European Delivery

5. Come Home

Meet your BMW in your driveway.
It couldn't be easier to ship your new BMW home at the conclusion of your trip. There are 12 convenient drop-off locations throughout Europe. Simply drive your car to the location of your choice.

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. Be advised that if you drop off your car at any other location than Germany that arrival time will be longer.

Please remove all personal items and accessories (such as the first aid kit and hazard warning sign). These items are not covered by insurance. Only the spare tire, jack, and tools can be shipped with the car. It is recommended that the exterior of your vehicle is clean before you initiate shipment to U.S. The Department of Agriculture requires vehicles entering the U. S. to be clean. You may want to visit a car wash prior to dropping off your car, especially if you have traveled long distances in Europe.

Your client advisor will notify you of your vehicle's arrival in the United States.

Please note that all European Delivery vehicles must be cleared by U.S. Customs and the Department of Agriculture and are subject to Customs exams upon arrival into the U.S. U.S. Customs has the right to inspect all vehicles which are imported into the U.S. at their discretion. You should be aware that release of the vehicle may be delayed if it is selected for exam by U.S. Customs. BMWNA, as well as our contracted broker, monitor this activity daily and communicate with U.S. Customs where necessary in an effort to expedite exams and the release of the vehicles. BMWNA does not recommend that our customers contact U.S. Customs directly. Doing so will not facilitate the release of your vehicle.

Upon U.S. Customs clearance, your vehicle will be processed at our Vehicle Processing Center. Please keep in mind that if you noted any damage on the condition report and your vehicle requires repair, it may delay the re-delivery of your vehicle. BMW will make every effort to have your vehicle re-delivered within the time lines noted above.

Contacting drop-off locations by phone:

  • From the U.S.: When you are calling the drop off locations from the U.S., you have to dial 011 and then the country code i.e. 011 49 for Germany, 011 33 for France, 011 41 for Switzerland and so on.

  • From within Europe: When you are calling the drop off locations from within Europe, you have to dial 00 then the country code i.e. 00 49 for Germany, 00 33 for France, 00 41 for Switzerland and so on.

  • From within the country you are dropping off: When you are calling from within the country you are dropping off, please enter a 0 in front of the area code i.e. Munich 089.

    If you requested more than 2 months (3, 4 or 5 months) of insurance, you are required to drop off your vehicle at any of the German drop off locations. European Customs regulations mandate that the exportation process must start in the country of vehicle delivery, in your case Germany.

    All drop-off locations require 4 days advance notice to schedule a drop off appointment either by phone or email. Drop off locations are open Monday to Friday only. All locations are closed on Saturdays (with the exception in Munich) Sundays, German holidays and scheduled holidays. If you are planning to drop off outside of Germany, please check that country's tourist website for their specific holidays.
  • Select a Drop-Off location: