SMC Asia Car Distributors Corp. (SMC ACDC), the official importer and distributor of BMW in the Philippines, is about to make owning a BMW a lot more affordable. This is through the launch of its latest program called BMW Service Inclusive, which comes on top of the industry-leading 5-year/200,000-kilometer warranty, whichever comes first.
BMW Service Inclusive (BSI) allows customers to make a one-time payment for a maintenance package that will cover the preventive maintenance costs of their new brand-new BMW vehicle for a period of five years or 60,000 kilometers. This includes work like oil changes, replacement of oil filters, spark plugs, brake fluid, and a service check according to BMW specifications. Customers may also avail of packages with higher mileage limits of up to 100,000 kilometers to accommodate more frequent or daily use. Only Original BMW Parts are used, and BSI can also be transferred to the next owner, increasing the resale value of the car.
With BSI, ownership costs are significantly lowered compared to making individual transactions every time a BMW enters the dealer. The BSI for the BMW 5 Series costs P113,100 for a package that’s good for 5 years or 60,000 kilometers. Meanwhile, all BMWs have a maintenance interval of 1 year or 10,000 kilometers. Assuming that the once-a-year interval is being followed, the cost of each preventive maintenance ends up at P22,620–putting it on par with more affordable mainstream vehicles.
Apart from reducing the cost of owning a BMW, the German luxury automaker also introduced an easier, safer way to buy your dream BMW. Called the BMW Digital Showroom, the online platform aims to make the vehicle purchase process easier and of course, safer amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The BMW Digital Showroom also serves as a convenient portal to learn more about BMW vehicles, see the latest special offers, and be up-to-date on key information about the brand. Vehicle models, specifications, brochures, and pricing are easily accessible via the BMW Digital Showroom. This also serves as a jumping point, connecting visitors to their closest dealers for a private viewing or even a home-based test drive.
“We are very excited to bring these new products and share the improvements we’ve made for our customers and aspiring BMW owners. Not only are we offering more options in terms of vehicles, but we are also making sure that we come up with services that make the whole BMW experience as enjoyable as it can be. Strengthening our presence digitally is one of our main thrusts, and the BMW Digital Showroom is an exciting way to learn more about the brand and offer a convenient way for visitors to interact with our dealership network.” SMC Asia Car Distributors Corp. President Spencer Yu.