Wait, BMW Beat Ferrari and Aston Martin As the “Most Seductive Car” in France?

It seems the French prefer plebeian German luxury cars to speedy supercars when it comes to vehicular seduction.

byMike Spinelli|
Wait, BMW Beat Ferrari and Aston Martin As the “Most Seductive Car” in France?

This is a story about sex and cars and French insurance companies. If all that hasn't grabbed you by the intimates, you're deader inside than a bowl of escargots à la Bourguignonne

A survey conducted by French car insurance provider Minute Auto found that, if your aim is to seduce a woman, you must ditch your Ferrari, Aston Martin or Mercedes-Benz, and pick up a more plebeian BMW.

That's right, Casanova. According to Les Français, a 3 Series is hotter than a 488 Spyder. In fact, 82 percent of survey respondents cited the BMW as most seductive car brand. The survey also revealed that 74 percent of men and 67 percent of women admit to judging the opposite sex based on his or her car.

Of course, I can't read French, so I've been relying on Google Translate (now with more artificial intelligence!) to deliver the BMW seduction news to me in English. Strangely, however, the article contains a section about "dredging" has me a little weirded out:

"As for the car as a place of dredging, things are clear: 76% of women who have already been dredged by car and 64% of men who have already dredged by car, the dredge in the vehicle is a proven and recurring fact . We would have liked to know the part of women having dredged and men having been dredged: because yes, women can dredge too!"

I'll bet the translation of "being picked up" sounds better in actual French.