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I decided to just buy a new BMW. I’ve never custom built a car. Should I go with a broker or dealership? How do I negotiate with a dealer on a new build? I’m a noob with buying new

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Do it online. I heard you can go to Germany and check out the car

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The European delivery program ended in 2020

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I thought bmw got rid of their European delivery option?

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Online configuration, choose all options, European delivery, sign paperwork with a dealer of your choice, fly to Munich and pick up your wheels, receive back in the US 6 weeks later.
What model you going with??

I stand corrected, BMW no longer does the European delivery for US customers—such a bummer.
US m340 xdrives are actually made in Mexico now.

Update: I’m in NYC btw

It’s actually pretty simple. Go to the usual forums and look for the sub forum of your car. You can find competitive pricing and the dealers that will honor it pretty quickly. Almost every brand will have dealers that focus on high-volume, low margin business with no bullshit. I bought a M3 from WideWorld BMW back in 2017 that way (~10% below MSRP I think) and a Wrangler just now at 8% below.

Alternatively I can recommend Tom McParland’s AutoMatch consulting. Won’t necessarily get you a better deal but less hassle.

Join the Facebook book for the car you want and start asking around for the dealers that will sell below invoice. There are always a few dealers nationwide that are working on a volume basis where you can get the best deals. You may have to travel to pick up the car but worth it.

An M car I presume?

M340i

Not ready to pay M price

Get on leaaehackr and talk to your local BMW brokers. BMW's current allocations are a complete mess right now so don't expect to get an amazing deal on a car... Especially a custom ord r

My experience with custom orders is more or less the following: Most of the dealers will try to scam you on those. Make it seem like it’s more expensive if you custom order. This is regardless of brand.

Then there are a few dealers who understand that it’s a good business mode to just move custom orders quickly because it minimizes their risk and inventory. They will discount MORE on custom orders - those you wan to find.

P.S.: There’s also the “fire sale” move off the lot type deal that can be better than a custom order but that’s not a thing in this market.

Go with a broker. You will almost always be better off than going directly with a dealer, who is likely to stiff you somewhere along the line

Just pay their fees and they’ll hook you up even if it’s a cash purchase. I’ve not had an issue although the quoted price sometimes changes with the dealer lease cash incentive being taken out. Leasehackr is the bible for finding good dealers.

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