'BMW, Citroen won gov't contract for huge discounts'

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July 12, 2012 16:27

 
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The Finance Ministry on Thursday shot back at accusations of overspending on cars for cabinet ministers, saying that BMW and Citroen won the government contract only because they offered the government substantial discounts.

The BMW 528i, which usually sells for NIS 400,000, was offered for NIS 207,000 instead, the ministry said. 

The Citroen C5, on the other hand, offered a discount of only 13%, but is cheaper to begin with.

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