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      03-25-2012, 07:30 AM   #26
clarence
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Originally Posted by Mr Marcus View Post
Clarence thats hardly any price variance at all. We're talking about DOUBLE the price in Oz, not an extra 8,000 euros.

The point is BMW openly blame LCT for the price but in reality thats a lie. Its greed. How would you feel if they doubled the price of everything you buy?
Is there any way to obtain ex-works (i.e. pre-tax) price in Oz? Ex-works price difference between Germany & USA is USD18,000, that is a lot of money.
It seems the stronger the currency, the more raw the deal, & BMW is creaming the currency gain. As an example, the Japanese Yen is another currency which gained a lot in the past 3-4yrs when compared to Euro/USD (just like the Aussie), & a 328i Sport costs USD67,000 (5,580,952yen 82.35) ex-works. This means BMW can make 50% more revenue by selling the car in Japan than in USA.