Illustration for article titled Action Movies Convinced Me That This BMW On Fire Would Explode, Which It Did Not, And Im Kinda Bummed

First, let me get this out of the way: I didn’t wish for the for the BMW to explode, I was only expecting it to and was disappointed when it didn’t after everyone cleared out of the way. Because I was apparently raised on Michael Bay movies. Does that make me an asshole?


The video, which was taken from a motorcyclist’s helmet cam, shows a blue BMW M5 driving through some city streets. (It’s worth pointing out that everyone in the video was driving and riding dangerously in a city setting—don’t be like that.)

And here’s what’s weird: the motorcyclist alerted the BMW driver of his car being on fire and the BMW driver accelerated away for a bit before finally pulling over. Maybe it was because he didn’t want the flaming car to be near a building or something. Or maybe he was trying to use the wind to blow out the flames. Like you would a candle.


What’s also impressive is how many fire extinguishers were pulled out from seemingly nowhere to put out the flames. Glad nobody was hurt.

Seriously—am I the only one who expected to see the M5 explode at the conclusion of this video? I just watched the Fate of the Furious, where a car literally exploded from being shot in the engine. This BMW was on freakin’ fire, man! That’s, like, a guaranteed explosion, right?

(h/t to Matthew!)

Writer at Jalopnik and consumer of many noodles.

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