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BMW CEO Harald Krueger faints in midst of presentation at Frankfurt Motor Show

BMW CEO Harald Krueger faints
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German luxury carmaker BMW’s new CEO, Harald Krueger, was introducing the company’s latest models when he fainted and had to be escorted off stage.

In his first appearance at 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, the newly appointed BMW CEO, Harald Krueger was five minutes into the presentation that drew attention to the company’s latest models when he suddenly collapsed and fell on stage.

Complaining of dizziness, Mr. Krueger was escorted off the state by two men. He was examined by doctors who certified Mr. Kreuger’s health as stable while he is on the road to recovery. Spokesperson for BMW, Maximilian Schoeberl, stated that the 49 year old CEO had been travelling a lot and even though he was not feeling well, he decided to go on with the press conference.

The press conference which was called off, was conducted later in the day by Chief Financial Officer Friedrich Eichiner with the unveiling of a new version of the super-luxury 7-Series Sedan and X1 compact SUV.

BMW CEO collapses at #Frankfurt Motor Show

49 year old #BMW CEO collapses on stage while giving speech at #Frankfurt Motor ShowHe is out of harm's way, said the company in a statement later.We wish him speedy recovery.

Posted by RushLane on Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The BMW 7 series is an evolution of the current model and utilizes lightweight material resulting in a decrease in weight by 290 pounds. Extensive use of carbon fiber is seen in its makeup while a touch screen will simplify BMW’s iDrive control system.

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The new 7 Series promises remote control parking wherein the driver will stand on the outside and control the vehicle into the tightest of parking spaces. The company is also showcasing the new BMW X1 SUV at Frankfurt with sales to commence this fall.

BMW 7 Series – 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show


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