This is one nice car.
- 231bhp at 4000rpm
- 2993cc, 6 cylinder, turbo-charged diesel
- 0-100kmh in just 7.9 seconds
- Top speed 230kmh
Perfect for getting to Rugby games on time and as an added bonus our MP's will finally be able to out drag boy racers at traffic lights.
I have always liked BMW's. I owned a 7 series for about 8 years. It was reliable, comfortable and surprisingly quite nimble on the corners. A wolf in sheep's clothing.
I am however quite surprised at the decision to go with such a big European car. I would have thought that with all the Kyoto huppla our duly elected dignitaries might have led by example and gone Hybrid with the Toyota Prius for around town and the Lexus LS for whisking Fijian military dictators from the Airport to Parliament in style.
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Comment by bcourtney, on 19-Dec-2007 17:05
The new 7 Series due out towards the end of next year is SO much nicer... I would hope they either get a good deal on the current model due to this fact or simply wait a few more months to get the new model :)
Comment by freitasm, on 19-Dec-2007 17:57
Not only this, but each one costs NZ$170,000... Your tax dollars at work!
Comment by joker97, on 19-Dec-2007 23:42
this is not so worrying - how about people planning to spend 99% or our tax surplus (about NZD7,000,000,000) on the next elections? is ms clark trying to start WW3 or something? the rest of us only getting $20.00 a week and they're doing this? i wonder why people go to australia ... hmmm
Comment by CrispinMullins, on 20-Dec-2007 01:37
Your tax dollars at work is correct -- these vehicles reportedly have the lowest TCO of all the models that were tendered.
Also, these are not for regular MPs, according to the press release:
"The chauffeur-driven fleet is used to transport visiting guests of government including royalty, heads of states and invited dignitaries. There were more than 67 overseas "guest of government" visits in 2006 and 51 in 2007.
The fleet is also used by the judiciary (including Supreme Court, Appeal Court and High Court judges), the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Parliament, the Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition and Ministers of the Crown."
Comment by Mel Whitman, on 12-Jan-2008 15:54
I want a BMW so so bad, awww if I could only plz help
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