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      06-13-2019, 03:52 PM   #1
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Anyone imported a BMW from the US to Europe?

I am moving to Europe and am thinking of shipping my 2013 335i (37k miles) to Europe, rather than taking the paltry buy-back offers from Carmax et al. It sounds like costs are in the $5000-6000 range for administrative fees and bringing it to EU standards like the rear fog lights, mirrors, reprogramming to kilometers and other miscellanea.

Has anyone here done this, and would care to share the experience? Thanks in advance!
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      06-14-2019, 05:40 AM   #2
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We have enough 3 series bimmers over here, no thanks

Seriously: You have to calculate the shipping, import tax (if you stay longer than one year with your car into the referring country) and the following modifications:
Rear lights from red to red w/yellow turn glasses
Headlights for Europe with e* marking
Code in rear fog lite, this goes almost together with a headlight switch change if you haven't this already installed
Relabeling the speeding scale (no matter with mp/h and km/h as long as the metric scale is listed)
In Germany you have to present your car after all to the TÜV organisation for a §21 inspection. This is necessary to get the correct papers for the insurance and number plates.
Front bumper numberplate holder, rear numberplate holder for european numberplate sizes.
€dit: Forgot to mention the deletion of the side reflectors from the front fenders

Additionally: Reload NAVI database to EUROPE NEXT or whatsover your current version may be, Recoding TMC to ECE if you haven't RTTi, the radio tune frequency steps have to recode also to receive the FM transmissions here, SOS Emergency won't work any longer caused by different signals into the SIM-card carrier, a box change isn't recommended from my side.

So far for the first steps.
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      07-16-2019, 01:52 AM   #3
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Additionally: Reload NAVI database to EUROPE NEXT or whatsover your current version may be, Recoding TMC to ECE if you haven't RTTi, the radio tune frequency steps have to recode also to receive the FM transmissions here
this step is simple, but SOS Emergency box change and programming cost around $500!
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      07-18-2019, 08:56 AM   #4
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Thanks for sharing!
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You won't believe how many BMWs are imported from US and Canada to Europe.
There are many companies that offer this kind of mediation. It's slightly cheaper than 5000-6000$. I can provide you with coordinates of the company that I used for my F30 importation from USA to Europe, just PM if you still need.
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