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      08-14-2012, 11:37 AM   #18
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Drives: BMW M2 (MG 6MT)
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Belgium

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Close encounters of the 1M kind

Sorry to hear about that mishap, but 'badges of honor' seem inevitable if the 1M is used in the urban jungle. The danger of dings and scratches is lurking everywhere in the city.

During one of the very first weeks I misjudged the ground clearance of the exhaust tips while reverse parking the 1M close to a nastily high pavement (side walk). Park Distance Control to no avail for that one. However, as you can see in the pictures below (which I snapped in disbelief once I got out of the car), I got away with a lucky near miss: did not hit or scratch any part, but was way too close for comfort (see also:

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