Posted by Rodrick on February 17, 1999 at 22:11:31:
In Reply to: What is European Delivery? posted by T on February 17, 1999 at 16:07:08:
You order your car from your local U.S. dealership. Then it takes 1.5 to 3 months to build the car. You fly to Munich when the car is scheduled to be ready for pick up. Drive around in Europe on your vacation. When you are ready to return to the U.S. just drop it off at any of the BMW designated drop off points, which are available in most major cities in Europe, and your car will arrive at your local dealership where you initially ordered it in 6-8 weeks. You also save some money on the price of the car (used to be about 10%, now more like 7%).
I have done this twice already (1995 M3 and 1997 528i), and it is a great experience and I would highly recommend it. I would never buy a BMW any other way. Of course, just my luck, the next BMW I wan't to buy is the X5 which will be built only at Spartanburg. No Euro Delivery available!
Anyway, if you want to buy a Euro Delivery BMW and live in the LA area, call Keith Kruiser at Pacific BMW in Glendale (818) 246-5600. He not only specializes in Euro Deliveries, but he is also very knowledgable about BMW's. He is the only BMW salesman that I can talk to who does not know less about BMW's than I do. He also has friends and connections at BMW AG and Motorsport and goes to Munich once or twice a year and gets the latest information first hand before BMW NA releases them.