In Vancouver, at the ADESA auction house, which sells damaged cars, there are 2,966 BMWs and MINIs from 2014, which no one has ever driven. The Jalopnik portal told about the fate of these machines.
- BMW and MINI vehicles were in Halifax Port in February 2015 when a heavy storm hit them. After that, the Canadian Department of Transportation checked the cars and banned them from operation, as they had been exposed to salt water for a long time. Because of it, cars have damage invisible from the outside - for example, corrosion on electrical connectors. These defects can lead to accidents on the road.
The BMW concern had to write off the cars and release new copies for customers. The decommissioned cars include BMW 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6th and 7th series, i3, i8, X1, Z4, M4, M6, as well as AlpinB6. Among MINIs, the Cooper, Coupe, Roadster, Cooper Convertible and Paceman models were affected.
- Damaged cars are still parked in a closed area awaiting disposal. It is not known when it will pass, but in four years the cars, being in the open air, have already begun to deteriorate.