Bangladeshi man badges his Bentley as a Chrysler to evade tax

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A number of people including automotive enthusiasts like me have often scoffed at the government for levying high import duties tax and whatever else it is one has to pay in order to have an imported vehicle in India. After having a quick glance at the source of this article, I probably thanked my luck that the duties here are quite less as compared to Bangladesh.

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According to images shared by a Facebook page called Bangladeshi Automobile Scenario, someone has reportedly imported a Bentley Flying Spur to the region by replacing the winged B badges with Chrysler ones. Featuring the badges of the 300 C from the Italian American automobile manufacturer, the move, which seems to be highly illogical, is a desperate attempt to save on the high duties levied on imported vehicles in BD.

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It is said that the taxes/duties in Bangladesh are as much as 400%, almost 4 times more than the ‘measly’ 125% charged in India. To put things in perspective, a brand new Audi A4 costs a whopping 84 lakhs ‎BDT (1 Bangladeshi Taka=0.85 INR) in BD. The same model can be had in India for just a shade over INR 38 lakhs. The model in question is the Flying Spur W12 S from the British automobile manufacturer and is imported to the country via the CBU route.

Also read: You can now rent a Chrysler 300C Limousine for Rs. 15,000

Powering the model is a 6.0-litre W12 engine that produces 626 hp while the peak torque is rated at 820 Nm. Transmission duties are handled by an eight speed automatic transmission sending power to all four wheels. Speeds of 0-100 kmph can be achieved in 4.5 seconds all the way up to a top speed of 325 kmph.

Following is an image gallery of the Bentley Flying Spur W12 S:

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