Day: November 6, 2021

BMW pulls touchscreen features from some models amid chip shortage

The has affected all manner of industries over the last several months. Automakers are among those who’ve felt the impact, with many . One such company , which is taking other measures to cut down on silicon use and maintain current production levels amid the crisis. It confirmed to  that it’s temporarily removing touchscreen functions from several models.

For now, BMW 3 Series, X5, X6, X7 and Z4 models will ship without touchscreen controls. BMW 4 Series Coupe, Convertible and Gran Coupe (but not ) will also lose touchscreen features for the time being.

Owners of those affected models will need to use the center console’s iDrive controller to navigate the infotainment system. If you receive a model without touch control when it should have had it, you’ll receive a $500 credit due to “Deletion of Touchscreen.”

Meanwhile, according to a post on the Bimmerfest forum, these models will not

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