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From digest.v7.n1050 Sat Jan 31 10:23:43 1998
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 1998 06:13:47 EST
Subject: Re: Europe Delivery?

In a message dated 1/30/98 23:35:02 PM Eastern Standard Time, owner-bmwdigest writes:

> My question to you all (savvy guys) is: What is the general consensus
> about Europe delivery?

I had a very positive experience with the EDP. I had originally decided on a custom order "ti", I wanted yellow. The problem was it was September and the 96 production was already spoken for and could not be modified and the 97 production didn't start until October. Plus, BMW could not promise a delivery date of a custom car. They said it could be 2 months or 8 months. I went to plan B. My salesman checked with European Delivery and found that they had 2 1996 "ti" sport packages with 5 speed left. 1 Boston Green and the other was Alaska Blue. The Alaska Blue had a sunroof so I went with that. The European Delivery would not have 97's until November/December. European Delivery is like a separate dealership. They have their own production and inventory set aside for them, so they have a limited number of cars. They also will not do any custom Euro Delivery. All the paperwork was completed at the dealership here. Financing must be complete before delivery. BMW fully insures the car, registers the car in Europe and pays for the shipping back to the US. They include maps of Europe and even paid for lunch at the Delivery Dealership in Munich. The car has to be picked up in Munich, but you have about 20 different location throughout Europe that the car can be dropped off and shipped here. The EDP has special pricing which lowers the prices of the car about 10%. My car should have been about $26,000 and I paid about $23,000. This savings paid for a good portion of my trip.

The only thing that I did not like about the EDP is waiting for the car to come here from Europe. The wait is 6 weeks. Make sure you have a car to drive while your waiting.

You can also check out BMWNA's website for more info on <A HREF="">European Delivery Program.</A>

I hope this is helpful. Let me know if you need any more info.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL
1996 328ti Sport-Alaska Blue
Additional BMW Parts: 328 drivetrain, M3 instrument cluster, M3 wheels, Rear deck spoiler, Front spoiler lip, Euro ellipsoid headlights, Chrome interior package, Rear PDC, Heated seats, Rear sunshade, BMW SRS wood steering wheel, Wood shift knob, CD Player, Center console armrest (with cupholders) and Alarm system. (Soon, headlight washers)
Aftermarket Parts: AC Schnitzer Roof Spoiler and K&N air filter. 1995 318ti Club Sport-Jet Black (K&N Air filter and some chrome trim) 305-256-2207 (work)

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