Drive Wire for November 7, 2016: Kurdish Man Uses His Bulletproof BMW to Save Dozens from ISIS Attack

BMW reportedly offered to give him a brand-new car in exchange for his bullet-ravaged old one.

byThe Drive Staff| PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2016 7:25 PM

Hey there. Will Sabel Courtney here for Drive Wire on November 7th, 2016.

Today on Drive Wire: A Kurdish Pershmerga fighter used his armored BMW to save dozens of Iraqis from ISIS during an attack on the city of Kirkuk last month.

Over several days, Ako Rahman reportedly carried a total of 70 injured people out of the line of fire and to the hospital. Rahman told a Kurdish news outlet that his armored 1990s-era BMW 5 Series was struck by ISIS sniper fire 50 or 60 times over the course of his daring rescues.

As a reward for his bravery, BMW reportedly offered Rahman a brand-new Bimmer in exchange for the ravaged sedan. Rahman, however, reportedly turned down the offer. Instead, he reportedly will give the car to a local museum.

By the way—anyone else think this would make a great next installment in the Clive Owen BMW Films?

That’s it for Drive Wire on November 7th, 2016. I’m Will Sabel Courtney; thanks for watching, and please check out The Drive for more on the big stories from the transportation world.