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      09-10-2012, 08:49 AM   #1
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Build time

Hi Guys,

In your experience what was the actual build time for a F30 330d M Sport?

My dealer tells me that my car is due 19th October but what I'd like to know is when the car will start to be built and when I can get more than an estimated date/details from dealer - who isn't being very useful!!

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      09-10-2012, 09:34 AM   #2
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I spoke to my dealer earlier this afternoon and he confirmed that F31's are being built in under 3 weeks at the moment, only longer if you want the aluminium hexagon effect trim, or items from the Individual range.
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      09-10-2012, 09:54 AM   #3
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Had another word with dealer today, apparently car is going into build week 39, next week - so if its a 3 week build then should be ready to ship around the 2nd week october so hopefully with me for the 3rd week in October by which point I think I'll need to get myself onto suicide watch!!
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      09-10-2012, 10:11 AM   #4
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You guys are lucky now production has ramped up - ordered my 328i on March 11th and had to wait until June 29th for it... fourteen weeks of suspense!
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You guys are lucky now production has ramped up - ordered my 328i on March 11th and had to wait until June 29th for it... fourteen weeks of suspense!
Tell me about it, mine was 100 days exactly from ordering to delivery.

Now that production has been ramped up a 3 week wait sounds like a blink of the eye
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      09-10-2012, 10:44 AM   #6
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You guys are lucky now production has ramped up - ordered my 328i on March 11th and had to wait until June 29th for it... fourteen weeks of suspense!
Yikes, my 9 week wait from 2 July until 1 September was agonising enough.
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Hi Guys,

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but my build slot has slipped by 4 WEEKS!!
Was due to go into build next week but now my 330d M Sport will be going into build in Week 42!!

Gutted doesn't come close....

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      09-12-2012, 12:39 PM   #8
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Blimey. I hope mine gets slipped by 4 weeks - I'd get the new NAV then
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Blimey. I hope mine gets slipped by 4 weeks - I'd get the new NAV then
I have asked about that although dealer hadn't heard about this, when she asked me where I suggested looking through this site!!
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I've asked for the cars to be delivered in late December. I've been told my build slot will be for Nov. Not too bothered as I'm still enjoying my GTI tremendously.
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      09-12-2012, 01:09 PM   #11
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I have asked about that although dealer hadn't heard about this, when she asked me where I suggested looking through this site!!
Definitely confirm,ed that Week 45 onwards gets new NAV (I'm W43)
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      09-12-2012, 01:29 PM   #12
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Definitely confirm,ed that Week 45 onwards gets new NAV (I'm W43)
Week 45 Maestro - wouldnt that mean you car won't get it? Or did you mean Week 42 mate?
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      09-12-2012, 01:50 PM   #13
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New NAV is W45 and I'm W43. What I meant was that if I got delayed by 4 weeks then I'd get the new NAV because I'd be W47
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New NAV is W45 and I'm W43. What I meant was that if I got delayed by 4 weeks then I'd get the new NAV because I'd be W47
Understand, guess we both miss out, unless it slips again!
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      09-12-2012, 03:59 PM   #15
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Dunno. I got my build date a few weeks ago - this latest slip could (fingers crossed!) affect me I only that 'cause it sounds like it's new news
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My car has slipped into Dec, and is now confirmed to get the new nav by the dealer.

Feels like the 330d builds are slipping then?
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My car has slipped into Dec, and is now confirmed to get the new nav by the dealer.

Feels like the 330d builds are slipping then?
Not for me. At least, not as of Monday anyway. I would hope and trust (misplaced ?) that my dealer would contact me and tell me if there is a delay.
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I'm told by the dealer that the build dates almost seem to constantly move.

Part of the reason why they don't inform the customer, as it generally doesn't go down well if they keep saying it has moved forward 2 weeks, then backward 1 week, then backward again another 3 weeks etc. Better to tell them once close to the end date. Can't blame them. I would prefer knowing the latest, but know how 'the public' can be, lol

Definitely think that you would be lucky to see a 330D MS this year if order was placed now.

Mine is week 49, just before Christmas......Yeah right, lol
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      09-14-2012, 05:17 AM   #19
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I had it confirmed last night that my build date has not slipped and that it is still W43
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Hey Maestro

Don't forget, week 45 is the definite date for new nav, it may well happen that they use up the old nav stock before then. Fingers crossed for you buddy.
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Won't happen like that I'm afraid. There's still tonnes of stock of hte old NAV because they're still being used in some foreign markets ont he same production line into 2013. I can still hope there's an issue somewhere down the line and I get bumped to W45
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Don't count on US/Canadian units being the same....the Mercedes Comand systems are specific to Europe, as the tuners, NTSC vs PAL, etc are different. I would bet on that being the case with BMW units.
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