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joebruin 08-23-2012 10:42 PM

2103 550i gas guzzler tax?
 
I just noticed TODAY that BMW added $1000 gas guzzler tax! Has anyone been charged this on their builds?

Stonehauler 08-24-2012 04:21 AM

nope. Guess I lucked out.

jjsC6 08-24-2012 04:57 AM

Where did you see that? Seems odd that the rating on the car has actually gone up this year but it is charged the tax. I do know that the rating system has some bizarre stuff that goes on - the rating on the window sticker is not always the rating that is used for CAFE purposes.

BTW, if you want to see how screwed up the government is in this regard, do a little studying of why so many big SUV's and pickup trucks have those "FlexFuels" emblems on them. You'd be surprised what their true CAFE rating is.

Stonehauler 08-24-2012 05:09 AM

It's on the BMWUSA.com site. Do a build your own and it is automatically added.

numphress 09-06-2012 09:15 PM

I was building a 2013 550i today on the BMWNA web site and I noticed that the gas guzzler tax was not being applied. Once I got to options, I clicked on the 6MT and the gas guzzler tax of $1,000 suddenly appeared. I believe the last time I "built" a 550 the $1,000 was applied from the get go. Has anybody else noticed this?

Kar Don 09-06-2012 09:20 PM

could just be for the 6mt, 8 spd would def get better gas mileage.

enigma 09-07-2012 02:15 AM

Seriously? The 6MT is slapped with the gas guzzler tax and the 8AT isn't?

jjsC6 09-07-2012 04:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by enigma (Post 7058967)
Seriously? The 6MT is slapped with the gas guzzler tax and the 8AT isn't?

It would not surprise me a bit. I have not looked up the manuals fuel economy rating. That would tell the whole story. Eight speeds and the ability for the manufacturer to program the shift points makes automatics more fuel efficient than manuals. The days of 3 and 4 speed automatics is long gone, hence the reversal of which get better gas mileage.

Pashline 01-24-2013 05:40 AM

I also noticed the tax added to the 550i build for manual trans. on BMWUSA but on BMWConfig the tax is listed as an item but no dollar amount is added.

Is this a tax that is really assessed when the car is purchased?

Needsdecaf 01-24-2013 07:10 AM

Autos can also be programmed to beat the system. Since the program to determine fuel economy is well known, maunfacturers will program their transmissions for max fuel economy in this type of driving. Hence some of the strange drivability issues we see....

Silververtu 01-24-2013 07:57 AM

These are the new definition on the auto trans. nowadays:
D = Detuned
S = Standard

miamiboyca 01-26-2013 04:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by enigma (Post 7058967)
Seriously? The 6MT is slapped with the gas guzzler tax and the 8AT isn't?

Yes, this is quite common accross multiple companies. Same thing used to happen with the AUDI V8 - Auto No, manual Yes.

P-TownM3 01-27-2013 11:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joebruin (Post 7031338)
I just noticed TODAY that BMW added $1000 gas guzzler tax! Has anyone been charged this on their builds?

Yup. 6mt.

AggieKnight 01-27-2013 12:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by P-Town550i (Post 7341579)
Yup. 6mt.

I didn't notice the gas guzzler tax until I was signing papers. At that time (at least), it only applied to 6MT.

Well worth the price.

P-TownM3 01-27-2013 02:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AggieKnight (Post 7341631)
I didn't notice the gas guzzler tax until I was signing papers. At that time (at least), it only applied to 6MT.

Well worth the price.

Well worth it...yes sir.


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