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German automaker BMW said on Thursday it would appeal a Swiss fine of 156 million francs ($163 million) imposed after competition authorities said the company prevented the Swiss from buying its cars abroad.

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Re: BMW 'stopped Swiss buying cars abroad'

what an idiotic move by BMW....if they were really guilty.
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Re: BMW 'stopped Swiss buying cars abroad'

AFAIK common practice by many automobile makers. Depends also how the dealers in EU handle it - instead of saying they dont sell to people living in Switzerland they can also tell the buyer that delivery time is horrific and they cannot provide a date - a common excuse to mask the "instructions".
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Re: BMW 'stopped Swiss buying cars abroad'

just like the debate many years ago when people in the UK were stopped from buying RHD cars from mainland europe - many companies were fined
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Re: BMW 'stopped Swiss buying cars abroad'

I think it's great news, obviousely the cost of the fine will be paid by future BMW buyers in CH
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just like the debate many years ago when people in the UK were stopped from buying RHD cars from mainland europe - many companies were fined
Now UK dealers add a 20% surcharge for LHD cars......
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Now UK dealers add a 20% surcharge for LHD cars......
mmm ill wait to read about the other court cases then
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mmm ill wait to read about the other court cases then
I suspect they may be selling at loss in the UK, price rises have not kept pace with the Euro gains V , OK it's moved back somewhat.
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