F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > 2012-2019 BMW 3 and 4-Series Forums > Regional Forums > UK > F30 M Sport - Timeline Purchase..help!!
Extreme Power House
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      11-12-2012, 06:05 PM   #1
F30FAN
Private First Class
United Kingdom
3

 
F30FAN's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 330d M Sport -
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: UK


Posts: 194
iTrader: (0)

F30 M Sport - Timeline Purchase..help!!

For those who have there new toys and for those given prospective dates..

So that members can get an idea on the average timeline from order to delivery could you lovely people please answer as many of the following questions as possible..

1. Lag time from placing order to confirmed BW?

2. The actual time your car was in Production?

3. The time taken to ship your car from Germany to the UK?

4. The time taken for all PDI checks to be completed to actual handover day..?

Cheers
__________________
F30 330d MSport
Alpine White|19"Star Spoke Alloys| Dakota Leather|Advanced Parking|Visibility|BMW Pro Media Pkge|MSport Braking System|MSport|Susp|HUD|S L D|Harmon/Kardon

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=781108
Appreciate 0
      11-12-2012, 06:13 PM   #2
NISFAN
Brigadier General
England
61

 
NISFAN's Avatar
 
Drives: The best kind of F30 :)
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Bedford UK


Posts: 4,158
iTrader: (0)

Isn't this a how long is a piece of string question? Many variables at play here.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      11-13-2012, 05:48 PM   #3
mikeysix
Lieutenant
Scotland
8

 
mikeysix's Avatar
 
Drives: F20 116i m sport estoril
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Kirkcaldy


Posts: 477
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by NISFAN View Post
Isn't this a how long is a piece of string question? Many variables at play here.
Possibly mate but if those that have collected there motors post there experience then a pattern may start to develop. Poor guy is sounding desperate!
Appreciate 0
      11-13-2012, 06:21 PM   #4
RobUK
Major
United Kingdom
20

 
RobUK's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 328i Lux' 8SAT, Red
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Sussex, UK


Posts: 1,100
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Ordered mine early, took about 14-15 weeks to arrive. Thought now that production had been ramped up they were coming thru quicker, but these M Sport's seem to be taking a while?
__________________

2012 F30 328i Lux', 8SAT, Melbourne Red
Appreciate 0
      11-13-2012, 06:31 PM   #5
UK_
Lieutenant
7

 
UK_'s Avatar
 
Drives: M4 Convertible Tanzanite Blue
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: UK


Posts: 402
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by F30FAN View Post
For those who have there new toys and for those given prospective dates..

So that members can get an idea on the average timeline from order to delivery could you lovely people please answer as many of the following questions as possible..

1. Lag time from placing order to confirmed BW?

2. The actual time your car was in Production?

3. The time taken to ship your car from Germany to the UK?

4. The time taken for all PDI checks to be completed to actual handover day..?


Cheers
I can only answer the first two questions thus far...
1. Ordered Aug 19th so week 34, BW confirmed one week later to be W45 ie 11 weeks post order (mainly due to specifying must have new pro nav which is w45 build in saloon and BMW slow to tool factory for RHD xdrive)
2. Went into build 5.11.12 (code 5055), departed plant on 8.11.12 (code 9000) so build time three days. This thread from f10 forum helps decipher BMW build codes http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=432269
3. TBC - Left port on 12.11.12 estimate around 1w
4. TBC - I am told once it lands at Southampton dealer can register it in my name and ought to be at dealership max 1 week and can be turned around in 48 hours. I know they are keen to see the back of me before the end of the month, in a nice way I hope!
Appreciate 0
      11-14-2012, 04:20 AM   #6
JOHNBMWM5
Live for today tomorrow never comes
United Kingdom
81

 
JOHNBMWM5's Avatar
 
Drives: 2015 M6 GC CP
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: UK


Posts: 5,321
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by NISFAN View Post
Isn't this a how long is a piece of string question? Many variables at play here.
Yep in my case the string has "gone to Germany and back so many times I have lost count".
I'm thinking of what to buy next and this car is not even here yet, almost lost interest in it all together.
__________________
Live for now, life is too short.
2015 M6 GC with CP Alpine & Sakhir
Appreciate 0
      11-14-2012, 04:40 AM   #7
JOHNBMWM5
Live for today tomorrow never comes
United Kingdom
81

 
JOHNBMWM5's Avatar
 
Drives: 2015 M6 GC CP
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: UK


Posts: 5,321
iTrader: (0)

Exclamation

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rb79 View Post
I can only answer the first two questions thus far...
1. Ordered Aug 19th so week 34, BW confirmed one week later to be W45 ie 11 weeks post order (mainly due to specifying must have new pro nav which is w45 build in saloon and BMW slow to tool factory for RHD xdrive)
2. Went into build 5.11.12 (code 5055), departed plant on 8.11.12 (code 9000) so build time three days. This thread from f10 forum helps decipher BMW build codes http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=432269
3. TBC - Left port on 12.11.12 estimate around 1w
4. TBC - I am told once it lands at Southampton dealer can register it in my name and ought to be at dealership max 1 week and can be turned around in 48 hours. I know they are keen to see the back of me before the end of the month, in a nice way I hope!
Well mine was at Southampton friday the 9th, estimated time of arrival ( according to dealer ) 19th!!!!!!!!!!!
thereafter two days too me.
Shite service if you ask me.
__________________
Live for now, life is too short.
2015 M6 GC with CP Alpine & Sakhir
Appreciate 0
      11-14-2012, 05:46 AM   #8
MaestroAl
Major
United Kingdom
13

 
Drives: Superman 330D M Sport
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: UK


Posts: 1,195
iTrader: (0)

I've been ignored for two days and asked FOUR times if my car has landed at the dealer: t'was due on Monday. Bag'o'wank.
__________________
"Superman 330D M Sport" Estoril Blue / Coral Red
2PF|ZAP|ZMP|ZVI|2VF|3AP|420|488|494|5DC|688|6NR
Just sold

"Sleeper 335D xDrive M Sport" Glacier Silver / Black
ZMS | ZNP | ZVI | 2VF | 2VL | 3AG | 494 | 6NS | 8TH
From Monday
Appreciate 0
      11-14-2012, 07:51 AM   #9
rjberry
Captain
United Kingdom
16

 
rjberry's Avatar
 
Drives: Moonstone 335d XDrive M Sport
Join Date: May 2012
Location: South Wales


Posts: 732
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Although it's been a while now, from what I remember this is how things were for me:

Quote:
Originally Posted by F30FAN View Post
1. Lag time from placing order to confirmed BW?
I ordered on 24/5 and had an estimated BW of week 33. This was quite quick to come through, certainly within a couple of weeks. This was confirmed as status 5055 on 25/7

Quote:
Originally Posted by F30FAN View Post
2. The actual time your car was in Production?
Car went into the paintshop on 10/8 and was released to carrier on 13/8

Quote:
Originally Posted by F30FAN View Post
3. The time taken to ship your car from Germany to the UK?
The car then arrived in the UK on 20/8 and was 9650 awaiting despatch to dealer on 21/8.

Quote:
Originally Posted by F30FAN View Post
4. The time taken for all PDI checks to be completed to actual handover day..?
My car then arrived at the dealership 22/8 ready for collection on 1/9.

In total it was exactly 100 days from ordering to collection but then I think most of this was due to the M Sport not being released until the July anyway. Took a while but the wait was worth it
__________________
Soon to Depart 335d XDrive M Sport Moonstone with Black Merino Leather interior

On order: M5 Singapore Grey with Sakhir Orange interior
Appreciate 0
      11-14-2012, 08:01 AM   #10
kitster
Lieutenant
United Kingdom
11

 
Drives: F31 320d M Sport
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: London, UK


Posts: 535
iTrader: (0)

Week 42 - F31 ordered (estimated delivery Week 46)
Week 43 - Confirmed by Production Control
Week 44 - Assembly Complete
Week 46 - Still Assembly Complete
Week 47 - Still Assembly Complete
Week 48 - New estimated delivery

Car has been stuck in 5500 (Assembly Complete), for a couple of weeks now.
Appreciate 0
      11-14-2012, 09:46 AM   #11
MaestroAl
Major
United Kingdom
13

 
Drives: Superman 330D M Sport
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: UK


Posts: 1,195
iTrader: (0)

Ordered August 19th.
Car ...
__________________
"Superman 330D M Sport" Estoril Blue / Coral Red
2PF|ZAP|ZMP|ZVI|2VF|3AP|420|488|494|5DC|688|6NR
Just sold

"Sleeper 335D xDrive M Sport" Glacier Silver / Black
ZMS | ZNP | ZVI | 2VF | 2VL | 3AG | 494 | 6NS | 8TH
From Monday
Appreciate 0
      11-14-2012, 01:02 PM   #12
NISFAN
Brigadier General
England
61

 
NISFAN's Avatar
 
Drives: The best kind of F30 :)
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Bedford UK


Posts: 4,158
iTrader: (0)

Ordered 4th September (the second time, lol)

First BW was 49 then changed to BW46

latest update...

been given a number starting with F not sure what this is? partial VIN?

Still in production and due in at dealers in WC 26th. Delivery likely end November or very early December....so 2 ish weeks away.

Then.....
__________________
Appreciate 0
      11-14-2012, 01:45 PM   #13
JOHNBMWM5
Live for today tomorrow never comes
United Kingdom
81

 
JOHNBMWM5's Avatar
 
Drives: 2015 M6 GC CP
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: UK


Posts: 5,321
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by NISFAN View Post
Ordered 4th September (the second time, lol)

First BW was 49 then changed to BW46

latest update...

been given a number starting with F not sure what this is? partial VIN?

Still in production and due in at dealers in WC 26th. Delivery likely end November or very early December....so 2 ish weeks away.

Then.....
Thats the part of the vin that you need to register with BMW connected drive.
PS) I pick my 330D MSport up Saturday.
__________________
Live for now, life is too short.
2015 M6 GC with CP Alpine & Sakhir
Appreciate 0
      11-14-2012, 02:09 PM   #14
NISFAN
Brigadier General
England
61

 
NISFAN's Avatar
 
Drives: The best kind of F30 :)
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Bedford UK


Posts: 4,158
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by johnbmw6 View Post
Thats the part of the vin that you need to register with BMW connected drive.
PS) I pick my 330D MSport up Saturday.
Cool bet you can't wait for Sat

Do I need to do anything to register? Or do I get sent something?
__________________
Appreciate 0
      11-14-2012, 03:08 PM   #15
F30AM
Brigadier General
United Kingdom
65

 
F30AM's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 330d M Sport sDrive
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: London, UK


Posts: 4,174
iTrader: (0)

I am on the verge of giving up and cancelling both my orders. This initial dealership experience is not very encouraging, to say the least. They seem to be 'at sea' and hopelessley hopeless. I must admit I am a bit fedup.
__________________
Present: Superman 330d sDrive M Sport + Toys (Auto Car: 0-60 in 5.5s, 0-100 in 14.2s, 30-70 in 5.1s)
Ordered: Red Tornado Golf 7R 5 Dr, DSG + Toys (Top Gear: 0-60 in 4.5s, 0-100 in 11.5s, 30-70 in 4.0s)
Appreciate 0
      11-14-2012, 03:31 PM   #16
mlepyro
M Performance
United Kingdom
16

 
mlepyro's Avatar
 
Drives: F10 M5 + F31 330d
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: UK


Posts: 543
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by F30AM View Post
I am on the verge of giving up and cancelling both my orders. This initial dealership experience is not very encouraging, to say the least. They seem to be 'at sea' and hopelessley hopeless. I must admit I am a bit fedup.
Without any hesitation what so ever, if you feel that unhappy... go speak to the Dealer Principal... straight to the top. I cannot recommend this highly enough with the experience I had when I did so. You are the customer, you are buying from a brand that you pay extra for to feel special (you don't get free drinks when a ford goes in for service).

I messed around giving my sales guy a chance, not wanting to get him into trouble, letting him have the chance to sort etc.etc... I emailed my DP at 10pm a few days after Xmas asking him to ring me. He emailed me back and said "is now ok?". So I ended up speaking to the DP of the UK's most profitable BMW dealership 10pm odd whilst everyone in the country is on holiday. I was made to feel very special ever since. He was waiting outside for me when I went to the dealership, I was put into the most expensive car they had on site. etc. etc.

I guarantee things will start moving, answers will start coming once you do.

Mat
__________________
F10 M5 Competition White / Sakhir Orange
Loaded, Akra carbon titanium exhaust, Carbon trim, Carbon spoiler, RKP carbon front lip + diffusor.
F31 330d M Sport (Alpine White / Red)
Loaded, 405M 20", M perf: skirts, brakes red.
Appreciate 0
      11-14-2012, 03:35 PM   #17
mlepyro
M Performance
United Kingdom
16

 
mlepyro's Avatar
 
Drives: F10 M5 + F31 330d
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: UK


Posts: 543
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by NISFAN View Post
Cool bet you can't wait for Sat

Do I need to do anything to register? Or do I get sent something?
My dealer did it for me the first time I bought a car with this technology. I believe you can do it here:

http://www.bmw.co.uk/bmwuk/connecteddrive/?siteID=1312

Mat
__________________
F10 M5 Competition White / Sakhir Orange
Loaded, Akra carbon titanium exhaust, Carbon trim, Carbon spoiler, RKP carbon front lip + diffusor.
F31 330d M Sport (Alpine White / Red)
Loaded, 405M 20", M perf: skirts, brakes red.
Appreciate 0
      11-14-2012, 03:38 PM   #18
UK_
Lieutenant
7

 
UK_'s Avatar
 
Drives: M4 Convertible Tanzanite Blue
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: UK


Posts: 402
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mlepyro View Post
Without any hesitation what so ever, if you feel that unhappy... go speak to the Dealer Principal... straight to the top. I cannot recommend this highly enough with the experience I had when I did so. You are the customer, you are buying from a brand that you pay extra for to feel special (you don't get free drinks when a ford goes in for service).

Mat
I second this from my experience. Despite having bought cars from the same dealership, first two salesmen wouldn't have enough IQ to sell the 'Big Issue' (no offence to 'Big Issue sellers'). Had given up but was so angry emailed General Sales Manager. He not only got a deal out of me but I have it on good authority that they both got a right royal bollocking and neither one will look me in the eye now, makes me smile (I'm immature).
I thinks that is Consumer 1 W##kers 0
Appreciate 0
      11-14-2012, 03:43 PM   #19
NISFAN
Brigadier General
England
61

 
NISFAN's Avatar
 
Drives: The best kind of F30 :)
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Bedford UK


Posts: 4,158
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mlepyro View Post
My dealer did it for me the first time I bought a car with this technology. I believe you can do it here:

http://www.bmw.co.uk/bmwuk/connecteddrive/?siteID=1312

Mat
Cool cheers Mat
__________________
Appreciate 0
      11-14-2012, 03:59 PM   #20
F30AM
Brigadier General
United Kingdom
65

 
F30AM's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 330d M Sport sDrive
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: London, UK


Posts: 4,174
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by NISFAN View Post
Ordered 4th September (the second time, lol)
been given a number starting with F not sure what this is? partial VIN?
All I was given was a sequential production no which starts with the letter 'A' and followed by a few numbers.

Have a look at this:
http://www.f30post.com/forums/newrep...ply&p=12994958
__________________
Present: Superman 330d sDrive M Sport + Toys (Auto Car: 0-60 in 5.5s, 0-100 in 14.2s, 30-70 in 5.1s)
Ordered: Red Tornado Golf 7R 5 Dr, DSG + Toys (Top Gear: 0-60 in 4.5s, 0-100 in 11.5s, 30-70 in 4.0s)
Appreciate 0
      11-14-2012, 04:08 PM   #21
RichardM
Lieutenant Colonel
England
19

 
Drives: F31 335D M Sport
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Herts UK


Posts: 1,556
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rb79 View Post
4. TBC - I am told once it lands at Southampton dealer can register it in my name and ought to be at dealership max 1 week and can be turned around in 48 hours.
Why would you want to register the car any earlier than the day you collect it? The warranty, tax etc would start from that day wouldn't it?

I had a dealer try and force me to do this as they wanted to hit their end month number but I refused.
Appreciate 0
      11-14-2012, 05:27 PM   #22
JOHNBMWM5
Live for today tomorrow never comes
United Kingdom
81

 
JOHNBMWM5's Avatar
 
Drives: 2015 M6 GC CP
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: UK


Posts: 5,321
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by NISFAN View Post
Cool bet you can't wait for Sat

Do I need to do anything to register? Or do I get sent something?
You need the form which you fill in on the web site (BMW assist) but you will need a reg No: to go with it as it's a requirement.
Once you've filled in the form BMW will contact you with a name and pass word (which you can change) just enter it and edit all the details you want.
__________________
Live for now, life is too short.
2015 M6 GC with CP Alpine & Sakhir
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:11 AM.




f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST