Munich - Car Purchase and Sale
Surprisingly, there is very little price difference between buying a brand new BMW in Munich (where they are made) or on the other side of the world in Australia! It is actually much cheaper to buy BMWs in a neighbouring country like Italy, due to different levels of tax.
However, unless the car has been registered for at least six months, you will be hit with substantial taxes when you try to import the vehicle into Germany (see 'Importing your automobile or other vehicle' for details). Contact details for the head offices of new car dealerships are available in 'Car Vendors'.
With the Germans' predilection for new vehicles, you will find a large price difference between new cars and even 2-year-old second-hand models. Go for a drive along Wasserburger Landstr or look in the 'Kfz-Markt' in the newspapers: Süddeutsche Zeitung on Saturdays or the TZ on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
You can advertise your car for sale in the 'Marketplace of Paguro' or in the 'Kurz und Fundig', or in the Kfz-Markt in some of the daily newspapers: the Süddeutsche Zeitung on Saturdays or the TZ on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The phone number for the TZ is + 49 (0) 89 23 77 77.
There are also several car dealers on Wasserburger Landstr, heading east out of the city.
When selling a vehicle your only duty is to tell the registration centre the name and the address of the buyer. It is then the buyer's responsibility to register the car in their name.