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Celebrities' Fixation with BMWs

Snapshot: Celebrities and stinking rich affluence go together. Sports persons, especially cricketers and Bollywood stars are generally identified with luxurious lifestyles, rattled off in one breath

Celebrities and stinking rich affluence go together. Sports persons, especially cricketers and Bollywood stars are generally identified with luxurious lifestyles, rattled off in one breath. And for those moneyed, nothing less than the most opulent machines would do to live it up. From the younger celebrities to the veterans, one love they all share is to flaunt their hot beauties.

For those really living it up, one brand that has a bevy of beauties on offer is BMW. Whether it is the opulence of the 7, the richness of the 5 or the style of the 3, BMW has something to offer for everyone.

A brand as iconic as BMW deserves to be kick-started with the retired demi-god of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar who possesses a BMW 7 series. This is the 760Li, with the Sachin Tendulkar logo, designed around a cricket ball, monogrammed on the headrests and doorsills. This car is powered by a 12-cylinder 5972cc petrol engine that will rocket this luxury chariot to a 100kph in 4.6 seconds.

Tendulkar also has an X5M50d in white. BMW especially made it available for the man, which is otherwise not sold in India. He also has a BMW M6 Gran Coupe powered by a twin-turbo V8 4395cc petrol engine. Interestingly, Sachin Tendulkar is also a brand ambassador for BMW.

Meanwhile, if you aren’t jealous yet, then wish you should have been badminton sensation Saina Nehwal, to whom Tendulkar gifted a BMW 3 series in black! Apparently the machine cost around 28.9lakh ex-showroom at the time.

From the Rolls-Royce stable, the Ghost and the Phantom have had a dream run with India’s rich and famous. Amir Khan may have taken his clownish role way too seriously what with his weird BMW bike stunts in Dhoom 3, but the brand fan owns the exorbitant Rolls-Royce Ghost, which made him shell out over Rs 3 crore! Colleague Priyanka Chopra is not far behind with her beautiful wine coloured Ghost, and is perhaps the only lady owner in Bollywood of this revered marquee. Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra gifted Amitabh the ultimate in luxury saloons, a Rolls-Royce Phantom in classy silver colour, priced at Rs 3.5 crore. Senior Bachchan also has a BMW X5, and a 7 series.

Bollywood’s badshah Shahrukh Khan also has a long line of BMWs. Starting with a white BMW 760Li with a price tag of above a crore, a BMW 6 Series convertible and a Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe.

SRK has also been gifting expensive BMW models to many of his friends such as actor Rajnikanth, Kareena Kapoor and director Anubhav Sinha.

The Bachchans have a bevy of BMWs. Abhishek Bachchan gifted a red Mini Cooper S to his one-year-old daughter, costing Rs 30lakh. Here’s a little trivia: this car’s number is 2882. It signifies 2nd of the 8th month of the year 1982. Way back then, actor Amitabh Bachchan had been operated upon and brought back to life, after his lethal accident on a movie set. Similar is that case with Ajay Devgan, who rides a Mini too. 

Finally, what greater endorsement than brand BMW than our country’s own prime minister? For the last few years, the prime minister has been moving around in a cavalcade of 7-series high security cars, with his SPG moving in specially prepared X5s. Now that is the ultimate word for BMW…!

 

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