I am considering buying a new S4, but my local dealer cannot find one with
the options I want. He says that if I special order it, it will take 3-4
months to arrive. Anybody had any experience with this? Is there a
possibility it will come sooner? I know BMW dealers can change options on
cars on order (before they are built obviously) and have it in in about 6
Well, if there is a car already on the assembly line that someone
ordered but no longer wants, then there is a possibility to make it
yours and equip with your options, but otherwise 3-4 months is what it
The delivery time for my Audis (to the UK) seems to have been around 10
- 12 weeks.
Yes, if the dealer has a car already on order, which is not spoken for,
it is possible to amend the specification up to the time when the build
is 'frozen'. The time between freeze and build dates seems to be rather
variable - anything between 2 and 8 weeks, apparently.
One of the features of the current A8 production is that certain
elements of the specification can be changed, even whilst the car is
already on the production line.
Peter Bell (Note Spamtrap - To reply, replace 'invalid' with 'bellfamily')
Ordered a new a3 sportback 2.0tdi dsg in ireland at the begining of march,
(week 9 production) it didn't arrive till week 31, a 22 week wait and i too
was told 10 to 12 weeks at the start, worst thing was when it arrived it
hadn't the dsg box fitted, audi got the blame for building it wrong, but
they would order another one and it would arrive in guess what....another 20
weeks!!!! that would have been xmas at the earliest, cancelled it and bought
a new 2.0tdi highline passat with dsg box, 2 weeks delivery on it, getting
it on friday, it was delivered to the dealer today, will never order another
I just talked to another guy at the dealership today who told me 8-10 weeks,
although I am skeptical that it will come within the time frame promised.
Since I live in the U.S. I imagine the wait time will be longer than for
delivery in Europe.
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