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tim330i 10-25-2012 09:01 AM

BMW Floods US Market - Look for Great Deals in Q4
 
BMW flooding US Market

The U.S. luxury-auto market may be facing a new dynamic in coming months: becoming a destination for more and more vehicles that BMW can’t sell in Europe and elsewhere.

BMW sales chief Ian Robertson told Bloomberg that BMW already has shifted “tens of thousands” of cars that originally were targeted for Europe to the United States and Asia this year as sales have continued to weaken considerably in BMW’s home-continent market.

The deepening woes of Europe’s auto market hadn’t registered significantly at the upper end until recently, and now Robertson said that “challenges in Europe are getting greater.” The region faces “a lot of bumps in the road” before it stabilizes, and an auto-market recovery could take years, he told the magazine.

That’s why BMW is eyeing the U.S. and China to absorb more sales. The American luxury market has been getting more robust throughout 2012, while the Chinese market remains strong despite a general cooling of the China economy.

In the U.S. BMW continues to compete with Mercedes-Benz for a 2012 luxury-market sales-volume championship that it won last year over its German rival. The corporate strategy to attempt to sell even more BMWs in the United States, to make up for its problems in Europe, could lead to another round of deep discounting by the two rivals in the fourth quarter – perhaps even deeper than that which ensued last year as the two companies battled it out for the sales title that Lexus had won each year previous for more than a decade.

hhgolf 10-27-2012 04:46 PM

I'll believe it when I se it. The x1 may have a softer margin to discount, but the forthcoming F31- doubt it.

ProRail 10-28-2012 06:28 PM

These posts are so driven by BMW marketing that they are worse than useless. In fact, they are emparrassing to me as a BMW owner.

tim330i 10-28-2012 06:35 PM

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Originally Posted by ProRail (Post 7163131)
These posts are so driven by BMW marketing that they are worse than useless. In fact, they are emparrassing to me as a BMW owner.

Actually this information came from Audi :rofl:

NoI4plz 10-28-2012 06:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ProRail (Post 7163131)
These posts are so driven by BMW marketing that they are worse than useless. In fact, they are emparrassing to me as a BMW owner.

I don't want to be emparrased any longer :beerchug:

I'm moving to Audi:banana:

Saurav.Ghosh 10-29-2012 08:53 AM

Audi..Really?

ProRail 10-29-2012 02:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NoI4plz (Post 7163161)
I don't want to be emparrased any longer :beerchug:

I'm moving to Audi:banana:

Whatever turns you on. That's not my rationale when making major purchases, such as cars. If BMW marketing is embarrassing, so be it. I buy a car based on MY reasoning.

NoI4plz 10-29-2012 03:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Saurav.Ghosh (Post 7164010)
Audi..Really?

Yea, while I am it, I should invest in an MB purchase. :thumbup:

I'm just a sucker for buying 2013 cars with circa 2003 tech. :fingers:

Command and MMI, theyre soo advanced :bigpimp:

ProRail 10-31-2012 08:27 PM

So if all these Americans are buying luxury cars I guess we aren't really broke, as some would assert. Very encouraging.

NoI4plz 10-31-2012 08:51 PM

We are never broke, we are the clever mooching friend who finds a way to be on top by being resourceful!

Dave 330i 11-01-2012 06:10 AM

BMW sales chief Ian Robertson told Bloomberg that BMW already has shifted "tens of thousands" of cars that originally were targeted for Europe to the United States and Asia this year as sales have continued to weaken considerably in BMW's home-continent market.

If the cars were already built, they would not conform to USA spec. The USA market is already saturated with BMWs. More cars? Think Toyota Camry.


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