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Importing an M6 from USA to Canada
Thought I would post my experiences importing an M6 to Canada...
I'm in the middle of importing a 2008 M6 Coupe into Canada. Prices in the US are amazing compared to Canada. Here in Canada 2008 M6's are currently selling from $85k to $119k CDN (plus tax). Identical cars imported from the US can be bought at auction for $50K - 60kUSD.
I have run into two issues:
1) Gas Tax of $3000.00CDN ($4000.00 for 6 speed transmission) - bit annoying but paying the three grand will allow me to be at peace with the environment while flooring the V10...
2) BMW Canada is insisting that I change the instrument cluster and HVAC controls (show km only on dash, and Celsius for HVAC). They are charging a whopping $4100 (including tax) to do this.
Painful, but even after paying 6.1% duty, $3K Gas tax and $4100 to BMW for a new cluster , transportation, etc I still save a minumum of $20KUSD.
Any other Canadians out there who have gone through this and can share notes? Did you have to change your cluster and HVAC?
Thanks in advance...