Watch This Custom BMW M3 Touring Get Crushed by U.K. Police

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Watch This Custom BMW M3 Touring Get Crushed by U.K. Police

Seeing a performance car get crushed by authorities is never fun. It’s especially painful when the car in question is something like this bright green F80-generation BMW M3 touring conversion. But according to United Kingdom police, the car had it coming, as it was allegedly built using stolen parts.

Those familiar with M cars of the past decade will know BMW never built a real M3 touring of this generation. As such, aftermarket conversions are popular among tuners and hardcore enthusiasts. Building and owning a 3-Series wagon that’s been converted to an M3 is harmless on its own, but things get problematic when the car is built using parts from a stolen car, or in this case, cars.

The West Midlands Police force was first tipped off by the car’s license plates. When they ran the plate through their systems, it came back as a 2.0-liter diesel-powered car, rather than an M3, which makes sense considering BMW never made an M3 wagon. A diesel wagon is probably what the builder used as a base for the conversion. Still, investigators remained suspicious and looked into the car further.

“We had our expert stolen vehicle squad look at the car and they confirmed several parts from it, the engine, the running gear, are from at least two M3s stolen in the West Midlands area,” an official said in the video above. For the full story, check out this article from Road & Track.

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