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You are in the BMW 3-Series
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BMW 3 Series, BMW 5 Series, Coupe, Convertible, Sedan, Wagon
Please share your Euro delivery experience here!
#1529 of 1563 Re: Transportation method in Germany [cusin]
Jun 01, 2011 (3:47 pm)
You get 15-days (or maybe it was two weeks, I don't remember exactly) insurance as part of the delivery. You can pay for more (can't be over 6-months though, or you'll have to pay the VAT). Depending on where you drop it off, (they specifically mention Italy) you have to have enough days left for it to be driven back to Germany for subsequent shipping back to the states. So, depends on where you drop it off.
I found it easiest to do a loop tour, and returned to Munich. Their drop-off facility is about a 2-minute walk from the international terminal at the airport - super easy and no appointment needed. Many of the other dropoff points require an appointment. The details are on the www.bmwusa.com website where they have alist of the dropoff points and any special considerations (hours, days, shipping, etc.).
#1530 of 1563 M Models no more?
Dec 23, 2011 (3:07 pm)
Well, as I was getting more serious in getting an M3 through the European Delivery Plan, per the on-line info available from BMW, it appears that the Ms are no longer offered in that Plan.
Anybody knows if this is temporary?
#1531 of 1563 Re: M Models no more? [cusin]
Dec 23, 2011 (4:17 pm)
It may be that all available production has been spoken for...if so, you'll have to find one at a dealer's lot.
#1532 of 1563 Winter a good time to do ED?
Dec 24, 2011 (11:39 am)
If you want to say just take delivery and drop it off immediately at the port?
Travel costs would be cheaper in the winter but driving would not be good because you'd need winter tires or chains.
#1533 of 1563 Re: Winter a good time to do ED? [wco81]
Dec 24, 2011 (2:30 pm)
There are several places in Germany and many others around Europe that you can drop off the car. In fact, for a flat fee (I think it was about $75, you can just hand the keys over at the delivery center, and they'll drive it to Munich airport to the shipper for you. In Germany (and other potentially mountainous countries), you can be fined if you don't have appropriate tires for the conditions - this means if you are supposed to have winter tires and don't, you're at risk and a danger to the others. They get really particular about that sort of thing there. So, depends on where you plan to drive and the local conditions. You won't have to contend with many tourists during the winter, but some things are closed. Still, lots of things to see and do plus the airfare and off-season rates are better than summer. I did mine this year in April (late) so that I'd avoid the snow, but before the summer high season. Lots of things just opening for the season, and the weather was decent, too.
#1536 of 1563 Re: M Models no more? [cusin]
Dec 28, 2011 (8:00 pm)
I know at least two cases of M3 delivery in last three months - one was my salesman other client buying at the same time as I did (Munich delivery in mid October), another one a couple I met at Performance Center last week, when I was picking up my wagon. They just got Alpine White M3, also in ED. So, if this is the case, it must be just weeks.
#1537 of 1563 M Models no more?
Mar 18, 2012 (8:55 pm)
I appears that this Forum is not visited very much. In any case, I just want to inform that I did ordered my M3 using ED. Everything appears fine so far. I already got my car production # and got my flight reservation for my companion and I with Lufthansa using the promo they have for ED.
Mar 27, 2012 (4:58 am)
If I order an ED, how do they handle lease payments? Do I have to make lease payments during the 6-8 weeks it is shipped back. Also, since there is such a delay, does anyone know when they will be commencing the building of the 2013 528/535?