Bimmer superfans who had the European delivery experience on their bucket list might want to step on the gas.
BMW is discontinuing the European Delivery program for U.S. customers starting in the fall, citing a lack of interest and growing demand for U.S.-made crossovers. The Bavarian automaker follows Audi, which discontinued its European delivery program last year.
Under the BMW European Delivery program, a customer picks a dealership, places an order, completes paperwork and travels to BMW’s Welt delivery center in Munich. The program includes 14 days of free insurance and registration, a tour of the automaker’s Munich factory and admission to the BMW Museum.
Once the customer is ready to return home, the vehicle is dropped off at one of 12 points throughout the continent for shipping to North America.
European delivery has been around since the 1950s, when American troops wanted to import sporty European cars back to the U.S.
For BMW customers, the program is an opportunity to…
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