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Old 10.07.2012, 22:24
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Re: new BMW aquisition

When I imported my Jag I got the CoC direct from JLR in Coventry, but the Emissions booklet had to come from Emil Frey, so there is no avoiding the local importer when bringing in a car.

The problem with BMW seems to have come from Munich, if the dealers in Germany had it written into thier contracts that they weren't allowed to sell cars outside of the Eurozone (as explained in the Reuters article), well that could only have come from BMW top management.

But BMW Swiss were reciprocating, refusing to provide CoC's and no doubt the Emissions booklets too.

This is all secondhand information I got from my mechanic, I wouldn't know myself, I hate BMW, I would never give them a cent.

But that's just me....
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Old 10.07.2012, 23:21
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When I imported my Jag I got the CoC direct from JLR in Coventry, but the Emissions booklet had to come from Emil Frey, so there is no avoiding the local importer when bringing in a car.

The problem with BMW seems to have come from Munich, if the dealers in Germany had it written into thier contracts that they weren't allowed to sell cars outside of the Eurozone (as explained in the Reuters article), well that could only have come from BMW top management.

But BMW Swiss were reciprocating, refusing to provide CoC's and no doubt the Emissions booklets too.

This is all secondhand information I got from my mechanic, I wouldn't know myself, I hate BMW, I would never give them a cent.

But that's just me....
But a local garage or tuner can get an abgas paper no probs, people loose them.
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Old 10.07.2012, 23:26
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Yes, fine the first time but gets more expensive as time goes on !
So basically, just like a woman then.
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Old 10.07.2012, 23:44
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But BMW Swiss were reciprocating, refusing to provide CoC's
As is their right. And, you don't need one (if you do the test, but that can cost 2k)

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Re: new BMW aquisition

How is it their right exactly?

IMHO this falls slap bang into the middle of that grey zone in the Competiton & Anti-Trust regulations.

How could it be that BMW-Germany was in the wrong to block German dealers selling to Swiss, but BMW-Swiss are allowed to block from their side??? It's the same result in the end....

The headquarter in Germany got the fine, but that's the way the law works...doesn't mean the Swiss daughter-company was in the clear either.
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Old 11.07.2012, 17:32
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But a local garage or tuner can get an abgas paper no probs, people loose them.
And where do they get the replacements from? The official importer of the marque.

You can't pick them up at the local McPaperLand....can you?
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Old 11.07.2012, 17:36
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And where do they get the replacements from?
It's just a piece of paper, it's the printout from the tester that matters, not the booklet it's stapled to!

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Old 11.07.2012, 17:41
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How is it their right exactly?
Because they are the ones that pay for the vehicle to be compliance tested.

If I were to import a vehicle (or aftermarket part, or modify a vehicle) that is not otherwise sold here, and pay for compliance testing, I too could sell compliance certificates, or even refuse to do so (I looked into doing this once to convert one of my bikes from a single seater to a biposto)

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Old 11.07.2012, 17:47
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And where do they get the replacements from? The official importer of the marque.

You can't pick them up at the local McPaperLand....can you?
Er no lol, but the point is that if a local non beamer garage orders one or may even have one then no one at BMW will question if it's an import.
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Old 11.07.2012, 19:07
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It's just a piece of paper, it's the printout from the tester that matters, not the booklet it's stapled to!

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Interesting...

My last car (from memory) did have the printout stapled in the booklet.

The booklets for both my current cars don't have any printouts from the tester, just the stamp from the garage and the date.

A guy at work who lives in Basel Land bought a car in Basel Stadt had the same, and when he tried to register it in BL they insisted to have the printout, which of course he didn't have. The car had actually been serviced at the BMW dealer here in SH & they could not provide the printout. In the end he had to get it re-tested and give them the printout.

So i don't know....if the printout is so important how did my XJR pass the MFK three weeks ago without one?
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Hi there,
we went today to an official BMW dealer and answering to one of our question he said that BMWs sold here in Switzerland are made/assembled in Switzerland and this is the reason why is much more expensive than a similar one bought in Germany.
Is it true?
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mm i think i willl call that "bollocks"

and given the major security issues with BMW keyless system it wouldnt be on my top ten list of cars
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