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Dec 05, 2004 (4:28 pm)
So when the E90 is introduced to the U.S. in the fall of 2005 we will get the sedan first, if I'm assuming correctly? I remember when the E36 and E46 were launched in America (1992 and 1999, respectively) and the sedans were introduced before the coupes.
Now, if the pattern at BMW continues will the E46 convertible go on with the older style for 2006 as the E90 comes on line? (My guess is that it most likely will)
#669 of 7013 Re: [jrosasmc]
by kyfdx HOST
Dec 06, 2004 (10:21 am)
I think you are correct.. except that last word had dealer demo cars on the lot by May, with stock cars arriving in June... So, a little earlier than this fall for the sedans.
#670 of 7013 Re: [kyfdx]: BMW Press Release
Dec 16, 2004 (9:40 am)
Woodcliff Lake, NJ - December 10, 2004…"The all-new 5th generation BMW 3 Series will make its North American debut at the 2005 New York International Auto Show and going on sale in the U.S. in spring of 2005." By the way has anyone placed an order yet? I plan on placing mine mid January but would like to have some pricing/ordering information. I imagine that they are currentyly being built in Germany rather than the 2005s. Thanks
#671 of 7013 Re: [kyfdx]: BMW Press Release [wstevec]
by kyfdx HOST
Dec 16, 2004 (1:40 pm)
'05 production continues through January.. I think they start production on the new ones in February, with them going on sale in Germany in March..
#672 of 7013 Re: [kyfdx]: BMW Press Release [wstevec]
Dec 16, 2004 (10:04 pm)
Talked to a salesperson at local BMW dealer today. Stated that the new 3 would be in showroom in February with delivery possible by May.
#673 of 7013 Re: [kyfdx]: BMW Press Release [wstevec] [psyran1]
Dec 17, 2004 (5:35 am)
That's great news! Any price/order information? My dealer is pretty useless, it seems I have to keep him informed. Anyone got an American brochure? Thanks.
#674 of 7013 Re: [kyfdx]: BMW Press Release [wstevec] [psyran1] [wstevec]
Dec 17, 2004 (7:03 am)
The German prices are floating around. Compared to the 2005 German prices, there is a very small increase. As the options list is not available yet, we don't know what the net-net configuration price will be.
#675 of 7013 Re: [kyfdx]: BMW Press Release [wstevec] [psyran1]
by kyfdx HOST
Dec 17, 2004 (7:48 am)
Please stop back and tell us if this happens.. North American debut of the E90 is supposed to be at the auto show in March.. I'd be surprised if any dealer has one in February, but it wouldn't be impossible.
Salesmen at dealerships are usually the last to know the correct info.... but, stranger things have happened..
#676 of 7013 USA today
Dec 18, 2004 (10:44 pm)
had a front page artice last week on the decline of the Dollar to the Euro, Yen ect..
hopefully the E90 wil not follow suit IE Audi A6, LandRover LR3, and have had enormous new model price increases.
#677 of 7013 e 90 vs. new A4
Dec 19, 2004 (7:06 pm)
Actually, the sales person called me I believe to entice me into a x3; talked about new pricing for the 3.0 for 2005. I drove a 2.5 at his dealership a couple of months ago (2004) and just was not impressed. He then stated that they would "probably" have the new 3 in the showroom to "look at only" but could begin taking orders about then.
Anyhow, how do people think the new 3 will compare to the new body A4 (audi). I am partial to the BMW, but don't want to be set on the 3 if the a4 has comparable equipment and performance for a perhaps lower price. Any thoughts?