Fire shuts down 6 Series production for February, March and April

by Tim Jones on March 14, 2017, 1:11 pm
BMW 6 Series production shut down

BMW has been forced to shut down production of the 6 Series for February, March and April production as the result of a fire in the factory of a supplier.

Orders that were in 150 status or greater will be built. You will be notified if your model year 2017 6 Series order was affected. BMW is working to start production sooner but is stuck waiting on their supplier for parts.



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7 responses to Fire shuts down 6 Series production for February, March and April

645/333 commented:
March 15, 2017, 7:06 am

I just love the fact that they often use the colour of my car to show it in ads etc, so much so nobody chooses it and I went with a beige roof so bordering on the very rare or nuts !!
alex md commented:
March 15, 2017, 9:52 am

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BMW 6 Series production shut down



BMW has been forced to shut down production of the 6 Series for February, March and April production as the result of a fire in the factory of a supplier.



Orders that were in 150 status or greater will be built. You will be notified if your model year 2017 6 Series order was affected. BMW is working to start production sooner but is stuck waiting on their supplier for parts.


Sorry for the fire hopefully nobody was injured, but nobody buys 6 series in US and with arrival of E400 4 matic and S5 nobody will


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madkow70 commented:
March 15, 2017, 3:27 pm

Dang it.
Just submitted my '18 650 vert a couple of weeks ago for May 22nd Munich pick up. Hopefully this fire will have minimal impact.


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dunderhi commented:
March 16, 2017, 9:25 am

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... nobody buys 6 series in US and with arrival of E400 4 matic and S5 nobody will
Oops, now I feel foolish for buying two 6ers back-to-back. Why doesn't anyone ever tell me about these things.
madkow70 commented:
March 17, 2017, 7:51 am

yup. Just got a notification e-mail from BMW that my Individual 6 vert ED is getting rescheduled from 5/22 to late June.... crap...
greyhouse commented:
March 21, 2017, 2:36 pm

My m240i arrived in Brunswick Georgia march 9 and a work order was put on march 9,so far it has been in shop 12 days now and can't get an answer of what's wrong.This car was built feb ,it is a convertible,has the fire had an impact on my car as well ,and that being the reason for hold up?I can't see a work order taking this long,and who knows longer
madkow70 commented:
March 28, 2017, 7:28 pm

So my ED arranged 650 Cv is now cancelled. Originally ordered at the beginning of the year for May Munich pick up. But BMW was rescheduling it for late July. This collides with my current 650GC lease return plan.
So unfortunately, I had to cancel that factory order and find one in State side for ready drive.
Stupid fire...


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