Are European Car Delivery Programs Worth the Effort?
—Are European car delivery programs worth it?—
I decided to see how European Delivery Programs from BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, and Volvo stack up against negotiating a car for pick-up in the U.S.
—How does a European Car Delivery Program Work?—
The idea is you buy a luxury car from BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, or Volvo (Audi and Saab both retired their programs) and pick it up at the factory in Europe. You’ll typically get a discount on the price of the car plus a travel deal. After you visit the factory in Munich, Sindelfingen, Stuttgart, or Gothenburg Sweden you can cruise around Europe for a couple weeks and drop off your car at a pre-approved location.
All programs include a factory tour and meal, international car insurance and registration for 2 weeks. When you’re done they’ll ship the car back to the U.S. for you free of charge, but keep in mind this is not the same as the destination fee.