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  • Registered Users Posts: 560 ✭✭✭ clogher71

    What's the story there? Is is some kind of U.S. scrappage scheme?

  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,535 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dades

    One of the replies on the page suggests this:
    The cars are "test mules" or pre-production vehicles used my manufacturers to test all the systems designs before production. The film was created in 2010 by BMW to showcase their recycling of these cars before being ultimately crushed.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 971 Senecio

    To provide more context. Test mules are essentially R&D vehicles. They have to be crushed to comply with tax laws surrounding R&D investment.

  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 12,078 Mod ✭✭✭✭ blue5000

    Looked like very clean engine oil being drained out. There is a link in one of the comments though

    I still wouldn't mind swopping my 11 year old car for one.

    If the seat's wet, sit on yer hat, a cool head is better than a wet ar5e.

  • Registered Users Posts: 560 ✭✭✭ clogher71

    It's still a waste, light , tyre , wheel etc etc, could be sent back to the production line and be reused, so much for recycling....

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