Doing the image of BMW drivers no favours at all is a new survey from "extra-marital" dating site IllicitEncounters.com which suggests that cheating husbands are twice as likely to drive a BMW than any other car brand.
In fact, it's even worse than that. Of the 640,000 yes, 640,000! members of the site, uh, polled, a significant 19.21 per cent of them drive a BMW. That's very nearly a fifth.
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The second most popular car brand amongst wandering husbands is apparently Audi, as driven by 8.79 per cent. In third place is Mercedes, preferred by 8.23 per cent. Jaguar (6.59 per cent) and Land Rover (4.94 per cent) round out the top five.
As for cheating wives they prefer BMWs, too. 11.16 per cent of all female respondents drive this particular brand. Maybe it's something about the smell of the interior plastics...
The survey also shows which brands are favoured least by adulterers.
If you're looking to find a more faithful long-term companion, here's a heads up: only 0.28 per cent of people on the site drive SEATs or Renaults. MG is favoured by just 0.53 per cent, and Fiat and Chrysler by just 0.55 per cent.
Don't blame us. Or BMW. According to Illicit Encounters spokesperson Rosie Freeman-Jones:
"There is an intrinsic link between success and cheating. Successful people are often risk-takers, and have got to where they are by setting their standards high. However, these people are also less likely to settle for unsatisfying relationships or monotony.
"With this in mind, the fact that BMWs are the choice car of our users really doesn't surprise me. Our membership demographic is typically middle-class, high-earning and high-achieving."
So now you know.
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