7 Series Stolen From BMW At Detroit Auto Show

News | January 13th, 2011 by 15

WXYZ reports that a 7 Series belonging to BMW of North America have been stolen in Detroit during the opening days.  Detroit Police are searching …

WXYZ reports that a 7 Series belonging to BMW of North America have been stolen in Detroit during the opening days.  Detroit Police are searching for a BMW after it was stolen near the Westin Book Cadillac.

The 7 Series, as other BMWs, were used to haul around executives and important figures within the BMW world, and it has New Jersey plates and is dark gray in color. According to WXYZ, it was stolen along Michigan Avenue, across the street from the luxury hotel.

For this year’s auto show, the automaker has brought nineteen official cars to be used during the auto show.

“The cars were being loaded into a car carrier to head back to New Jersey Wednesday night. Police say a hotel valet brought the BMW out of the garage and handed it over to the transporter. However, the handler stepped away for a second and witnesses say that’s when two car thieves jumped in and took off.” – WXYZ


Luckily the 7er comes equipped with BMW Assist and its GPS tracking device, so police believe they will eventually locate it.

[Source: WXYZ via Jalopnik ]

15 responses to “7 Series Stolen From BMW At Detroit Auto Show”

  1. Jag says:

    is this a demonstration for BMW Tracking?

  2. Tom says:

    one hell of a car to steal

  3. Lariv says:

    Hopefully the car hasn’t been stripped by the time it’s recovered,

  4. dmlgc says:

    This is why I have an extra GPS tracking device in my BMW , professional thieves know you just bust off the fin and BMW tracking is gone. This is an area BMW really needs to improve

    • Laszlo says:

      and a 99usd unit from Ebay will block all GPS signal from the car. Come on, did you really think a separate GPS unit will save your car ? Geez… that is about 7 years old technology.

  5. bob says:

    There’s a reason why Dr. Reithofer doesn’t go to Detroit. Here’s another why BMW shouldn’t.

  6. Laszlo says:

    This is excellent news ! How many cars get stolen from an auto show ? not many, and if the thieves took a BMW that means they had interest in it.

    Whats better news then the bad news ? None. This is a huge advertisement for BMW…

    besides it could have happened “accidentally”. a couple of kids hanging by and the trucker left the key in the car, engine running. They hopped in and took off. They drive till the fuel last (very few hundred miles ) and then park it on the road.
    If they are idiots, they do damage and take the wheels off.
    Otherwise it will be found and no-harm done to the car (providing they are smart kids)

    3 years ago at Wild Dunes where BMW gives free loaner cars to guests, an X5 was stolen. I spotted the car/truck in Charleston, a few youngsters decided to take a joy ride. Same story, the key was dropped into a valet key holder after hours. No valet present and the kids saw the opportunity to get a free ride.
    the car was later dropped off at the upstate Greenville BMW dealership with empty fuel tank and no damages.

  7. Erick says:

    What a surprise, stolen in Detroit!

  8. qwd says:

    aaa auto thats funny

  9. qwd says:

    stolen bmw auto. aaa, really good bmw pr

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