VIDEO: BMW chief collapses on stage during motor show presentation

The new chief executive of luxury car manufacturer BMW has collapsed on stage at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany.

Harald Kruger fainted as he was describing the Munich-based company’s latest models during a news conference.

The 49-year-old was helped to his feet by two assistants and escorted from the stage in front of a host of photographers and reporters.

Maximilian Schoberl, senior vice president of corporate affairs at BMW Group, said: “Harald Kruger experienced a moment of dizziness.

“As a result the press conference was cancelled in order that Mr Kruger could be examined by a doctor.

“Mr Kruger’s health is stable and he is recovering well.”

Mr Kruger took over as BMW’s chief executive in May.

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