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      01-26-2020, 04:56 AM   #23
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well there is a 2.5% tariff on EU made cars. Theres no tariffs on mexican ones because of NAFTA / USMCA or .

All else being equal it makes sense they'd move as much to mexico and south carolina as possible for US market. I'd rather have a mexican made car with less transit time and 2.5% less. Honestly I'd rather bmw even keep the money than the government get it.
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Interesting indeed, M340's now being built in Mexico. I don't think that will dissuade me from getting another one. Provided quality is no less than the German built one.
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I'm guessing that Americans really want to get their cars from Germany over Mexico?

Reminds me of the kerfuffle when certain markets got the E46 generation from South Africa over Germany. In the end, the SA cars had lower quality control and fewer warranty issues over those that were made in Germany.
I think you meant better/higher quality control in SA. SA BMW plant has won many quality awards for fewest defects.

I had an E90 SA build and that car was fantastic.
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I hope not. I made sure my car was from Germany and not Mexico (vin with a W). Just my opinion and no offense to anyone but if I'm buying a German car, I want it to be made in Germany, not assembled in Mexico.

I don't think that's an accurate indicator. My South African built F30 starts with a W...

Shouldn't matter anyway, any BMW factory has the same quality control and tech. Plus I'm sure the good people in MX are very proud to work for and build BMWs.
It's accurate... the 3 series didn't start being built in San Luis Potosí (Mexico) till mid 2019, around June I believe. The 3 on your VIN on your F gen may not be accurate, but on the G20 it is. 3 for Mexico, W for Germany.

Also I understand if they are proud to build BMWs, yet if I'm purchasing a German car, I prefer it made in Germany . Once you start outsourcing builds, you sometimes do see quality control issues.
SLP MX builds are not outsourced. This is a BMW plant, same as any other BMW owned plant.
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I'm guessing that Americans really want to get their cars from Germany over Mexico?

Reminds me of the kerfuffle when certain markets got the E46 generation from South Africa over Germany. In the end, the SA cars had lower quality control and fewer warranty issues over those that were made in Germany.
I think you meant better/higher quality control in SA. SA BMW plant has won many quality awards for fewest defects.

I had an E90 SA build and that car was fantastic.
Yeah "lower quality control" meant "fewer issues during production"

I agree with what you said
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I ordered a Sunset Orange M340xi and it took my dealer about a month to be able to get an allocation for it. I am in North Carolina so I guess I got one of the few xi allocated for this area.

I wanted an xi as there is just enough snow and ice (which I get more often than snow) to make me get it.
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Xdrive models supplies have increased in the past week.
Any idea on total xdrive numbers? Should we still expect a delay in getting allocations or are they starting to become more common?
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