BMW has no chips, so it will “cover” screens. But give a discount!

It appears that BMW is planning to remove the “touchscreen” feature from the infotainment systems of some of its cars due to a lack of semiconductors. In other words, these models will still have the same system, but contrary to expectations, navigation will only be done via the iDrive controller, which is located in the center console.

BMW has no chips, so it will “cover” screens. But calm down … there is a discount!

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Even one of the largest German car manufacturers seems to have reached this point … After all, BMW is currently being forced to remove features from some of its cars in order to finally bring them onto the market. Which cars? Here is the list:

  • G20 3 series
  • G22 / G23 4 series coupes and convertibles
  • G26 4 Series Gran Coupé (except i4)
  • G29 Z4
  • G05 / G06 / G07 (all versions)

However, all affected models will have the code 6UY “Deletion of Touchscreen” and of course consumers who buy the vehicles will have to sign a paper informing them of what has happened. Interestingly, these customers are also entitled to a credit of € 500. In short, it was thought that this production crisis was utter nonsense and that the manufacturers are dramatizing … Well you can start to believe it!

But that begs a question! How would it feel to buy a car with fewer features? Would you proceed with the purchase or cancel the order?

In fact, I think I wouldn’t be too upset in this particular instance as I hate getting fingerprints on the screen. Still paying good money for a brand new car and getting it “limited” from the factory … It must certainly taste sour.

Besides, what do you think of all of this? Are you looking for a new car in the market? Things are getting really complicated! Share your experience with us in the comments below.


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