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      01-08-2017, 04:02 PM   #89
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Port Installed Options

Hello - Has anyone here done a config and included something I've heard done as a "Port Installed Option"? Any additional details on the experience would be great. Scott Smith at Rusnak did a video on a M5 he had ordered with some of these. Video is on youtube for an M5. Getting ready to do a config and trying to learn a bit more.

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      01-16-2017, 03:41 AM   #90

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Speaking of ordering a G30, do we know for certain whether the 530s and 540s ordered now and delivered in the U.S. before September will be 2017 model-year cars?

I ask because we now know that M550i's delivered in April will be 2018s, and it will make a significant difference in depreciation to those who buy the first of the 530s and 540s if their new cars are titled as model-year 2017. I realize the model-year issue is irrelevant to those who lease cars, but the model-year will be a significant issue to those who buy their cars or order them in February, receive those cars mid-summer, and those cars then become a model-year older come September.

Put another way, I don't have a problem waiting an additional three months to order a car if I know I can avoid a year's depreciation by doing so.

Edit. My question was answered here:
Pretty much as I expected, U.S. buyers of 530s & 540s would be well-advised to wait a few months to allow them to order 2018s.

And further confirmation:

Press release from BMWNA for the 2017 G30's

Press release from BMWNA for the 2018 G30's

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