Last year, BMW introduced its Access by BMW car subscription service in the United States, and while it’s still in its pilot phase in Nashville, Tennessee, the company has now expanded the service to Singapore. The island nation is only the second market globally to offer it, and the first in Asia.

Operated by Sime Darby Services, the system works in a similar fashion to that in the US. Customers can sign up for free online, and once they subscribe to a car they will have to pay a one-time, non-refundable S$1,000 (RM3,000) activation fee on top of the cost of the subscription. They can choose between one-month and three-month tenures, and they can switch models at any time.

Unlike in the US, there aren’t any tiers in which you can freely switch between the available models in that price bracket; instead, BMW charges the customer based on the specific model. Although the company offers a range of models and variants, there are currently four vehicles listed on the website.

The cheapest is the X1 sDrive18i SUV, priced at S$2,600 (RM7,800) per month, or S$2,500 (RM7,500) a month with a three-month tenure. The larger X3 sDrive20i is offered at S$3,388 (RM10,200) monthly, while those who crave more in terms of performance can opt for an X3 M40i for S$4,600 (RM13,800) per month. Alternatively, the 520i Sport sedan is offered at S$3,788 (RM11,400) per month.

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Once you subscribe, the chosen vehicle will be delivered right to your doorstep will a free tank of petrol, and the car will be collected from you at the end of the subscription. There’s also no mileage cap (again, unlike the US), and the cost of the subscription includes comprehensive insurance, maintenance, roadside assistance, road tax, GST and a replacement vehicle should the subscribed vehicle require repairs.

Of course, there are terms and conditions. Users will have to pay for their own fuel, and they are also not allowed to drive into Malaysia. Those who wish to drive over here will be able to obtain a rental car from BMW, at an additional cost.

Closer to home, Renault is already offering a subscription service that starts from RM1,299 a month for a Renault Captur, while GoCar’s offering is priced starting at RM1,600 a month for a Nissan Almera. Would you use such a subscription service? Sound off in the comments after the jump.