Agreed, the ppl on this forum have been very helpful. I've learned a great deal since joining.He did not tell me who they called. I felt like I had to explain the process to him (thanks to everyone on this forum!) and his response was ”that is how it typically works.”
this was the response I received from my CA yesterday regarding the 4M5. I have been approved for extended merino in Fiona (may go with Tartufo still) but according to him 4M5 is not available on i4Agreed, the ppl on this forum have been very helpful. I've learned a great deal since joining.
Very helpful again. I wish my CA was as helpful/would communicate like this. On the positive side, I suppose I am (eventually) getting a pretty sweet ride regardless how this turns out. Thank you!this was the response I received from my CA yesterday regarding the 4M5. I have been approved for extended merino in Fiona (may go with Tartufo still) but according to him 4M5 is not available on i4
If what you want is Fiona Red with a black leather dash then 4M5 cannot be ordered with Extended Merino. 4M5 only applies to Vernasca leather as an add-on option.this was the response I received from my CA yesterday regarding the 4M5. I have been approved for extended merino in Fiona (may go with Tartufo still) but according to him 4M5 is not available on i4
Notice that my 2015 320i (above photo) was Oyster Dakota, and I wanted a black dash with it. So I requested 4M5 and got it approved; 4M5 was not in the 320i Ordering Guide in the USA.@Technic I originally only started looking into the Merino because I knew i wanted to go with a color interior and the only two colors of Vernasca that I would even consider is Oyster or Cognac but I do not care for their color match lower dash (this was before you made me aware of the 4M5 option to swap out the lower dash for black)
Before learning of the 4M5, I approached my CA about extended Merino and he originally said "no not possible" which really irked me because I knew another guy on this forum was getting the Fiona merino in his wife's Dravit. So instead of taking my CA on his word, I pressed him and sent him a screen shot of the Fiona build on here and his response back to me was "we will get with our regional guy and do everything we can to get you what you want". I have never been given an exact price for extended Merino from my dealer but he did let me know up front it would delay my production time 6+ weeks and there would be a upcharge/ADM for requesting a BMW Individual on top of the extra cost of the Merino (the ADM he threw at me was $5000+ just to go Individual). I am also being told that once you go Individual and its approved you are locked in absolutely no more changes.
My understanding from your prior post is that I can forego my BMW individual request and just go with Oyster Vernasca with 4M5 option to make the dash black but now the same CA is telling me no that 4M5 with Vernasca is not even possible on the 4 series or i4 so now I am like
You know these "Individual" options are in my eyes quite often really for special people (like in the phrase "he's quite an individual", that kind of person)
Really, exaggeration is sometimes not even the correct word. (But as I said: MHO)