Checked on the price of 550 when I was there last November - truly frightening at AUD175k, and the exchange rate is over 1:1
I think there is still a heavy luxury car tax
2014 550i ZMP/Exec/DAP/ACC
2011 550i 416/NACX/4CE ZMP,2TB,ZP2,ZCV,ZAV,IAS, BMW Apps - ED 8/26/11 (Munich-Prague-Copenhagen-Oslo-Frankfurt)
2008 E92 335i Monaco/Grey ZPP,ZSP,Nav, iPod, CA, Heated Seats - ED 7/31/08 (Munich-Zurich-Luxembourg-Paris)
Previous 2000 E39 540i 6 Manual, 1994 E34 530i, 1994 E34 530iT
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