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      12-23-2019, 04:43 AM   #23
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Not available in the US unfortunately.
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I got those, altough I have to admit for the 100 euro's I spent I thought the doorhandle surroundings on the inside would be chrome as well... but nope just 100 euro's for 8 buttons
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      12-23-2019, 06:58 AM   #25
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Does anyone know why certain options aren't available in the US? These Galvanic controls... Merino leather... etc. Does BMW think US buyers wouldn't be interested in such options?
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You can get all sorts of “Embelishments” from Ali Express.
I bought a brushed Stainless Steel surround to fit around the light switch cluster for around £6. Actually looks bloody good.
You can get all sorts of things for the G20 already. I was a bit sceptical but the fit and finish is spot on.

Look what I found on AliExpress
http://s.aliexpress.com/ay26v6jU
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I got those, altough I have to admit for the 100 euro's I spent I thought the doorhandle surroundings on the inside would be chrome as well... but nope just 100 euro's for 8 buttons
You can have the Stainless Steel door handle surrounds for around $20 from Ali Express. I got the light switch surround. Looks good and fits well.

Look what I found on AliExpress
http://s.aliexpress.com/j6naIZFb
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Does anyone know why certain options aren't available in the US? These Galvanic controls... Merino leather... etc. Does BMW think US buyers wouldn't be interested in such options?

we don't get "luxury" , and for the most part i'm guessing they are right about this sadly.
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Does anyone know why certain options aren't available in the US? These Galvanic controls... Merino leather... etc. Does BMW think US buyers wouldn't be interested in such options?

we don't get "luxury" , and for the most part i'm guessing they are right about this sadly.
Just seems really unfair for you guys. Your market is so large that it could easily accommodate the variety of options on offer elsewhere.

It almost seems like BMW USA is just lazy and wants to keep their lineup simple. No waiting lists, fewer permutations, keep costs down etc?
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I want to have this buttons but dealer told me that there are restrictions at this moment and we cannot order this. And this is on Europe market so not only US.
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      12-23-2019, 04:55 PM   #31
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I want to have this buttons but dealer told me that there are restrictions at this moment and we cannot order this. And this is on Europe market so not only US.
I just took delivery in Canada and the galvanic controls were included (November 2019 build).
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      12-23-2019, 05:10 PM   #32
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Just seems really unfair for you guys. Your market is so large that it could easily accommodate the variety of options on offer elsewhere.

It almost seems like BMW USA is just lazy and wants to keep their lineup simple. No waiting lists, fewer permutations, keep costs down etc?
i'd imagine so. we can't even get the gloss black grill on the m340i here. same deal on the z4. no black packages
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My fathers 2020 X3 came standard with galvanic controls. it work well with the surrounding black bits.
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You can have the Stainless Steel door handle surrounds for around $20 from Ali Express. I got the light switch surround. Looks good and fits well.

Look what I found on AliExpress
http://s.aliexpress.com/j6naIZFb
appreciate the feedback, but no Ali stuff on my cars I'm an OEM f*cker
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appreciate the feedback, but no Ali stuff on my cars I'm an OEM f*cker
No worries. Understand. For me brushed stainless steel is brushed stainless steel as long as it matches and fits.
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If it's available in Canada, it should be easy to source to the US.

You just have to be willing to pay up and do some leg work.

Start with online merchants that's stationed in Canada.
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If it's available in Canada, it should be easy to source to the US.

You just have to be willing to pay up and do some leg work.

Start with online merchants that's stationed in Canada.
It's not a dealer installed part though. The dealerships up here may be able to find the part number, but you usually have to use a valid VIN to order it.
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If it's available in Canada, it should be easy to source to the US.

You just have to be willing to pay up and do some leg work.

Start with online merchants that's stationed in Canada.
It's not a dealer installed part though. The dealerships up here may be able to find the part number, but you usually have to use a valid VIN to order it.
I doubt it's "vin-locked," not even the GTS & CS OEM parts are, more like it's too new to source or on a scarce backorder.

In my experience, as long as you're willing to pay, someone is willing get it for you.

I've bought Canada-exclusive stuff before but it took a few months
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I doubt it's "vin-locked," not even the GTS & CS OEM parts are, more like it's too new to source or on a scarce backorder.

In my experience, as long as you're willing to pay, someone is willing get it for you.

I've bought Canada-exclusive stuff before but it took a few months
It's going to take a while. Even people here are waiting to get theirs (that should have come with them but were left out).
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Does anyone know why certain options aren't available in the US? These Galvanic controls... Merino leather... etc. Does BMW think US buyers wouldn't be interested in such options?
There are some Crystal controls available in the U.S. that look upscale. Start/Stop button and iDrive controller, for example.
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There are some Crystal controls available in the U.S. that look upscale. Start/Stop button and iDrive controller, for example.
The crystal pieces for the G20 are aftermarket Chinese stuff (not saying they are bad, but not OEM). I'm sure you could buy OEM X5 or X7 shifter and start button but they'll cost a pretty penny.
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There are some Crystal controls available in the U.S. that look upscale. Start/Stop button and iDrive controller, for example.
I optioned my X5 with crystal controls because BMW offered it as an option. Not sure I'd option a 3 series with crystal controls as that would look out of place imo, but galvanic controls for sure had BMW offered it as an option to US buyers. Same goes for Merino leather - optioned my X5 with it but just didn't have that option on the 3 series without spending $5k.
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US gets screwed out of everything. We don't have the option for Red Leather, No black exhaust tips, and no galvanic controls etc..
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