WHAT IS THE BMW SUBSCRIPTION?

  • WHAT IS THE BMW SUBSCRIPTION?

    We offer vehicles from BMW brand dealers on a subscription basis.
    We take care of the entire process, including insurance premiums and customer care.
    The BMW partner maintains the vehicle and handles deliveries and returns.
    Have a look at BMW-Abo.
  • WHAT IS A CAR SUBSCRIPTION PARTNER?

    Only authorised dealers are certified according to a strict selection criteria. The vehicles will be delivered by the BMW partner. With authorised and trained employees, the BMW partner handles the delivery and collection of the vehicle. It will also be your contact for maintenance requests and any warranty or wear and tear work that may be required.
  • WHO CAN TAKE OUT A SUBSCRIPTION FOR A VEHICLE?

    Any private individual or company domiciled in Switzerland can book vehicles on our website.
    It is important to note the following:
    • You may drive vehicles with less than 285 hp only if you have had a driving licence for more than 2 years without interruption.
    • If you would like to take out a subscription for a vehicle with more than 285 hp, you and all drivers must have reached a minimum age of 30 years and have been in possession of a valid driving licence for at least five years.
    • The vehicle may only be driven by you or the other drivers specified in the respective booking agreement. People who live in the same household as you (and have had a driver's license for 2 or more years) do not have to be separately listed as drivers.
    • Another requirement for a BMW subscription is a verified identity and a good credit rating. For company subscribers, the vehicle may only be operated by the persons specified as authorised drivers
  • CARS

    The vehicles that you will find on our website are used vehicles from the  previous two model years or with a mileage of up to 25,000 km. All vehicle offers are immediately available and reflect the actual vehicle description and equipment.

HOW DOES A BMW CAR SUBSCRIPTION PLAN WORK?

  • BOOKING PROCESS

    Your car subscription can be booked online at BMW subscription.
    1. You select your vehicle and your mileage package.
    2. You enter your personal data.
    3. You book your car on a subscription basis.
    After consultation with the partner dealer, we will send you confirmation of your delivery date. The booked vehicle can then be collected on the confirmed date.
  • SUBSCRIPTION PERIODS

    The BMW subscription has no minimum term; instead it may be cancelled at any time with three months' prior notice. The subscription vehicles can be driven for up to 24 months.
  • NOTICE PERIOD

    To cancel your subscription, you must give us three months' advance notice. For your termination to be legally binding, it must be in text form and submitted by post or email.

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  • VEHICLE AVAILABILITY

    In principle your selected vehicle should be immediately available. If you wish to collect the vehicle yourself, the delivery time will be approximately 10 working days.
  • VEHICLE COLLECTION

    We will inform you immediately when the vehicle is ready to be collected and arrange a delivery date and location with you and the BMW partner. Unless otherwise agreed in the booking agreement, you must collect the vehicle at the specified delivery location from your BMW dealer at your own expense on the agreed date.
    When collecting the vehicle, the following is very important:
    • please have your valid identity card and driving licence with you! These documents are checked during the handover process. If this check is not possible or fails for other reasons, the car cannot be handed over to you.
    • Your car's tank will have been filled (or the battery in an electric vehicle will have been charged) enough so that you can drive 100 km.
    • During the vehicle handover, an expert employee of the BMW partner will inspect your vehicle and record any damage and the completeness of the safety equipment. Please check for any visual defects yourself. In order to avoid misunderstandings, these will be documented with photos.
  • VEHICLE RETURN

    At the end of your contract term, make an appointment with the BMW partner to return the vehicle. Unless otherwise stated in your booking, bring your car back in the same way as you collected it. There is a five-day grace period to return the vehicle after the end of your contract term. This means that after the contract has expired, you still have 5 working days to return your vehicle with your BMW partner.
    The vehicle must have been cleaned inside and out. If there are any previously unknown damages or defects, you must show them to your BMW partner upon return. Don't worry about signs of wear commensurate with the age and mileage of the vehicle. When the vehicle is returned, the BMW partner will inspect the vehicle again, record the results in a log, and you will be asked to sign your agreement with the results.
    You will find everything you need to know about keeping the vehicle return process fair here.
  • CHANGE OF PERSONAL DATA

    We kindly ask you to report any changes regarding your personal data
    • name,
    • address,
    • bank details,
    • your employer. or
    • a significant deterioration in your income
    by sending an email to support@bmw-abo.ch.

COSTS AND PAYMENTS

  • START-UP CHARGES

    A one-time set of start-up charges of CHF 299.00 will be charged for each subscription to cover the delivery and handover of the vehicle. If you want to change your car, you must give us three months' advance notice and sign a new subscription contract. The start-up charges of CHF 299.00 are payable for each new subscription.
  • SECURITY DEPOSIT

    As security, we will collect a deposit equal to one month's subscription charge. We will retain this in the event of a payment default.
  • MILEAGE PACKAGES

    You can choose from five different mileage packages:
    • S (500 km/month),
    • M (800 km/month),
    • L (1,250 km/month),
    • XL (1,500 km/month), or
    • XXL (2,000 km/month).
    Tip: The more kilometres you drive, the less your price per kilometre. Any extra kilometres driven will be billed on a monthly basis. If you do not drive your allotted kilometres in a given month, they will be credited to the mileage package for the next month. An overview can be found in your customer account area.
  • SERVICES INCLUDED

    Your BMW subscription package price includes all costs and applicable fees for the operation of your vehicle
    • maintenance,
    • wear and tear,
    • fully comprehensive and partial comprehensive insurance,
    • seasonal tyres,
    • motor vehicle tax,
    • motorway vignette.
    The monthly price is based on the mileage package you book: S (500 km/month), M (800 km/month), L (1,250 km/month), XL (1,500 km/month), or XXL (2,000 km/month).
    You only need to cover the costs for liquids such as
    • fuel,
    • AdBlue (diesel additive),
    • wiper water, and
    • oil
    as needed.
    You will also be responsible for any
    • fines,
    • foreign motorway tolls, and
    • parking costs.
  • MILEAGE BILLING

    The kilometres you drive are logged directly from the vehicle using mileage data and billed monthly. If you drive less in one month, you can carry forward the kilometres paid for to the following month. The data is used only to  bill the kilometres travelled; we do not share it with third parties.
  • EXTRA KILOMETRES

    If you drive more kilometres per month than your package includes, each additional kilometre will be added to your monthly subscription fee according to the price per extra kilometre shown for your chosen package.
    Tip: You can change your mileage package at any time in your customer account up to 24 hours before the closing date of your next billing cycle and thus book a higher or lower monthly mileage package.
  • CREDIT CHECK

    Since subscriptions are payable by installments, we need to be assured that the subscription is mutually safe from a financial perspective. For this reason it will be necessary for us to carry out a credit check on you as part of the booking process. This way we will know that you will be a reliable subscriber.
  • PAYMENT METHODS

    Payments can currently only be made via credit card.

INCLUSIVE SERVICES IN DETAIL

  • VEHICLE REGISTRATION COSTS

    The vehicles will be registered by the relevant BMW partner. There are no separate costs for you here.
  • MAINTENANCE & WEAR

    Inspections and repairs can be carried out at any of our BMW partners in your region. Under the terms of the subscription we will take care of these costs and you will have nothing to pay.
    Attention:
    Maintenance, repairs and garage work on the vehicle may only be carried out with the respective BMW partner within Switzerland with the prior written consent of ViveLaCar. This also applies to the installation or removal of accessory parts, as well as to maintenance and repairs within the intended maintenance and inspection intervals.
  • YOUR INSURANCE PACKAGE

    Third-party liability and comprehensive insurance is included (excess for third-party liability is CHF 1,000.00 for drivers up to 26 years of age; zero for older drivers). Comprehensive cover (collision excess CHF 1,000.00 for all drivers; CHF 300.00 for damage experienced while car is parked).
    The terms and conditions for Allianz motor vehicle insurance apply; these will be made available to you on request before your subscription is accepted.
    The vehicle booked in each case may be driven in Switzerland and in the following other countries: Principality of Liechtenstein and in Albania, Andorra, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark,  Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy,  Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Portugal, Sweden, Serbia-Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, as well as in other countries not listed where the Swiss registration plate is recognised as proof of insurance in accordance with international agreements. Insurance cover does not apply in the non-European regions of these countries, with the exception of Turkey and Cyprus.
  • SEASONAL TYRES

    We ensure year-round tyres as well as wear and weather-related tire changes, if necessary up to twice a year, at our own discretion. This may depend on the location of the vehicle. If you would like to switch from summer to winter tyres, please let us and the BMW partner know 4 weeks beforehand.
  • MOTOR VEHICLE TAX

    Your car subscription includes payment of the motor vehicle tax.

WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO CONSIDER?

  • SMOKING

    Smoking is strictly prohibited in the vehicle. No cigarettes, cigars, pipes, or e-cigarettes are allowed. CHF 300.00 will be charged for each violation.
  • PETS

    You can take pets with you in your BMW. However, make sure that they do not leave any damage in or on the car and that you have removed all traces (hair or similar) before you return it.
  • MODIFICATIONS

    You may not make any technical or optical modifications to the vehicle (e.g. attaching stickers, conversions, or vehicle tuning). Manufacturer recall campaigns are excluded. In this case, however, you will be in contact with us anyway, as we will temporarily provide you with another vehicle.
  • DRIVERS OTHER THAN THE SUBSCRIBER

    For single trips, you can allow your car to be driven by
    • immediate family (e.g. parents, children),
    • your spouse,
    • registered partner, or
    • other parties domiciled at your place of residence (authorised third parties).
    • Other people may only use the car with the prior written consent of ViveLaCar (authorised drivers).

    You may drive vehicles with less than 285 hp only if you
    • have had a driving licence for more than 2 years without interruption and
    • are at least 21 years of age.
    If you would like to subscribe to a vehicle with more than 285 hp, you and all drivers must have
    • reached a minimum age of 30 years and
    • have been in possession of a valid driving licence for at least five years.

    It is important that you can tell us at any time who was driving your subscribed vehicle and when.
    Tip: Keep a logbook in the glovebox. This will help you to keep track. In addition, you, as a subscriber, are responsible for ensuring that the other authorised drivers or third parties (spouse, parents) who are entitled to use the vehicle are fit to drive and are in possession of a valid driving licence.

EMERGENCIES AND EXCEPTIONAL SITUATIONS

  • FINES

    You are responsible for the payment of all traffic violation fines (e.g. parking tickets, speeding fines etc.). The fine will first go to your BMW partner, who will send the ticket to us and we will forward it to you. We charge a processing fee of CHF 20.00 which will be added to your fine. The fine including the CHF 20.00 processing fee will be charged to your credit card.
  • ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE

    If you have a breakdown or a technical problem, please contact one of our service staff immediately by calling +41 844 85 75 75. They will organise help and get you on the road again as soon as possible. In the event of technical damage, please contact the manufacturer's mobility service at +41 844 85 75 75.
  • ACCIDENT

    Firstly ensure that you and your passengers are unharmed and if necessary call the emergency services.
    In the event of accidents involving third parties, please contact the police. Document how the accident occurred and the apparent damage including photographs and send all details to us.
  • HERE ARE THE CONTACT DETAILS YOU NEED TO CONTACT, DEPENDING ON THE EXTENT OF DAMAGE

    Please immediately send an email to: support@bmw-abo.ch with the completed accident report, vehicle identification if necessary, delivery report of the vehicle, and pictures of the damage (if available, the return report), the damage information/notification from Allianz, and the police report, if applicable.
  • LOSS OF DRIVING PRIVILEGES

    If you or an authorised driver lose your driving privileges during the subscription period, the following will happen:
    • Authorised driver: If one of your authorised drivers has their driving privileges revoked during the subscription period, nothing changes for you as a subscriber, except for the fact that that person will no longer be allowed to drive the vehicle you have subscribed to.
    • If the subscriber loses their driving privileges, the obligation to pay the monthly subscription fee remains in effect. The three months' notice period would then be triggered automatically.
    • Subscribers and every authorised driver agree to notify us immediately of the loss of their driving privileges (temporary or permanent) and strictly refrain from driving the vehicle during this time.
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