Actually they're really not. When I was stationed overseas a common sight was BMW and Mercedes pulling taxi duty, police cars, roadside assistance for ADAC, etc. I imagine it's just like the U.S. when it comes to how a municipality chooses police vehicles, the manufacturers offer up vehicles and compete on price, performance, and options. BMW happened to tick all the boxes in this case. Just like others have said, you can get a much lower optioned BMW over there, plus most manufacturers offer stripped down models at government pricing so retail values aren't even in play.
Exactly.Actually they're really not. When I was stationed overseas a common sight was BMW and Mercedes pulling taxi duty...
No but I have been all over Europe. Yet MB or BMW are premium brands. You won't find any serious car testers that will say the contrary, unless incompetent.You've obviously never been inside a taxi spec MB in Portugal.
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