Fugitive refuels car during high-speed police chase as the 15-year old was driving a BMW 3-Series at speeds of up to 120 kmph in Melbourne risking public safety
Have you ever seen a car involved in a high-speed police chase, refueling during the pursuit? Well, that probably doesn’t happen in movies also. But in north Melbourne, it exactly did happen, when a BMW 3-Series was spotted refueling during a high-speed police chase.
The fugitive is believed to be a 15-year-old boy, who was driving the BMW 3-Series recklessly at a speed of up to 120 kmph through Victorian towns. Despite being chased by the police, the boy was seen refueling the car three times at different petrol stations. Every time he fled the fuel stations without paying.
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While police were chasing the BMW, the fugitive narrowly missed some pedestrians. Also, the car went real close to a collision with a semi-trailer. As the chase was becoming too risky for the public, police had to call off the pursuit. The driver couldn’t be arrested, but two girls were arrested by the police. The girls were seen getting off the BMW during one of the refueling stops and went to a nearby supermarket.
BMW 3-Series is a widely popular sedan from the German luxury automaker. In India too, the car comes available at a price ranging between Rs. 36.90 lakh and Rs. 1.25 crore, depending on different variants. The sedan is among one of the most affordable sedans from the brand. It is available in both petrol and diesel engine options.
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The petrol variant of BMW 3-Series is available with two different engines – a 2.0-litre unit and a 3.0-litre unit. The smaller engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and churns out 181 bhp of peak power at 5,000 rpm and 270 Nm of peak torque 1,350 rpm. The bigger engine is mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission and kicks out 431 bhp of peak power at 5,500 rpm and 550 Nm of peak torque at 1,850 rpm. The 2.0-litre diesel engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic gearbox and pumps out 188 bhp of peak power at 4,000 rpm and 400 Nm of peak torque at 1,750 rpm.