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      08-05-2008, 01:37 PM   #7
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We do know price increases are coming for the world and particularly the US market, we just don't know how much. I would suspect significantly more than 1-2% (which just matches inflation).

In some of the interviews / reports from the BMW Board, the price of steel and oil have increased 60-70%.

My guess would be a 4-5% increase in price.

No idea on allocation but it would make sense to send cars to markets where BMW would make more money.

One other comment that was interesting, BMW is still very much focused on marketshare in the US market and they will address with product lines like the Mini.
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