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    • Things can go wrong in a hurry - E46 M3 takes a dive off a cliff, video

      There are few pleasures equivalent to having a drivers car and a beautiful twisty road. That is exactly the type of thing the driver in the video below is enjoying. as he takes his E46 M3 down a beautiful twisty cliff side road with a great view of the ocean. The problem is when one pushes it too far and this video shows the consequences. Now the driver is not exactly going balls out but it goes to show you do not have to be to lose it on a road you may lack familiarity with.

      The driver simply takes a tight right hander poorly and understeers right off the road tumbling onto the cliffs below. The side impact airbag goes up immediately showing the level of sensitivity and safety the E46 M3 is built with. I'm not here to chastise this driver as I have done a very similar tumble also in an E46 M3 which gave its life to spare mine.

      This video is a reminder that things can get ugly very quickly behind the wheel. It's best to save it for the track and you do not have to be going 10/10's to lose it although this guy had quite a brisk pace using both sides of the public road. Know your road, know your car, know your surroundings, know your limits, and always dial it back more than dialing it forward. If you do not, this can happen and you may not be so fortunate.




      This article was originally published in forum thread: E46 M cliff dive started by lulz_m3 View original post
      Comments 47 Comments
      1. GuidoK's Avatar
        GuidoK -
        At some point during the crash you see his sunglasses flying across the screen...along with his common sense Click here to enlarge
      1. SYZ's Avatar
        SYZ -
        I didn't realize there was an ocean in Arizona.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SYZ Click here to enlarge
        I didn't realize there was an ocean in Arizona.
        When I wrote it I didn't know it was Arizona assumed California canyon but yes you're right. Round of applause to you.
      1. DCTM3's Avatar
        DCTM3 -
        Hope he was ok.
      1. rt turbo's Avatar
        rt turbo -
        This is on CNN.com right now.

        http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/bes...off-cliff.kpho
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by rt turbo Click here to enlarge
        Ooooohhhh mainstream.
      1. GuidoK's Avatar
        GuidoK -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by rt turbo Click here to enlarge
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Ooooohhhh mainstream.
        That's never good news. If politics/goverment decide to act (no matter in what way), it is bound to limit driving pleasure (or at least driving pleasure as we see it).

        I'm amaized that the insurance company probably will pay.
        No way you'd get money where I live, and if the police can positively identify you while speeding/breaking traffic rules when seeing such footage, you will get fined.
        (There is some youtube footage from a guy who did 300kph+ on a 80kph road in his dad's tuned GTR, but the police could not identify him on the footage while the car was doing that speed so he couldn't be convicted. Lucky him)