Storm Ida Destroys 10-Day-Old BMW M3

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The M3 was destroyed just ten days after being delivered.

The all-new BMW M3 and M4 have been on sale for several months now. While the design direction of BMW's performance machines cars has been widely panned, the driving experience has been radically improved. With 503 hp and 479 lb-ft being sent to the rear wheels, the new M3 Competition is more powerful than ever before and even comes with a drift analyzer to help you get sideways. But with great power comes great responsibility, as the saying goes.

Inevitably, it didn't take long for someone to wreck the new M3 back in March after an inexperienced driver lost control of the tail-happy sedan. And now another example has been destroyed. In this case, however, the driver wasn't to blame - they were just very unlucky.

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Bimmerpost forum member DK_WFU recently became the proud owner of a new G80 BMW M3. Sadly, their glee was short-lived. Around ten days after taking delivery, the M3 was destroyed in flooding after Storm Ida turned the streets of New York City into rivers. Ironically, the M3 was having a ceramic coat applied to protect it from damage, but the performance sedan was no match for Storm Ida. The shop where the M3 was stored was severely flooded during the storm, submerging the high-performance sedan underwater.

"Only took delivery about 10 days ago but unfortunately Ida got the best of it. Ironically was in for ceramic coating in Westchester, NY and the entire shop ended up underwater," DK_WFU wrote on Bimmerpost.

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Water was "up over the roof" of the M3. Photos posted on the forum show the aftermath of the flood, and it's sad to see the brand new M3 in this state. The drowned M3 was a Competition xDrive worth at least $76,900.

Since flood water entered the engine compartment, the M3 will be a total loss and likely be sold at a salvage auction for spare parts or a rebuild project. Thankfully, nobody was injured, and the owner was insured so the damage will be covered. Since then they have wasted no time ordering another M3 in the same specification to replace it.

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