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      01-03-2013, 03:35 PM   #50
First Lieutenant
New Zealand

Drives: F30 335i M Sport, M Perf
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

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Originally Posted by MotoEV View Post
I've read other countries pay more for a comparably configured car than the USA but I thought VAT and other taxes reflected the difference. Is it assumed US buyers want lower spec'ed cars or are other factors at play?
No, in NZ we pay a lot more for a BMW than the US. Probably about 30-40% more. Our taxes are only GST/Sales tax (15%) and on-road costs (registration, etc) of about $900. The rest is difference in the car cost.

We are also a much smaller market so the fixed costs of running BMW NZ and the dealer network probably don't help, either.
F30 335i M-Sport with Estoril Blue II, M Performance Aero Kit, M Performance Exhaust, M Performance PPK, Adaptive Suspension, Variable Sport Steering, Revised NBT Pro Nav, Sunroof, 19" 403M, HUD, Rear Camera, DAB+, Comfort Access (20121250 Build, Delivered 25 January 2013)