Over 300 BMWs damaged at the port in Jersey City

Others | January 14th, 2008 by 5

Heartbreaking! I found this story on e60forums.net and I almost wanted to cry. I still don't know the full details on how this could have …

Heartbreaking! I found this story on e60forums.net and I almost wanted to cry. I still don't know the full details on how this could have happened.

The Courage ship tipped today at the port in Jersey City causing major damage to over 300 BMWs not including 70+ BMWs that were total losses. a majority of the destroyed vehicles were M3s (mostly in dark blue) with a variety of 3ers and 1ers smashed up as well.

A small number of the cars destroyed had German Tourist plates on them, those European delivery customers will NOT be getting their cars back. 

If you were expecting your M3 or E90/E92 in the next month, you're going to be in for a sad surprise. those cars that were a total loss will be crushed, I asked a BMW rep, he stated that they will not be auctioned as there is a liability for letting those cars on the road.

The shipping company's insurance is footing the bill, I do not know how they will handle those cars that are already owned by the European Delivery customers. Those cars with light damage will be repaired at the Elizabeth Receiving facility and sold through BMW's dealer network as new cars.

I hope I won't be so unlucky when I will get my car next month. My European Delivery trip is not even over and I already worry about it after seeing this mess.

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  • Randall Fox

    I hope this story is tracked closely. It is my biggest concern about the European Delivery, what if your car is damaged in shipping? After you pick it up in Europe, you own it, and I would assume if it is damaged in shipping, you get to live with a less than perfect car.. Sure, they will repair it free, but who wants a new car with damage? How will BMW treat people that don’t want a damaged car? Non-European Delivery ensures a damaged free car ever since the big lawsut..

  • http://www.edbmw.com Irv Robinson

    If the car has frame damage, then it will be replaced, otherwise, you’re right, they will fix it and customer will have to leave with it. Sad, but true.

  • http://www.edbmw.com Irv Robinson

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