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Posted 07 November 2009 - 06:27 PM

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Read the news that 600 brand new BMW 5/7 series will be use as the delegates official cars in the APEC 2009 meeting.
Wondering what will happen to these cars after that? Put up for sale as 2nd hand cars?

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 06:56 PM

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For sale at a discount

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 07:00 PM

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If i m not wrong they will sell it... but those who bought will be the 1st owner..... Of course at a cheaper price


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Posted 07 November 2009 - 07:57 PM

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Unlike other international events where it has sponsored cars in the past, BMW Asia has announced that this fleet will not be put up for sale at a discount. Instead, it will be used for other upcoming events instead.

BMW fleet for Apec meetings

11 July 2009
Straits Times

LEADERS of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) forum will be travelling in style.

German luxury carmaker BMW is supplying close to 300 cars to ferry the high-profile participants - including United States President Barack Obama - to and from the Apec meetings being hosted in Singapore.

Yesterday, BMW Asia held a symbolic ceremony to hand over the 295-strong fleet, consisting mainly of BMW 5-series and some 7-series cars.

It is one of several car sponsorships BMW has taken part in over the years.

Unlike previous occasions, however, when such cars were sold to the public at discounted rates after the programme, the 295 BMWs will be kept for other events next year. The cars are now parked at a military camp in Portsdown Road. The fleet will not be registered, but the cars will wear special number plates.

The sponsorship is sizeable, costing an estimated $18 million, based on the cost of the vehicles before registration taxes.

A spokesman for BMW Asia indicated that although the cars would not be sold and, therefore, would not contribute to BMW sales in Singapore, the sponsorship was a brand-building exercise.

BMW began supplying cars for national events here with the World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference held in 1996. In 2006, it supplied more than 500 cars for the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings here. BMW Asia managing director Johannes Seibert described that as 'one of the biggest projects of its kind undertaken by BMW anywhere in the world'.

Apec Singapore 2009 will see about 12,000 participants arriving for 114 meetings, starting from this month. It will culminate in a summit in November to be attended by leaders from the 21 member nations.

CHRISTOPHER TAN

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 08:50 PM

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look. BMW spend 18mil for a brand-building excercise by sponsoring cars for the APEC.
hmmm ever asked yourself how often u see ads of bmw on tv? they dont need ads to sell their cars i guess.

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 09:20 PM

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if really, there is hope to sell away APEC BMW to public. Do you think they can afford it?
dun mention riches pp... normal man won't be looking at it....

we can buy over, BUT, we cannot afford the mant,,,,,one words >>>>EXP EXP EXP

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 09:28 PM

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hmmm ever asked yourself how often u see ads of bmw on tv? they dont need ads to sell their cars i guess.


Hmm but nowadays chinese ah pek ah soh radio station 958 also got BMW ad, saying that it offer free COE etc etc. I quite surprise that they even target this grp of ppl

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 09:41 PM

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if they sell after every event held in singapore, we will have alot of bmw on our roads! biggrin.gif

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 10:14 AM

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The last meeting held here is also BMW is it? I thought after that they sold it at a good discount.

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 10:29 AM

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If i had the money i'd probably buy these discounted (assuming they were put on sale like the last time) bimmers. Not brand whore or anything but its a good chance to get a decent BMW and mod the hell out of it with spare change.
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Posted 08 November 2009 - 11:07 AM

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Same as IMF held that time, all BMW were sold at cheaper rate
Talk is cheap

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 12:35 PM

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The last meeting held here is also BMW is it? I thought after that they sold it at a good discount.



but the discount is not substantial but I think certain part/functions are not included.. so nett nett, might as well buy the normal ones..

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 07:33 PM

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BMW to Singapore is like Proton to Malaysia - our national car.
No offense intended to Malaysians.

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 03:27 AM

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several weeks back i saw the ad for the sale of these cars after the summit. not sure if PM changed their mind.

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 08:12 AM

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maybe they will keep some of the cars for next BIG event. i think not all the cars will be sold at a discount.

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 08:17 AM

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don't think they will be selling them for now...will keep it for other events...
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Posted 11 November 2009 - 08:38 AM

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Hmm but nowadays chinese ah pek ah soh radio station 958 also got BMW ad, saying that it offer free COE etc etc. I quite surprise that they even target this grp of ppl


They might be targetting them with the 7-series or the 5-series.

Usually those who listens to 958 are pple 50 or above and there r many rich towkays in this group.

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 08:40 AM

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i don't think that promo is for the cars used for APEC la...they just use it to clear existing 5-series so that new one can come next year...
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Posted 11 November 2009 - 08:40 AM

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BMW to Singapore is like Proton to Malaysia - our national car.
No offense intended to Malaysians.


I agree. Each time i stop at the traffic light and look around me, most of the time there wld be a bmw or merc.

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 08:48 AM

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I agree. Each time i stop at the traffic light and look around me, most of the time there wld be a bmw or merc.



Yep there was even once where i was surrounded by BMWs, left, right and front.
Nice car but such a common sight



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