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      02-07-2012, 07:57 PM   #1
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Post your timelines

My car went into production a week ago and I\'m wondering what timelines people have seen. Here\'s mine - please share your experience.

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Order time to start of production - 25 days

Production time - unknown

Production ends to on its way - unknown

On the ship - unknown (to California)

Final prep - unknown

Total time from order to delivery - unknown
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      02-07-2012, 07:59 PM   #2
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Yea, include dates...

my car finished production on january 4th, i thin it got on a boat between the 12-15th...dont know where it is now, my best guess is somewhere on the east coast
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      02-07-2012, 09:46 PM   #3
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Yea, include dates...

my car finished production on january 4th, i thin it got on a boat between the 12-15th...dont know where it is now, my best guess is somewhere on the east coast
Ordered January 4
Went to production January 29
Waiting...
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      02-07-2012, 10:52 PM   #4
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I ordered mine February 3, the estimated production date was February 15 but I just looked on the BMW website and the status changed to 'production begins'... hmm...

02/03/12 - Ordered
02/06/12 - Order accepted by BMW AG
02/07/12 - Production started
02/14/12 - At paint shop, estimated finished with production 02/15/12
02/15/12 - Vehicle released to carrier, awaiting transportation to port of exit
02/16/12 - Vehicle is being transported to port of exit
02/17/12 - In port, waiting for a vessel in Bremerhafen
02/25/12 - Vehicle left Bremerhafen, aboard the Tortugas. Est. arrival in Port Hueneme 03/21/12
03/22/12 - Vehicle arrived in Port Hueneme
03/22/12 - Vehicle arrived at Oxnard PVC
03/24/12 - Finishing touches (at Oxnard VPC)
03/27/12 - Vehicle left Oxnard PVC and is released to carrier for shipment to HI. Est. arrival in Honolulu 04/11/12
03/30/12 - Finished up all the paperwork, car is officially mine, just need to pick it up when it arrives
04/02/12 - Vehicle is confirmed to be on board the Mokihana, scheduled to arrive in Honolulu on 04/04/12
04/04/12 - Vehicle arrived in Honolulu, will know more about delivery date 04/06/12
04/06/12 - Shipping company is not releasing vehicles until Monday, delivery date most likely 04/10/12 or 04/11/12
04/09/12 - Car arrived at dealership. Inspection will be done at night, tinting & detailing will be done 04/10/12
04/10/12 - Delivery date

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I ordered mine on Jan 28th and production began on Feb 2nd. CA tells me it is scheduled to be completed around Feb 10th and she expects it to be here ( in DC) by the beginning of March.

I think the timeline took longer for earlier orders because production and shipping was geared toward initial dealer stock. Also, production efficiency was expected to increase (raising daily build numbers) near the end of the 1st quarter. Orders now to the east coast should be to the dealership between 30-45 days at this point.
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      02-08-2012, 01:18 PM   #6
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I ordered mine on Jan 28th and production began on Feb 2nd. CA tells me it is scheduled to be completed around Feb 10th and she expects it to be here ( in DC) by the beginning of March.

I think the timeline took longer for earlier orders because production and shipping was geared toward initial dealer stock. Also, production efficiency was expected to increase (raising daily build numbers) near the end of the 1st quarter. Orders now to the east coast should be to the dealership between 30-45 days at this point.
I ordered mine officially around January 9 or 10. Production started Feb 1, and the 800 number claims it is scheduled to be completed tomorrow Feb 9. My dealer also originally told me early March delivery here to the Philadelphia area.

Anyone know how long it usually takes for the vehicle to get from the factory to Bremerhaven? I'm trying to determine when I should start bugging my dealer about getting the name of the ship its coming over on.
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      02-08-2012, 03:17 PM   #7
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I ordered mine on Jan 28th and production began on Feb 2nd. CA tells me it is scheduled to be completed around Feb 10th and she expects it to be here ( in DC) by the beginning of March.

I think the timeline took longer for earlier orders because production and shipping was geared toward initial dealer stock. Also, production efficiency was expected to increase (raising daily build numbers) near the end of the 1st quarter. Orders now to the east coast should be to the dealership between 30-45 days at this point.
I ordered mine officially around January 9 or 10. Production started Feb 1, and the 800 number claims it is scheduled to be completed tomorrow Feb 9. My dealer also originally told me early March delivery here to the Philadelphia area.

Anyone know how long it usually takes for the vehicle to get from the factory to Bremerhaven? I'm trying to determine when I should start bugging my dealer about getting the name of the ship its coming over on.
Nice! I just called the number and it also said mine was in the body shop scheduled to end production tomorrow.
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      02-08-2012, 03:31 PM   #8
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Anyone know how long it usually takes for the vehicle to get from the factory to Bremerhaven? I'm trying to determine when I should start bugging my dealer about getting the name of the ship its coming over on.
In my experience, from one to five days.
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      02-08-2012, 04:04 PM   #9
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I ordered mine on 12/23/11
went into production on 1/11
end of production on 1/26
en route to US 2/4

My dealer says that my car is to be delivered to the dealership on the 20th

so my total time was about 2 months
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I ordered mine on 12/23/11
went into production on 1/11
end of production on 1/26
en route to US 2/4

My dealer says that my car is to be delivered to the dealership on the 20th

so my total time was about 2 months
I think yours may not be representative of current orders since it was part of the initial batch. Previous timelines have been more compressed than yours.
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Went to dealer on 12/7/2011 to order 328i, deal reached on 12/9/2011, car ordered on 12/10/2011, production start 1/12/2012, production complete 1/21/2012, shipped from Germany 1/26/2012, currently at sea. Probably get the car end of next week.
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Three days into production. I ordered a BMW before and now I remember how painful this process it.
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Mine entered production, but is there any way to tell exactly what date it went into production? It doesn't seem to say...
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Mine's on the Carmen now ( http://www.sailwx.info/shiptrack/shi...html?call=SMGW ) scheduled to dock in Baltimore on Feb. 11. Started production around Jan 20 and ended around Jan 26. Dealer told me to expect it early next week.
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Mine entered production, but is there any way to tell exactly what date it went into production? It doesn't seem to say...
If you talk to your CA they can tell you the exact date production started and what phase your car is currently in. Stopped by the dealership this afternoon and was told that mine was painted today and is on track to be completed on the 10th, as originally scheduled. I looked at the screenshot and its pretty impressive how much detail the dealership has available in terms of vehicle status - much better than the mybmw site.
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Mine is in paint today 2/14 and scheduled for completion tomorrow. Started production on 2/06.

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Mine is in the paint shop today 2/14 and scheduled for completion tomorrow. Started production on 2/06.
Exactly the same here, although it went into production a day later. I wonder if we'll be on the same boat, even if so, you'll probably have your car a month before me lol
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Went to dealer on 12/7/2011 to order 328i, deal reached on 12/9/2011, car ordered on 12/10/2011, production start 1/12/2012, production complete 1/21/2012, shipped from Germany 1/26/2012, currently at sea. Probably get the car end of next week.
Update: car arrived at prep center in SC on 2/10/2012, left prep center 2/14/2012, scheduled to arrive in Dallas 2/17/2012. I'll probably pick up the car 2/20/2012.
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ordered 2/13, 6pm
start production on 2/15, 6am
in body shop 2/22
in paint shop 2/23
end production on 2/27
waiting to be transported to the port 2/28
being transported to the port of exit 3/2
at the port of exit (Bremerhaven) 3/5
en route to US 3/10
arrives in US (Cali) 4/4
arrives at dealership 4/7
ready for delivery in Phx, AZ 4/9

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How long until they bring it to port from factory?

Assembly and completion today! How long does it take to get to bremerhaven after production is complete?

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Assembly and completion today! How long does it take to get to bremerhaven after production is complete?
They go by rail and in the past my orders took 2-5 days to get to the port.
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Mine's on the boat! Found out after calling my dealer and getting the VIN from them. Searched it on the WW site and voila!

Ordered 1/10
Start Production 2/1
End Production 2/9
Left Factory 2/10
Left Bremerhaven 2/15 (Turandot)
Arrive New York 2/29 (Scheduled)
Arrive Dealer ?

I should note that MyBMW still hasn't updated to say its enroute, but I'm guessing that's normal. Wallenius Willhelmsen says it was received on Turandot about 2.5 hours before it left Bremerhaven yesterday.
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