The race ends in an expensive crash

The race ends in an expensive crash


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Of: Sebastian Oppenheimer

The BMW M4 and Audi RS e-tron GT apparently competed in a race of up to 200 km/h in Kassel. The exercise ended in a costly accident.

Sometimes it can be strange on German roads. Recently, a type of “country road duel” between two drivers ended in a physical altercation that even ended up in the hospital for one of the rivals. And in Hamburg, the police seized a Kia and a Mercedes where the drivers had fled at high speed. Now there was an alleged car race in Kassel – an alleged high-speed frenzy of up to 200 kilometers per hour ended in a costly accident. Fortunately no one was injured.

During the supposed car race, the Audi RS e-tron GT electric car skidded and crashed into the Mercedes. © Police Headquarters North Hesse-Kassel

Audi RS e-tron GT vs BMW M4: Race ends in expensive crash

As reported by the police, the driver (40) of the Audi RS e-tron GT (370 kW/476 hp) and the driver (42) of the BMW M4 fought an alleged car race in Kassel. According to witnesses, the two cars ran towards several cars waiting at the traffic light – apparently they saw them too late. While the BMW M4 managed to dodge at the last second, the Audi driver lost control of his Stromer.

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Audi RS e-tron GT vs. BMW M4: Power Stromer suffers a total loss

The Audi spun across multiple lanes and traffic islands, collided with a pole and eventually crashed into a Mercedes E-Class model T in a car dealer’s yard. According to the officials, the Audi was a total loss of 150,000 euros, and the officials estimated the damage to the road, the mast and the Mercedes at 50,000 euros more.

Audi RS e-tron GT vs. BMW M4: One of the fastest was drunk

The driver’s license of the 40-year-old Audi driver and the car accident were found. Police tracked the BMW driver, who initially fled, to his home address. His M4 was undamaged, but officers determined the man may have been driving under the influence of drugs – and took him to the station to have his blood drawn. Additional cases were initiated against him for drunken driving. Similar to the recent case in North Rhine-Westphalia, both men are now being investigated for prohibited racing, which is punishable by up to five years in prison.