Woodcliff Lake, N.J.— BMW, the German manufacturer of premium automobiles, recently expanded its Limousine and Hotel Shuttle Program offerings this February 1 to include the 5 Series Sedan models. They join the already popular 5 Series GT (Gran Turismo) and 7 Series Sedan Long Wheel base models, which have been part of the program since its inception. BMW announced its Limousine and Hotel Shuttle Program in March 2012 and was immediately well accepted throughout the industry.
One of the highlights of the 5 Series is its low fuel consumption. The 528i has an estimated MPG of 23 city/34 highway, which can help livery operators significantly reduce fuel costs. The 4-cyclinder, 240-horsepower engine delivers plenty of power, while the 5 Series interior exudes luxury and comfort for the passenger. Other models in the series feature available 6-cylinder and V-8 Twin Turbo engines, as well as all-wheel drive with its xDrive models.
At the Chauffeur Driven Show in November 2013, BMW launched its optional Livery Extended Service Contract, which provides coverage for 3 years/150,000 miles. This new warranty product is also available for the 5 Series Sedan. Every BMW also comes standard with a comprehensive 4 years/50,000 miles maintenance package, which can be upgraded to 6 years/100,000 miles.
“With the newest addition, BMW increases its product portfolio to further satisfy the needs of the livery industry by offering a more affordable classic sedan to livery providers nationwide,” says Key Account Manager, Marco Schneider. “This is the first BMW livery vehicle with a price point under $45,000 and is a strong competitor to vehicles like the Cadillac XTS.”
Currently Livery pricing starts from $42,500 (BMW 528i) plus dealer fees (Dealer Fees include Destination Fee ($925), Training Fee ($180) and MACO (~$400).
Special livery pricing, extended warranties, and enhanced maintenance packages are available on these models to livery companies enrolled in the Limousine and Hotel Shuttle Program. To enroll or for more information about the program, contact Marco Schneider at Marco.R.Schneider@bmwna.com or call 201.307.4465.
Visit bmwusa.com for more information.