BMW refutes Megacity lease-only reports, final name coming this month

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Within days of reports that BMW's upcoming Megacity electric may end up being offered on a short-term lease basis, the German automaker has refuted the claim. Though BMW's 1-Series-based ActiveE will test out the short-term leasing waters, the Megacity will, according to a report from Just-Auto, be sold like any other conventional BMW model.

A BMW spokesman in Munich clarified the situation, telling Just-Auto:
It is definitely the case we are not planning to restrict the Megacity to lease model only. It will be offered to individuals as well as fleet customers – you will be able to buy it, lease it or whatever.

It will be offered just like any other series vehicle. We are considering additional distribution channels on top of the usual sales channels, but by no means do we intend to not sell this vehicle.
The spokesman closed by adding that BMW will announce the official name of the Megacity sub-brand on February 21st. Hat tip to David!

[Source: Just-Auto]

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