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I did not realize that you got a price discount for European-Delivery.

Source WSJ 6/12/2007:

Audi Q7 5% discount - 1 night free lodging, four star
BMW 3 Series 7% discount - 2-for-1 flights on Lufthansa; multi factory visits
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 7% discount - 2-for-1 flights on Lufthansa; one night free lodging
Porche 911 no discount - 35% off business, 30% off economy; 1 night free lodging
Saab 9-3 Aero 9% discount - $2,000 travel stipend; transportation to dealer
Volvo XC90 8% discount - 2 roundtrip tickets on SAS; Swedish meatball lunch

All of the above also have optional trip packages from around $1,295 to $5,690

Now the article stated that there are only two downsides:

1) Your dealer here in the USA may not even know about the deals or really do not want the extra paper work. They just want your money now.

2) Delivery back to USA may take longer than you think or planned.

BMW is the leader with over 3,000 participants for 2007, Mercedes-Benz had 1,300 participants in 2006.

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I have read that it takes about 6 weeks to receive your car back here if you opt for Euro-Del. One guy's car had body damage when he picked it up at his dealer. I think the particular dealer does make less when you do that. Just as a personal opinion, I'd love to pick up a new MB in Germany, drive it around, and participate in any of the package tour deals. Good luck if you decide to do that.

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I picked up my E-320 in March. Received it in the USA late May. It was a great deal and an opportunity to tour the MB factory & MB museum. The 7% dicount also applies to all options as well. The dealer couldn't begin to match the price with the EDP. Actually, more MB's are picked up at the factory than you might realize. With an output of about 2000 cars/day at Stuttgart, 25% are picked up by the owners (people all over Europe & North America). After all my travel expenses were included, I still saved $2000 over a standard purchase in the USA.
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