Looming gas prices have prevented us from buying SUV’s or cars with big engines. Leave alone individuals, manufacturers are facing the heat with biggies like BMW and supercar weaver Ferrari, announcing their disinterest in releasing future models with bigger engines. A few days back, Mercedes-Benz in a shocking statement, said it will pull the plug and all of its cars manufactured from 2015 onwards will part ways once in for all with petrol stations retailing diesel and gasoline fuels.

Gas prices have shot up worldwide and tormented by the prevailing situation, an unemployed man in Germany torched his BMW in a public place.

The 30 year old man, whose name was withheld as no charges were filed against him, drove his 1995 BMW 3-Series in the morning hours to Frankfurt’s Convention center grounds, jumped out and torched the fuel-drenched car.
He justified his act by expressing that he couldn’t anymore afford the $9.40 per gallon of gas.

By the time the fire fighters arrived at the scene, the car had been charred completely. He might have been right according to his own self, but the law isn’t happy with this insane stunt in a public place. He could end up busting more of his bank balance paying the penalty or could find himself behind bars for violating German environmental laws if he was to be found guilty.

As always, we’ll keep a close track on the twists and turns set to happen in this interesting case.

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Source: CNN

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9 comments:

  (504) posted on 11.10.2010

Cadillac Wagon that they never dared build before. But if that profile is too
Magnum-like, I’m probably not going to like it.

  (677) posted on 11.3.2010

I was looking over UK versions of popular car sites. I find it very interesting that you have to dig to find HP/KW numbers on their sites but the CO/2 numbers are advertised every where. It must be sad to live in a country where you look forward to a car with 90HP.

  (507) posted on 09.29.2010

I would rather see thousands of these proper wagon (crossovers? LOL, marketing double speak) on the street than a bunch of SUV.

  (1211) posted on 09.21.2010

I really don’t think he thought this one through very well. I mean that E36 has got to be getting pretty decent mileage right? I mean average driving is probably returning 30 mpg.

  (745) posted on 08.18.2010

Lesson learned on this: Ask first how many gallons of fuel it will consume.

  (807) posted on 08.10.2010

I was looking over UK versions of popular car sites. I find it very interesting that you have to dig to find HP/KW numbers on their sites but the CO/2 numbers are advertised every where. It must be sad to live in a country where you look forward to a car with 90HP.

  (313) posted on 07.29.2010

A real crazy, He put his wheels on fire just to strike against the diesel. In the first place, before he bought the BMW he must first know that Big Cars consume a big gallon of fuel.

  (780) posted on 02.16.2010

Insane Freak...he should sell it instead and give the cash to the charity or orphanage. rather than burning it into ashes.

  (808) posted on 12.20.2009

IMO this man is really affected with oil crisis, but it doesn’t mean you need to burn your car and show it to the public.

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