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      09-24-2019, 02:25 PM   #45
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You are correct, my mistake.
No worries. I'm just at a loss about if I should request anything from BMW for this delay.

I don't think my dealer is playing games insofar as I did see proof of the allocation, but the opaqueness of the process is really surprising.

I surely cannot be the only one with this problem.

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Thanks for all the insight. I am in the same boat. Sales texted me the screenshot, but can't tell if it's delayed to week 43 from 37 or not. Anybody knows what that means? Thanks in advance.
@midfield, what is the dealership telling you about the reason for the delay?
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      09-24-2019, 03:14 PM   #46
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No worries. I'm just at a loss about if I should request anything from BMW for this delay.
It's not BMW, the dealer is a franchise and not directly owned by BMW (unless your dealing with a BMW owned dealership which there are only a handful). You can complain to BMW, but they really don't have any control over how the dealer chooses to operate (as long as it is within their franchise guidelines), so doubtful anything happens.

Your only option is to resolve with the dealer or take your business elsewhere.

You could threaten to take back your deposit and cancel your order due to the delays unless they agree to additional dealer discounts. That's what I would do and at the same time get quotes from other dealers to see how things are currently being priced.
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      09-24-2019, 03:25 PM   #47
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It's not BMW, the dealer is a franchise and not directly owned by BMW (unless your dealing with a BMW owned dealership which there are only a handful).
OK, all true, but if my dealer had a week 37 build on allocation, and my X7 was scheduled for production for that slot, how is it my dealer's, and not BMW's, fault that production is delayed?
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      09-24-2019, 03:31 PM   #48
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OK, all true, but if my dealer had a week 37 build on allocation, and my X7 was scheduled for production for that slot, how is it my dealer's, and not BMW's, fault that production is delayed?
Fair, I should clarify that this sounds like the dealers issue and not BMW. I don't think the dealer is giving you a straight answer on what is your current build week / status.
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      09-24-2019, 03:46 PM   #49
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Fair, I should clarify that this sounds like the dealers issue and not BMW. I don't think the dealer is giving you a straight answer on what is your current build week / status.
This was from my dealer, way back on 8/23 showing production to go week 37. Order was placed 8/21.
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This was from my dealer, way back on 8/23 showing production to go week 37. Order was placed 8/21.
I get it, but, going back to my experience, I literally ordered a 40i on 8/24 and production completed by 9/10, so clearly they (meaning the dealer) bumped you. For reference, mine was scheduled for completion the 36th week and got bumped one week to the 37th week.

BMW didn't delay production for everyone, so I would think it is a dealer issue. Even if it is a BMW issue, your dealer has not managed it well.
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      09-24-2019, 06:11 PM   #51
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Looks like I'm in the same timing boat as most of you.

9/3 - ordered (well, existing order was altered with my specs)
9/4 - Scheduled for production
9/5 - Production begins...

Today (9/20) - Still "Today's the day". Wish this thing updated properly.
My timeline update:
Today (9/24) - This morning still said Production begins, but just now it's passed Exterior body assembly begins, In the paint booth, and is at Entering assembly line.

My dealer said the completion date in his system shows 9/25...We'll see tomorrow what it shows.
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      09-24-2019, 07:32 PM   #52
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I get it, but, going back to
my experience, I literally ordered a 40i on 8/24 and production completed by 9/10, so clearly they (meaning the dealer) bumped you. For reference, mine was scheduled for completion the 36th week and got bumped one week to the 37th week.

BMW didn't delay production for everyone, so I would think it is a dealer issue. Even if it is a BMW issue, your dealer has not managed it well.

How would I know the dealership bumped me? I can see how games could be played before there is an assigned production number, but got a production number in August.
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      09-25-2019, 08:38 AM   #53
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My timeline update:
Today (9/24) - This morning still said Production begins, but just now it's passed Exterior body assembly begins, In the paint booth, and is at Entering assembly line.

My dealer said the completion date in his system shows 9/25...We'll see tomorrow what it shows.
Sure enough, this morning 9/25 at 7:30am it's gone through the assembly line and is in quality check.

I was thinking this system just wasn't updating properly, but I think it may be. Unfortunately that means my X7 may have gone though the line on the midnight shift...hope the wheels don't fall off when I get it, haha.
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I was thinking this system just wasn't updating properly, but I think it may be. Unfortunately that means my X7 may have gone though the line on the midnight shift...hope the wheels don't fall off when I get it, haha.
I don't know how it's updated but I called the GENIUS number and they told me mine is scheduled for week 40 which is next week. But it still just shows order received.
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      09-27-2019, 05:45 PM   #55
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Update:

I spoke with another dealer. I'm told there are delays for builds with the 4M5 leather dash, ZMP package and 407 panoramic sky lounge.

My build has the leather dash...
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Update:

I spoke with another dealer. I'm told there are delays for builds with the 4M5 leather dash, ZMP package and 407 panoramic sky lounge.

My build has the leather dash...
Mine has the leather dash as well, and the pano sky lounge...
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      09-27-2019, 06:22 PM   #57
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Mine has the leather dash as well, and the pano sky lounge...
@p.o.t.u.s. I wonder if it has to do with a certain leather color? I ordered Tartufo.
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My build has 4M5 leather dash, ZMP package and 407 panoramic sky lounge. Iíve been in quality check for a little over a week. I called BMWUSA yesterday and was told they are short staffed 🙄
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Update:

I spoke with another dealer. I'm told there are delays for builds with the 4M5 leather dash, ZMP package and 407 panoramic sky lounge.

My build has the leather dash...
Dash must be an issue as I originally ordered 2019 50i and got delayed as they rubbed out of dash components, then I was offered to switch to 2020 M50i and I have to say this is rare instance where I am happy that things got delayed as I definitely like the M50i better over the 50i
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How "complex" was your build? Did you option the DHP/individual leather etc.? I ask because I was scheduled for week 37 production, but have gotten pushed to week 39 with no confirmed production date yet.

I was told the reason for the delay was because of the complexity of my build--which seemed a bit far-fetched as an excuse.

My order was back on 8/19.
Doesn't seem to make sense based on my build. I got the M50i, with every option except Bowers & Wilkins (regretting that) and Night Vision.

Dealer told me originally I would be 3rd week of October production, and probably receive in November. While production started sooner, it sounds like I still won't get it til late October or early November.
Bowers is amazing- but unless we stream sonically to match a CD- Apple Music, Spotify ect isn't matching the tunes with the capability of even the HK- unless I'm wrong here?
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Bowers is amazing- but unless we stream sonically to match a CD- Apple Music, Spotify ect isn't matching the tunes with the capability of even the HK- unless I'm wrong here?
I actually called to add the Bowers & Wilkins option but they said my build had somehow skipped the the line and already been started. They gave me the option to start another build and they would just sell the other one, but I didnít want to risk losing my good fortune and having to wait longer.

Wondering if Iíll regret that! Is it bad that I mostly want it for how good it looks, especially the lights in the speakers?
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Bowers is amazing- but unless we stream sonically to match a CD- Apple Music, Spotify ect isn't matching the tunes with the capability of even the HK- unless I'm wrong here?
I actually called to add the Bowers & Wilkins option but they said my build had somehow skipped the the line and already been started. They gave me the option to start another build and they would just sell the other one, but I didn't want to risk losing my good fortune and having to wait longer.

Wondering if I'll regret that! Is it bad that I mostly want it for how good it looks, especially the lights in the speakers?
The Bowers is amazing and the lights are cool. I wanted the silver speakers and lights as well. If you can wait and it's only a few weeks I would wait and get what you want. I had the HK in my X5. Huge difference in sound quality whether you are using Spotify or a cd.
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I had a loaner with Bowers and the radio sounded amazing!
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The Speakers are absolutely stunning! I got them for them lights and am so glad I did. The quality is unmatchable!
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Bowers is amazing- but unless we stream sonically to match a CD- Apple Music, Spotify ect isn't matching the tunes with the capability of even the HK- unless I'm wrong here?
I actually called to add the Bowers & Wilkins option but they said my build had somehow skipped the the line and already been started. They gave me the option to start another build and they would just sell the other one, but I didn’t want to risk losing my good fortune and having to wait longer.

Wondering if I’ll regret that! Is it bad that I mostly want it for how good it looks, especially the lights in the speakers?
Perfectly normal to feel you missed out. If it makes you feel better- there is less dash reflection with HK. Being a bit of a sound snob- I can tell you that unless you really get into your music with FLAC or a really big stream- chances are you won't hear the difference. Don't lose any sleep- I think it will be perfect
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Update on mine. Order 2 weeks ago and still shows online just order received. Last week the dealer said chassis had been started and should have a VIN today. Genius hotline also told me last week that production is scheduled for this week. Today dealer said leather being installed but when I called genius they said requested production was this week but it shows production is actually week 44 which is another 4 weeks. I am getting so many different stories here.
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