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BMW 3 Series, BMW 5 Series, Coupe, Convertible, Sedan, Wagon
Please share your Euro delivery experience here!
#1 of 1563 Welcome!
Sep 05, 2002 (8:42 am)
Welcome to the BMW European Delivery forum!
Many people on both the 3 Series and 5 Series forums have taken advantage of the BMW European Delivery Program. This program will generally save you enough money on the cost of a new BMW so that you can pick it up in Europe, drive it a while there on a vacation, and bring it home and still come out ahead in the deal.
I personally have not taken ED yet, but my next BMW, unless it is a Z3 or Z4 or X5, will probably be picked up in Germany.
Hopefully, people will share their ED experiences here and allow those of us who have not had the opportunity, to learn about it, envy it, and hopefully do it someday.
#2 of 1563 September 19th Munich
Sep 05, 2002 (9:43 am)
Any members picking up their ED on September 19th?
#3 of 1563 Trip web page
Sep 05, 2002 (9:48 am)
I'll help get the page rolling...
Here is the link to some pictures from my 2002 ED trip.
Feel free to ask any questions on the experience and I'll try to help.
#4 of 1563 Eurpoen Delivery
Sep 05, 2002 (11:34 am)
Msg #3:geyer. I cannot pull up your web page for bmw pictures. Did you get your 3 series on ED? I plan a trip the end of Oct. for same. Any suggestions? ggoodloeclearsource.net
#5 of 1563 ggoodloe
Sep 05, 2002 (12:46 pm)
sorry about the pictures. the site is funny with Netscape and AOL, but should work w/IE if you wait a minute for the pictures to download.
I would recommend a trip to Neuschwantein Castle (about 1-2 hours southwest of Munich) and a trip south to Garmish (about an 1-1 1/2 hours). Take the tram to the top of the Zugspitze for an awesome view of the German/Austrian Alps.
Too bad for you that Octoberfest isn't really in October!
#6 of 1563 ED
Sep 05, 2002 (5:12 pm)
Looking forward to picking my m5 lite (540i,6sd) in Nov.
Any experience with a route from Munich to Milan (day 1) Milan to Nice (Day 2) Nice to Geneva (Day 3) and on to Paris?
#7 of 1563 Considering ED
Sep 06, 2002 (5:42 am)
Thanks for this board. I will be purchasing a 2003 330. I personally wanted the sedan, however the wife is in love with the convertible. In order to make that happen I am considering the ED purchase which is 3k less than US MSRP. Question I have based on commnets I have seen on various boards. What additional cost over ED price will I encounter. I know that you still need a US dealer to take order. What can I expect to pay the US dealer for his trouble?
Sep 06, 2002 (6:19 am)
Where you live depends on what you can get away with. I have heard of people getting anywhere from $1200 to $1500 above European Delivery Invoice. As far as the dealer, there is nothing additional that has to be done. Plan a time that you would like to go to Germany. Determine if the date can make that date happen. If so, plan your trip after you order the car. Your dealer may or may not want a deposit. You can go to www.eurobuyers.com or www.bimmerfest.com to get the invoice price for ED. There are some good web sites that people have created about their ED experience. BMW will send you information before your trip. The big question is always, 1) do you pick up the car the day that you get there or 2)rest for the rest of the day and pick up the car the next day. I did option one and did not miss a beat. I flew into London then caught a flight to Munich. I caught the U-bahn from the airport then connected to an S-bahn to the station near the delivery center. If you plan to carry a lot of luggage, then take a taxi. It cost more but you will not be inconvienced. The delivery center is about 3 blocks from the station.
#9 of 1563 When to pick up car
Sep 06, 2002 (8:08 am)
My recommendation is to arrive a day before your pick-up date. Delivery for us adults is like getting a new toy from the toy store for kids. The first thing you want to do when you get your car is drive it. If you're tired from the flight, you may be inclined to simply go to a hotel and park the car. I say arrive a day early, allow yourself a day to adjust to the time difference, then the following day when you pick up your car, you're refreshed and ready to take it out on the Autobahn headed for your first destination, wherever that may be. Plus, arriving a day early gives you a chance to see Munich on foot. YMMV.
#10 of 1563 ED Invoice Price
Sep 07, 2002 (9:16 pm)
Thanks to Edmunds and Carpoint we all know the invoice price for the US. Where can one get the invoice price for ED? Is there a site/source that shows the Invoice/Retail breakdown of the 325i with the option equipment?
Tx. in advance.