BMW 330e ordered...

BMW 330e ordered...

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SteveJJ

28 posts

72 months

Tuesday 2nd February 2016
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humpy999 said:
I don't think those tests were done on UK cars on UK roads - the car was on German plates and was a left-hooker on the press photos. Recent orders at work have been quoted a July delivery time.
Absolutely right, hadn't spotted that. Looks like we wait a little while longer then for the first on UK roads.

Veedub210

3 posts

70 months

Tuesday 2nd February 2016
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Just found this http://www.spireautomotive.com/pdf/bmw-3-series-sa...

Go to page number 11 for the 330e specification.






JD

2,254 posts

200 months

Thursday 4th February 2016
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Anybody else get their order cancelled? furious

Lea-7k6sc

281 posts

71 months

Thursday 4th February 2016
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If mine's been cancelled no one has told me yet. I ordered via Wellsway BMW (Bath), the deals weren't quite as good as 3rd parties but it's my first time using any form of finance so I was being extra careful.

I actually have a production# from BMW so hopefully that's a good sign?

What's the recourse now they've cancelled? Certainly if I cancelled my agreement prematurely, I would be liable for 50% of the remaining rents I believe. Its a bit shoddy if they can just pull out and you get no compensation whatsoever!?

BMW_AMR1

10 posts

70 months

Thursday 4th February 2016
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Ordered my 330e last week - haven't been told its been cancelled as yet. Also hope i still qualify for the £5k grant due to be reduced at the end of the month

Fingers crossed

Veedub210

3 posts

70 months

Thursday 4th February 2016
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I've had the dreaded phone call from the leasing company and I am one of those who has had the order cancelled. ;-

They mentioned they have about 65 orders that have been cancelled by BMW. Damn, I asked for alternatives and I was told most PHEV cars have really long lead times including the MB C350e, expected delivery about July/August.


MagicalTrevor

6,428 posts

201 months

Thursday 4th February 2016
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What have I missed? All this talk of orders being cancelled but nothing as to why.

BMW_AMR1

10 posts

70 months

Thursday 4th February 2016
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but have they actually cancelled the order or just pushed back the delivery time.

I got told lead time is likely to be 20 weeks (July time) if order was placed recently.

Surely they cant just cancel? what's the actual reason they gave?

Accelebrate

4,722 posts

187 months

Thursday 4th February 2016
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This is what I was told:

Select Contracts said:
Following on from our conversation, this email is to confirm BMW are unable to fulfil their order due to a drastic reduction of allocated build slots. BMW Berry (supplying dealer) took the order in good faith unaware at that time that BMW would reduce their allocation. BMW Berry will be writing to you personally to explain before the week is out.
I've received some really good quotes today, arguably better than what I signed up to. The downside as mentioned is July delivery.

I originally agreed to £260 for the M-Sport model with no options, 8k a year and fully maintained. I've been quoted the same price today, but for 10k and with metallic paint but without maintenance.


Edited by Accelebrate on Thursday 4th February 14:32

Chris1712

281 posts

71 months

Thursday 4th February 2016
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I suspect those that are cancelling are due to the lead times pushing the car outside of the goverment grant range.

As I understand it they need to both apply for the quote before the end of Feb, which means they need a VIN, which means production must start pretty soon. AND the car must be delivered within 90 days of the application? Both are very unlikely given the massive demand. Cue the lease company not getting the 5k cash thus making the deal less financially appealing for them.

BMW_AMR1

10 posts

70 months

Thursday 4th February 2016
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Just spoke to BMW Leicester who are processing my order. they have confirmed that no orders as yet have been cancelled. All build slots are full and they are currently waiting for BMW to release some more (within a few weeks).

What this means is those cars that are yet to receive a build slot have been given a lead time of July but the girl did say BMW usually fast track any additional slots.

They have also confirmed the £5k grant will stand as long as the order has been booked onto the BMW portal this month.

Not sure if any of this has helped or confused matters further.

JD

2,254 posts

200 months

Thursday 4th February 2016
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Veedub210 said:
I've had the dreaded phone call from the leasing company and I am one of those who has had the order cancelled. ;-

They mentioned they have about 65 orders that have been cancelled by BMW. Damn, I asked for alternatives and I was told most PHEV cars have really long lead times including the MB C350e, expected delivery about July/August.
Select contracts?

Veedub210

3 posts

70 months

Thursday 4th February 2016
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JD said:
Select contracts?
No, Select Car Leasing - http://www.selectcarleasing.co.uk


Accelebrate

4,722 posts

187 months

Thursday 4th February 2016
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Same company rebranded.

bernie_eccle

248 posts

218 months

Thursday 4th February 2016
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Accelebrate said:
Same company rebranded.
I am due a new company car at the beginning of July and received my renewal papers from Lex on Monday. When I looked on the web portal it was the first I had heard of the 330e. By Monday night it had disappeared.

I phoned Lex on Tuesday and was told the new year model was being re-priced and would reappear on the site on 22nd Feb. The agent also said that in order to receive the £5k grant the order would need to be confirmed with the dealer by 29th Feb - very tight timescale.

I rather suspect that the re-price is actually to take account of the drop in the grant to £2.5k.

I think if I can't get this car I will opt out of the scheme. This car would cost the same per month as my current focus 1.6tdci. The reduced BIK is a big attraction.

BMW_12

10 posts

70 months

Thursday 4th February 2016
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Thats correct - i have been told the same thing. The order needs to be with BMW by the end of this month.

The BIK saving is too big an attraction. c£60pm tax for a £38k car is unreal.

ASK1974

254 posts

104 months

Thursday 4th February 2016
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I'm looking at a 330e with some interest but can anyone answer, or point me in the direction of a good answer, regarding the relationship between mileage and PHEV suitability over standard cars?

My commute is 64 miles, split approximately 80/20% between motorway & urban roads. The morning commute is typically slow so often stop start on the motorway. On a typical week I will also do between one and three 100mi round trips into London (40mi from home) and now and then 250mi trips here and there. I do 25k a year but will be able to charge at home and work.

What's difficult to ascertain is the tipping point where a diesel becomes more efficient than a PHEV. I currently average about 45mpg in a 2l diesel.

Thanks.

Chris1712

281 posts

71 months

Friday 5th February 2016
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ASK1974 said:
I'm looking at a 330e with some interest but can anyone answer, or point me in the direction of a good answer, regarding the relationship between mileage and PHEV suitability over standard cars?

My commute is 64 miles, split approximately 80/20% between motorway & urban roads. The morning commute is typically slow so often stop start on the motorway. On a typical week I will also do between one and three 100mi round trips into London (40mi from home) and now and then 250mi trips here and there. I do 25k a year but will be able to charge at home and work.

What's difficult to ascertain is the tipping point where a diesel becomes more efficient than a PHEV. I currently average about 45mpg in a 2l diesel.

Thanks.
I would guess at somewhere between 35-40mpg, as most of the journey will be made in an otherwise small engined heavy petrol car. On the plus side you'll get better than diesel economy on short journeys, with the driveability of a petrol.

Emeye

9,231 posts

195 months

Friday 5th February 2016
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Chris1712 said:
ASK1974 said:
I'm looking at a 330e with some interest but can anyone answer, or point me in the direction of a good answer, regarding the relationship between mileage and PHEV suitability over standard cars?

My commute is 64 miles, split approximately 80/20% between motorway & urban roads. The morning commute is typically slow so often stop start on the motorway. On a typical week I will also do between one and three 100mi round trips into London (40mi from home) and now and then 250mi trips here and there. I do 25k a year but will be able to charge at home and work.

What's difficult to ascertain is the tipping point where a diesel becomes more efficient than a PHEV. I currently average about 45mpg in a 2l diesel.

Thanks.
I would guess at somewhere between 35-40mpg, as most of the journey will be made in an otherwise small engined heavy petrol car. On the plus side you'll get better than diesel economy on short journeys, with the driveability of a petrol.
Is the 330e exempt from the London Congestion charge?

phildamonkey

8 posts

72 months

Friday 5th February 2016
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Currently they are exempt from CC london but will probably change when so many hit the road.

I've got a June delivery date
My only concern is the ride now. I went with 18s and non run flats to improve the ride as found m suspension and 19 rfts clunky. Now I've read a review that the ride is even stiffer to account for the extra weight?!

Any one know if i can delete the m sport sus with out effecting my delivery slot?