Yes, F44 is assembled at the Leipzig plant and yes your sense of entitlement knows no bounds.Rant of the Day:
I've been mentally replaying my dealer visits yesterday, and some different dealer websites I visited. It dawned on me: Every dealer in a 100 mile radius has 5 to 15 brand new, low-price 228 GC's in inventory. Front Wheel Drive BMW's! Designed for and marketed to newcomers to the marque, likely coming from a Corolla, Civic, etc.
I am pretty sure the 2 Series GC's are built in Leipzig. Correct me if I'm wrong.
It dawned on me that, during the 6 weeks my custom-ordered-in-January, $80,000 G30 has been sitting at the VPC, BMWNA somehow found a way to import, process and ship to dealers thousands and thousands of these $40,000 cars, built not for loyal customers (the 2020 540 sitting at the Port is my 15th BMW) but for poseurs who may be one-and-done after this purchase. Prioritizing noobs over the Old Guard. Sending the clear message that a first-time buyer of an entry-level FWD quasi-BMW is more valued than a repeat customer with 2 or more Roundels in his driveway.
I know I sound entitled. But nothing stings like unrequited love. WTF sort of business model is this?