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Old 11-05-2008, 05:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Importing M3 to Europe from the US!

Hey all!
Im wondering if anyone can give me some advise on importing an M3 to Europe. Ive recently imported an M3 2006 to Europe from the US that currently on its transit route to Switzerland. In order to register the car with swiss plates, I require a certificate of European conformity - it apparently can only be issued by BMW. BMW in switzerland refuses to issue or help with issuing this certificate. Any ideas or advise to help get around this problem??
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Old 11-06-2008, 02:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the tip! I will check with them today!
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hey Serafin can you please tell me some details about your transferral because my dad is thinking of doing it, too... how much did the shipping, tolls and taxes cost? Were there any problems? Which company did you use?
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Old 11-06-2008, 06:27 AM   #5 (permalink)
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There are a few problems that we have encountered. There are variety of cumulative taxes you will need to pay. they are all listed on this website
Importing Foreign Cars to Switzerland - AngloINFO Geneva, in the Geneva region (Switzerland)
Additionally we have difficulty obtaining a certificate of conformity. Altough we know what needs to be changed, BMWswitzerland doesnt want to issue this certificate, especially to BMW's imported from the US and apparently, they are the only ones authorised to do so. Witout this certificate we cant register the car.
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thanks for the link, I'll check it out.
Actually, in our case we'd get the car to southern Germany, not to Switzerland, and I'll keep in mind that I should check with this certificate ahead of time
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I know this my be a longer way of doing it and I'm not sure if it would work but couldn't you sent it to Germany and have them up the cert. on it then move it to switzerland? It may take longer but you mite have your car.
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