Nurburgring BMW Spin Sees 3 Series Coupe Sliding Like It's On Rails

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From magazine articles to simple Craigslist ads, it took the automotive realms years to get over the "handles like it's on rails" cliche, with very few of those who used it having even touched the control of a railway vehicle.
Well, we're now back with a new take on the matter. It all comes thanks to the E46 BMW in the piece of footage at the bottom of the page, which slides... like it's on rails.

We can see the 3 Series Coupe sliding out of control as it enters a Nurburgring bend - since we're talking about Schwedenkreuz, the entry speed is rather generous.

The driver does his best to keep the car from spinning, but, by the time his efforts start paying out, the Bimmer is already on the grass. However, it all pays out in the end. Despite the 3er still sliding when it returns to the track, the guy behind the wheel manages to manhandle the car into submission, with the Bavarian coupe finally getting back on track after the bend.

While this could look like a pretty impressive save, a closer inspection reveals another car had gone through a somewhat similar process, with the BMW sliding on its tracks, hence the title above. Even so, we're glad the rear-wheel-drive machine got over the situation in one piece. We'll once again remind you this corner has the potential to turn your car into a write-off, with this downright brutal Renault Megane RS crash being an example as good as any.

Nevertheless, if we are to talk cringe-worthy Schwedenkreutz moments, the Audi R8 adventure we recently showed you definitely takes the take. You know, the V10 supercar whose driver almost pulled off a stunt that had serious chances of grabbing the "save of the year" title. Here's the shenanigan in case you missed it.

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