Hertz has started relationship with Porsche Cars North America to offer Panamera sport sedans in select locations in California, Florida and Nevada. Panamera will be part of Hertz Prestige Collection Fleet. Based on the list price mentioned in their press release and Hertz Vehicle Guide 27 mpg rating hints that Panamera model to be offered will be V6.
Avis Germany have been offering Porsche vehicles in Germany several years and their models are mainly top of the model range with good list of options. I hope Hertz will not make the mistake offering just entry level base trip versions. Would like to see other Porsche vehicles (911, Boxster, Cayman) to be added to Hertz fleet.
Panamera rental prices start $250 per day. I searched price for two day rental from Los Angeles Airport (LAX). Currently LAX was the only location where I could find availability. Daily rate for weekday rental was $299.49 USD with 100 miles included per day. Additional miles cost .39 USD. And then you need to add all taxes and fees (don’t forget insurance CDW/LDW). Price will probably come down using AAA CDP or other CDP discount codes which you might have.
600 kilometers (200km / Dai; € 0,99 / extra kilometers), Liability insurance, Navigation system, Collision Damage Waiver with theft protection (deductible: € 1500,00). Deductible can be lowered to 0 euros with addtional fee of 21.49 euros per day.
Weekend 3 day rental is “best” deal since it gives additional 150 kilometers over weekday 3 day rental and in general weekday daily rate is higher. Renting from Airport Sixt location will add 20% location surcharge to rental fees.
If you will be renting from Munich and you are looking for short term (1 day) rental BMW On Demand is option to consider.
Hertz Gold Choice is now available also in Munich, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Birmingham airport locations in addition to London and Stuttgart. Hertz Gold Choice is now available in Europe at the following locations:
London LHR Heathrow Airport January 2012
Stuttgart STR Stuttgart Airport January 2012
Munich MUC Munich Airport April 2012
Frankfurt FRA Frankfurt Airport April 2012
Amsterdam AMS Amsterdam Airport Schiphol April 2012
None of the major car rental companies in Germany currently offers new BMW M5 (F10) in their fleet. However if you are going to Munich Germany (BMW Headquarters) you can rent BMW M5 along with other exciting BMW models like M3, 6-series Coupe / Cabrio, Z4 35i, 550i (F10), 335i Cabrio, 335i Coupe, 135i Cabrio, 135 Coupe, X5 M, X6 M. These cars can be rented from BMW Welt as part of BMW On Demand program. BMW On Demand is BMW’s Driving experience program and is offered exclusively at BMW Welt (Munich Germany).
How it works.
You can only book one month in advance
Minimum booking is one hour. 3 hour booking gives you daytime rental from 09:00 (9AM) to 17:00 (5PM) or nightime from 17:00 (5PM) to 09:00 (9AM) next day.
One hour rental comes with 150km per paid hour. Daytime rental (3 paid hours) or Nightime rental (3 paid hours) comes with 450km. Whole day rental (24 hours) is charged 6 hours and comes with 900 km.
Rental terms and conditions state that maximum rental time is 24 hours but you seem to be able to book longer periods – I dont know how they will handle these situations. But to rent for longer periods it probably makes more sense to rent from Sixt (M3 from 99 eur per day).
M5 09:00 (9AM) to 17:00 (5PM) costs 210 eur and comes with 450 km’s. (see example below)
Automobile Pick up location
BMW Welt, Am Olympiapark 1, 80809 Munich
Tue, May 22, 9:00 AM
Tue, May 22, 5:00 PM
Insurance Third Party Liability / Comprehensive Cover / Part Insurance Cover) and in each case 750,- Euro deductible
Stundentarif Tag inkl. 150 km pro Std.
All around price
List of currently bookable BMW On Demand cars below. This shows hourly prices. To get daytime or nighttime price (450km) multiply hourly price by 3 and daily (900 km) price (24 hours) multiply by 6.
Last time when Europcar Germany had anything exciting in their fleet was back in 2007 when Audi A5 Coupe was introduced. Europcar was 2007 first car rental company in Germany to offer A5 in their fleet but after that I dont recall them having anything special in their fleets. Until now. For summer 2012 Europcar Germany has added Nissan 370Z to their fleet. Rates start 179 eur / weekend (fri 12:00 – mon 09:00) including 900km. Extra km’s are 0.38 eur / km. Cars can be booked from now until 30.9.2012.
If you are Hertz #1 Club – Gold member you can use their new Gold Choice -service. How it works. Reserve compact or larger car and locations where they have Gold Choice Service you can take your pre-assigned car or you can choose any car from Gold Choice area. For additional charge you can choose premium and speciality cars also.
Hertz Gold Choice is now available in Europe at the following locations:
And most of the major US Airport locations.
March 2012 San Francisco Airport had following speciality cars available for upgrade: