(CNN)It's one way to get rid of your spare change -- buy a BMW with it.
A woman in the city of Zhengzhou, capital of the central Chinese province of Henan, last week partially paid for a brand new BMW 730Li luxury sedan with stacks of one yuan notes.
100,000 of the small-denomination notes, which are each worth around 16 cents, filled five boxes and took dealership staff the best part of a day to count, Chinese media reported.
"I have read in media that some people like to use small valued banknotes to buy cars, but I never imagined I would experience this kind of thing myself," Li Moran, the manager of the dealership, was quoted in the South China Morning Post as saying.
Staff at the Zhengzhou Bao Lian Xiang Automobile shop declined to comment when contacted by CNN.
The woman owns a food wholesale business, and customers paying with small bills means that over the years she has accumulated tens of thousands of the notes, and had decided to use the lot of them when she was ready to buy a car.
She paid the remaining balance by credit card. The model in question sells for between 956,000 and 1,023,500 yuan ($154,000 to $165,000), according to BMW China's website.