Mercedes-Benz is the Most Desired Brand by... Car Thieves in New York City

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This is not quite something a car manufacturer should brag about, albeit being desirable is probably what keeps Mercedes-Benz's head honchos blood flowing.
This is why, according to a report by Bloomberg, the following piece of news comes via a US insurance industry group, nd, obviously, not from a Daimler AG media release.

Apparently, from 2009 through 2012, Mercedes models had the greatest number of thefts in the New York City region. The most sought-after three-pointed-star model was the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, with 485 of them being misappropriated in NY during the three-year period.

The E-Class and the S-Class were also in the top ten most stolen cars, making the Stuttgart brand the most desirable for thieves in the NYC region.

“The more desirable the vehicle, the more attractive the vehicle is to thieves,” Donna Boland, an MB USA representative, was quoted by Bloomberg. “A significant number of Mercedes-Benz models that are reported stolen are recovered, some very swiftly, thanks to our mbrace system, which includes a stolen vehicle tracking feature.”

The Mbrace in-car communication system hardware is standard on all Mercedes-Benz models in the US starting with MY 2013.

Story via Bloomberg
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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