I did not worry about being in the first run if the model, since the i4 is built on the body of the 4 series gran coupe, which came out in 2020.@gsbaker , look at the bright side of things ; e.g. I waited until the contingent "March-to-June" was sold out, THEN I placed my deposit, so that I don't get the first ever run of a brand new car. Hopefully they'll listen to customer feedback and they'll have time to do a number of fixes before they start the 2nd batch, and my car would be a bit better for that - though I'll wait a few months more
In 2022 they started building the 430i and 440i on the same assembly line before the i4. Even then we in the US follow deliveries to Europe. Altogether the assembly line will be running six months before they build my car.