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      04-23-2012, 03:01 PM   #1
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335i order timeline

Ive seen a few threads where 335i orders are taking a lot longer than the 328i. I figured I would start a thread dedicated to 335i orders. So post your 335i timelines!
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      04-23-2012, 03:35 PM   #2
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Yes they certainly are...

2/23/2012 - Order submitted
4/03/2012 - Production Started
4/18/2012 - Production Complete/ Vehicle Released to Carrier
4/23/2012 - Vehicle @ the Port of Durban SA waiting on a West coast bound ship.


I'm hoping to have it sometime early/mid June.. Who knows though, my CA originally quoted me 6-8 weeks. I think next time i'll take my business elsewhere..
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      04-23-2012, 03:39 PM   #3
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Same here! CA told me 6 - 8 weeks but I guess that was for a 328i

Week 1
02/25/12 - Ordered
02/27/12 - Order accepted by BMW AG

Week 2
added variable steering
added adaptive M suspension

Week 3
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Week 4
03/22/12 - Production Scheduled (status 112)

Week 5
03/29/12 - Production started

Week 6
added Sport Line Handbrake Grip
added M Performance black front grille
04/05/12 - Production Ends

Week 7
04/10/12 - In port

Week 8
04/19/12 - Vehicle Shipped

Week 9

Week 10
05/02/12 - Vehicle Arrived at US Port
05/04/12 - Finishing touches

Week 11
05/08/12 - Vehicle on truck to dealer
05/09/12 - Vehicle arrives at dealer
05/09/12 - Vehicle ready for pick up
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      04-23-2012, 07:28 PM   #4
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Ordered 4/7
Still no confirmed production date.
Stuck at Status 112
Dealer quoted me 8-12 weeks, I am hoping for my 335 by mid June.
It is being built at the SA plant.
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      04-23-2012, 07:53 PM   #5
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I ordered 335i march 15 and by April 5th it was done production. Then I realized sport line in Canada doesn't have sports suspension and I had to reorder it! Now ordered new April 18th and no change in status yet. Big disappointment from expecting it early may to now think mid June.
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      04-23-2012, 07:57 PM   #6
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Just over 8 weeks from order to pickup for me. I posted a more detailed timeline in the timeline thread.
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      04-23-2012, 09:19 PM   #7
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I ordered 335i march 15 and by April 5th it was done production. Then I realized sport line in Canada doesn't have sports suspension and I had to reorder it! Now ordered new April 18th and no change in status yet. Big disappointment from expecting it early may to now think mid June.
Don't mean to rain on your parade, but I highly doubt you will be getting your 335i by mid June if it hasn't even went into production yet. I've heard the boat-ride from South Africa alone can take 5-8 weeks.
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      04-23-2012, 11:35 PM   #8
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I ordered 335i march 15 and by April 5th it was done production. Then I realized sport line in Canada doesn't have sports suspension and I had to reorder it! Now ordered new April 18th and no change in status yet. Big disappointment from expecting it early may to now think mid June.
Don't mean to rain on your parade, but I highly doubt you will be getting your 335i by mid June if it hasn't even went into production yet. I've heard the boat-ride from South Africa alone can take 5-8 weeks.
The first one I ordered and canceled was built in Germany and ordered march 14 and done April 5 and waited for a ship until I realized the suspension issue and reordered.
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      04-24-2012, 01:32 PM   #9
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Here is mine..copied from other thread
335i Luxury Line/Mineral White*

1/5/2012 = received production#
2/28/2012 = received VIN#
3/5/2012 = production start*
3/10/2012 = production end
3/11/2012 to 3/22/212 = i have issues with my loan. send check to uae. at this time. awaiting vessels at port of entry
3/22/2012 = loaded in the vessels ( turandot). departed in bremerhaven
3/23/2012 = arrived in gothenburg sweden
3/26/2012 = arrivee in zeebrugge belgium
3/27/2012 = arrived in southampton uk
4/3/2012 = arriving in halifax ns canada
4/5/2012 = ny/nj port
4/5/2012 = arrived at customs
4/19/2012 = Release from Customs
i'm still having issues with my Overseas sale to trnsfer money to BMWNA
4/23/2012-4/25/2012 = being prep at BMW VPC/VDC (Vehicle Distribution Center) and ready for for shipping(truck)
4/27/2012 It should arrive here at my dealer (Va Beach)

Post pictures when arrived..Cheers!!!
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      04-24-2012, 01:51 PM   #10
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Here is mine..copied from other thread
335i Luxury Line/Mineral White*

1/5/2012 = received production#
2/28/2012 = received VIN#
3/5/2012 = production start*
3/10/2012 = production end
3/11/2012 to 3/22/212 = i have issues with my loan. send check to uae. at this time. awaiting vessels at port of entry
3/22/2012 = loaded in the vessels ( turandot). departed in bremerhaven
3/23/2012 = arrived in gothenburg sweden
3/26/2012 = arrivee in zeebrugge belgium
3/27/2012 = arrived in southampton uk
4/3/2012 = arriving in halifax ns canada
4/5/2012 = ny/nj port
4/5/2012 = arrived at customs
4/19/2012 = Release from Customs
i'm still having issues with my Overseas sale to trnsfer money to BMWNA
4/23/2012-4/25/2012 = being prep at BMW VPC/VDC (Vehicle Distribution Center) and ready for for shipping(truck)
4/27/2012 It should arrive here at my dealer (Va Beach)

Post pictures when arrived..Cheers!!!

WOW!! 2 weeks at customs. Is that the norm?
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      04-24-2012, 04:39 PM   #11
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I ordered my 335i Sport Line on Saturday (4/21), but the dealership had no allocations. I emailed today for an update on the production number, and was told that they get their allocations the last week of this month or first week of May. If he doesn't get a production number by then, then it will be another month. I've been quoted an 8-12 week wait, so I hope it doesn't end up outside of that window.
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      04-24-2012, 04:48 PM   #12
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I ordered my 335i Sport Line on Saturday (4/21), but the dealership had no allocations. I emailed today for an update on the production number, and was told that they get their allocations the last week of this month or first week of May. If he doesn't get a production number by then, then it will be another month. I've been quoted an 8-12 week wait, so I hope it doesn't end up outside of that window.
I ordered on saturday 02/25 and got my production number on Monday 02/27. You can use my timeline or anybody else posted above to get an idea of how long it may actually take.
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I ordered on saturday 02/25 and got my production number on Monday 02/27. You can use my timeline or anybody else posted above to get an idea of how long it may actually take.
My issue is that I don't have a production number nor do I know when I'll get one. That's the tough part now. Once I get that then I'll have a better Idea of estimating the delivery time-frame.
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For anyone who is SA build headed to the West coast, there is supposedly a ship leaving Durban on the 28th of this month to arrive June 13th... Hopefully everyone makes it aboard.
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So, whether you do ED or non ED, its still about 12 weeks for a 335. But if you are non ED, it could be longer since it comes from the dealer allocations, where as ED are not. God, I hope this clears up after the switch to the new model year.

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ED allocations of MY12 for F30 are drying up, it is hard to get unless people take delivery in August for MY13
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      04-25-2012, 11:07 AM   #17
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ED allocations of MY12 for F30 are drying up, it is hard to get unless people take delivery in August for MY13
Your signature shows that you change your car every year, whats your secret? I want to be like you when I grow up
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For anyone who is SA build headed to the West coast, there is supposedly a ship leaving Durban on the 28th of this month to arrive June 13th... Hopefully everyone makes it aboard.

Damn, I am not going to make it... Still waiting to start production.

The ships really take 6+ weeks from SA to the West Coast???

Do you know when the next ship is leaving SA and expected to arrive in CA?
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Damn, I am not going to make it... Still waiting to start production.

The ships really take 6+ weeks from SA to the West Coast???

Do you know when the next ship is leaving SA and expected to arrive in CA?
I read somewhere that they ship out once a month, hopefully that's not true, but if so I would say the next ship would sail May 28th and arrive in Port Hueneme July 13th? Next time I order a BMW I'll make 100% sure its being built in Germany only because of the long wait
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335i Sport Line timeline

Ordered 3/15
Production start 4/26, expected completion 5/11 in SA - had a month wait for dealer allocation.
They are telling me end of May for Houston delivery - I am expecting more like mid-June.
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WOW!! 2 weeks at customs. Is that the norm?
Mine took only 1 day

Here is my timeline after dropping the car off in Nice, France:

March 10th - Drop off in Nice, France after ED
March 29th - Boarded the Grand Venus onroute to USA!
April 24th - Docked in Port Hueneme / Oxnard CA
April 25th - US Customs
April 26th - Port Hueneme VDC
April 28th - Carrier assigned
April 30th - Expected delivery in Phoenix, AZ
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Looks like I didn't make that ship that left Durban on the 28th.. Damn! I'm going to give it two more weeks and if I haven't gotten on a ship I will consider canceling my order and waiting for M-sport. I've been doing research, and if WWL is the only shipping company that BMW uses to get the south african cars up to Bremerhaven, my car likely will not arrive to the west coast till Mid July(5 month wait!), and thats just an estimate (could possibly be august). Anybody who is in production right now at the SA plant might want to seriously considering waiting for M-sport. That is unless, I am wrong with my hypothesis that BMW only uses WWL to ship the cars to Bremerhaven. I've heard that they can ship direct from South Africa, but have yet to get any confirmation on this.
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