|Rolls Royces and BMWs to be imported for CHOGM|
Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM)
The External Affairs Ministry has made arrangements to import 12 Rolls- Royce’s and 100 BMW’s cars for the use of the heads of state, scheduled to visit Sri Lanka to participate in the 23rd Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in November,news source said.
However it is not known whether these vehicles are to be re-exported after use.
The price of the Rolls- Royce Ghost car varies between US$ 246,500 and US$ 290,000. (Rs.31,500,000 and Rs. 37,000,000). A Rolls- Royce Phantom Car costs between US$ 399,000 and US$ 470,000.(Rs.51,000,000 and Rs. 60,000,000). A BMW 5 Series car costs between US$ 58,000 and US$ 70,000.( Rs.7,500,000 and Rs. 9,000,000). A BMW 7 Series costs between US$ 73,000 and US$ 140,000 (Rs.9,000,000 and Rs. 18,000,000).
It is usual to import Rolls Royce and BMW cars for such events. The prices mentioned do not include customs duty and shipping costs.