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ChgoBob 09-15-2010 12:20 PM

My 535i xDrive is on its way to Bremerhaven
 
Production completed Sept. 14. Anyone else on a similar timeframe know what vessel this might ship on? I'm expecting to take delivery in Chicago so I believe this will be a W&W transport. Any info on what east coast port or VPC would be used for a Chicago dealership?

Thanks to everyone on this forum for posting such helpful topics! Much appreciated. And looking forward to my new car.
Bob

goodmanal 09-15-2010 12:29 PM

My 535i Xdrive is on its way to Bremerhaven
 
My car was completed yesterday and is awaiting shipment to Bremerhaven. I expect it will board the Fidelio which is scheduled to depart on 22 Sept and arrive in New York on 6 October.

ChgoBob 09-15-2010 12:39 PM

My 535i Xdrive is on its way to Bremerhaven
 
Thanks for the info on ship and schedule, and good luck with your new car!

ssj 09-15-2010 05:01 PM

These are the first 535xi that are coming here that I know of! Let us know your impressions. Congratulations!

Slaymaster 09-15-2010 05:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChgoBob (Post 5471521)
Production completed Sept. 14. Anyone else on a similar timeframe know what vessel this might ship on? I'm expecting to take delivery in Chicago so I believe this will be a W&W transport. Any info on what east coast port or VPC would be used for a Chicago dealership?

Thanks to everyone on this forum for posting such helpful topics! Much appreciated. And looking forward to my new car.
Bob

My car was also completed over the past 2 days. We should be on the same ship!:thumbup:

tdepetra 09-15-2010 06:24 PM

I'm also hoping my 535Xi will be on that same Sep. 22 departure!

swim4519 09-15-2010 06:31 PM

Same here. Just got word today that mine will be complete on Sept. 20th. Hope the ship waits :-)

brandonw 09-15-2010 06:33 PM

Me as well!!!!

My 535 M-Sport was completed production as of 09/08. Current status is 182. Should be getting on a boat this week.... Uggghhhh, the waiting....

Sounds like many of us may have cars on the same ship.

tdepetra 09-15-2010 06:51 PM

Have any of the buyers of the completed F10 x-drive cars ready for transport been able to verify if the cars have the electric power steering? My dealer doesn't know, but realizes that the park assist feature quietly went missing from BMWUSA.com; also, a manual for the X-drive in PDF is not available. I couldn't find another thread on this.

dkerr 09-17-2010 06:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ssj (Post 5472157)
These are the first 535xi that are coming here that I know of! Let us know your impressions. Congratulations!

I'm ahead of you guys... My 535xi is on its way... I entered the VIN at Wallenius Wilhelmsen and it is on the MANON departed Bremerhaven 9/15, ETA at New York 9/28. :thumbup:

DAK

tdepetra 09-17-2010 10:06 AM

My 535x is also on the water. Departed Bremerhaven via the ship Thamesis on 9-15. Carrier is Wallenius Wilhelmsen. Ir ia scheduled to arrive in Baltimore on 9-29 and Savannah on 10-2. Don't know my port yet.

Finally my dealer confirmed hydraulic power assist on x-drive cars. That will make some people very happy. I don't have

tdepetra 09-17-2010 10:09 AM

Opps! Clumsy fingers. . . Don't have an opinion yet on the steering because of short test drive with the EPS.

btonic007 09-17-2010 01:38 PM

Congrats guys on your new rides. I'm looking to lease the 535xi in NJ and wanted to know what kind of deals you guy got... lease or purchases.

Thanks
T

brandonw 09-17-2010 04:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by btonic007 (Post 5477160)
Congrats guys on your new rides. I'm looking to lease the 535xi in NJ and wanted to know what kind of deals you guy got... lease or purchases.

Thanks
T

$650 over dealer inv (meaning MACO and Training is included)
.00015 MF bump (base .00230 + .00015 = .00245)
Premium mats thrown in
$725 Acquisition fee
$599 Doc fee
No security deposit, as I am an existing BMWFS customer
Benefit of any reduced MF rates or other incentives that may be avail at time of delivery.

Key factor for me was they have a production slot I wanted and it was easy to work with them. That goes a long way for me.

BMW Power 09-17-2010 07:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dkerr (Post 5475995)
I'm ahead of you guys... My 535xi is on its way... I entered the VIN at Wallenius Wilhelmsen and it is on the MANON departed Bremerhaven 9/15, ETA at New York 9/28. :thumbup:

DAK

A bunch of ED cars are on there too. It is in Belgium right now. You can track it here:
http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/def...ntery=51.59015

bmwtrip 09-17-2010 07:49 PM

2011 bmw 535xi
 
I have never owned a BMW ...so my brother and I decided to go out and order two(2)! We both purchased a 2011 535XI

My production date is scheduled to complete on 9/22 .......

Options Ordered:
1. Premium 1
2. Premium 2
3. Dynamic Handling
4. Sport Package

Is this really neccessary ...having second thoughts....

tdepetra 09-19-2010 02:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by btonic007 (Post 5477160)
Congrats guys on your new rides. I'm looking to lease the 535xi in NJ and wanted to know what kind of deals you guy got... lease or purchases.

Thanks
T

Poor pricing choices here with only two dealers within hundreds of miles. Flat $2,000 under MSRP on a purchase, but no worse than I expected. I could have searched all over for a better deal and probably saved $ but really wanted a strong dealer/original owner relationship like I've had in the past.

goodmanal 09-20-2010 06:40 AM

My 535i Xdrive is on a ship
 
The BMW USA Owners web page and the BMW USA phone number indicate my Week 36 Production 535ix was in port awaiting a ship. However the Wallenius Wilhhelmsen shipping company Track & Trace says my vehicle is aboard the ship, Sunlight Ace, which left Bremerhaven on 17 September and is due in NY on 1 October. :)

ChgoBob 09-22-2010 08:43 AM

Any WWL tracking results?
 
Has anyone gotten any confirmed tracking data of 9/21 or 9/22 WWL ships out of Bremerhaven? I'm hoping my car is on one of those, but tracking just returns "No record". BMW online says "awaiting transport", 800 number says "in production - estimated complete 9/14".

Thanks much,
Bob

markl53 09-22-2010 08:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChgoBob (Post 5489049)
Has anyone gotten any confirmed tracking data of 9/21 or 9/22 WWL ships out of Bremerhaven? I'm hoping my car is on one of those, but tracking just returns "No record". BMW online says "awaiting transport", 800 number says "in production - estimated complete 9/14".

Thanks much,
Bob

The WWL site is very good at tracking, however, they are sometimes 1 day behind. My car was scheduled to leave port back on 8/25, but I didn't see the update that it was loaded onboard the ship until 8/26. Then the first day I saw it, it showed "Received at Terminal". I was waiting for the actual "Loaded on Vessel" and that took another day before that status showed up. I was afraid it was left behind, but no, everything worked perfectly. Then you just have to hope they discharge the car (their term) at the right port, LOL. Oh, my 535i arrived in Baltimore on 9/7 and it arrived at my dealer 1 week later.

goodmanal 09-22-2010 10:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChgoBob (Post 5489049)
Has anyone gotten any confirmed tracking data of 9/21 or 9/22 WWL ships out of Bremerhaven? I'm hoping my car is on one of those, but tracking just returns "No record". BMW online says "awaiting transport", 800 number says "in production - estimated complete 9/14".

Thanks much,
Bob

Have you tried:
Wallenius Wilhelmsen (east coast deliveries)
http://www.2wglobal.com/www/wep/index.jsp


1. www.2wglobal.com
2. customer centre - cargo tracking
3. auto cargo
4. cargo id - your VIN

ChgoBob 09-22-2010 11:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by goodmanal (Post 5489367)
Have you tried:
Wallenius Wilhelmsen (east coast deliveries)
http://www.2wglobal.com/www/wep/index.jsp


1. www.2wglobal.com
2. customer centre - cargo tracking
3. auto cargo
4. cargo id - your VIN

Yes, that is exactly how I am attempting to get details. Search returns "No records found". Perhaps, per post above yours, tomorrow will provide more info!

Lerxst101 09-22-2010 12:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dkerr (Post 5475995)
I'm ahead of you guys... My 535xi is on its way... I entered the VIN at Wallenius Wilhelmsen and it is on the MANON departed Bremerhaven 9/15, ETA at New York 9/28. :thumbup:

DAK

Mine, too! I looked again this afternoon and noticed that it left the UK and is next heading for Halifax. Can't wait -- though in the interim I've been pining a bit for the X6....

goodmanal 09-22-2010 01:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChgoBob (Post 5489472)
Yes, that is exactly how I am attempting to get details. Search returns "No records found". Perhaps, per post above yours, tomorrow will provide more info!

As I indicated in a previous post my car which finished production on 15 Sept was on the ship Sunlight Ace, which left Bremerhaven on 17 Sept and is due in NYC on 1 October. I got this information via the Wallenius Wilhelmsen web site although the ship appears to be not one of theirs. My dealer confirmed the ship and scheduled port arrival in New York. The BMW Owners'web page did not indicate that the vehicle was enroute until yesterday, 21 Sept, 4 days after the ship left Bremerhaven. It is interesting to note that the ship is scheduled to stop first in Brunswick, Georgia on 28 Sept before going to New York.

Lerxst101 09-22-2010 01:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by goodmanal (Post 5489888)
As I indicated in a previous post my car which finished production on 15 Sept was on the ship Sunlight Ace, which left Bremerhaven on 17 Sept and is due in NYC on 1 October. I got this information via the Wallenius Wilhelmsen web site although the ship appears to be not one of theirs. My dealer confirmed the ship and scheduled port arrival in New York. The BMW Owners'web page did not indicate that the vehicle was enroute until yesterday, 21 Sept, 4 days after the ship left Bremerhaven. It is interesting to note that the ship is scheduled to stop first in Brunswick, Georgia on 28 Sept before going to New York.

I remember the last time I ordered a car (another 535xi), the online shipping info was a few days behind my dealer's info. I e-mailed him at one point to note that I was looking forward to it arriving in the States within a few days. He replied to tell me that it was at the dealership being prepped as he typed. A nice surprise, for sure.


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