That's why they won't release pricing info until Sept. 1, so there won't be much 2002MY inventory left for the when 2003's start arriving.Zarniwoop said:
It'll be an interesting margin vs. marketing dilemma for BMW NA. If they raise the price too much, they'll eat into 2003 sales and cause a run on 2002 cars. If they raise the price too little, they'll destroy the margins they've been able to maintain even in a bad economy.
You really expect a 6-8% increase? That's roughly $1,700-$2300 on a base 325i. :yikes:Zarniwoop said:My guess is for a price increase in two stages, like an initial 6-8% hike followed by another smaller increase (3-4%?) in early Q1 if the USD vs. EUR stay around the same value and sales are around last year's levels.
Well, yes, it would be too late to place an order for a 2002 to your exact specs. The 2002 pricing came out after production for the 2001's had ended.Baptizer said:Ok Ok..
one last dumb question: Say when it comes time to release the 2003 prices, if the increase is TOO high, will i still have time to place an order for a 2002 model?(or will that time period be over?)
yep, that really sucks, because now to get the power seats presumably you'll have to go full out and get the premium package. That means moonroof.Zarniwoop said:An observation:
Jon Shafer posted the 2003 MY changes for the M cars. One item for the M3 couple was an example of what I mentioned as a strategy to lower costs by moving standard features to options or removing options altogether:
"The optional Power Seat Package will no longer be offered"