BMW shifts thousands of cars from Europe to North America and Asia

Trevor Hofmann - CAP staff
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Lately the news has been filled with all of the problems facing U.S. taxpayers thanks to a hotly debated election campaign, highlighted by Mitt Romney and his Republican camp pointing out all the challenges brought about by four years of Obama leadership, and President Barack Obama along with his Democrat team telling us all of the things that are wrong with Mitt Romney and how the next four years with him at the helm will be the economic equivalent of the dark ages. It's not a pretty picture, but it's a lot brighter than what's going on across the Atlantic in Europe.

Just to help us to understand the sheer depth of depression our Euro friends are in, automakers are desperate to get rid of stock previously allotted to the European market. BMW, for instance, is diverting "tens of thousands" of vehicles from its European dealers to both North America and Asia.

In an interview with Automotive News, BMW sales chief Ian Robertson understated reality by saying that the European market faces "a lot of bumps on the road" before sales get back to where they were prior to the continent-wide recession, with the largest sales decline in 19 years now forecast for 2012. With BMW's global sales up 14-percent in September, however, the decision to divert cars to other markets was an easy one.

If you've been in a holding pattern to get your hands on your new Bimmer, your waiting time may now be shorter. Unfortunately we don't yet know which BMW models will be heading our way, so keep your fingers crossed.
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Topics: BMW, 2013, 6 Series, 3 Series, 5 Series, 7 Series, M5, M6, X3, X5, M3, X6, X1, 7 Series ActiveHybrid Concept, X5 M, X6 M, X5 xDrive 35d,

Organizations: BMW

Geographic location: Europe, North America, Asia

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