Usain Bolt not only conquered the world with his unique skills on the slopes. His charisma also played a role in this “universal love”. However, he is not well known to the athlete from BMW. Find out the reasons.
After reaffirming at London 2012 what he had done at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Usain Bolt became the idol of the masses. Already in Rio 2016, the Jamaican figure was the most followed by millions of viewers and spectators, who did not want to miss a second of the work done by Sherwood Content, a native of Jamaica.
Bolt not only took the world by storm because of his unmatched prowess on race tracks. His charisma also played a large part in the global love that resulted from his presence at Olympic events. However, and as happened with a historical carmaker in the United States, from Germany they do not see it so well.
And it is that Bolt has taken his speed beyond the athletics track, from there to the fact that he has been the hero of a car accident that could have cost him dearly and where a BMW was also on the front page of the newspapers.
Usain Bolt’s BMW was like this
The Olympic medalist had a BMW M3 in his collection and considered it one of his most functional cars. However, it was in this model that he crashed at full speed on a highway in Jamaica and millions of his fans felt the worst. The German producer, who was also a witness to the incident, came under criticism from Jamaican followers.
Usain Bolt next to his BMW before the crash
Many of these started speculating and claiming without any reason for the BMW M3 that Bolt crashed into. Unsurprisingly, any criticism was unfounded, but that didn’t stop it from being a troubling moment for the Munich-based firm. The car where Bolt was involved in the accident had a 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder biturbo engine, with which it reached a maximum power of around 510 hp, something which translated into a top speed of around 280 kmph.