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Old 04-11-2016, 12:48 PM
danac787 danac787 is offline
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Originally Posted by Ninong View Post
A few points to remember. M cars for European Delivery do come out of dealer allocation. Other cars do not unless they are a brand new generation and then only for the first few months. If a car does not come out of the dealer's allocation, he treats it as just extra business. If it does come out of his allocation -- especially if it's an M car -- then he compares to what he could have made on that same car if he sold it to someone else willing to take delivery at the dealership (dealers make bonus money on those cars but not on European Delivery cars).

The 5% discount off US MSRP to arrive at ED MSRP is just the starting point for most cars but not necessarily for M cars. If the dealer tells you that's all you're going to get on a M4, then he is telling up upfront that he is holding to full ED MSRP on his M4's for European Delivery. That may, or may not, be the best you can do on a new MY 2018 M4. No one can know that yet because we are nowhere near being ready to order 2018 M4's. Let me explain it another way: you would be extremely fortunate if you were to find a dealer right now willing to sell you one of his precious M2 allocations for ED at a selling price of just ED MSRP -- very fortunate indeed.

It all depends on the market. Good old law of supply and demand in action. If the supply is limited and the demand is strong, you aren't going to see discounts. At least not in the beginning. That might be the case for a 2018 M4 but no one can know that now because this is way to soon to speculate about something like that. On almost all other models for European Delivery, you can usually find dealers willing to offer decent discounts off of the ED MSRP. Once again, that will vary from one dealership to another. L.A. is one of the most competitive markets in the country... not Las Vegas. Check with Greg Poland at Pacific BMW in Glendale, CA. He is a Bimmerfest sponsor.

Thanks I will give them a shout when things get closer. Is 2 months a good time frame or is longer better?
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