Me And My Car: BMW owner names ride after late German politician Helmut Kohl

Ms Suzanne Lim and her 1990 BMW 316i, pictured with her dog Boscoe.
Ms Suzanne Lim and her 1990 BMW 316i, pictured with her dog Boscoe. PHOTO: TONY TAN

SINGAPORE - Ms Suzanne Lim, a 48-year-old administrator at a local university, must be one of very few women here who owns an E30 BMW 3-series. And when she decided to buy the car, she was bent on giving it a name.

"I already had a name in mind - Helmut - after the late German Chancellor Helmut Kohl," Ms Lim, who is single, recalls. "He was very well-built and sturdy, and so is my 316i - even though it is more than 30 years old."

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