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Why does the same car cost $250,000 in Singapore? Why does every citizen in Canada get free health care?

Answer: different countries, different economies, different incomes, different taxes, different governments, different standards in living, etc.
 

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It's different currencies. Also, the exchange rate for the Euro vs Dollar is 1.31 today. Meaning it takes $1.31 to buy one Euro... so take that into account as well.
 

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It's different currencies. Also, the exchange rate for the Euro vs Dollar is 1.31 today. Meaning it takes $1.31 to buy one Euro... so take that into account as well.
Which would mean the car should be CHEAPER in eurozone countries...yet its around 33,000 euro base...which is around 42K BASE for europe CLA 250.

I think it has to do with the fact that the US models only have 1 engine choice which streamlines the whole process. It means less workers, less time= Less money which we see in the MSRP.
 

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Which would mean the car should be CHEAPER in eurozone countries...yet its around 33,000 euro base...which is around 42K BASE for europe CLA 250.

I think it has to do with the fact that the US models only have 1 engine choice which streamlines the whole process. It means less workers, less time= Less money which we see in the MSRP.
That would be logical if they had a US production line. If the US cars are produced in Europe the use the same facilities and logistics systems. The costs difference would be minimal in production. In my case my CLA180 cost about 73k USD in my country where the taxes is based on the power of the engine. The base price for the CLA250 is 89K USD.

sometimes I wonder if certain country's are paying for other country's lower prices. If a product needs to sell more I a marked and they cut the prices other country's with solid sales numbers can take the hit so they don't loose any profits.
 

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Which would mean the car should be CHEAPER in eurozone countries...yet its around 33,000 euro base...which is around 42K BASE for europe CLA 250.

I think it has to do with the fact that the US models only have 1 engine choice which streamlines the whole process. It means less workers, less time= Less money which we see in the MSRP.
Yes but you're not speaking in export/import terms. It means that the Euro is stronger meaning people make more in Euro terms versus let's say Dollar terms
 

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a cla, $250 in Germany ca 38T (inkl.19% tax)equivalent in US dollars are 49 T $ !!!!!!

without tax: approx. 32T €, or about 42T $
 

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In Norway it's 46.5K USD excluding taxes for the 250. A lot of Norwegian import cars from Germany to save money mostly on used cars. With our tax policy not many Norwegians will buy a 250 at 90K USD. They rather buy a more expensive car with a less powerful motor.
 

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In Norway it's 46.5K USD excluding taxes for the 250. A lot of Norwegian import cars from Germany to save money mostly on used cars. With our tax policy not many Norwegians will buy a 250 at 90K USD. They rather buy a more expensive car with a less powerful motor.
that income counts! Each Norwegian earns at least 5T €/ month! minimum!say that it is true! ;););):D
 
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