Date registered: Sep 2009
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
European Delivery Questions
Hi, I'm trying to help my mom buy a 2010 E350. She wants to do European Delivery after hearing about my BMW ED experience this summer. I know the BMW program pretty well, but don't know anything about MB's program other than what I read on their official website. The dealer that we went to this weekend didnt seem that knowledgeable either, so I'm hoping you all can help.
First, is there a wiki or a forum dedicated to the MB ED process where people can discuss and ask ED specific question? When I was in my buying process, the wiki and forum dedicated to BMW ED over at bimmerfest really helped a ton. So I'm looking for something similar on the MB side. Also can anyone recommend a dealer in the DC Metro area that's very knowledgeable in doing ED?
In terms of pricing, MB said they discount 7% from MSRP. I know that's what BMW's website says as well, but in reality, experienced BMW dealers let you negotiate up from ED Invoice (which is roughly 7% off US Invoice) price. I paid $500 over ED Invoice for my car which was like 13.5% off US MSRP price. Does MB dealer negotiate from ED Invoice or are they firm on that 7% off US MSRP?
The pricing difference is pretty significant because my mom is also cross shopping 535xi. I recommend she doesnt buy the 5-series because its the last production year before the new 2011 F10 5-series comes out. However after an initial inquiry to my dealer, they already gave her an offer of $1000 over ED Invoice. I'm pretty sure I can work that down to $500 or lower (total price $50,xxx inc destination). She also built a similarly equipped EDP E350 4matic on mbusa.com and its $56,xxx. So if MB doesnt discount from ED MSRP, then that's a $6k difference. Will be a difficult decision for her.