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      12-14-2019, 04:01 PM   #1
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Exclamation *Ordered* Allocation Needed - M340i xDrive

I'm ready to order but the dealers I reached out to so far have no allocations. If there is any dealer in the United States that has an allocation for an M340i xDrive, please message me. Thank you!

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I'm ready to order but the dealers I reached out to so far have no allocations. If there is any dealer in the United States that has an allocation for an M340i xDrive, please message me. Thank you!
I've been waiting on an allocation for 2 weeks and still nothing yet. I've been told my wait time will likely be no longer than 90 days total though. Assuming I get a production date assigned in the next few weeks, it should be close to the 90 day mark for me. All the dealers in MN told me the same 90 day wait time so I didn't have much of a choice unless I wanted to drive down to Chicago.

I am hoping that it doesn't exceed 90 days though bc my trade in value on my vehicle may need to be reassessed after that period is up.
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its been really hard to obtain allocations for the M340 starting the middle of November, my dealer said I had one of the last allocations left on the east coast and it was not easy to get; for some (unknown) reason BMW is not giving out enough allocations and may have decided to produce less then the demand. If they are saying 90 days for allocations now, and EOP is what June? then people will soon be looking at the 2021 model... and waiting till the end of the year...

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      12-15-2019, 05:27 PM   #4
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its been really hard to obtain allocations for the M340 starting the middle of November, my dealer said I had one of the last allocations left on the east coast and it was not easy to get; for some (unknown) reason BMW is not giving out enough allocations and may have decided to produce less then the demand. If they are saying 90 days for allocations now, and EOP is what June? then people will soon be looking at the 2021 model... and waiting till the end of the year...

https://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1655256
Mine told me I could expect to have my vehicle within 90 days. I also put down a deposit and the SA I'm working with seems pretty well versed with how the process goes. He seems confident I should receive my vehicle by the end of Feb at this point.

On another note, if it takes longer than the 3 months, I bet we could get even better deals on the M340i towards the end of the MY2020 production. Might not be all bad. Crappy part is trying to be patient for that long lol.
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Mine told me I could expect to have my vehicle within 90 days. I also put down a deposit and the SA I'm working with seems pretty well versed with how the process goes. He seems confident I should receive my vehicle by the end of Feb at this point.

On another note, if it takes longer than the 3 months, I bet we could get even better deals on the M340i towards the end of the MY2020 production. Might not be all bad. Crappy part is trying to be patient for that long lol.
oh sorry I misunderstood I thought you said you weren't getting an allocation for 3 months. Did they give you a production number and an expected build start date? if you got a production number and a production date from the dealer then you have an allocation.. if you don't, then them promising you a car at the end of February and you not having the production number and production week yet- sounds skeptical to me... I would ask your dealer again to clarify how they know you can have a car in February when you don't even have the allocation production number and expected build date... anyways good luck with your order hope you get it when you want and your dealer comes through

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Mine told me I could expect to have my vehicle within 90 days. I also put down a deposit and the SA I'm working with seems pretty well versed with how the process goes. He seems confident I should receive my vehicle by the end of Feb at this point.

On another note, if it takes longer than the 3 months, I bet we could get even better deals on the M340i towards the end of the MY2020 production. Might not be all bad. Crappy part is trying to be patient for that long lol.
oh sorry I misunderstood I thought you said you weren't getting an allocation for 3 months. Did they give you a production number and an expected build start date? if you got a production number and a production date from the dealer then you have an allocation.. if you don't, then them promising you a car at the end of February and you not having the production number and production week yet- sounds skeptical to me... I would ask your dealer again to clarify how they know you can have a car in February when you don't even have the allocation production number and expected build date... anyways good luck with your order hope you get it when you want and your dealer comes through
Yes that's correct, I don't have an allocation yet. He just said in his experience it usually takes around 3 months but most times not longer. I ordered it 11/30 and said he's hoping to have a production week assigned this week.

The last few orders through there were a little over 2 months from start to finish but that was a few months ago before allocations were running thin. The 90 day wait time was in line with what all 3 of the MN dealerships told me so I'm sure it's just a waiting game at this point. He did say if for some reason it did take longer than the 3 months, they'd likely still honor my trade in value. I've heard the plant shuts down for a couple weeks during Xmas, so really hoping to get more info prior to that!
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Is this a common problem in the US due to high demand? I always thought you guys get the best stuff!

In Australia, I placed an order for an M340i on 9 Dec and the allocation is 3rd week January 2020. I think the car was already something in a totally different configuration to mine which they modified to match the spec and options I wanted. The change still resulted in the status of 112 - Scheduled for production and priority 1 - Customer Sold. I even have some BMW Individual Options (ivory full leather Merino), though nothing too crazy as even the Individual trim finisher I wanted made the production jump to June!!!

I donít think there was an option for sooner due to the Christmas and New Years shutdowns. I did hear there were capacity constraints due to the shift of all 3 series production to Germany (Mexico isnít ready yet (?) and China is only for their domestic market)
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It does seem dependant on what colour you pick. I ordered on 27th November and my allocation is week 2 February 2020 with delivery predicted w/c 16th March. Dealer said they could not reconfigure existing allocations ahead in the queue because I picked an 'Individual' colour (Dravit Grey), but it would have been possible if I wanted a standard colour I guess.

I'm in the UK by the way.

Digging in and preparing for a long wait!
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I'm ready to order but the dealers I reached out to so far have no allocations. If there is any dealer in the United States that has an allocation for an M340i xDrive, please message me. Thank you!
I still haven't been able to get an allocation. I don't know why it is so hard to buy a car. BMW advertises options on its configurator and I should be able to build, price, and purchase without weeks of hunting for an allocation. BMW is about to lose a customer. I understand I'm only one customer, but it counts for something.
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I still haven't been able to get an allocation. I don't know why it is so hard to buy a car. BMW advertises options on its configurator and I should be able to build, price, and purchase without weeks of hunting for an allocation. BMW is about to lose a customer. I understand I'm only one customer, but it counts for something.
Yes, I know. I have an allocation since November 8th and the car is still not in production and is giving me a production date of February 23rd. It is really terrible; I think something is wrong with the production run and its being held up and BMW is being secretive about it so they don't get embarrassed
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I too am having issues securing an allocation. I'm not going to cancel the order but I think the 2 week shut down really slowed things down.

The largest dealer here in Minnesota also said they were looking at a 90 day lead time and allocations were far and few between.

If you're able to wait it out, it will be worth it. Or you always arrange a purchase with an out of state dealer on in stock vehicle and pay the shipping fee?
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I too am having issues securing an allocation. I'm not going to cancel the order but I think the 2 week shut down really slowed things down.

The largest dealer here in Minnesota also said they were looking at a 90 day lead time and allocations were far and few between.

If you're able to wait it out, it will be worth it. Or you always arrange a purchase with an out of state dealer on in stock vehicle and pay the shipping fee?
No car in the country with the options I want. They are all low-spec -or- missing the one must-have package I want.
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I too am having issues securing an allocation. I'm not going to cancel the order but I think the 2 week shut down really slowed things down.

The largest dealer here in Minnesota also said they were looking at a 90 day lead time and allocations were far and few between.

If you're able to wait it out, it will be worth it. Or you always arrange a purchase with an out of state dealer on in stock vehicle and pay the shipping fee?
No car in the country with the options I want. They are all low-spec -or- missing the one must-have package I want.
What package is that out of curiosity? Cooling and tire performance?
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What package is that out of curiosity? Cooling and tire performance?
For me it was summer tires and no leather. I don't know if I lucked out or maybe I am delusional but the dealer I worked with got my order accepted in a day and is now scheduled for production.
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I still haven't been able to get an allocation. I don't know why it is so hard to buy a car. BMW advertises options on its configurator and I should be able to build, price, and purchase without weeks of hunting for an allocation. BMW is about to lose a customer. I understand I'm only one customer, but it counts for something.
I got my order in, production number, build week! Since I reached out to multiple people, I know of at least 2 dealerships that have allocations right now, if anyone wants to order. PM me for details.
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I still haven't been able to get an allocation. I don't know why it is so hard to buy a car. BMW advertises options on its configurator and I should be able to build, price, and purchase without weeks of hunting for an allocation. BMW is about to lose a customer. I understand I'm only one customer, but it counts for something.
I got my order in, production number, build week! Since I reached out to multiple people, I know of at least 2 dealerships that have allocations right now, if anyone wants to order. PM me for details.
What's your build week? Did you order an individual color?
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Is the fact that there is a scarcity of allocations available impacting the dealers' incentive to negotiate on price?

What kind of deals (amount off MSRP) are people getting on these ordered cars? I'm considering an order in an 'Individual' color - Tanzanite Blue.
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Is the fact that there is a scarcity of allocations available impacting the dealers' incentive to negotiate on price?

What kind of deals (amount off MSRP) are people getting on these ordered cars? I'm considering an order in an 'Individual' color - Tanzanite Blue.
Typically ordering doesnít affect the negotiated price. It did not affect my deal.
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I have been waiting 2 weeks on an allocation and just got it today! Hopefully yours will come through soon too.
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I have been waiting 2 weeks on an allocation and just got it today! Hopefully yours will come through soon too.
Congrats! I got one. My order is in!
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Allocations were dime a dozen months ago, and now they are extremely scarce. Not sure why.

I've inquired with a few dealers so far without success.

Seems like the same for f82. Maybe zee Germans don't want to build cars anymore.
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