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neve1064 07-13-2012 02:57 PM

2013 Z4 started production today
 
I'm told the 2012 Z4 stopped being made yesterday and today the MY '13 started production.

I guess it doesn't take much time to get the factory spooled up for this MY?

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CeEl 07-14-2012 10:19 PM

There are no changes to speak of as far as I know.

335dahling 07-14-2012 10:44 PM

Production of my 2013 z4 was completed on July 12.
I suspect that every Z4 made after July 1 has been M.Y. 2013.

Andrew*Debbie 07-15-2012 12:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CeEl (Post 6952305)
There are no changes to speak of as far as I know.

BMW changed the roof mechanism to allow raising and lowering the top at low speeds.

European cars have had this since March 2012 production but US Z4s weren't supposed to get it until MY 2013.

neve1064 07-15-2012 12:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 335dahling (Post 6952326)
Production of my 2013 z4 was completed on July 12.
I suspect that every Z4 made after July 1 has been M.Y. 2013.

Makes sense since it takes two weeks to complete a build, no?

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ssarah 07-19-2012 05:05 PM

Which makes me wonder - will BMW product a Z5 someday? Curious minds and all...

danmiami 07-26-2012 03:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 335dahling (Post 6952326)
Production of my 2013 z4 was completed on July 12.
I suspect that every Z4 made after July 1 has been M.Y. 2013.

Just curious... did you order with a navigation system (option #609)... if so, will it be the NEW software, or old? Ordering my 35is tomorrow and planning on taking European Delivery.... kinda excited ;)

335dahling 07-26-2012 04:46 PM

I did order the Nav system, but don't know if it will be the updated version. It will probably be a month until I receive delivery.

neve1064 07-26-2012 08:33 PM

I know we have the old idrive system in the 2013. So maybe that means the same for the Navigation...

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Dan in PA 07-26-2012 08:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danmiami (Post 6974019)
Just curious... did you order with a navigation system (option #609)... if so, will it be the NEW software, or old? Ordering my 35is tomorrow and planning on taking European Delivery.... kinda excited ;)




Do you mean the new system that is being put in some of the F series cars? I believe that is a software and hardware upgrade and no E series cars will be getting it. My 2013 35i went into production today..I'm almost certain it will have the same iDrive the 2012s did.

Unless there's something I'm missing. :dunno:

ssarah 07-27-2012 08:52 AM

...which makes me wonder: Some day, will there be a Z5? That is, of course, some day in the future, the Z4 production will come to an end. So, will there be a major update and the Z4 re-emerging in a new generation as a Z5? Perhaps even something battery powered?

neve1064 07-27-2012 09:36 AM

I think the Zegato is the Z4 replacement...

danmiami 07-27-2012 04:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 335dahling (Post 6974124)
I did order the Nav system, but don't know if it will be the updated version. It will probably be a month until I receive delivery.

FYI... I received word from a VERY reliable source with this information...

"The Z4 has the same 609 Nav Professional system as all other BMW models, except of the MY13 7 Series and 3 Series Wagon, that come with an updated system. The Z4 will keep its current system until end of production, so no need to wait. Also there will be no aftersales upgrade offered."

So, sorry to say that yours will be the current system... as well as mine that is being ordered tomorrow... :cry:

Dan in PA 07-28-2012 01:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danmiami (Post 6976102)
FYI... I received word from a VERY reliable source with this information...

"The Z4 has the same 609 Nav Professional system as all other BMW models, except of the MY13 7 Series and 3 Series Wagon, that come with an updated system. The Z4 will keep its current system until end of production, so no need to wait. Also there will be no aftersales upgrade offered."

So, sorry to say that yours will be the current system... as well as mine that is being ordered tomorrow... :cry:



Yup. But coming from the CCC in my 335i, I'm sure I'll be able to live with this system. IIRC, a retrofit of the new system into our CIC cars would be a major undertaking and not just a component swap and software flash. Not sure about that, though.


For those who have placed orders recently/ are getting ready to place them, here is my timeline so far:

7/17/2012: Order submitted, deposit placed
7/20/2012: Production number issued
7/23/2012: Status 112 entered (as reported by BMW NA call center)
7/26/2012: Status 150 entered; estimated completion date 8/9/12

:thumbup:

danmiami 08-07-2012 09:33 PM

Here is my update:

Order placed: 7/28/12
Production #: 7/28/12
Added to BMWusa.com: 8/7/12

My available travel dates: Early October

http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/1795/2013z4.jpg

Dan in PA 08-16-2012 11:42 PM

Update:

My Z4 is at the port of exit awaiting a shipping vessel. :D

RHZed 08-17-2012 08:58 AM

Mine too! I wonder how long it will take to ship?

Dan in PA 08-17-2012 12:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RHZed (Post 7016243)
Mine too! I wonder how long it will take to ship?




If I'm reading this right, the next Wallenius Wilhelmsen vessel leaving from Bremerhaven is scheduled for the 24th:

BREMERHAVEN 24/08/2012 NEW YORK, NY 05/09/2012 DON JUAN CA234-

DOJ 12 Book It

Though it's possible our cars could be shipped on another line. :p

RHZed 08-20-2012 06:47 AM

Dan,

Did your CA give you any idea if it will have any of the LCI updates?

RHZed 08-20-2012 06:53 AM

Mine just went out on the Tulane ETA is 1st of September!

Dan in PA 08-21-2012 03:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RHZed (Post 7022982)
Dan,

Did your CA give you any idea if it will have any of the LCI updates?




He didn't mention anything about the LCI. Since the test car had camo on in the spyshots, I'm assuming my car will be more or less the same aesthetically as the 2012 model.

neve1064 08-22-2012 06:27 AM

I just returned from an ED. 2013 Z4 35is. It looks very similar to the 2012 model year.
I think in January the changes will go into effect regarding the spy shots... They have to do sonething since the competition redisigned theirs, imo.

RHZed 08-22-2012 08:54 AM

Did you take any pictures of it while you were there? Very curious!

neve1064 08-22-2012 12:01 PM

Yes. I have over 100 gigs of pics and videos from the trip. I will post some tonight if I can.

Dan in PA 08-24-2012 10:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RHZed (Post 7022987)
Mine just went out on the Tulane ETA is 1st of September!




Mine's on the Don Juan - ETA Sept 5! :thumbup:


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