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Old 01-29-2005, 08:45 AM
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Tried to order a 545i with a production date of after 9th week (second week of March 2005) and my Canadian Dealer just phone me back saying that the 545i is being discontinued and I will not be able to order that car with that engine.

The 545i, so he tells me, is being replaced with the 550i, but he does not yet have the pricing on it. The build date for this car in Canada would be no earlier than April. The 550i will be known as a 2006.

On another topic, he said that ED needs 6 month lead time, can anyone confirm?

Finally, that pre-wire for Satellite and NAV can't be done in the 545i, can anyone confirm?

Now I need to decide "Do I still order the 545i or not?" and what kind of discount should I get for ordering a car with an engine that is being discontinued? :'(
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Old 01-29-2005, 08:52 AM
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Seems to be an easy choice. Order the 550i
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Old 01-29-2005, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by BangleBox_530d' date='Jan 29 2005, 11:52 AM
Seems to be an easy choice. Order the 550i
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But then its a longer wait (tbd) and I don't know what the price will be ...
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I find that hard to believe. Anybody who can confirm that?
Any official press release from BMW about the arrival of the 550i?
I only heard about the 750i.
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Old 01-29-2005, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Canada545' date='Jan 29 2005, 07:01 PM
[quote name='BangleBox_530d' date='Jan 29 2005, 11:52 AM']Seems to be an easy choice. Order the 550i
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But then its a longer wait (tbd) and I don't know what the price will be ...
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Won't be that much more. I am sure it is worth the wait.
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Is this a gd or bad news for us? I'm sure there will be 650ci too.. Can't wait to hear the engine!!
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You dealer is WRONG!!

There will be no 550 production in week 9. If you wait... you'll be waiting for MUCH loger than that. <_<

good luck on the wait

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Originally Posted by beewang' date='Jan 29 2005, 01:34 PM
You dealer is WRONG!!

There will be no 550 production in week 9. If you wait... you'll be waiting? for MUCH loger than that. <_<

good luck on the wait

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He didn't say that, he did say the last week of production for the 545i is week 9, after that it can't be ordered and it is replaced with the 550i. The earliest build date for the 550i (for Canadian Delivery) would be some time in April, with delivery to the dealers after that ...
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Originally Posted by Canada545' date='Jan 29 2005, 08:39 PM
[quote name='beewang' date='Jan 29 2005, 01:34 PM']You dealer is WRONG!!

There will be no 550 production in week 9. If you wait... you'll be waiting? for MUCH loger than that. <_<

good luck on the wait

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He didn't say that, he did say the last week of production for the 545i is week 9, after that it can't be ordered and it is replaced with the 550i. The earliest build date for the 550i (for Canadian Delivery) would be some time in April, with delivery to the dealers after that ...
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Some time in April.
But not this year...
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