Rut looms for BMW X5

Harris, Donna
October 1999
Automotive News;10/18/1999, Vol. 74 Issue 5843, p1
Trade Publication
Reports that BMW of North America Inc.'s X5 sport-utility vehicle (SUV) has hit legal snags that may temporarily keep it off the market in Texas. Dealers' challenge to the right of BMW to market the car under a separate franchise agreement; Requirement for dealers to meet open-ended qualifications to sell the car; Factories' struggle to exert more control over their retailers.


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