UK: BMW X5, Range Rover and BMW M3 are the most stolen cars image

BMW X5, Land Rover Range Rover, BMW M3 and the Audi RS4 remain the UK’s most desirable cars for today’s thieves, according to the latest figures from stolen vehicle recovery expert, TRACKER.

These four cars all retain their top positions in top ten most frequently stolen and recovered vehicles of 2010. 65 per cent of the vehicles recovered last year were worth an average of £25k.

The lowest value vehicles stolen and recovered were a Peugeot 406 and Ford Sierra at £1,000. The highest value cars stolen and recovered were a Mercedes Benz CL63 AMG at £120,000 and a Bentley GTC at £130,000, but they represented just 1 per cent of the total stolen and recovered vehicles in 2010.

Stephen Doran continues, “These figures show that all car owners are a target for thieves. And with 84 per cent of all the cars we recovered last year being stolen using the keys, we remind every car owner to keep their keys safe at all times. However, having a tracking device fitted will significantly increase the chances of police locating and recovering a stolen vehicle.”