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      11-15-2019, 07:43 PM   #1
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M340i Individual order

My partner and I are ready to order an M340i in Purple Silk paint. I have gotten a run around with the local dealership, I think they are just out of allocations, or do not want to bother with an Individual paint order. A dealership 2 hours from me is trying to help me but says the paint was denied at first and they elevated the request to someone else.

I have now been told that the Purple Silk color was available a few years ago but ONLY on FULL M cars (M3, M4, M5, etc.).

So, now we are trying to get either Mora or Peridot Green approved.
Has anyone else ordered Individual paint? What color did you get? Did you have hassles getting the order placed?
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I just ordered an M340i in Rosso Corsa. No problems at all.
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I only ordered individual merino leather not the paint
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I just ordered an M340i in Rosso Corsa. No problems at all.
Good to hear!
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My partner and I are ready to order an M340i in Purple Silk paint. I have gotten a run around with the local dealership, I think they are just out of allocations, or do not want to bother with an Individual paint order. A dealership 2 hours from me is trying to help me but says the paint was denied at first and they elevated the request to someone else.

I have now been told that the Purple Silk color was available a few years ago but ONLY on FULL M cars (M3, M4, M5, etc.).

So, now we are trying to get either Mora or Peridot Green approved.
Has anyone else ordered Individual paint? What color did you get? Did you have hassles getting the order placed?
i ordered twilight purple..i guess me and you will be pretty close to each other as far as color is concerned. i had no problem ordering it, i just got a late production date..

although now it might be completed earlier than i thought
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i ordered twilight purple..i guess me and you will be pretty close to each other as far as color is concerned. i had no problem ordering it, i just got a late production date..

although now it might be completed earlier than i thought
Excellent. We have decided to inquire about twilight purple as well since Mora is getting no response. I'd love to see pics when you get your car!
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i ordered twilight purple..i guess me and you will be pretty close to each other as far as color is concerned. i had no problem ordering it, i just got a late production date..

although now it might be completed earlier than i thought
Excellent. We have decided to inquire about twilight purple as well since Mora is getting no response. I'd love to see pics when you get your car!
definitely! i might be able to get you a connect for an order btw..
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definitely! i might be able to get you a connect for an order btw..
Thanks! I will let you know what the dealership has to say tomorrow.
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Just struck Gold. BMW NA sent a letter to the sales rep saying several of our color choices would be available and BMW is setting aside the 5th week of 2020 for special orders. Now to make a few final choices on build.
Will update when we finalize details, put a deposit in, and place the order!!!
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I just ordered an M340i in Rosso Corsa. No problems at all.
What was the cost? $5K?
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I just ordered an M340i in Rosso Corsa. No problems at all.
What was the cost? $5K?


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Nope. Not yet. Something is off with the lease terms. 36 months, 61% residual and $2500 down they want $840 per month.
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I just ordered an M340i in Rosso Corsa. No problems at all.
Wen you ordered your Individual Paint did your dealership require you to put the whole paint cost as a deposit the day you ordered? That is what I am facing right now.....
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I just ordered an M340i in Rosso Corsa. No problems at all.
Wen you ordered your Individual Paint did your dealership require you to put the whole paint cost as a deposit the day you ordered? That is what I am facing right now.....

It depends on the custom paint. I ordered my car with an individual paint without any deposits whatsoever.

Typically you have the option to refuse the delivery of the car when it arrives, for any reason. If the dealer believes that they can quickly sell the car, because it may appeal a greater audience, they will not even ask for a deposit (my case). If you ordered a really unique color, that the dealer thinks it would be hard to sell if you don't buy, they may ask for a higher deposit, to ensure you're not going to shy away from accepting the car.
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I just ordered an M340i in Rosso Corsa. No problems at all.
Wen you ordered your Individual Paint did your dealership require you to put the whole paint cost as a deposit the day you ordered? That is what I am facing right now.....
Nope. I just put down a $500 deposit.
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It depends on the custom paint. I ordered my car with an individual paint without any deposits whatsoever.

Typically you have the option to refuse the delivery of the car when it arrives, for any reason. If the dealer believes that they can quickly sell the car, because it may appeal a greater audience, they will not even ask for a deposit (my case). If you ordered a really unique color, that the dealer thinks it would be hard to sell if you don't buy, they may ask for a higher deposit, to ensure you're not going to shy away from accepting the car.
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Nope. I just put down a $500 deposit.
I am thinking that is exactly the reason....because it will likely be rare. Ugh, oh well, we will see what we can do.
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Just got a follow up email from the original dealership in Tallahassee, FL. jchristoph@crowncars.com is the client advisor/genius:


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1:00 PM (1 hour ago)
We don't know yet. Many variables to consider.

<jchristoph@crowncars.com> wrote:
Other options as far as different vehicles?

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No thanks. I will look into other options.

<jchristoph@crowncars.com> wrote:12:52 PM (1 hour ago)
Just wanted to reach out and tell you that production is still paused for European build M340’s which is where individual paint cars are built… However, there are North American M340’s available if you are willing to explore other color options that are within the color pallet. Please let me know if this is an option for you.

<jchristoph@crowncars.com> wrote: Tue. Nov. 5th
Can’t place an order at this time… There are plenty available from other dealers just not in the color you are looking for. I can’t say for sure when production will pick back up but as soon as I know I will let you know. If you would like to explore a different color option, I would love to find it for you and make it yours.


<newponcho455@gmail.com> wrote: Tue. Nov. 5th
So can we not place an order?
Do you have any information as to when there will be chassis available for new 340 orders?

<newponcho455@gmail.com> wrote: Mon. Nov. 4th
That is fine. We are aware it may take 6 months.
We would only entertain a different color if the Purple Silk is not available.

<jchristoph@crowncars.com> wrote: Mon. Nov. 4th
Working on getting the allocation… Would you consider a different color? It looks like BMW isn’t building M340i’s at the moment and we aren’t sure when the next production cycle will begin for that vehicle.
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Just got a follow up email from the original dealership in Tallahassee, FL. jchristoph@crowncars.com is the client advisor/genius:


<newponcho455@gmail.com>
1:00 PM (1 hour ago)
We don't know yet. Many variables to consider.

<jchristoph@crowncars.com> wrote:
Other options as far as different vehicles?

<newponcho455@gmail.com>
12:54 PM (1 hour ago)
No thanks. I will look into other options.

<jchristoph@crowncars.com> wrote:12:52 PM (1 hour ago)
Just wanted to reach out and tell you that production is still paused for European build M340’s which is where individual paint cars are built… However, there are North American M340’s available if you are willing to explore other color options that are within the color pallet. Please let me know if this is an option for you.

<jchristoph@crowncars.com> wrote: Tue. Nov. 5th
Can’t place an order at this time… There are plenty available from other dealers just not in the color you are looking for. I can’t say for sure when production will pick back up but as soon as I know I will let you know. If you would like to explore a different color option, I would love to find it for you and make it yours.


<newponcho455@gmail.com> wrote: Tue. Nov. 5th
So can we not place an order?
Do you have any information as to when there will be chassis available for new 340 orders?

<newponcho455@gmail.com> wrote: Mon. Nov. 4th
That is fine. We are aware it may take 6 months.
We would only entertain a different color if the Purple Silk is not available.

<jchristoph@crowncars.com> wrote: Mon. Nov. 4th
Working on getting the allocation… Would you consider a different color? It looks like BMW isn’t building M340i’s at the moment and we aren’t sure when the next production cycle will begin for that vehicle.
Did they give any reason as to why production is paused on the M340's? I wonder what is going on over there...
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Did they give any reason as to why production is paused on the M340's? I wonder what is going on over there...
I ordered my M340 on November 15 and was until November 22 that showed as "Scheduled for Production". I called different times to BMW Genius and received multiples days to start production from as first week of December and other said mid January to start producing. This past Monday, changed the status to "production started" and it shows now the car VIN number instead of prodution #. I called today and they expect to have the car ready in Germany by December 10, so crossing my fingers that the car arrives in the States by Mid January.

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Did they give any reason as to why production is paused on the M340's? I wonder what is going on over there...
There is no production halt. That is the biggest frustration with me trying to order a car. PERHAPS they do not want to bother with an Individual Paint order, or their dealership has no more M340i allotments. But there are cars in production right now and other Client Advisors and Geniuses have said there is no such production halt.

I just love that this guy is sticking to his original story. And once again asked if I want to buy something already produced at one of their dealerships because he can have it here in a week or so.....
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