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Old 10-17-2012, 10:54 AM   #1
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MSRP between USA and Canada of BMWs

Its seems you guys in the USA pay a whole lot less for a BMW than us in Canada.

For example a

328i Sedan $36,500 (USA) vs. ($43,600)
335i Sedan $42,800 (USA) vs. ($51,200)

M5 $89,900 VS $101,500

The M5 is the least difference when it comes to percentage.

I guess this is why in Canada they offer a 320i Sedan for $35,900 since the 328i would be too expensive for most.
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:06 AM   #2
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sucks for Canadians then.

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Old 10-17-2012, 11:09 AM   #3
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way smaller market compare to US.
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:39 AM   #4
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And they still laugh at our 320 and 323
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:46 AM   #5
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Also the freight charges are more for Canadians also. Last time I went to the dealer it was $1,499 for a 3 Series. In the states its half that.
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:58 AM   #6
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Your import taxes are probably higher or something. Also transport.
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:54 PM   #7
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And Canadians don't get a price break on European Delivery.
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:15 PM   #8
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It seems like a trend even when I look at magazines and books they show canadian prices and there usually 10-20% higher
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:34 AM   #9
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The company I work for makes cars for the US, then adapts the US cars for sale in Canada. That may be what BMW does. You get that extra cost.
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The company I work for makes cars for the US, then adapts the US cars for sale in Canada. That may be what BMW does. You get that extra cost.
No, BMW doesn't adapt US cars for sale in Canada. Also not sure what your company adapts on them, since all they need is KM/H on the dash and daytime running lights.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:01 AM   #11
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No, BMW doesn't adapt US cars for sale in Canada. Also not sure what your company adapts on them, since all they need is KM/H on the dash and daytime running lights.
And front license plate mounts. If that's the only differences b/w canadian and US cars, then that doesn't make up for hte price difference. I don't know the specific parts my company adapts, but I do know Candian models go through an extra final step before shipping.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:40 AM   #12
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The biggest reason for the price difference is the difference in exchange rates for the USD, CD and Euro.
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The biggest reason for the price difference is the difference in exchange rates for the USD, CD and Euro.
I think OP's prices were all in US dollars, so the Canadian model does actually cost more. If his post wasn't in USD, then I don't know why he's confused. The CAD was worth considerably less than the USD during that time period.

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