Munich Legends at The Ashdown Garage
World-renowned independent BMW specialists

Munich Legends…no ordinary BMW dealership.

Munich Legends 2022 - BMW E46 M3 CSL lineup
Munich Legends in 2022

Top quality servicingsales and restoration of BMW cars has been at the heart of The Ashdown Garage in Sussex since our site opened in 1967 as one of the first BMW Main Dealer franchises in the UK. We are the UK’s leading Independent BMW Dealer.

Today our company continues the legacy of excellence synonymous with this legendary marque as independent BMW Specialists. At Munich Legends our BMW trained technicians are proud to work on all BMWs, from M cars to everyday family cars and 4x4s, Alpina or track and race-day cars and of course, classic and historic BMWs in our dedicated restoration workshop. As an independent BMW dealer, we guarantee all our customers an unparalleled, consistent level of personal service and technical expertise, at prices designed to represent better value for money and greater savings over our competition.

We guarantee every customer a top level of comfort and facilities in our relaxing reception area and lounge, and a business lounge, with WiFi, telephone and laptop charging facilities, a guaranteed desk space, and comfy seating. There are also complimentary hot and cold drinks and papers/magazines for those who choose to stay with their car. To make life that little bit easier, we offer a courtesy car service, pick-up/drop-off facilities and holiday park/service places for those who do not wish to wait.

But we’re also proud of the things that help us stand out from the crowd. Whether it’s helping a major car maker and film studio develop cars for a blockbuster movie, or lending technical support for one of the biggest computer games in the world, helping out on shows such as BBC Top Gear, Amazon’s Grand Tour, Car SOS and more, or providing motoring press stalwarts such as Autocar, Octane, Road Rat and Evo – and many others – with technical and market information, Munich Legends is the ‘go to’ place for BMW expertise and assistance, technical knowhow and experience, for fans, journalists, collectors and owners.

There is really nowhere quite like Munich Legends. We have clients in nearly every country across the globe (as well as just around the corner), and Munich Legends’ cars are enjoying life on every continent. Our client base includes world renowned collectors, princes and rock stars, movie companies and even BMW themselves. We have looked after some of our local clients for nearly 30 years – we even offer special discounts for the elderly – and we’re proud of our reputation both in our workshops, and for only selling the very best quality BMWs, all personally signed off to meet our highest standards.

At Munich Legends we enjoy what we do. Why not experience our passion for this amazing brand and discover why we believe that a BMW really is the ultimate driving Legend.

Munich Legends independent BMW specialist restoration
Munich Legends in 2018
Munich Legends BMW specialist UK Europe
Munich Legends in 2014
Old Munich Legends
Munich Legends in 2006
Niki Lauda BMW M1 Procar
Munich Legends in 2001

Munich Legends in the press

Octane magazine - BMW E30 M3 article - Munich Legends

Munich Legends have been a mainstay of the motoring press for 30 years. We provide technical support, test cars and overall assistance to many world-famous publications such as the ones below:

  • Top Gear (TV show and magazine)
  • The Grand Tour (TV show)
  • CAR S.O.S. (TV show)
  • Salvage Hunters (TV show)
  • Road Rat (magazine)
  • Octane (magazine + classic car price guide)
  • Classic & Sports Car (magazine)
  • EVO (magazine)
  • Classic Cars (magazine)
  • Total BMW (magazine)
  • BMW Car (magazine)
  • BMW Car Club Magazine – Straight Six (monthly column)
Road Rat magazine BMW Munich Legends
Road Rat Magazine - Issue 11
Based on 143 reviews
Matt R
Matt R
A very good first experience. Requested a simple oil/filter change, along with investigating SOS Backup Battery. The guys are knowledgable and clearly are BMW experts. Communication is good also. Will be using them going forward after rubbish customer service and pricing from Arden BMW in Tunbridge Wells.
Michael Bentley
Michael Bentley
The usual excellence at Munich Legends today for an oil service and vehicle inspection. Sensible pricing combined with an excellent professional, friendly attitude from all staff. A highlight was the 3.3 litre E39 Alpina 5 series loan car! A terrific “old school” experience. Brilliant!
Duncan Fuller
Duncan Fuller
Having not been there before I’ve ended up going to Munich Legends twice this year and on both occasions the service has been exemplary. Earlier this year they rebuilt the diff on my e39 which is not something many others can do. More recently I purchased a lovely M5 touring from them - very well prepared and priced car and an excellent service from Dan and Michelle that made for a friendly and relaxed purchase.
Edoardo Frediani
Edoardo Frediani
The only place to get your BMW serviced. The team are real experts and do their work with passion and precision. They have looked after our M3 E90 for over 6 years... Thank you and Sean is always super helpful when explaining what is required and what has been carried out. BMW GB should recognise that their work is better than main dealers as BMW GB use Munich Legends for their heritage fleet! Thank you
Castlegate House Gallery
Castlegate House Gallery
I think I must have used ML for all parts of the business by now; acquired an E30 M3 many years ago, but more recently they've worked on two other BMWs for me, followed up with selling one of them on my behalf in the last couple of weeks, so I think I'm reasonably well able to offer an informed opinion. At all times they have been professional and very knowledgeable; maybe they can be a victim of their own success on occasions, being so busy, but I'd use them over a main dealer or other specialists without hesitation, and that applies even though they're 360 miles away, which must say something!
Colin Fletcher
Colin Fletcher
Great independent BMW garage. Can't recommend enough. Staff are brilliant
Friendly staff. Lead time for a service is a reasonable 3 weeks and no problem having a loan car. Main BMW dealer is a nightmare. Now that my car is out of warranty I will use them all the time.
Michael Anderson
Michael Anderson
I’ve had the pleasure of dealing with Munich Legends in pretty much all aspects of the BMW ownership journey covering many different generations of car. From servicing, storage and sale - all have been met with the same individual and professional touch. Dan, Stuart, and all of the team are incredibly knowledgable and their professionalism is unrivalled - this is hands down the best place to ensure your BMW is cared for how it should be. Would highly recommend
Robert Langley
Robert Langley
Purchased a BMW E46 M3 from Munich Legends - a fantastic car, and a fantastic experience from beginning to end - Dan, Michelle and Stuart couldn't have been more helpful - if you're looking for a classic BMW M car, definitely check out Munich Legends - I wasn't disappointed, and I don't think you will be

[instagram feed=”16994″]