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      10-14-2021, 02:14 AM   #1
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M340i Lead Times

Out of curiosity, got a valuation for my 2020 M340 Touring and almost choked on my coffee. Seems sensible to take advantage and trade for a new one, but no idea on lead times at the moment. For those ordering…

- how longs the wait?
- are you getting a reasonable discount on new or paying closer to list?
- is HK or HUD missing?

Thanks in advance….
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      10-14-2021, 03:21 AM   #2
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I looked in Sept, defo no wireless charging and no guarantee on HK. Now I hear of no HUD. I went auc in the end. I’d hang on to what you have?
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      10-14-2021, 03:25 AM   #3
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I looked in Sept, defo no wireless charging and no guarantee on HK. Now I hear of no HUD. I went auc in the end. I’d hang on to what you have?
Hmmm frustrating. Wireless charging is rubbish (gets scratched and cooks the phone) but HK and HUD are a must.

They're offering more than I paid for it in Mar 2020...but of course, if everything I can swap for is up too...its a doomed endeavour
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While these secondhand/trade-in prices are undoubtedly tempting, I'd echo 330Stevie's advice and be inclined to cling on to what you already have the benefit of enjoying. If I'm right in assuming you've got a 2020 version of the 40i, then that's going to sound better than the newer MHT iteration anyway. And although, I think the availability on options continues to bobble around a bit (with some reports saying that HK and HUD are still being reserved for the M340i/M3 end of the range), there's clearly no guarantee--and build-specs are being updated without much warning. Like you, HUD in particular would be essential for me, and therefore a dealbreaker if it were unavailable.
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      10-14-2021, 06:26 AM   #5
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To add…..It was lack of HK that was the deal breaker for me, no way I could have standard having had HK in my f30. Also did not want to start with after market hifi , not for me. Now I have hud also wouldn’t want to be without it……
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      10-14-2021, 07:56 AM   #6
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Thanks guys,

Ticking every box including sunroof (which I couldn't get at the time) as well as M seats were my driver, but not at the lost of HK and HUD sadly. And the exhaust noise would definitely be an issue if it's as bad as people are saying....shame
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      10-14-2021, 10:57 AM   #7
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Out of curiosity, got a valuation for my 2020 M340 Touring and almost choked on my coffee. Seems sensible to take advantage and trade for a new one
I suppose it depends to some extent on what you paid for your car last year but, while the value on mine also appears healthy, the discounts on new ones seem to be nowhere near as good as they were 18 or 20 months ago. Therefore, even assuming I could still get exactly the spec I want, I'm not sure I'd gain much if anything by changing as the inflated second-hand value would be offset to a large extent by the higher post-discount cost of the new one.

To me the only way you really benefit from the current high second-hand values is if either a) you're selling a car you don't intend to replace or b) you're replacing with something where even in a normal market you wouldn't get a better discount than what's on offer today (so say something like a Porsche or Tesla). But if you're replacing a BMW on which you could always get a good discount with another one on which the discount is much lower I'm not sure I see the point?
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      10-14-2021, 01:05 PM   #8
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Agreed, being quoted 10% off for a new one; nowhere near the 18-20% of last year.
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It's encouraging to hear what the valuations are and it did get me thinking. I'd certainly have a few thousand equity but the only thing I'd probably exchange for would be the I4 M50i.
I'd lose the practicality of the G21 and the sound though.
I'm not sure what the figures would be on the i4 and not sure that I want to. I imagine the discount wouldn't be much but the GFV may be high. Good in one way but not so if I'd be looking to buy and keep it at the end. I also got a fantastic discount on the M340i.
I'm fairly confident that the value of my G21 M340i will be a reasonable amount more than the GFV at the end of the agreement, probably similar to the equity I have now, but who knows, things may change.
I think I'll stick with the G21. It really is a perfect all rounder. I'm struggling to fault it 16 months in. It's even done a fair few trips to the dump.
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I was told by my dealer yesterday that HK and HUD is M cars only and not even M Perf now.

Discounts are also interesting. They can sell every car they can [actually] build with no over-production currently. So discounts are becoming harder. Zero discount on a 1 series they said! Long lead times on X cars from US (~10 months).

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Just read this morning a report in Reuter’s that European new car sales are down 25%, due in whole to the semiconductor shortage. I’m unclear as to whether this is a combination of production cuts on top of the specs of manufacturers models being reduced, helping to lead to a drop in production/sales.
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It's encouraging to hear what the valuations are and it did get me thinking. I'd certainly have a few thousand equity but the only thing I'd probably exchange for would be the I4 M50i.
I'd lose the practicality of the G21 and the sound though.
I'm not sure what the figures would be on the i4 and not sure that I want to. I imagine the discount wouldn't be much but the GFV may be high. Good in one way but not so if I'd be looking to buy and keep it at the end. I also got a fantastic discount on the M340i.
I'm fairly confident that the value of my G21 M340i will be a reasonable amount more than the GFV at the end of the agreement, probably similar to the equity I have now, but who knows, things may change.
I think I'll stick with the G21. It really is a perfect all rounder. I'm struggling to fault it 16 months in. It's even done a fair few trips to the dump.
I was also looking at the i4 M50. But to replace a F31 340i. My car has gained about £8k and I have solid equity. However, the cost of an i4 M50 is £14k more than an equivalent 440i GC…
£8k more list price and 2% more APR on PCP and no manufacturer contribution…
I contemplated all the numbers and a G21 340i is the cheapest option of a new car. So, holding onto my own ageing F31 340i until things make more sense.
I bought out my PCP in September 2020 when I couldn't get a factory build and I'm still enjoying my RWD 340i…
I want all my existing options and do not want to downgrade anything. HK is, in my opinion, even more essential in a quiet i4!
Waiting on an i4 test drive next month and then will see the lie of the land…
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It's encouraging to hear what the valuations are and it did get me thinking. I'd certainly have a few thousand equity but the only thing I'd probably exchange for would be the I4 M50i.
I'd lose the practicality of the G21 and the sound though.
I'm not sure what the figures would be on the i4 and not sure that I want to. I imagine the discount wouldn't be much but the GFV may be high. Good in one way but not so if I'd be looking to buy and keep it at the end. I also got a fantastic discount on the M340i.
I'm fairly confident that the value of my G21 M340i will be a reasonable amount more than the GFV at the end of the agreement, probably similar to the equity I have now, but who knows, things may change.
I think I'll stick with the G21. It really is a perfect all rounder. I'm struggling to fault it 16 months in. It's even done a fair few trips to the dump.
I was also looking at the i4 M50. But to replace a F31 340i. My car has gained about £8k and I have solid equity. However, the cost of an i4 M50 is £14k more than an equivalent 440i GC…
£8k more list price and 2% more APR on PCP and no manufacturer contribution…
I contemplated all the numbers and a G21 340i is the cheapest option of a new car. So, holding onto my own ageing F31 340i until things make more sense.
I bought out my PCP in September 2020 when I couldn't get a factory build and I'm still enjoying my RWD 340i…
I want all my existing options and do not want to downgrade anything. HK is, in my opinion, even more essential in a quiet i4!
Waiting on an i4 test drive next month and then will see the lie of the land…
I hear you.
The options really make the day to day living.
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Out of curiosity, got a valuation for my 2020 M340 Touring and almost choked on my coffee. Seems sensible to take advantage and trade for a new one, but no idea on lead times at the moment. For those ordering…

- how longs the wait?
- are you getting a reasonable discount on new or paying closer to list?
- is HK or HUD missing?

Thanks in advance….
Hey,
I just ordered my M340i last week. To address your points.

-Was looking at stock M340s when I was offered a staff members build slot at the dealership I bought from...early December so just short of a 2 months. However I was told at other dealers it would be April/March.
-I got low discount given the build slot offer but was told they arent doing as big a discount for the M340 as they were in the first quaters.
-No HK and HUD is still available for M cars and M lites.

Cheers.
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Out of curiosity, got a valuation for my 2020 M340 Touring and almost choked on my coffee. Seems sensible to take advantage and trade for a new one, but no idea on lead times at the moment. For those ordering…

- how longs the wait?
- are you getting a reasonable discount on new or paying closer to list?
- is HK or HUD missing?

Thanks in advance….
Hey,
I just ordered my M340i last week. To address your points.

-Was looking at stock M340s when I was offered a staff members build slot at the dealership I bought from...early December so just short of a 2 months. However I was told at other dealers it would be April/March.
-I got low discount given the build slot offer but was told they arent doing as big a discount for the M340 as they were in the first quaters.
-No HK and HUD is still available for M cars and M lites.

Cheers.
This is identical to what I was told at my dealer (Sytner High Wycombe) when I ordered 4weeks ago, car is due to be delivered in December.
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