European Delivery Program (EDP - Mercedes) Compliment - Picking Up Your Car In Europe
I'm no fan of Mercedes but my wife wanted a new car and ordered one with the EDP - she thought it would be fun. I was reluctant, as I've previously toured Boeing and Airbus and didn't enjoy either tour.
MB puts you up in a great hotel, they pay for the cab over to the factory and feed you a great meal. Your vehicle (43 were being p/u'd that day) is on the showroom with your bags in the trunk and the GPS pre programmed for your excursion. After a very interesting factory tour your representative goes over your cars features and they send you off. MB pays for insurance and you can tour much of Europe and drop off your car at one of many drop off points, board a plane and head home. The savings are about 3 - 10k depending on model. Your car is shipped (incl.) and arrives in about 6 wks. Your car is shipped to your local dealer - who still makes a cut (I asked as I like to support local business).
If it was my intention to keep the car long term I may have be somewhat reluctant (engine not broken in)as you are taking a brand new car and zipping along the autobahn at 100> mph.
Flew out US Air, back DL, US f/a's were OK, DL, excellent service.