight transfer because on one of the maneuvers the car just went bottom up....

-edit- Still trying to find info. Best I have found so far was that this was in 1997 and it was the introduction of the wagon, not the sedan and it happened while being broadcast on CNN.


CylonRed
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Having been to many high performance driving schools for the BMW club thru the years - with my Civic and BMW, with many 3 series vehicles (many stock) - I have yet to see a anything even resembling a 3 series on 2 wheels (unless they took a large chunk of curb) much less come close to flipping. This is cars doing 70+ MPH thru the corners and accelerating out.

I would bet a weeks pay - it was some sort of parts failure. In other words - it got a lot of help.

I am going to be doing BMW Street Survival\Car control clinic at Mid-Ohio in Sept - I know the cars are not going to roll unless they get a lot of help.
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cahiatt
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said by CylonRed:

I would bet a weeks pay - it was some sort of parts failure. In other words - it got a lot of help.

I'm done looking for it and would be of no benefit to me to prove it to you that it happened. Other than your paycheck. I'll PM you my address when you get the info you need.

Anything CAN happen. Next time you are curious ask your BMW buddies if anyone remembers seeing them introduce the 3 (Maybe 5 series) wagon around 1997 and they flipped it during some spirited driving during the reveal.

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true the 3 series is pretty low. of course the two BMWs I can picture rolling rather easy are the X3 and X5 as they are both SUVs.
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Doctor Olds
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said by cahiatt:

said by CylonRed:

I would bet a weeks pay - it was some sort of parts failure. In other words - it got a lot of help.

I'm done looking for it and would be of no benefit to me to prove it to you that it happened. Other than your paycheck. I'll PM you my address when you get the info you need.

Anything CAN happen. Next time you are curious ask your BMW buddies if anyone remembers seeing them introduce the 3 (Maybe 5 series) wagon around 1997 and they flipped it during some spirited driving during the reveal.

I've seen that video and I thought is was a BMW Wagon being introduced that flipped after the driver performed a Rockford maneuver. I looked and can't find that video so far and I spent 30 minutes searching.
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CylonRed
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Again - it could have been filmed - it is EXCEEDINGLY probable - something broke. The wagons are not that tall, to have that high of a CoG - and the wagons are generally heavier.
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I guess if someone tries it 'hard enough', or there are minor imperfections in the road, most anything can be rolled over with some 'luck' and persistence.
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said by neonturbo:

(youtube clip)

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncohOWhKaAU Yes that is the one I could not find. Thanks!
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