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Old 04-15-2010, 07:45 AM
Mitch540iA Mitch540iA is offline
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Savings on European Delivery

I have never considered using the European Delivery option, however it seems like more people are going that route.

Is there a significant savings by doing this or is the motivation the whole experience of picking up your car in Germany that makes people choose this delivery method.

Please let me know as I am thinking of making a change from my 2001 540 to a 2011 550.

Does it matter the dealer you use for ED.

My E39 only has 81,000 miles but the new 550 looks really nice.
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:52 AM
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Check out the ED forum, as well as the ED Wiki. There is tons of information there that is well summarized.
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:52 AM
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I would strongly suggest you hop over to the European Delivery subforum here.... it explains in detail the answers to nearly all of your questions. Be sure to read the Wiki at the top of the page.

And yes, I'm a HUGE fan of European Delivery (#4 scheduled for July 7th, 2010!).
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Old 04-16-2010, 09:51 PM
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Go for it! I just set up my 7th ED!

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You should realize a significant savings as well as an excuse to tour Europe!
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Old 04-17-2010, 06:48 AM
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Old 04-17-2010, 07:33 AM
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BMW Canada's ED program is completely different from the one offered in the US. From the BMW CA web site:

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Taking delivery of your new BMW in Europe will definitely make you smile. So will the savings and convenience. The MSRP of European Delivery vehicles is the same as regular vehicles. Simply choose delivery at your local BMW Retailer in Canada, or at the BMW Welt in Munich. You will save by eliminating airplane, train, taxi, and bus fares while in Europe. And you will enjoy going where you want, when you want, at your own pace. Please note that European Delivery is not available on X5 and X6.
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Old 04-17-2010, 10:08 AM
Mitch540iA Mitch540iA is offline
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CDN VS U.S. Pricing

The goal is to save money, right now the CDN dollar vs the U.S. dollar is almost even, yet the MSRP for a 2011 550 in CDN is around $ 73,000.00 the MSRP for the 2011 550 in the U.S. is around $ 60,000.00.

BMW does not honor the warranty in Canada on cars that have been imported from the U.S., however you can take it back acroos the border for warranty service even though the vehicle has been registered in Canada.

We live 40 minutes from the U.S. border so no big deal if a major repair was required.

BMW will not sell a new car to a Canadian for export but will sell a "used" BMW, always a way around that as I have friends that live in the U.S that could order the car from a dealer.

Which brings me to the European Delivery for U.S. residents, this is probably even a better price deal then getting one ordered from a dealer from the lot.

I read the following from the ED forum:"You must be a legal resident of the USA and have a valid passport to place an order. Once you have negotiated pricing and decided on your travel dates, you will sign a Purchase Order form. The PO is a contract with BMWNA in which you will agree, among other things, to export the car to the USA and register the car only in the USA."

The question is... Does this apply to the original owner only?

Would be no problem to get a legal U.S. resident to buy the car and deliver into the U.S. and then sell it to me as a used car which I assume would be OK to export to Canada.

Any thoughts would be helpful as I will be in Europe along with a U.S. resident next May so the extra cost to get over to Munich for an ED would be small.... get the car and send it over to the U.S. right away.

Thanks.
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Old 04-17-2010, 06:59 PM
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Volcanoes aside, the issues I have with picking up ED this summer for a new 5 are:
1. build quality - just concerned about typical quality issues that are normally fixed over the course of first 12-24 months of production (I own an 08 535 and had all kind of issues with the N54). I'd thus prefer to wait a bit....
2. Mark up is higher because it is a new car - I was quoted double the amount I paid for my current 535 (which as an ED).
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:16 PM
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Destination and Handling charges for ED?

Do you need to pay the $875 destination and handling charges for ED?
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:22 PM
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Advice I got on ED was don't do it to save $, do it with intention to have a nice vacation with a great car you normally couldn't rent so easy.
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:42 PM
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Destination and Handling charges for ED?

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Advice I got on ED was don't do it to save $, do it with intention to have a nice vacation with a great car you normally couldn't rent so easy.
Thanks, but I would like to do both. Do you know if you need to pay D&H charges for ED?
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:45 PM
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Thanks, but I would like to do both. Do you know if you need to pay D&H charges for ED?
Yes, the usual "Destination" charge still applies for European Delivery. They do still have to transport the car across the ocean and to your dealer, after all.

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