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      05-14-2021, 03:07 PM   #89
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I just noticed the next set of restrictions are coming in. BMW is now adding "Removal of non-contact tailgate" to my G30. The tailgate is still opening and closing electronically, but they have removed the kick to open function.
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      05-14-2021, 03:37 PM   #90
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This thread has to be renamed to reflect the [now confirmed] hard truth.
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      05-17-2021, 02:16 PM   #91
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It's been virtually non-existent. No official statement. I'm speculating that the situation is currently very dynamic, and the results haven't been finalized yet. If so, I can understand BMW reluctance to issue a statement.

We're definitely at the point, though, where BMW at the very least needs to make some official statement like "Production of model lines X, Y, Z are currently shut down for an unknown length of time. Similarly, options A,B,C,D, on models X,Y,Z are not available for now."
BMW loves ambiguity and leaving it up to us to guess what we're buying or getting...

I don't expect them to offer any "clarification" until MY2022... And even that is questionable.
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      05-18-2021, 11:19 AM   #92
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Sure, but it's a Volvo, and you'll be disappointed with the drive quality every day.
I guess, but my partner has "must need" features and it's a losing battle if we're downgrading tech/functionality of our current car because of these supply chain issues, meaning Volvo unfortunately wins by default.
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      05-21-2021, 11:59 AM   #93
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I just noticed the next set of restrictions are coming in. BMW is now adding "Removal of non-contact tailgate" to my G30. The tailgate is still opening and closing electronically, but they have removed the kick to open function.
Correct, this is being removed from my m550i scheduled for production next week. Not a feature I care about fortunately.
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      06-03-2021, 08:43 AM   #94
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Chip crisis improving?



GM Sees Brighter Profit Outlook as It Fends Off Computer-Chip Crunch

General Motors Co. expects profits to be better in the first half of the year than it previously projected, citing steps it is taking to blunt the impact of the computer-chip shortage that has hampered global vehicle production for months.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/gm-sees...ch-11622727156

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      06-03-2021, 10:23 AM   #95
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[SIZE="6"]GM Sees Brighter Profit Outlook as It Fends Off Computer-Chip Crunch[/SIZE]

General Motors Co. expects profits to be better in the first half of the year than it previously projected, citing steps it is taking to blunt the impact of the computer-chip shortage that has hampered global vehicle production for months.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/gm-sees...ch-11622727156
GM said the chip sit­u­a­tion re­mains fluid and will con­tinue to dis­rupt pro­duc­tion. It said it is op­ti­mistic it can make up ground in the sec­ond half of the year and con­tin­ues to pri­or­i­tize pro­duc­tion of large pickup trucks and sport-util­ity ve­hi­cles, its big­gest money mak­ers.
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      06-03-2021, 12:14 PM   #96
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GM said the chip sit*u*a*tion re*mains fluid and will con*tinue to dis*rupt pro*duc*tion. It said it is op*ti*mistic it can make up ground in the sec*ond half of the year and con*tin*ues to pri*or*i*tize pro*duc*tion of large pickup trucks and sport-util*ity ve*hi*cles, its big*gest money mak*ers.
So GM is doing the same thing that BMW is doing...prioritizing its high profit units.
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      06-03-2021, 10:34 PM   #97
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Yes, I'd VERY much like to see that bulletin. I'm rather surprised that BMW hasn't put out an official news statement. One came out about the shutdown of Mini production. This is big stuff.

In the absence of official news, we're having to go off of anecdotal reports from dealers, and customers who are having issues with their factory orders. One anecdotal report in the X7 forum here says they're shutting down the entire 40i production line for the remainder of MY2021.
As of 5/6/2021:

3-series, X3, and X4:
Remove Front Passenger seat width adjustment and lumbar support. $275 credi

4-series:
4-cyl models:
Remove Front Passenger seat width adjustment and lumbar support. $275 c
credit. Reconfigure Conv. Pkg, Prem Pkg, and Exec. Pkg and reprice accordingly

M-Performance coupes:
Remove Front Passenger seat width adjustment and lumbar support. $275
creditSensaTech interior discontinued. Leather required

M-Performance convertible:
Remove Front Passenger seat width adjustment and lumbar support. $275 credit (leather standard already)

X3, X4, 4-series (all 4-cylinder models and PHEV):
Ventilated seats not offered.

X3, X4, 3-series, 4-series (all models):
Driver Assistance Pro not offered

4-series, all models including M:
Option shortage, Laser Lights may be removed from order

X5 and X6:
6-cylinder models, 2-axle air-suspension and 3rd-row-seat removed from offer

X5, X6, and X7 6-cylinder models:
M-sport package, Multi-contour seats, Ventilated seats, messaging seat shortage and may be removed from orders.

2-series (except M2),3-series, X3, X6 all 4-cylinder models, X5, X6, and X7 all 6-cylinder models:
H/K no longer offered

2, 3, 4, and 5-series all model except M2, M3, M4, and M5:
Kick-to-open trunk removed. Option SA322 becomes SA32X with $100 credit.
Are there any restrictions on i3 options?

We're trying to order an i3s REX right now and our CA can't seem to be able to select HK in the ordering system even though that I can select it online in the configurator and get a build code! Also 6NS Enhanced USB and Bluetooth plus Smartphone Integration is completely removed from the online configurator!
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      06-04-2021, 02:21 PM   #98
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Interesting these things. I've got a 2015 435i and was looking to move to a Tesla Model 3 due to some changes at work.

Anyway, the Tesla forums are up in arms about Elon and Tesla removing the Radar from vehicles, and the passenger lumbar.

Tesla is trying to move to their Vision system (all camera based and no lidar/radar), which was a goal for years now, but the radar/chip/supply issues has crunched them as well for common things used in many manufactured vehicles and technology. So all vehicle this month and forward being delivered are radarless and have technical limits at this point to deal with the camera only situation.

Then, people angry about the pass lumbar...Elon's tweet was kind of stupid why, saying people don't use it according to logs. Well no kidding, once it is set, it really doesn't get touched!

This supply issue is no joke for many industries now.
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      06-05-2021, 11:47 AM   #99
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Just for added context, things could be much worse for BMW.

This Ford Dealer Normally Stocks 1500 Cars; Now They Have 30
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-The shortage of semiconductor chips for electronics has led to a shortage of cars and trucks on dealer lots ready to sell, and the top-selling vehicle in the U.S., the Ford F-150 pickup, has seen production delayed or halted on an equally large scale.

-We checked out a local high-volume Ford dealer, Varsity Ford, which has only a couple dozen new vehicles on a lot that normally has hundreds in stock.

-We also checked out the lots near Ford's Rawsonville plant outside Detroit, where large numbers of F-150s and other vehicles sit parked, waiting for chips to come back in.
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      06-07-2021, 04:40 PM   #100
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I just noticed the next set of restrictions are coming in. BMW is now adding "Removal of non-contact tailgate" to my G30. The tailgate is still opening and closing electronically, but they have removed the kick to open function.
It doesn't work well anyway.
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      06-07-2021, 05:11 PM   #101
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It doesn't work well anyway.
I rarely bother using it but once you get the hang of it, it works very well and consistently.
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