New BMW Models Join Hertz's Expanding U.S. Dream Cars Line Up
PARK RIDGE, N.J., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ), the world's largest general use airport car rental brand, today announced it expanded its Dream Cars with the introduction of three new BMW models: the 650i Gran Coupe, 650i Convertible and the M5. Joining the BMW M3 Convertible, the new BMWs are available in select U.S. markets. These sporty, powerful models join a variety of other ultra-high-end performance Dream Car vehicles including: Ferrari, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Land Rover and more.
"Hertz Dream Cars is redefining the premium car rental experience, creating a valued rental experience for our discerning customers," said Mark P. Frissora, Hertz Chairman and CEO. "The addition of the BMW 650i models and M5 allows us to deliver high-performance, premium rental options to our customers to meet their diverse needs. Hertz's collection of BMWs provides customers luxury vehicles that marry sportiness, elegance, comfort and the latest technology."
The BMW 650i Gran Coupe and Convertible blend sophistication and sportiness, boasting 445 horsepower and TwinPower Turbo technology. The fluid design and comfort of a touring car-style is backed by the powerful 4.4-liter, V-8 engines to maximize enjoyment of the ride without sacrificing performance. The M5 also features a 4.4-liter, V-8 engine with 560 horsepower and TwinPower Turbo technology that can go 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds, delivering high-performance and ride quality.
Hertz Dream Cars expand the availability for consumers to enjoy an once-in-a-lifetime luxury travel experience and are offered in 35 markets including Los Angeles, Miami and Las Vegas. The collection includes:
Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Audi R8, Spyder
Bentley Continental GT
BMW (650i Gran Coupe, 650i Convertible, M3 Convertible, M5)
Ferrari (California, F430)
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Mercedes-Benz AMG (SLS, C63, E63)
Mercedes-Benz (SL550, G550)
Porsche (911, Cayenne, Boxster, Panamera)
Tesla Model S
For more information on the Hertz Dream Car Collection, visit hertzdreamcars.com.
Hertz operates its car rental business through the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty, and Firefly brands from approximately 10,400 corporate, licensee and franchisee locations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand. Hertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 8,800 corporate and licensee locations in approximately 150 countries. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 111 major airports in Europe. Hertz is an inaugural member of Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards Hall of Fame and was recently named, for the fourteenth time, by the magazine's readers as the Best Car Rental Agency. Hertz was also voted the Best Overall Car Rental Company in Zagat's 2013/14 U.S. Car Rental Survey, earning top honors in 10 additional categories, and the Company swept the global awards for Best Rewards Program and Best Overall Benefits from FlyerTalk.com. Product and services such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, NeverLost®, and unique cars and SUVs offered through the Company's Adrenaline, Prestige and Green Traveler Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition. Additionally, Hertz owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen Corporation and operates a leading North American equipment rental business, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, which includes Hertz Entertainment Services.
SOURCE The Hertz Corporation