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      11-12-2012, 11:26 PM   #1
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How long does "waiting to be released to the carrier" usually take?

The car's been done with production for at least 2 weeks now, and i kept calling the 1-800 number and it's still giving me that status that it's waiting to be released to the carrier. How much longer do I have to wait for a West Coast delivery?
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      11-12-2012, 11:32 PM   #2
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They need a free space on a boat that is stopping @ your port. Takes time. If its been @ port for 2 weeks, I suspect it will load on next boat going out West. Check the shipping schedules if you want to know more. Patience pays.

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      11-12-2012, 11:35 PM   #3
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Dealer said the car would be here by thanksgiving though or late November, I suspect that won't be happening?
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      11-12-2012, 11:49 PM   #4
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Dealer said the car would be here by thanksgiving though or late November, I suspect that won't be happening?
Where's your car coming from, Germany or South Africa? If SA, you won't get it before January.
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      11-13-2012, 12:44 AM   #5
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I think it's a German Build
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      11-13-2012, 02:58 AM   #6
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I think it's a German Build
Mine been getting the same message status. Germany build. I live in California. Been getting that message since 10/25. What does it show on your mybmw site?
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      11-13-2012, 04:22 AM   #7
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It's still at "Production Begins". Yours? But The 1-800 number has been saying the car's waiting to be released to carrier for 2 weeks or so now.
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      11-13-2012, 12:43 PM   #8
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Ordered a German-build 335 M Sport in late October and it came out of production, awaiting delivery to carrier, on November 6.

Today the status changed to "being transferred to port of exit". My car is being made in Regensburg, about 7 hours by truck to the port. So far things have moved quickly. We shall see...
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It's still at "Production Begins". Yours? But The 1-800 number has been saying the car's waiting to be released to carrier for 2 weeks or so now.
Exact same status as your. Online and the phone.
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      11-13-2012, 08:56 PM   #10
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well, called again today and a rep answered the phone, said it's actually been released to the carrier and heading to the port as of today. will call my dealer guy tmr and see when's estimated delivery. man it's gonna be a long wait.
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      11-13-2012, 09:17 PM   #11
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Ordered a German-build 335 M Sport in late October and it came out of production, awaiting delivery to carrier, on November 6.

Today the status changed to "being transferred to port of exit". My car is being made in Regensburg, about 7 hours by truck to the port. So far things have moved quickly. We shall see...
I have not seen F30s coming from Regensburg for the NA market. Is this a BMW Individual order?
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      11-14-2012, 05:20 AM   #12
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I have not seen F30s coming from Regensburg for the NA market. Is this a BMW Individual order?
My VIN is WMA with an 11th digit "J". Is that not Regensburg for 2012/2013 models?

Others claim Regensburg started producing F30s in March...

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My VIN is WMA with an 11th digit "J". Is that not Regensburg for 2012/2013 models?

Others claim Regensburg started producing F30s in March...

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I believe you are correct that "J" is Regensburg. I looked at the Regensburg factory website and it says they produce 3 series Individual and special orders....and also M cars, etc.. Appears that plant is setup to do lots of different cars, models, police versions, etc.. Munich seems to be more single purpose. All F30/31 cars.

I thought you maybe had an Individual order.
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I believe you are correct that "J" is Regensburg. I looked at the Regensburg factory website and it says they produce 3 series Individual and special orders....and also M cars, etc.. Appears that plant is setup to do lots of different cars, models, police versions, etc.. Munich seems to be more single purpose. All F30/31 cars.

I thought you maybe had an Individual order.
No, I've got a 335 M Sport on order. Thanks for the info!

Is the plant code on VINs still hard to determine or is that widely available now?
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      11-14-2012, 09:14 AM   #15
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i was in "waiting to be released to carrier" for under 24 hours
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      11-14-2012, 10:38 AM   #16
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I believe you are correct that "J" is Regensburg. I looked at the Regensburg factory website and it says they produce 3 series Individual and special orders....and also M cars, etc.. Appears that plant is setup to do lots of different cars, models, police versions, etc.. Munich seems to be more single purpose. All F30/31 cars.

I thought you maybe had an Individual order.
FWIW my special order 335i xDrive completed early this month was built in Regensburg.
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      11-14-2012, 11:13 AM   #17
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My 335 xdrive finished production yesterday it is now in status 190 Dispatched form AG. I am hopping to get it in about 2-3 weeks.
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      11-14-2012, 07:46 PM   #18
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My 335 xdrive finished production yesterday it is now in status 190 Dispatched form AG. I am hopping to get it in about 2-3 weeks.
Probably more like 4-5 weeks. Still has to get to port (status 193) then be selected for ship load (194). 12-18 days on water then processing at VPC (minimum 3-4 days, usually more like a week) before trucking to dealer.
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well, called again today and a rep answered the phone, said it's actually been released to the carrier and heading to the port as of today. will call my dealer guy tmr and see when's estimated delivery. man it's gonna be a long wait.
So whats your status now? I called 1-800 rep and they have no clue still giving me the same status.
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So whats your status now? I called 1-800 rep and they have no clue still giving me the same status.
My car is in status 193 waiting to be assigned to a ship for transport. There is a ship leaving on the 21st so I have my fingers crossed.
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