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      10-09-2012, 03:01 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by DieselDiner View Post
Google "german self registration" and learn about how BMW and the others are distorting their sales up to 30% in Germany. Here's one of many articles:

Makes one wonder how many other markets show sales numbers supported by the same manipulation.

It's happening across Europe, not just in Germany.
Btw, here is info from Automobilwoche about self-registrations (by dealer & carmakers) in German market in August 2012:

Hyundai: 44.0% self-regestrations of whole Hyundai car registrations in August
Opel: 42.4%
Ford: 33.9%
Audi: 23.8%
MB: 22.8%
VW: 22.7%
BMW: 22.2%