NCP MLA Dhananjay Munde survives crash in a 2 crore rupee BMW X7 luxury SUV

In a short period of time since last year, we have seen a lot of high-profile accidents in expensive cars. This time, former Maharashtra minister and NCP leader Dhananjay Munde was involved in a high-speed accident. He was travelling in a BMW X7 luxury SUV.

NCP MLA Dhananjay Munde survives crash in a 2 crore rupee BMW X7 luxury SUV

The high-speed crash happened near Parlu city in Beed district, Maharashtra at around 12:30 AM on Wednesday. According to the official statement released by Munde office, the BMW X7’s driver lost control while the vehicle was at a high speed. The legislator was returning after his daily engagements and meetings his Assembly constituency Parli.

Everyone present in the vehicle came out safely. Munde suffered minor chest injuries. He was airlifted from Parli to the Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai. Doctors have advised him to take rest.

NCP MLA Dhananjay Munde survives crash in a 2 crore rupee BMW X7 luxury SUV

Later Munder used social media platform Twitter to say, “While returning home after a day of public events in my constituency and meetings with workers, my car suffered a small accident at Azad Chowk in Parli after the driver lost control of the vehicle. I have received minor injuries in the chest and doctors have advised me to rest,”

NCP MLA Dhananjay Munde survives crash in a 2 crore rupee BMW X7 luxury SUV

Not many pictures of the BMW X7 are out in the public. However, it looks like that the out-of-control car crashed against the road barriers at a high-speed. The SUV has sustained a lot of damages to its front-end. However, a car cover was put on the accidental vehicle and that’s why there are not much information about what exactly happened during the accident.


NCP MLA Dhananjay Munde survives crash in a 2 crore rupee BMW X7 luxury SUV

The BMW X7 comes loaded with features and gets top-notch materials. To start with, the luxury SUV gets Vernasca design perforated leather upholstery. It also comes with a massive 12.3-inch instrument panel with a built-in heads-up display. A second 12.3-inch screen makes up for the touchscreen infotainment system. The SUV gets an audio system from Harman and the infotainment system comes with the advanced iDrive interface and a host of connected technology.

There X7 can be controlled through gesture controls, which means that you do not need to touch the physical keys. You can just make a gesture to increase the volume, reduce the volume and more such features. You also get wireless charging, ambient lighting, a four-zone climate control system, lane monitoring, self-levelling adaptive suspension and more.

The variant comes powered by a 3.0-litre, straight six-cylinder engine. The twin-turbocharged engine developed a maximum power of 335 Bhp and peak torque of 450 Nm. It gets an 8-speed automatic transmission that sends power to all four wheels.

Driving at night

Night driving is preferred by many motorists to avoid the rush during the day. Human body is hard wired to fall asleep between 12 AM and 4 AM. Clearly the accident took place during the hours when the body’s mechanism to stay alert is not at its best. The SUV also do not like the idea of changing directions quickly and may topple over easily than lower/smaller vehicles.

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