New and Used BMW Cars for Sale in Nigeria
BMW stands for Bavarian Motor Works (in English) or Bayerische Motoren Werke (in German) and is one of the most well-known German automobile manufacturing companies in the world. With their headquarters in the city of Munich which is the capital of Bavaria state in the Federal Republic of Germany as well, BMW has been able to deliver vehicles and technologies which rival with only the best automobile brands worldwide. BMW owns the Rolls Royce Motor Co., which was once the pride of English Automobile Manufacturing industry. It also owns the “Mini” brand of the city cars in addition to producing high end race and leisure motorcycles. BMW was founded in 1916 and in the beginning manufactured aircraft engines as well. However, today the aircraft manufacturing activity is carried out solely by the Rolls Royce division of the BMW. Along with Mercedes-Benz and Audi, BMW is the part of the Big-three motor manufacturing consortium in Germany and a pillar of German industrial economy.
With the growth of the BMW brand worldwide, their presence in Sub – Saharan Africa has surpassed expectations. The BMW brand is one associated with affluence and luxury, and is definitely a sight in many affluent African’s garages. In Nigeria, there is no shortage of BMW vehicles, and it is definitely a thing of pride to own one of these high performance machines, be it brand new, foreign used (Tokunbo) or Nigerian used (Registered)
BMW Performance and Technology
BMW has a diverse array of expertise in terms of fabrication. They manufacture aircraft engines as well as motorcycles apart from luxury cars. This means that the BMW technology is a crossover of different manufacturing domains. This lends BMW a very distinct advantage over its competitors such as Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari and Lexus. The number of technological innovations introduced to the automobile world by BMW is astounding, which include, among others; High Precision Injection, Adaptive Headlights, Dynamic Stability Control, Twin Turbo Diesel, Brake Energy Regeneration and many more. BMW vehicles are second to none in terms of performance and technology. Also, with high performance engines, the BMW brand is known to have quite impressive speeds and efficiency. In recent times, they have taken their performance ratings up a notch by providing hybrid and fuel efficient variants for some of their impressive models.
Popular BMW Models in Nigeria
BMW models have a typical nomenclature which consists of a series of digits put together with a series of alphabets. Due to this reason, BMW models do not have names but digits and letters associated to them. The most popular BMW models available in Nigeria are the BMW X5, BMW 3-Series, BMW X6, BMW 5-Series and BMW X3.
- BMW X5: The X5 is one of the most popular BMW models. It is a Sports Utility Vehicle which is available in both petrol and diesel versions. Only automatic transmission models are available in Nigeria. BMW manufactured this model from 2007 to 2013.
- BMW 3-Series: The 3-Series is a compact executive car produced by BMW. The production started for the first time in 1954 and continues to this date. This is a four door five seater sedan with models such as 316i, 318i, 320i, 325i, 328i and etc.
- BMW X3: Another very popular model in Nigeria is the X3. Like its sister X5, it is a Sports Utility Vehicle but is a little smaller than the X5. Its production started in 2003 and unlike the X5, it has not been discontinued and is still going strong.
- BMW X6: The BMW X6 is a mid-size luxury crossover, which was launched in April 2008 and marketed as Sports Activity Coupe (SAC). The development of BMW X6 was started in 2003 while it was presented as a concept model at the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show.
The BMW 5-Series and BMW 7-Series are also popular models in the range of luxury cars that are being sold in Nigeria.
Availability of BMW in Nigeria
The most popular BMW models such as the X5, X6 and X3 etc. are widely available across Nigeria. BMW vehicles are also marketed in the country by official dealers who offer brand new and every latest model of BMW in a different engine sizes. Likewise, there are many mechanical workshops in Nigeria that are specialized in BMW vehicles and finding spare parts are also widely available in the market. Carmudi Nigeria also offers interested customers of BMW cars a huge number of choices from local dealers in many cities in the country;
Authorised dealer of the BMW brand in Nigeria
The Coscharis Motors Company is currently the leading authorised dealer of the BMW brand in Nigeria. The Coscharis Motors Company has ground presence in all the geopolitical zones in Nigeria, including other African countries such as Ghana, Cote D'Ivoire and Gabon. With the establishment of a state of the art assembling plant in Ikeja, Lagos and the assemblage of a Ford Ranger truck, we are hopeful that the Coscharis Motors Company would soon start manufacturing BMW vehicles for the Nigerian and Sub – Saharan Africa.