Look at 3000 new BMW and MINI dealership abandoned in CanadaSeptember 24, 2019
Cars in a storm await disposal from February 2015
Near Vancouver (Canada) found almost three thousand new cars, standing motionless for more than four years. The huge parking lot of abandoned vehicles consists of the 2014 BMW and MINI, caught in a storm in 2015.
The Canadian Transportation Service determined that 2,966 vehicles were affected by the storm at the port of Halifax in early 2015. Experts said that due to the “exposure to water and salt over a long period”, the operation of the machines may be unsafe due to corrosion on electrical connectors, steering rack defects and other problems. By decision of the authorities, the BMW office initiated a revocable campaign and replaced the owners with all the “recessed” vehicles with new ones. Apparently, the site near Vancouver was the last refuge of sunken cars before disposal.
In the official release, the list of recallable cars indicates BMW 2-Series, 3-Series, 4-Series, 5-Series, 6-Series, 7-Series, i3, i8, X1, Z4, MINI Cooper, Cooper Convertible, Coupe, Paceman and roadster. However, judging by the photos of eyewitnesses, there are several BMW M-lines in the parking lot, for example, the M4 and M6 Gran Coupe, as well as the four-door Alpina coupe.
At Jalopnik’s request, the BMW Canada office confirmed the presence of “abandoned” cars in British Columbia and emphasized that all owners had already received new cars to replace the damaged ones.
The loss of already manufactured cars on the way from the manufacturer to the customer is not uncommon. In March, Porsche announced the re-release of four 911 GT2 RS coupes that died in the fire of a Grande America container ship off the coast of France.
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