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      01-13-2011, 04:44 PM   #1
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Thieves make BMW hottest car at Detroit auto show

awesome!

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE70C5DP20110113

Two thieves drove away in a brand new $94,000 BMW 750i xDrive Sedan on Wednesday night that was left idling outside the Westin Book Cadillac, one of Detroit's major hotels.

The car was one of more than a dozen BMW sedans used to ferry executives and guests around town during the show.

On Thursday morning, police said they were still looking for the gray four-door BMW.

Police said the car was dropped off by a valet to be loaded onto a transport truck to take it back to BMW's North American headquarters in New Jersey when two men jumped into the car and drove away.

BMW, which featured its glitzy 650i convertible at the Detroit auto show, said it remains committed to the event.

"It's just an unfortunate incident," BMW spokeswoman Stacy Morris said.

(Reporting by Bernie Woodall. Editing by Peter Bohan)
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      01-13-2011, 05:31 PM   #2
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Thats awesome!

If they chop it up, I'd pay for the front seats & put them in front of my TV. Those things are sooooo comfortable.
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Leaving a BMW idling and unattended in Detroit, Brilliant!
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BMW assist can not track the location of the car?
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BMW assist can not track the location of the car?
That's what I was thinking but it might be disabled being a show car and all.
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This isn't the first time BMW has had its show cars stolen. Apparently they are either incredibly stupid or they just don't care.
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"On Thursday morning, police said they were still looking for the gray four-door BMW"


Right. There is an APB out.
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Classic Detroit. They probably sold it and bought 15 houses with the proceeds.
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BMW assist can not track the location of the car?
That's my question.
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They say 'all PR is good PR'. Not suggesting is true but if previous posters comments are true that this seems to to keep happening makes you wonder if there could be an element of PR stunt in this?

"BMW 750i is so attractive people just cant get enough of them"
"BMW 750i is hot property"

Otherwise why on earth wouldnt it have a tracker fitted and working?
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Thieves look for every opportunity...
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BMW assist can not track the location of the car?
I believe BMW Assist has to be pre-activated by the Dealer before the Stolen Recovery feature is active.
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It's going to end up on that crappy Hardcore pawn show from Detroit. Some loser is going to walk in trying to pawn it !!!
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