• 18 people at the BMW plant in Munich involved in stealing parts totaling up to $4 million

      According to thelocal, a German news source, a crime ring operating in the Munich BMW plant has been caught. 18 workers systematically would steal parts from the plant and put them up for sale on online auctions. At least 3 of the now ex-employees are in custody and are likely going to pay a heavy price. It is said that car seats is where the big bucks were at, stealing them and storing them at a warehouse to later sell online. We figured it would be high pressure fuel pumps?

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      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Man those Bmw performance seats are nice !
        can they steal those for me?Click here to enlarge
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        I would have bought them from the thieves. BMW is already trying to steal money from you if you want to buy them.
        Here they cost 3500 euro ...Click here to enlarge
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
        I would have bought them from the thieves. BMW is already trying to steal money from you if you want to buy them.
        Here they cost 3500 euro ...Click here to enlarge
        what?3500 euro for just seats or the whole car?
        i had a set of Alcantra Black Recaro seats , they were so awesome, and the price was just 2000 euro
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        They are 1832.25 euro a piece, which is 3664.50 euro for a set x 1.35 = $4947.08
        And no, that is only for the seats.
        Feels a bit like stealing allready
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
        They are 1832.25 euro a piece, which is 3664.50 euro for a set x 1.35 = $4947.08
        And no, that is only for the seats.
        Feels a bit like stealing allready
        What the hell are they thinking? Who is stupid enough for paying 3664 or even worse 5000 euro for just seats?
        Screw those seats , i keep my 5000 euro
      1. dzenno@PTF's Avatar
        dzenno@PTF -
        $4 million? that's like 100 seats, nothing..
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by dzenno Click here to enlarge
        $4 million? that's like 100 seats, nothing..
        Click here to enlarge
        Actually, that would be 1000 seats...
      1. 600whp S4's Avatar
        600whp S4 -
        Thats cool!
      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        well if they sold them for cheaper... LOL
      1. e92's Avatar
        e92 -
        I'd like to be sitting in one of those right now if it could be made into a computer chair.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by e92 Click here to enlarge
        I'd like to be sitting in one of those right now if it could be made into a computer chair.
        Click here to enlarge
      1. e92's Avatar
        e92 -
        I looked those up before. I may get one.
      1. BadBoostedBmwM3's Avatar
        BadBoostedBmwM3 -
        I have always loved the BMW performance seats.

        Where can one buy those?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BadBoostedBmwM3 Click here to enlarge
        I have always loved the BMW performance seats.

        Where can one buy those?
        Turner Motorsport has them... they aren't cheap.
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        What I speciffically dislike about BMW performance parts is that you can only get those as aftermarket items.
        You cannoy order your car with these seats for instance.
        You will need to buy them after the car is in your possession. So besides paying a sh*tload of money for these seats, you're left with 2 perfectly good seats which you cannot get rid off.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
        What I speciffically dislike about BMW performance parts is that you can only get those as aftermarket items.
        You cannoy order your car with these seats for instance.
        You will need to buy them after the car is in your possession. So besides paying a sh*tload of money for these seats, you're left with 2 perfectly good seats which you cannot get rid off.
        Are you sure you can't get them to begin with through BMW individual?
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        I tried when I bought my car, but the dealer stated that they were only aftermarket.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
        I tried when I bought my car, but the dealer stated that they were only aftermarket.
        That is a bit weird,.
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        But it happened.
        After the car was delivered I went to a upholster (which adress was provided by the dealer) who modified the foam in the driversseat so that the seat hugs me a bit better and keeps me in place.
        Costed 250 Euro, but was worth it.
      1. lamia2super's Avatar
        lamia2super -
        Sick ass seats. Theirs a set on eBay for 6k Or so