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      11-16-2012, 11:18 PM   #1
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BMW 128i Euro 4?

Does anybody know if a BMW 128i 2008 qualifies for EURO 4 emission standard?
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      11-17-2012, 12:10 AM   #2
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I've seen one 128i registered in Germany & perhaps available for sale mentioned on 1er-forum.de. So there is certainly some overlap with at least euro 5. Euro 4 was 130i days.
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You should contact Tüv süd and ask them direct.

http://www.tuev-sued.de/home_en


a 128i is probably Euro-4 rated as far as CO2 emissions. It probably also matters which engine the car has: N51 or N52n and IF the car is a ULEV model (CA/NY/CT, ect states).


IF you are thinking about importing a car into Germany... it can be costly. Plus the older a car gets the higher they tax you over here(every year!).
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I would be willing to bet it is. But the import tax.....whew!

I had some family pictures and the DVD sent via fed ex. $77.38 wound upcoming out to a €31.38 Zollreichnung! Imagine what a vehicle would cost.
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      11-17-2012, 06:45 PM   #5
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Thank you! So probably sell the 128 here and buy a 120 d in Germany.
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Thank you! So probably sell the 128 here and buy a 120 d in Germany.
or an e82, 118d!


Basically anything you have shipped over to Germany (like when I order on Amazon.co.uk to my German address) IF the German Zoll (Customs) get to it first... you can count on paying about +36% on it! The package gets sent to the local customs office in your city and you have to pay the customs guys there.

I can not imagine dealing with those guys with a car purchase. They are hard to deal with when the value is just a few hundred dollars. With a car transaction they are gonna be total jerks.


Another reason to buy a German spec car is... US spec one series are limited to 210 kph unless they have the M-Sport option. Then they are limited to 250 kph. Also things like brake pads and tire specs are different for German spec cars. Plus some of the headlight/turn signals will need to be coded for EU specs. You might evenhaveto replace the headlights which are not cheap! ~600 euros each plus pulling off the bumper cover.
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Basically anything you have shipped over to Germany (like when I order on Amazon.co.uk to my German address) IF the German Zoll (Customs) get to it first... you can count on paying about +36% on it! The package gets sent to the local customs office in your city and you have to pay the customs guys there.
Or in my case Fedex paid the zoll....then sent me the bill.

still trying to see if I need to pay them back or tell them to get the money back from the steuer man.
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