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Stuff you didn't know car companies made

Microsoft IES Logo By Jason Buckland for MSN Autos of Microsoft IES | Slide 1 of 27

From fashion and bicycles, to satellites and robots — auto companies are involved in a lot more than you think

A new luxury furniture line debuted in Paris late last January. You might think, "well, okay, who cares about a new luxury furniture line debuting in Paris?" But a closer look reveals an interesting fact: the items, which featured pieces like sofas, armchairs and bed frames, were actually part of the Bentley Home Collection. Yes, that Bentley.The British car maker is indeed trying its hand at furniture, a peculiar foray but one not unprecedented in the automobile biz. From robots and bicycles to clothing and solar cells, check out these products and services you might not have known famous car companies had anything to do with.
© Bentley, Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Jeep
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