BMW European Delivery

BMW European Delivery

Here's how it works:

Step 1

Order your BMW. Choose a vehicle to meet in Europe. Your BMW will be made to order, so it is essential that the factory schedule  production as soon as possible.  Visit BMW of Crystal Lake to choose your options.


Step 2

Plan your trip. Now that you have carefully selected the perfect BMW for you, it is time to design the ultimate travel experience to go with it.  BMW's were made for the mountain-winding, Autobahn-racing, village-skirting of modern and historic Europe. So it's only natural you and your new BMW should enjoy your first drives here. Check with BMW of Crystal Lake regarding the BMW recommended tour company.


Step 3

Get behind your new wheel at the famed BMW Welt.  Picking up your new BMW in Munich is the start of an unbelievable experience. The BMW Welt is home to automobile exhibitions, an automobile delivery center and an event hub all under one roof. Customers and visitors are provided with a closer-than-ever insight into all aspects of the BMW brand. A wide range of events and exhibitions housed in the striking double cone, automobile displays as well as impressive BMW technology and design exhibits ensure that a visit to BMW Welt is a day to remember.  The BMW Welt delivery center is conveniently located across from BMW's corporate headquarters in the heart of Munich.  European Delivery ensures exclusive offers, including a factory tour, BMW Museum tour, complimentary Delivery Center CafĂ© refreshments, and more.


Step 4

When your dream vacation is coming to an end - drive to the European drop-off site of your choosing and enjoy every twist and turn along the way. For your convenience, you can drop off your car on weekdays to any one of 20 locations in the following countries:


Australia, Netherlands, France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Italy or England


The cost of transportation, customs clearance and duty, and marine insurance is included in the purchase price of all BMWs sold under the European Delivery Program.  All cars depart from Bremerhaven, Germany. It will take approximately 6-8 weeks to the East coast and 8-10 weeks to the West Coast from drop off date for a car to arrive at your BMW center for final delivery. Your client advisor will notify you of your vehicle's arrival in the United States.

Contact BMW of Crystal Lake at 815-455-4330 or use the form below to get more details.  We look forward to being a part of your adventure!

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Important Information: European Pick Up During Winter Months

Germany passed a ruling that requires drivers to properly equip their vehicles according to inclement weather conditions. From October 15th until April 15th, driving conditions are dangerous due to ice or snow, cars must be equipped with All Season tires (also called 'M+S tires'). There might be street sections for which snow tires or even snow chains are declared mandatory. This often is the case for ski resorts and alpine passes. It is the responsibility of the car owner and driver to equip their vehicle appropriately for the prevailing weather conditions. If you do not appropriately equip your vehicle for the weather conditions that exist during your drive, obstruct traffic or get involved in an accident as a result thereof, it is possible you may be cited for a violation of the law by the local authorities or be found to be grossly negligent according to the law. Other countries you may visit including Austria and Switzerland may also have similar laws. If the Police find that you are not equipped with the appropriate items when the weather conditions deem them necessary, and if the officer feels that other traffic participants have been endangered, they have the authority to fine a driver 20 Euros or in some cases significantly higher.

Please carefully review the options, packages, wheels and standard equipment of the vehicle you ordered with your Client Advisor. Depending on the model and packages you selected, the wheels and tires may change. You should ensure you have the proper tires and wheel for the climate in which you plan to drive.

Customers have the option to leave their vehicle at BMW Welt for shipment to the U.S. if they prefer not to drive. There will be a fee of 70 Euro cash (no credit cards accepted), payable to the BMW Welt, for transportation of the vehicle from the Welt to the Munich drop off location.

Important Information: Insurance and Registration

BMW European Delivery provides 14 days of premium insurance and tourist registration with no additional cost to you. However, should you decide to extend this, additional coverage is available for purchase in 30-day increments only. Insurance beyond the 14 days and up to five (5) months is available for an additional premium. For example, for 45 days coverage, you would order two months of insurance, which is the actual coverage period, not one month plus 14 days. This coverage must extend to your drop-off date and can be arranged through your local BMW Center and must be done in advance to your pick up date. The European Delivery department must be notified a minimum of 2 weeks prior to pick up in Munich in the event of an insurance change. The change of insurance cannot be done upon arrival in Munich. Refunds are not possible on additional insurance purchased.

If the Vehicle is financed or leased through BMW Financial Services, the Vehicle must be released for shipment to the United States no later than 90 days from the date of delivery.

If you requested 3, 4 or 5 months of insurance because you are planning to keep your vehicle for that extended time in Europe, you are required to drop off your vehicle in Germany at any of the German drop off locations. New European Customs regulations mandate that the exportation process must start in the country of vehicle delivery, in your case Germany.

These new rates are effective as of January 1, 2015.

Insurance period in months

Cost to customer

14 Days    $0

1               $389

2               $1,119

3               $1,848

4               $2,579

5               $3,306

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