• Jan 13, 2011
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The 2011 Detroit Auto Show is proving to be more eventful for BMW than the automaker had originally intended. As workers were preparing to load a BMW 7 Series onto a transport truck near Detroit's Westin Book Cadillac hotel, a pair of thieves jumped in and drove off with the German luxury sedan. The car is said to be worth $140,000, and as of this writing, local police have had no luck tracking down the stolen vehicle. Thankfully, this 7 Series is equipped with BMW Assist, which locates a vehicle if it's stolen, so it's only a matter of time before cops close in on the BMW bandits.

If some brand-new 7 Series parts wind up on Craigslist's Detroit-area 'for sale' section, we're willing to bet the sale price is too-good-to-be-true for a reason.

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According to a new report in the Detroit Free Press, the missing BMW 750i xDrive, now understood to be worth $94,000, has been recovered at a gated apartment complex on Detroit's west side. It is not immediately clear if the car's onboard tracking device led to its recovery by police, or what the condition of the vehicle is.

[Source: Detroit Free Press]

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      • 3 Years Ago
      Gone in 60 seconds!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Man, the car thieves suck. Nothing's good about them. I'm glad I don't live in California.
      • 3 Years Ago

      To thieves: Next time you jack a car with BMW Assist.....

      Remove it - It is located on the left side of the trunk. A small silver box usually mounted towards the top. Just frag it & shag it !

      Or even better - stick the box on a train bound for Mexico - those intrepid BMW recovery teams could probably use a lil' sun and surf.
      • 3 Years Ago
      OK, conspiracy theory time. Wouldn't it be funny if this was planned to promote BMW Assist?
      William J. Smith
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ho, ho, ho. Detroit, of all places to steal a car. Go to it bros.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ooops! Just hold to my Toyota and I'll return it tomorrow. My bad, sorry!
      • 3 Years Ago
      If it's like most 7-series, it'll be in the repair shop within 2 weeks ... no problem.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Way to go Detroit. I'm tired of trying to tell people "Detroit isn't that bad." whatever im moving in 3 months anyway
        • 3 Years Ago
        Enjoy Detroit! A white guy with a job has more women than he can shake a (stick) at. Suburbs are great...try the Troy Hilton happy hour.

        Somerset Apartments used to be the best singles operation around, the Zoo Pool was crammed with girls on Saturday and Sunday. One of the best singles tennis operations in the area.

        Probably too PC now but once upon a time in America....
        • 3 Years Ago
        "But Detroit, like any city, has it's okay parts.. just don't wander into any unknown neighborhoods, or leave the keys to a $140,000 BMW in the ignition"

        Park on the street in downtown L.A. and leave your keys in the car. I think you'll find a familiar result.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I new GM was trying to see how to build a great car so they sent the Union Boys out to get one !!!!!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good thing they warned the bandits about the BMW assist, because there's nothing like giving the bad guys a good head start.
      • 3 Years Ago
      leave it to Detroit... this is why I'm still driving my banged up 97 grand cherokee beater from college
      • 3 Years Ago
      publicity stunt.
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