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Re: Why does Cananda get the M5 before the US?

Some ideas: metric system, not as rigorous / different certification process and not as "active" lawyers.
 

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Re: Why does Cananda get the M5 before the US?

Gustav said:
Some ideas: metric system, not as rigorous / different certification process and not as "active" lawyers.
mm nothing like litigation to get them to get it right in the first place.

Also probably a little easier to keep up with Canadian demand then US. If I released the M5 in the US, I'd want to be able to supply them fairly quickly, as it is where they get 50% of their sales.
 

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Re: Why does Cananda get the M5 before the US?

Canada before the US?
I didnt realize this... where did that info come from?
First deliveries in Canadian market are slated for November...those are customers top on the lists. I thought that was the same for USA

If its so, then I guess it is good news for me!... :2:
 

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Re: Why does Cananda get the M5 before the US?

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Also probably a little easier to keep up with Canadian demand then US. If I released the M5 in the US, I'd want to be able to supply them fairly quickly, as it is where they get 50% of their sales.
In fact, the number of BMWs sold in Canada in a year is about equal to the number of BMWs sold in the U.S. in a month!

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Re: Why does Cananda get the M5 before the US?

I remember seeing somewhere that the US made up 50% of the M5 market?

Or maybe that was *North America*?
 

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Spiroman said:
In fact, the number of BMWs sold in Canada in a year is about equal to the number of BMWs sold in the U.S. in a month!

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BMW Canada reported 2,282 BMW's & Mini's registered in May 2005 (8,426 YTD). Not sure about the US but I'm sure that Canada sales are pretty small by comparison.
 

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Re: Why does Cananda get the M5 before the US?

If you can't wait importing one from canada is super easy...there is an EPA and CA smog compliance sticker right in the engine compartment, and BMW NA (really US), fully honors the BMW Canada warranty.

when the exchange rate is good you actually save a few bucks too.
 

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Re: Why does Cananda get the M5 before the US?

USA is definetly the world's largest market for M5 (E39 and E60).
 
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