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JIM2013X1
07-31-2012, 08:25 AM
Just confirmed that my X1 is now in transit as of 7/29. Was ordered on 7/9, finished production on 7/18 and released to the Carrier on 7/19. From what I understand it is a 12-day trip to the port in Baltimore. Hopefully be driving it by Aug 16th-ish. :fruit:

petriej
07-31-2012, 11:41 AM
It's more likely to be held at BMW NA until the official release in September, but maybe someone will let it slip by. I hope so for your sake!

JIM2013X1
07-31-2012, 11:43 AM
Salesman said it is scheduled to arrive at their dealership on 8-14

HerrK
07-31-2012, 06:56 PM
Salesman said it is scheduled to arrive at their dealership on 8-14

Looking forward to your driving experiences. What options & model configuration did you get?

dalekressin
07-31-2012, 08:23 PM
very nice. track it

JIM2013X1
08-01-2012, 03:44 AM
confirmation from my salesman that they will be held in US port, but only until August 17. Since mine is a 'sold order' it will be released before the others, and his BMW rep assured him I would have the vehicle before the end of August. Only a few days longer than I was expecting to wait any way.
Model/Configuration is X1 xdrive, Sport Line, Midnight Blue/Coral Red, Cold Weather pkg, Ultimate pkg, Sirus radio.

vic
08-01-2012, 04:11 PM
I'm very close to ordering an X1 myself, but holding out to test drive it before I make a final decision, especially regarding engine choice. Can you tell us which engine you chose and why?

bimmerized
08-01-2012, 05:18 PM
Do you know which ship/shipping line your car is on? I tracked my to a 7/20 completion date. It was confirmed to have reached the port of exit on 7/25, but it has yet to board a vessel as far as we can tell.

Is you CA making an assumption about whether it boarded a ship? Your CA should be able to tell you which ship it is aboard, without that there's no objective evidence that it's crossing the Atlantic yet.

JIM2013X1
08-02-2012, 03:45 AM
I've been using the BMW tracking toll-free number (800.831.1117) as well as the BMW website to track the status. 800# tells me my vehicle is 'In Transit' and prior to that it said it was at the port waiting for transport. The website was updated a day later to reflect this, and my dealer confirmed also. He sent me the screen shot that they use to track showing it had indeed left port. However, I did not get the name of the ship it is on.

I chose the 2.0 Twin Turbo because the power difference between that and the 6 was not much different. Currently drive an Audi A4 2.0 turbo with 211 hp and that has plenty of power for my needs. With 241 in the BMW, it will certainly be enough for me. Plus the price difference didn't justify the slight bump. Everything I've researched pointed to the 2.0 being the better all-around choice. I chose the Sport Line specifically because I wanted the Coral Red and that was the only way to get it.

bimmerized
08-02-2012, 09:45 PM
I've been using the BMW tracking toll-free number (800.831.1117) as well as the BMW website to track the status.

Does the online tracking tool show all options selected for your vehicle. Hopefully it's just an abbreviated list because some of the small individual options I selected were not indicated. Is this true with your order as well?

JIM2013X1
08-03-2012, 03:55 AM
For mine, the online site lists each package I ordered, Sport Line, Cold Weather and Ultimate, then also lists the packages included under the Ultimate (Premium, Driver's Assistance, Technology), along with my color choices for exterior and interior. The only other option I ordered was Satellite Radio, which is also listed.
Not sure where you are in the ordering process, but if I recall, my list did not include all of the packages until a few days into the 'Production Begins' step. It was not showing complete while still under the 'Order Documented' phase.

bimmerized
08-03-2012, 12:38 PM
Thanks for the feedback. My car has been done since 7/20.

When I checked again today all my options were listed! Not sure why some options weren't there yesterday.

JIM2013X1
08-03-2012, 12:43 PM
Good to hear. Heard from my dealer that mine will be in the Port of Baltimore on 8-11, then hopefully on the truck to Pittsburgh since they are no longer holding at port. Could be driving it by 15th - 16th.

pix335i
08-03-2012, 03:05 PM
I can't wait to hear what you think of the X1. It is only a couple weeks away. Make sure you post some pictures and give your impressions when you pick it up!

Giants84
08-03-2012, 03:10 PM
Does the online tracking tool show all options selected for your vehicle. Hopefully it's just an abbreviated list because some of the small individual options I selected were not indicated. Is this true with your order as well?

The online tracking is not reliable at all, I have an x6 in production right now and it shows it has three different sets of leather seats. Also a few options started to appear today that were missing yesterday.

pix335i
08-03-2012, 03:12 PM
That is right. Do not rely on the online tracking to tell you what options are on your car. I drove myself a little crazy when I was getting my 2007 335i and looking at what that said.

investor27
08-04-2012, 01:18 AM
My online tracking was accurate as it lists all of my options, which showed up a few day after production.

Giants84
08-04-2012, 01:51 AM
How many options did you order lol.

Tony411LA
08-06-2012, 04:11 PM
Do you know which ship/shipping line your car is on? I tracked my to a 7/20 completion date. It was confirmed to have reached the port of exit on 7/25, but it has yet to board a vessel as far as we can tell.

Is you CA making an assumption about whether it boarded a ship? Your CA should be able to tell you which ship it is aboard, without that there's no objective evidence that it's crossing the Atlantic yet.

My X1 has also been waiting at the port of exit since 7/25. And I am also in California, SoCal. From what I've been reading most of the people who already have knowledge of their cars being in transit have a East Coast Port of Entry. I haven't come across anyone on the West Coast who's X1 is in transit. I checked the Wallenius & Wilhelmsen ships (which seems to be the carrier used for BMWs heading to the US) that have left Bremerhaven over the last week and they were all heading for East Coast ports. I did find a few that were continuing on to Port Hueneme (California) via Panama Canal, and I thought that my car might be on one of those, but they left port with no update to my tracking status. There is the Toscana leaving Bremerhaven tonight and only stopping in Baltimore, once it leaves Europe and then heading to Port Hueneme and arriving on 09/01. I am keeping my fingers crossed that it is on that ship. If not, the next ship heading to Port Hueneme leaves Bremerhaven on 08/10, the Oberon, which after leaving Europe goes directly to Port Heuneme, arriving on 09/04. And the Tristan, leaving on 08/25, also heading directly to Port Heuneme after Europe with no stops in between, and arriving on 09/19. I think because of the large allocation they will be delivering to the West Coast, it will be a ship with no stops on the East Coast, which could be the Oberon and Tristan, which arrive in Port Hueneme on 09/04 and 09/19.

stary
08-06-2012, 11:58 PM
My X1 has also been waiting at the port of exit since 7/25. And I am also in California, SoCal. From what I've been reading most of the people who already have knowledge of their cars being in transit have a East Coast Port of Entry. I haven't come across anyone on the West Coast who's X1 is in transit. I checked the Wallenius & Wilhelmsen ships (which seems to be the carrier used for BMWs heading to the US) that have left Bremerhaven over the last week and they were all heading for East Coast ports. I did find a few that were continuing on to Port Hueneme (California) via Panama Canal, and I thought that my car might be on one of those, but they left port with no update to my tracking status. There is the Toscana leaving Bremerhaven tonight and only stopping in Baltimore, once it leaves Europe and then heading to Port Hueneme and arriving on 09/01. I am keeping my fingers crossed that it is on that ship. If not, the next ship heading to Port Hueneme leaves Bremerhaven on 08/10, the Oberon, which after leaving Europe goes directly to Port Heuneme, arriving on 09/04. And the Tristan, leaving on 10/25, also heading directly to Port Heuneme after Europe with no stops in between, and arriving on 09/19. I think because of the large allocation they will be delivering to the West Coast, it will be a ship with no stops on the East Coast, which could be the Oberon and Tristan, which arrive in Port Hueneme on 09/04 and 09/19.


I'm in the same boat (hah)! My car has been sitting in port since the last week, waiting to board a ship . . hopefully it gets on one of the earlier ships . . I want it now!

JIM2013X1
08-07-2012, 04:29 AM
My X1 is due in Baltimore on Aug 11. And, being that they are no longer being held at port, I should be driving it within that next week. Not sure how long it takes to get loaded on the transport truck, but it's less than 250 miles from Baltimore to Pittsburgh. I'll give an update on my first impressions and try to get some photos loaded too.

bimmerized
08-07-2012, 08:27 AM
My X1 has also been waiting at the port of exit since 7/25. And I am also in California, SoCal. From what I've been reading most of the people who already have knowledge of their cars being in transit have a East Coast Port of Entry. I haven't come across anyone on the West Coast who's X1 is in transit. I checked the Wallenius & Wilhelmsen ships (which seems to be the carrier used for BMWs heading to the US) that have left Bremerhaven over the last week and they were all heading for East Coast ports. I did find a few that were continuing on to Port Hueneme (California) via Panama Canal, and I thought that my car might be on one of those, but they left port with no update to my tracking status. There is the Toscana leaving Bremerhaven tonight and only stopping in Baltimore, once it leaves Europe and then heading to Port Hueneme and arriving on 09/01. I am keeping my fingers crossed that it is on that ship. If not, the next ship heading to Port Hueneme leaves Bremerhaven on 08/10, the Oberon, which after leaving Europe goes directly to Port Heuneme, arriving on 09/04. And the Tristan, leaving on 10/25, also heading directly to Port Heuneme after Europe with no stops in between, and arriving on 09/19. I think because of the large allocation they will be delivering to the West Coast, it will be a ship with no stops on the East Coast, which could be the Oberon and Tristan, which arrive in Port Hueneme on 09/04 and 09/19.

Thanks for that level of detail. I agree with your analysis and hope that our (West Coast) cars will be on the Oberon instead of the Tristan, that would mean only 3 more days till departure. If you haven't been able to track it on the Toscana yet, it's likely not on it. (I believe you meant to say the Tristan is leaving on 8/25 not 10/25.)

If you know which ship your X1 is on, please post. Thanks.

investor27
08-07-2012, 12:15 PM
Just got an email from my CA, and my X1 is on the Wallenius & Wilhelmsen Toscana vessel as of 8-7-2012. The car went into production on July 12, and finished around the 20th -22nd, and has been waiting in port since. Here's the tracking information (http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/default.aspx?mmsi=235075024&centerx=2.725033&centery=51.58042&zoom=10&type_color=7) for those who cars are on the same vessel. You can get the vessel's name from your CA. Cheers!

bimmerized
08-08-2012, 11:34 AM
Just got an email from my CA, and my X1 is on the Wallenius & Wilhelmsen Toscana vessel as of 8-7-2012. The car went into production on July 12, and finished around the 20th -22nd, and has been waiting in port since. Here's the tracking information (http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/default.aspx?mmsi=235075024&centerx=2.725033&centery=51.58042&zoom=10&type_color=7) for those who cars are on the same vessel. You can get the vessel's name from your CA. Cheers!

Congrats. Is your car going to the East or West Coast?

JIM2013X1
08-08-2012, 11:43 AM
My dealer just got their first X1 in the showroom today. The color is Midnight Blue, same as mine, and all he had to say was 'WOW'!

bimmerized
08-08-2012, 12:14 PM
My dealer just got their first X1 in the showroom today. The color is Midnight Blue, same as mine, and all he had to say was 'WOW'!

which model was it? 28? 35? sDrive? Is it presold? how come yours wasn't on the same boat?

JIM2013X1
08-08-2012, 12:21 PM
he just sent me an email, didn't go into the details on exact model. Not pre-sold because he said it was sitting in the showroom and just suggested if I wanted to see the color in person to stop by. If I understand correctly, the only other model available with Midnight Blue is the X6. Mine is due in Baltimore on Saturday. Doubt I can make it in there before the weekend, and with any luck, I'll be seeing mine anyway a few days after that.

tingyunliu
08-08-2012, 03:01 PM
Not sure if this is appropriate (if not, sorry). Can you share how much you paid for X1 (compared to RSVP)?

Tony411LA
08-09-2012, 12:50 AM
I finally got my vehicle shipping information from my CA, and despite the fact that both the tracking information on-line and the BMWNA 800 number status still have my vehicle "at the port of exit awaiting a shipping vessel" (since 7/27), my vehicle is actually in transit. :roundel: It left Bremerhaven on 8/03 aboard the ASTERIA LEADER, which belongs to carrier NYK Line, and not on a WW ship as I had originally expected. It should arrive in Port Hueneme on 8/28, according to the screen print of the vehicle inquiry provided to me by my CA. In order to see what stops are in between, you need a login for NYK Line's website, so I can only estimate when it will be going through the Panama Canal, to try to catch it on the webcam. Based on other ships that have passed through the Panama Canal, and have gone on to Port Hueneme, I estimate it will pass through the Canal on the 19th or 20th. But for now it can be tracked here (http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/default.aspx?oldmmsi=432790000&zoom=10&olddate=lastknown#).

JIM2013X1
08-09-2012, 03:43 AM
I paid $730 over invoice ($40,800) for X1 xDrive28i, Sport Line, metallic paint, cold weather pkg, ulitmate pkg, satellite radio option.

addfellow
08-09-2012, 10:07 AM
I paid $730 over invoice ($40,800) for X1 xDrive28i, Sport Line, metallic paint, cold weather pkg, ulitmate pkg, satellite radio option.
That's in line with the deal I worked out...$600 over invoice on X1 xdrive28i w/ valencia orange metallic paint, premium, cold weather & satellite radio.

bimmerized
08-09-2012, 03:51 PM
I finally got my vehicle shipping information from my CA, and despite the fact that both the tracking information on-line and the BMWNA 800 number status still have my vehicle "at the port of exit awaiting a shipping vessel" (since 7/27), my vehicle is actually in transit. :roundel: It left Bremerhaven on 8/03 aboard the ASTERIA LEADER, which belongs to carrier NYK Line, and not on a WW ship as I had originally expected. It should arrive in Port Hueneme on 8/28, according to the screen print of the vehicle inquiry provided to me by my CA. In order to see what stops are in between, you need a login for NYK Line's website, so I can only estimate when it will be going through the Panama Canal, to try to catch it on the webcam. Based on other ships that have passed through the Panama Canal, and have gone on to Port Hueneme, I estimate it will pass through the Canal on the 19th or 20th. But for now it can be tracked here (http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/default.aspx?oldmmsi=432790000&zoom=10&olddate=lastknown#).

As confirmed by my CA today, my car is the on the Asteria Leader as well. The website indicates that it is at port awaiting transport and the 800 number indicates that it is "in transit", so I guess the dealers have the most up-to-date info. Thanks for the tip! Hopefully I'll have my car in the first week of Sept.

investor27
08-09-2012, 05:01 PM
I'm in the Midwest, a few hours from Chicago. The port of entrance is Baltimore ETA 8-16-2012. I don't know how much longer to where I live near Chicago, but I'm thinking another week or so. Then 2 days for the dealership to prep and get it ready. Hopefully, we'll get it by the end of the 3rd week of August. Cheers!

Congrats. Is your car going to the East or West Coast?

stary
08-10-2012, 08:24 PM
Confirmed today with my dealer that our X1 is also on the Asteria Leader (http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/default.aspx?oldmmsi=432790000&zoom=10&olddate=lastknown#)! That's awesome because both the BMW hotline and the website indicated it was sitting in port up until yesterday (the 9th), even though the ship left port on the 3rd. Arrival 8/28, CA says car should be at the lot within 5 days! wooooo! :bigpimp:

JIM2013X1
08-13-2012, 03:57 AM
Mine is leaving Baltimore on the car carrier this morning, arriving at my dealer tonight. I should be able to pick it up after work on Tuesday!

Wluhawks
08-18-2012, 06:16 PM
http://www.portofhueneme.org/documents/201208091633-vessel_schedule.pdf

Here is the Oxnard port schedule.

zibawala
08-18-2012, 11:35 PM
We have agreed for $500 over but shall test drive compare with 328i sports for final decision after test drive.
Would u guys know what is the residual and MF for Aug 36mo/10k miles lease?
and if BMW motion drive $1000 voucher is applicable on X1?

Wluhawks
08-19-2012, 12:17 AM
It does not show on the live map yet

http://www.seacruisechat.com/

Wluhawks
08-19-2012, 05:51 PM
Asteria leader is anchored at cristobal, panama!

Wluhawks
08-20-2012, 08:22 AM
Asteria leader is through the canal.

Tony411LA
08-20-2012, 09:18 AM
Asteria Leader has made it through the Gatun Locks and is now moored in Lake Gatun. Unfortunately I did not wake up early enough to see it on the Gatun Locks web cam. It still has to go through the Pedro Miguel locks and then through the Miraflores Locks, before it finally exits the Canal. There is a webcam at the Miraflores locks, so hopefully it will exit the Canal before it gets dark.

bimmerized
08-20-2012, 11:45 AM
Apparently at least 1 X1 (28 sDrive) has been delivered to the West Coast because my CA says that he has one that came in as a lot allocation, not a presold order; it's a base with Premium Pkg.

Not sure how this car came in ahead of my order placed on 6/4. Perhaps there was a June allocation that I missed... Mine shold be here within a couple of weeks as it's on the Asteria Leader, crossing the Panama as I type.

brkf
08-20-2012, 12:06 PM
Apparently at least 1 X1 (28 sDrive) has been delivered to the West Coast because my CA says that he has one that came in as a lot allocation, not a presold order; it's a base with Premium Pkg.

Not sure how this car came in ahead of my order placed on 6/4. Perhaps there was a June allocation that I missed... Mine shold be here within a couple of weeks as it's on the Asteria Leader, crossing the Panama as I type.

We drove an white X1 with premium and sportline in San Diego this weekend.

Wluhawks
08-20-2012, 12:41 PM
That's too bad, mine was built the week they started the building July 1 and then sat in Bremerhaven for a month! My dealer gave me one of the dealer allocations so I could get it first, not fair. Oh well.

Wluhawks
08-20-2012, 02:28 PM
Here she is!337969

Tony411LA
08-20-2012, 02:42 PM
Here is a real-time pic of the Asteria Leader heading toward the Pedro Miguel Locks. It has already passed the Centennial Bridge. (Far Top Right of the Pic.) There are no web cams at the Pedro Miguel Locks. But after that, it should reach the Miraflores Locks within the hour depending upon traffic. That is the final webcam before it heads out into the Pacific.

Wluhawks
08-20-2012, 03:33 PM
At the locks337976

Wluhawks
08-20-2012, 04:17 PM
Going down! 337985

Tony411LA
08-20-2012, 04:17 PM
The Asteria Leader approaching, entering, and finally in the Miraflores Locks. :D

bimmerized
08-21-2012, 09:59 AM
thanks for the pics. Does this mean that it's ahead of schedule and will reach Port Hueneme before 8/28?

Wluhawks
08-21-2012, 10:41 AM
see above Port schedule link - port still shows unloading on Aug 29

Tony411LA
08-22-2012, 08:45 AM
As I eagerly await the arrival of my X1, I came across this BMW VIN decoder that was pretty spot on in identifying my vehicle, including all the options I selected. You only need the last 7 digits of your VIN to use it. http://www.bmwvin.com (http://bmwvin.com)

Wluhawks
08-27-2012, 11:35 PM
Marine map shows Asteria leader passing Catalina island en route to Oxnard. Soon!

Tony411LA
08-28-2012, 12:24 AM
The Port Hueneme schedule now shows the Asteria Leader arriving on 8/28.

stary
08-28-2012, 08:41 AM
our dealer in the bay area expects the car to arrive 5 days after ship docks

bimmerized
08-28-2012, 10:41 AM
so should we expect ordered cars on the West coast on Mon or Wed of next week?

What is the typical time between docking and being loaded onto a trailer?

stary
08-28-2012, 10:47 AM
really hoping by the weekend ... But it's a holiday weekend, so who knows - could help and could hurt the situtation. I'll call my CA at the end of the end of the week and see if he's got any sort of estimate.

Tony411LA
08-28-2012, 11:02 AM
It is my understanding that cars can be at the VPC for as few as 3 days to a couple of weeks. I'm hoping it's only 3 days. I don't want to have to make the last payment on my extended lease that is due on September 2nd.

Wluhawks
08-31-2012, 07:22 AM
My car will be at Santa Monica BMW on Tuesday for sure, maybe sooner!,

bimmerized
08-31-2012, 04:09 PM
My CA just called and indicated that my car has been released to the carrier...

This means I'll have my car as soon as tomorrow and as late as whenever the truck fills with cars to the SF Bay Area.

bimmerized
09-01-2012, 02:26 PM
My sDrive arrived at the dealer today, so I suspect all those in the Bay Area have their ordered cars too. I elected to have it PDI on Tuesday so that they can have the Start/Start default to the last setting used instead of always On. I may stop by to confirm the type of PS it has since I elected Servotronic.

Wluhawks
09-01-2012, 04:08 PM
My car arrived, picking it up at 5pm. Yeah!

Tony411LA
09-02-2012, 04:31 PM
For a while I thought my car was the only car on the Asteria Leader that hadn't made it to the dealer. I just got a call from my CA and my car is finally at the dealer. She asked me if I wanted to pick it up today and OF COURSE I said YES. She is looking for someone in Service (on a Sunday?) to complete the final prep. As excited as I am to see the car, I just realized I haven't even driven an X1 yet. What if I don't like it? I think my issue will be with the lower seat position. Coming from an X6 is going to be a bit of an adjustment. But everyone else seems to love their new X1. I hope I will too.

stary
09-02-2012, 07:13 PM
For a while I thought my car was the only car on the Asteria Leader that hadn't made it to the dealer. I just got a call from my CA and my car is finally at the dealer. She asked me if I wanted to pick it up today and OF COURSE I said YES. She is looking for someone in Service (on a Sunday?) to complete the final prep. As excited as I am to see the car, I just realized I haven't even driven an X1 yet. What if I don't like it? I think my issue will be with the lower seat position. Coming from an X6 is going to be a bit of an adjustment. But everyone else seems to love their new X1. I hope I will too.

I don't think my car arrived yet (East Bay, SF). Wonder how the carrier works - does it go from dealer to dealer in a certain area? Guessing it arrives tomorrow but Service is closed again tomorrow, so looks like Tuesday at the earliest.

bimmerized
09-02-2012, 09:07 PM
I don't think my car arrived yet (East Bay, SF). Wonder how the carrier works - does it go from dealer to dealer in a certain area? Guessing it arrives tomorrow but Service is closed again tomorrow, so looks like Tuesday at the earliest.

That's odd, perhaps the carrier is still filling the truck to your area. Is it going to Pleasanton, Berkeley or Concord? Could it be that they don't have the resources to prep your car over the holiday and are keeping quiet about receiving it? I'm sure you'll get a call on Tuesday if you are sure it was on the Asteria Leader.

stary
09-03-2012, 12:00 AM
Pleasanton... Probably it arrived today and their service bay is closed. No problem though because I really want to schedule programing the engine on/off to default OFF

Wluhawks
09-03-2012, 09:12 AM
Here it is!! Awesome!