BMW Motability Car Scheme offers make it easy for disabled motorists to drive prestigious
new cars. The scheme offers two options, the hire purchase agreement or the infinitely
more popular three-year contract hire. Let us focus on the latter. Eligible participants must
receive either the higher rate mobility component of the disability living allowance, or the
war pensioners' mobility supplement. The car is paid for using all or part of the benefit, but
some models also require an additional advance payment. This value varies considerably.
Noteworthy contract hire bargains - for those claiming the higher rate mobility component
- include the BMW 1 Series. This, depending on specification, is available for the total
weekly value of the benefit – plus advance payments ranging from £1,199 to £4,995.
This capable everyday workhorse is an excellent choice as it is remarkably easy to drive,
reasonably spacious, and has a decent equipment specification. Oh, it is fashionable too.
Those who fancy slipping into a compact executive saloon may prefer the super-stylish
BMW 3 Series. This lifestyle statement is available, in 318i ES 4dr trim, for the total weekly
benefit plus a £2,199 advance payment. It is also listed in high-specification 320d Sport
Plus Touring form for the higher up-front payment of £6,899. This is clearly a substantial
pile of cash – but the BMW 3 Series Touring is practical, nicely built, and easy to live with.
Those in receipt of the war pensioners' supplement may fall for the charms of the BMW X3. This prestigious four-wheel-drive mud-plunger is available for the weekly value of the
benefit, plus a comparatively sensible £8,574 payment. This lifestyle statement offers
motorists composed handling, reassuring safety features, and plenty of toys. Happy days.