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Old 08-22-2013, 06:45 AM
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I just spoke to BMW ED for 2014 535 m sport and she confirmed that option 704 does show on my car's build sheet.

My ED is on Sept 9th. I will check with my CA for the build sheet.


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Old 08-22-2013, 07:29 AM
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I just spoke to BMW ED for 2014 535 m sport and she confirmed that option 704 does show on my car's build sheet.

My ED is on Sept 9th. I will check with my CA for the build sheet.
+1 -- I called them about trying to get a tour scheduled at Dingolfing or Lepzig. No dice on that, but she did confirm that my car is scheduled to be built first week of Sept and has 704 M-Sport Suspension.
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:11 AM
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I called BMW NA Customer Service. My 550i was built without 704 and is still at the port awaiting shipment.
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:22 AM
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:37 AM
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+1 -- I called them about trying to get a tour scheduled at Dingolfing or Lepzig. No dice on that, but she did confirm that my car is scheduled to be built first week of Sept and has 704 M-Sport Suspension.
I toured the Leipzig plant in 2010 and it was fabulous. The Zaha Hadid designed plant center is ultra cool. To see it and get an english tour just contact the plant directly. They will work with you.
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:21 AM
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My CA just informed me that there's a bulletin coming out tomorrow pertaining 704.
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:50 AM
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My CA just informed me that there's a bulletin coming out tomorrow pertaining 704.
Thanks. Cue the drum roll
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:23 AM
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I just wish information would be handed out quicker or at the same time. Bits of information at a time. " all f10s have the same base suspension" "September build will have 704" "be patient BMW will do something about it" "there will be a bulletin soon" "there will be a bulletin tomorrow"


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Old 08-22-2013, 11:40 AM
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I will be watching this thread like a hawk tomorrow....

How BMW handles this is going determine quite a few things for me going forward.

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Old 08-22-2013, 02:25 PM
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That is great news. I look forward to progress in getting this resolved.
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:02 AM
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My CA just informed me that there's a bulletin coming out tomorrow pertaining 704.
On pins and needles here for you guys.

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Old 08-23-2013, 08:07 AM
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On pins and needles here for you guys.

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Old 08-23-2013, 12:40 PM
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crickets so far. no word from anyone. The dealer still has no update and BMW customer relations has nothing ether
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:16 PM
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Tic Tok tic Tok ....

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Old 08-23-2013, 01:21 PM
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I wish I had more info to share. He only said my car getting 704 fitted is slim (25%) and placed a new order for me instead...
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:18 PM
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Well you can say no news is good news but I just don't understand how it's been a week and still no news either way.
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:43 PM
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It must be a difficult problem to solve. This is looking more like it will be costly to fix or else they would have gotten some kind of word out this week.
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:07 PM
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I'd be very surprised if they don't know exactly how to retrofit, and exactly what the cost would be. The questions are most likely around how soon could the parts be supplied, and who (which entity or department) is going to pay for it. Of course that is if the idea of a retrofit even got past the CFO and Lawyers, who are probably taking the stance that BMW has no obligation whatsoever to take any action in these cases.
The "do nothing and sell the undelivered MSports to corporate and rental fleets" is probably a very attractive proposition to the bean counters.
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:36 PM
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The dealers are still selling them. I dropped by on Friday and eyeballed a 2014 535i RWD with $3,150 M-Sport Package without the 704 M-Sport Suspension. Had I $66k, I could've driven it off the lot, but I was just a bit short.
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:13 PM
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BMW is known for the M-Sport package as to be a performance enhancement. Not just a cosmetic detail. This company has history of offering the M-sport series as a performance enhancement. Someone at corporate should put on their legal hat for a moment. Anyone every think of bait and.............

BMW's own advertisement and sales history, and parts will show the M package was not ever used previously as a cosmetic detail. It's ridiculous as well that xdrive models regardless of this 704 group still leaves you with a standard suspension even if M-sport equipped. You have to the the DHP package to make up for the shortfalls of the M-sport badge.

At least MB's AMG packages offered suspension, brakes, and exhaust changes.

BMW's seeming kinda fishy here.
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:59 PM
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Just got word from the dealership today. My 535 was to be buit the 2nd week in Sept.However, since it was a pre sold, the factory bumped production up to today. It still has the 704 suspension on it. The dealership told me if it came in without the 704, they'd order me another with no problem.
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Old 08-24-2013, 09:14 PM
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The Build Your Own on BMWUSA has been updated: M Sport package lists "M Sport suspension (included as of Sept. production)".

Though they didn't update the photos to the lowered car. For the 2013s I remember that if you added/removed M Sport, the car ride height of the pictured car was visibly changed, not so for 2014.
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Old 08-24-2013, 09:20 PM
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They updated it for the past week already.
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:54 AM
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I wish I had more info to share. He only said my car getting 704 fitted is slim (25%) and placed a new order for me instead...
outie, are saying that BMW already ordered you a new car due to yours not having 704? If so, that's great news.
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:26 AM
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My conjecture is that they will offer a full credit for the M-Sport if you just keep what you have or ordered, or you can have your F10 replaced with a new one. My conjecture is that to replace the entire suspension properly is loaded with risk and will be incredibly expensive.

It is too bad that BMW NA intended to kill the passive M sport suspension and just force US customers to spend $6,500 for a semi-proper, artificial sport suspension on a M Sport F10. Meanwhile in Europe you get the sport suspension for free. Slapping an M label on anything and everything, including the M Sport aesthetic only Package is M brand dilution and is silly. Focus group decision making by BMW NA is not a good thing and is contrary to decision making by BMW in Germany.
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