BMW will sell new cars without touch displays due to lack of chips

The models involved are: Series 3, Series 4, X5, X6, X7 and Z4 The global shortage of chips is weighing heavily on the entire automotive industry. Manufacturers are resorting to drastic measures never taken before to address the resulting disruptions.  In many cases, these measures have led to the temporary stop of production while other manufacturers have decided to continue anyway by eliminating some features from their cars.  One example is BMW, which is now selling a number of new models without touchscreens, with the aim of reducing the number of chips to be used within each specimen. As reported in the past few hours, the BMW 3 Series, 4 Series (with the exception of the electric i4), X5, X6, X7 and Z4 will not have the display with touch support.  This news is sure to please those who hate to see fingerprints on the display while others may not accept this. In any case, BMW will make it possible to save $ 500 on the list price of each car.  Cars without a touchscreen will be identifiable by the code 6UY All affected vehicles will have the code 6UY (which refers precisely to the elimination of the touchscreen) on the stickers on the windows. The rest of the features proposed with the infotainment system will be there, such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. Drivers will have the option to interact with the system using voice commands or the rotary knob.  The BMW without touch screen will be manufactured at the plant in Spartanburg (South Carolina) and begin to be shipped this week. Finally, the German automaker said that all the cars in question will receive a software update prior to delivery. We do not know at the moment if this problem also affects units destined for the European market.

The models involved are: Series 3, Series 4, X5, X6, X7 and Z4

The global shortage of chips is weighing heavily on the entire automotive industry. Manufacturers are resorting to drastic measures never taken before to address the resulting disruptions.

In many cases, these measures have led to the temporary stop of production while other manufacturers have decided to continue anyway by eliminating some features from their cars.

One example is BMW, which is now selling a number of new models without touchscreens, with the aim of reducing the number of chips to be used within each specimen. As reported in the past few hours, the BMW 3 Series, 4 Series (with the exception of the electric i4), X5, X6, X7 and Z4 will not have the display with touch support.

This news is sure to please those who hate to see fingerprints on the display while others may not accept this. In any case, BMW will make it possible to save $ 500 on the list price of each car.

Cars without a touchscreen will be identifiable by the code 6UY

All affected vehicles will have the code 6UY (which refers precisely to the elimination of the touchscreen) on the stickers on the windows. The rest of the features proposed with the infotainment system will be there, such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. Drivers will have the option to interact with the system using voice commands or the rotary knob.

The BMW without touch screen will be manufactured at the plant in Spartanburg (South Carolina) and begin to be shipped this week. Finally, the German automaker said that all the cars in question will receive a software update prior to delivery. We do not know at the moment if this problem also affects units destined for the European market.

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