I would check at the welt but most likely as long as they sign the insurance card.
This could get tricky. If they have their own insurance for their own cars in Europe it may cover them in whole or part for temporary use of a car not owned by them and that could complicate the primary / secondary insurance question in the event of a claim. It might all work out in the end and not disturb your experience, but behind the scenes there would be some international and foreign-language thrashing about. Not having that cause upset and be a frustrating time-sink seems unlikely to me.We are taking delivery in 9/13 and have a sweet little route planned through Switzerland and Germany with friends.
If we were to let our German/Swiss friends drive the car, are they covered under BMW's insurance?
You may be right, but on my 2009 ED we had a broken Welt experience which indicates otherwise. We had one BMW Welt guy with us for all the car paperwork up to and including the green registration docs and acceptance form they wanted us to sign before we'd even seen the car. My wife began to get annoyed because he kept ignoring her and cutting her off to ask me questions. In his eyes it seemed I was the only customer and my wife was some sort of chattel in tow. I was getting a bit peeved because my wife was getting mad and I knew I'd be suffering later.Actually, no its not critical for them to be there at the Welt. They just sign the insurance paper before driving and they are covered.
No, you are fine. I specifically asked, in May 2010, if my father can drive the car and the answer was yes, as long as he signs insurance paper. My father not only wasn't there, he was in a different (European) country.Ah too bad. They live too far away to meet us at the Welt.