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Old 07-13-2012, 01:57 PM
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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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Old 07-14-2012, 09:19 PM
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There are no changes to speak of as far as I know.
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Old 07-14-2012, 11:01 PM
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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.
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:44 PM
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Production of my 2013 z4 was completed on July 12.
I suspect that every Z4 made after July 1 has been M.Y. 2013.
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Old 07-26-2012, 02:51 PM
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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
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Old 07-26-2012, 03:46 PM
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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.
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:08 PM
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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...
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:38 AM
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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...


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

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Old 07-26-2012, 07:35 PM
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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.
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Old 07-14-2012, 11:51 PM
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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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Old 07-19-2012, 04:05 PM
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Which makes me wonder - will BMW product a Z5 someday? Curious minds and all...
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:33 PM
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I know we have the old idrive system in the 2013. So maybe that means the same for the Navigation...

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Old 07-27-2012, 07:52 AM
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...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?
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:36 AM
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I think the Zegato is the Z4 replacement...
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:58 AM
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Mine too! I wonder how long it will take to ship?
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:13 AM
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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.
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:47 AM
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Dan,

Did your CA give you any idea if it will have any of the LCI updates?
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:53 AM
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Mine just went out on the Tulane ETA is 1st of September!
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:43 PM
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Mine just went out on the Tulane ETA is 1st of September!



Mine's on the Don Juan - ETA Sept 5!
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:27 AM
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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.
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:27 AM
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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.

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Old 08-28-2012, 10:40 AM
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Ordered my very first BMW, a 2013 Z4 35is on Sept 1st and was told it is scheduled to be built the last week of September. How long does it take to build and then ship?
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Ordered my very first BMW, a 2013 Z4 35is on Sept 1st and was told it is scheduled to be built the last week of September. How long does it take to build and then ship?
You are probably looking at 6 - 8 weeks for delivery to CA.
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:34 PM
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Ordered my very first BMW, a 2013 Z4 35is on Sept 1st and was told it is scheduled to be built the last week of September. How long does it take to build and then ship?
My 35is delivery date is 10/10... you going to pick it up as well? Maybe the same b-day and we can play on the roads in Germany!
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