Well I’ve been to the dealer. All he can do is confirm what genius said - pushed back to Week 35-36 (22 Aug +). He says they can’t get any more info out of BMW UK. I asked about delivery time once build has been confirmed, and he said 4-8 weeks. I asked about maybe going and collecting from the factory myself and he said that, post-Brexit that’s no longer and option because we’re out of Customs Union and Single Market, so has to go through the ports and customs checks.Go for it Dean. I have no-one to liaise with as sales manager (Harry Fairbairn) is on holiday, not that he would be helpful anyway.
Apathetic about the whole situation now.
According to Stratstone, they haven't had any 128's for many months. It does appear that BMW have a bunch of us all scheduled for the same date, although that's a moving target! That gives me a very small amount of comfort that they will all eventually be built.i just cannot understand BMW's position on these 128ti delayed orders. Other manufacturers like Mercdes and VW are cancelling batches of lease orders (according to Arnold Clark) so why are they not doing the same.
It's becoming very clear that BMW have offered too much disount of the 128ti and they dont see any point in building the cars as the profit margin is low, they are wanting customers to cancel so they can resell that build slot for a lot more.
But why wouldnt they just bite the bullet and cancel them? My order is now over the 16 month mark, BMW are probably thinking no customer will wait that long.
it is so bizarre, anyone else have theories on this?
Think its becoming more compelling by the amount of people now quoting the same date, that there is going to be a batch run on 128Ti starting the 22nd August,Back at 22nd August today?!?