COVID-19: BMW offers discounted car subscription for healthcare workers in Singapore

BY Jonathan Lim

Frontline healthcare workers can enjoy safer, private mobility with Access by BMW, from $50 per day

SINGAPORE - Medical staff are the true heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic, and people have been showing their support and appreciation of them in various ways. In the case of BMW Financial Services and Sime Darby (the parent company of authorised dealer Performance Motors), that support comes in the form of substantial discounts to their subscription platform, Access by BMW.

This service, which has been described as a sort of Netflix for cars, allows users to get behind the wheel of a BMW without the heavy commitment of a purchase or lease; the service may be used for periods as short as a week or a month at a time.

With this ongoing promotion, healthcare workers can subscribe to a 1 Series hatchback for $1,500 per month, which works out to about $50 per day - not much more than some who commute daily via taxi or private-hire car would pay. The regular full price for normal users is $2,388 per month.

To everyone else, BMW is also waiving the $1,000 sign-up fee to all new users who sign up during the Circuit Breaker period.

“As a small token of our appreciation, we wanted to support [frontline healthcare workers] by providing them with hassle-free access to our fleet of BMWs so they can safely commute to work”, said Ritu Chandy (above), Regional CEO, BMW Financial Services, Asia Pacific.

“There are no hidden fees and no long-term commitments. Most importantly, this will provide healthcare professionals with peace of mind during their daily commute so they can focus on what is most important to them – saving lives”, Ms Chandy continued.

In addition to the 1 Series, users with differing needs may alternatively choose a 2 Series Tourer, 5 Series, X1, X2, or X3, and are allowed to switch cars at the end of their current booking period. Regardless of the model, Access by BMW covers insurance, maintenance, road tax, 24 hour roadside assistance, and unlimited mileage, while delivery and collection are all done at the user’s location.

Anybody interested may visit accessbybmw.com.sg for more information.