Diplomatic Sales

Our dedicated diplomatic sales team are delighted to assist you with all enquiries and formalities relating to the purchase of your new vehicle.


The BMW Diplomatic Sales Programme includes:

BMW International Sales Diplomatic Team is well regarded in the Diplomatic Community, located in the heart of London, we also provide you with access to our exclusive diplomatic service facilities.

Because each day you perform a very special role, for us you are a very special customer. Enjoy the privileges of BMW Diplomatic Sales, and benefit from the many advantages, including: special conditions and tax benefits as a diplomat; personal customer care and the BMW Diplomatic Sales team; the full range of BMW vehicles tailored to your individual needs; order and delivery to almost every country on earth; and worldwide service and a two-year warranty regardless of mileage.

Let the experience of Sheer Driving Pleasure enter your life – with the BMW Diplomatic Sales service.



We offer you the following benefits when you place your order with us: Support and advice from a dedicated diplomatic sales executive, knowledgeable in diplomatic fleet management requirements. Favourable diplomatic pricing in addition to the tax free entitlement. The supply of all vehicles with diplomatic or private registration plates. Arrangement and organisation of export and shipping requests to virtually any country worldwide. Exclusive access to a specialised diplomatic service account facility streamlining the management of several vehicles. The availability of finance for all diplomatic vehicles - a service unique to BMW


  • Preferential diplomatic prices in addition to your tax free entitlement.
  • Left Hand Drive and Right Hand Drive vehicles manufactured to your full home country specification.
  • Worldwide International warranty and support via the global BMW Dealer Network.
  • Security vehicles.
  • A range of financial packages (subject to status) available through BMW Financial
  • Services, designed to make the purchase of your new vehicle more affordable.
  • Worldwide shipping available.
  • Access to a programme that fully recognises your status and understands your unique requirements.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I pay?

The orders will always be raised in Euros or Pounds, consequently deposits and final payments should also be remitted in Euros or Pounds.

Can I part exchange my old car?

We will always assist you in part exchanging your current car.

How do I qualify?

You must be able to produce a diplomatic passport or service pass from a recognised international organisation.

How many can I have and for how long?

Each holder of a passport/pass may buy two BMWs per year. This will usually dictate how long you keep the previous car.

How long will I have to wait?

It very much depends on whether you want a BMW built to your own specification (not withstanding country specific options) in which case we usually build a BMW and deliver within four to five months. There is always a possibility that the right BMW might be found in your country, which will speed up the delivery time. Occasionally, a new model may prove difficult to deliver within the normal parameters due to strong demand so should you be contemplating a new model please allow more time.

How can I receive the price I am entitled to?

By coming through to BMW Diplomatic Sales, we take away any anxiety you may have about the price. The constant will be that the price is directly linked to BMW's factory price.

How will the car be shipped to me?

BMW Diplomatic Sales will deliver your car via our shipping agents to your local subsidiary or importer. In rare circumstances the car may be delivered to your nearest port where the designated clearing agent will handle the details.

Diplomatic Sales Programme

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the payment terms?

We shall require an initial deposit of 10% and BMW will invoice you for the final payment prior to the car leaving the factory. This may increase to 25% for Left Hand Drive vehicles.

Would I have tax-free status?

This will depend on local conditions so it is advisable to check with the Protocol Department of your Mission or Organisation. They should be in a position to advise you correctly.

How can I be sure of buying the right car?

You will be buying your car directly from BMW even if you are dealing with your local people. We are aware of what will be required for the conditions of your posting and the car will be built for the specific market. Should your car be staying in the country of your posting, then the local subsidiary or importer will be able to source the car from local quotas.

What qualifies as an Official car?

If the car is to be registered to your Mission and not to an individual, then the Official BMW price will be used.

Can family members take advantage of the scheme?

Any member of your family who holds diplomatic accreditation can also purchase a vehicle through this scheme.

Can I buy a BMW Motorcycle using this scheme?

Please go the new tax free motorcycle page.

Do you have any cars in stock?

For those customers who need a quick delivery we have the facility to look for unsold BMWs already in the UK. Whilst we may not be able find your exact first choice, we can usually offer many close alternatives. Please call us at BMW Park Lane on 020 7541 3555 to discuss.