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      01-14-2022, 04:20 PM   #1
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Just spoke to my dealer, he mentioned the Harmon Kardon systems are being deleted from quite a few of their new orders. No M models yet, but it's concerning to me. Most of time I like to hear the car, but I love music and there are days when I want decent sound.
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Personally, the lack of HK would be a deal breaker for me. Yes, I am buying the car for its performance, but am also buying a 'vert so I am getting a grand tourer at the end of the day.

The BW and HK systems have been getting pulled from a lot of BMWs lately. My wife's most desired option in her 2020 X5 was the BW sound system and it has since been pulled, along with the HK, from the current X5 and X7. I could not stomach spending that much on a vehicle and getting the most basic of stereos as the sole option.
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Personally, the lack of HK would be a deal breaker for me. Yes, I am buying the car for its performance, but am also buying a 'vert so I am getting a grand tourer at the end of the day.

The BW and HK systems have been getting pulled from a lot of BMWs lately. My wife's most desired option in her 2020 X5 was the BW sound system and it has since been pulled, along with the HK, from the current X5 and X7. I could not stomach spending that much on a vehicle and getting the most basic of stereos as the sole option.
I hear you. I have the BW system in my current M550, it's very good. I at least want the HK in my M3 order. (March build). I think I'd probably walk away from the deal if it gets deleted.
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Personally, the lack of HK would be a deal breaker for me. Yes, I am buying the car for its performance, but am also buying a 'vert so I am getting a grand tourer at the end of the day.

The BW and HK systems have been getting pulled from a lot of BMWs lately. My wife's most desired option in her 2020 X5 was the BW sound system and it has since been pulled, along with the HK, from the current X5 and X7. I could not stomach spending that much on a vehicle and getting the most basic of stereos as the sole option.
So….. Did you pull the order?
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So….. Did you pull the order?
We got the BW in the 2020 X5 before the cuts and the M4 order is still being tracked with HK, so I have not taken any action.
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So….. Did you pull the order?
We got the BW in the 2020 X5 before the cuts and the M4 order is still being tracked with HK, so I have not taken any action.
Good to hear on both counts. At the risk of being snobby, I hope they dedicate resources (chip sets, etc) to the higher end models such as M cars.
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Good to hear on both counts. At the risk of being snobby, I hope they dedicate resources (chip sets, etc) to the higher end models such as M cars.
Indeed. In the current climate, we would not purchase the X5 without at least HK. It is a bit ludicrous (to me) for a high end SUV to be only offered with a base sound system, shortages notwithstanding.
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