A man in Sydney, New South Wales, got a savage roasting in local media after bogging hisBMW X5
to the axles on a Sydney-area beach yesterday.
There's very little context for what happened – it's not clear who the man is or how he managed to get theX5
stuck fast in the sand on Palm Beach with the tide coming up on him. What is clear is that both his hapless, ineffectual efforts to dig the Bimmer out and the savagery of a local television news reporter'scolor commentary on a video
of the X5 driver's misadventure are both hilarious.
First, the X5 driver used a length of 2x4 for ... something? It's unclear what he thought he was going to do with it. Whatever his plan was, it didn't work. He then discarded the 2x4 and spent some time staring into his engine bay while holding a tow strap for some reason. I can assure you that there are no tow hooks under the hood of an X5. As our man flailed around, a larger, more capable-looking SUV came along and attempted to pull the X5 out. It immediately got stuck itself. Some onlookers were drafted to help dig, and the larger SUV escaped the sand and drove away. Eventually, a large tractor showed up and extracted the X5 before it could be claimed by the sea.
There are very few things as funny as watching someone with limited offroad knowledge get completely in over their head. Back in May there wasthis guy
who buried hisWrangler
at sea in New York. Then there were theseEuropean hoons
who nearly got theirGrand Cherokee
washed away during an ill-conceived river fording.Related Video:
via Autoblog March 24, 2017 at 02:50AM