LCW Gets A New BMW, The Big Boys Toys

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Datuk Lee Chong Wei is not only famous for his smash sharpness while playing badminton, but off the court, he is also a sports car fan.

Recently, social media is abuzz with news that the badminton legend has gotten himself a spanking new vehicle.

According to China Press, Lee is the proud new owner of a BMW iX xDrive40 Sport.

The report suggested that the retired sportsman could be the first to own a BMW iX xDrive40 in Malaysia.

According to Gary Yeo, BMW’s senior certified sales consultant, the BMW IX 40 Sport is powered by a lithium battery with 320 horsepower and a full battery life of about 420 kilometres.

According to the manufacturer’s data, it only takes 6.1 seconds to go from a standstill to 100 kilometres per hour, and the top speed can reach 200 kilometres per hour.

Fast And Furious

In 2014, Lee stole the limelight when he bid RM97,777 for the number plate BMW6 in 2014.

Before that, in 2012, he bid RM69,100 on car number plate BLG1 for his Ferrari F430.

Among the luxury cars he owns are the Skyline R35 GTR, BMW X6 Coupe, Ferrari F430, Lamborghini Aviator, Audi R8 and Bentley Continental GT1.

Money Lessons From A Professional Athlete

Apparently, his wealth did not come from playing badminton alone. 

Lee holds housing developer Chong Wei Binajaya, and has a sports complex named Sports Arena Sentosa located at Taman Seri Sentosa, Jalan Klang Lama, Kuala Lumpur.

According to various reports, Lee has a net worth of $16 million. Likewise, he has collected US$1.85 million in prize money throughout his career.

Lee is an ambassador for many companies including Yonex, Samsung, KDU Educations Group, XOX, coffee manufacturing companies, massage chairs, resorts and more. 

He also enjoys a warm and cordial relationship with the nation’s leaders, past and present.

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