BMW has removed a $14.5 million, one-off vehicle from the market after an accident with a maintenance worker.
The BMW M5E4, the BMW M3E3, the M5 and the M4 are among more than 60 vehicles BMW announced on Wednesday would be withdrawn from sale, including the BMW 5 Series, the E30 M3, X3 M, X5, X6 M, M3 E, X7 M, and X8 M.
According to a press release, the removal of the BMW X5M3 and X5E3 comes after an investigation found the vehicles had a mechanical issue and needed extensive work, but the company did not expect that any repairs would be necessary.
The X5 was removed from the US market due to the manufacturer’s lack of a full repair plan and the fact that BMW did not consider it a repair.
The X5e3 was also removed after an inspection showed that the car had been left to sit in an open garage for a week without proper maintenance.
The M5M4, X8M, X9M, M4E3 and M4 were also removed from dealerships in Germany and Italy, and all of them will be sold through BMW dealerships.