BMWs and Audis – most targeted by thieves in Europe

BMW and Audi models are amongst the most targeted brands by car thieves in Europe. Insurance companies report that in top 10 vehicles that never return to their owners are three BMW and 3 Audi models. Learn more about desirable cars.

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The BMW Z4 roadster is a sports two-seater. It is a little bit pricey compared to its rivals. The premium-priced model is refined and luxurious. The Z4 is offered in 2.5i, 3.0i and 3.2-liter variants, with 184 horsepower, 225 hp and 330 hp respectively. In 2012, the German auto builder launched a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine in the sDrive28i model. The drivetrain generates much power combined with better fuel economy.

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BMW 7-series Sedan

The BMW 7 Sedan is preferred by thieves because of the state-of-the-art technology, efficient peak performance and comfort. It is a must have vehicle for the people that want elegance and power.

BMW 7-series Sedan
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The 7-series sedan is famous with its exclusive appearance featuring adaptive LED headlights, a striking kidney grille slats and chrome accents, and large air inlets. Inside, the passengers are surrounded by high-end design, based on fine materials and finishing. The comfortable ambiance of the 7-series Sedan inspires with a feeling of spaciousness, and hi-tech innovations. One of the highlights is the Bang & Olufsen Surround Sound system offering a crystal-clear tone.


Another BMW flagship – the X5 is one of the most targeted by thieves. The BMW X5 Is the synonym of efficiency and performance for many Europeans.The vehicle is offered with a four diesel and petrol engines.

All four powertrains feature the latest generation of BMW EfficientDynamics technology.

The BMW `s eye-catcher features a long wheelbase, short overhangs and powerful contours that complete its sporty appearance.

Audi TT

One of the most popular cars amongst thieves is the iconic Audi TT. The smallest and lightest Audi model features potent performance with its 211 turbocharged horsepower engine.

The Audi TT Coupe exterior is highlighted by front Xenon plus headlights and LED daytime running lights, and an adaptive rear spoiler.

Audi TT Coupe
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