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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Old 07-26-2012, 11:11 AM
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Congrats RDZumbaugh. I know exactly the way you feel. I hope the anticipation/excitement you feel now is nothing compared to what you feel everytime you fire up the engine...
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:19 AM
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I think I'm driving myself NUTS by watching this blog every day. My 2013 328 Sparkling Bronze Metallic, Dakota Veneto Beige interior, Luxury Line, Lighting Package, Premium Package, Technology Package, Anti-theft, Heated Front Seats, Harman Kardon Surround was:
Ordered on: 7/7/12
Production Started on: 7/14/12
Headed to Port of Exit on: 7/25/12

Now I'm just sitting here wondering how long before it is on a ship?? I really appreciated some of the information some of you have put on this thread to help people track our ordered vehicles but it has put me on edge. HAHAHAHA!!! In a good way.

The ONLY complaint I have is that I had to pay for a $900 Lightning Package?? You would think BMW would WANT the halo eyes of the car to shine bright!!! Isn't that would makes everyone know a BMW is headed their way??? A signature look for them? I'm just happy that with the 2013 you no longer have to pay $400 to have split fold down rear seats. The best part, my dealer gave me a pretty good discount on the ordered vehicle, which I didn't think they'd do.

EXCITED!!!!!!!
same same,,my production ended on july 21th head to the port on 24th.here is a vessel Schedule here,you can find out which vessel your vehicle could on. thanks the club..
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:58 AM
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Jon any update on the MY2013 EPA cert? Are we (all) still in 'hold' or clear for departure?
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:51 AM
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My car has cleared customs, but not sure if it's off the boat or not. One thing about the 550 is that the EPA ratings drasticly changed from 2011 to 2012. Either the EPA wants to redo BMWs cars, or BMW may be challenging the re-rates. Of course, this is all speculation...there could be no EPA hold.
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:06 PM
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Jon any update on the MY2013 EPA cert? Are we (all) still in 'hold' or clear for departure?
To be perfectly honest with you, I've been so busy, I haven't even had time to think about it let alone ask...

Because I'm on the West Coast the issue hasn't come up for me yet with any of my customers.

I do have a bunch of MY 2013s going for ED in the next couple of weeks.

I'll see if I can find out next week.
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:21 PM
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How long did it take for most of you to get your VIN #'s after ordering? I'm looking forward to tracking the status of my 2013 Red/Black 328i sport line!
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:33 PM
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How long did it take for most of you to get your VIN #'s after ordering? I'm looking forward to tracking the status of my 2013 Red/Black 328i sport line!
it takes around 10days. i ordered my vehicle on june 29th,and the dealer ship had done some paperwork,and then ordered the car,i got the vin#and production # on July 11th,probly there was holiday on july 4th,so it took a little bit longer.i think it should around 5-10days.
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:58 PM
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Thanks. I ordered mine on tues, the 24th, hopefully I'll hear this week.
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it takes around 10days. i ordered my vehicle on june 29th,and the dealer ship had done some paperwork,and then ordered the car,i got the vin#and production # on July 11th,probly there was holiday on july 4th,so it took a little bit longer.i think it should around 5-10days.
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Looks like there is some nasty weather waiting for the Dorado Leader at Panama.
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:10 AM
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Hey did you guys check out BJ's video on the 1st page of this thread. don't know about you guys but I didn't like the way they slammed the front face of the car into place.
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:23 AM
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Hooray the eagle has landed; my car was delivered to the dealer yesterday. The bad thing is I have a very busy weekend and will have to wait until Monday morning to pick it up. Oh well I waited this long I can wait a few more days. So this Monday, August 6th, at 9:00am will be the big moment. Yeah!!!

P.S. The car production was completed on July 10th and I am picking it up in less than 30 days, way to go BMW.
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:07 PM
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OK - I can't seem to find my vehicle. I believe it was on a ship on August 2nd and my Sales Rep informed me on 8/3 that it was on its way to the US. I tried to W/W site and entered my VIN but no info. Not sure what to do at this point. Anyone have a suggestion? My VIN is: WBA3A5C57DF354774

My sales Rep also warned me that my vehicle might be held up the EPA due to it being a new model year (2013) for testing - has this happened to anyone?

A friend called me today - she has a 2012 328 loaner for a few days and she HATES it because of the jerking when it starts up again. Has anyone been annoyed by that? I'm going to drive over to drive her loaner around to see if it'll be a problem for me. Anyone have an opinion.

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Old 08-06-2012, 05:36 PM
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There is a service bulletin so you can have the auto start/stop disabled if that is what you want. Do a search. EPA testing is done because people are getting their 2013 cars.
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:46 PM
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OK - I can't seem to find my vehicle. I believe it was on a ship on August 2nd and my Sales Rep informed me on 8/3 that it was on its way to the US. I tried to W/W site and entered my VIN but no info. Not sure what to do at this point. Anyone have a suggestion? My VIN is: XXXXXXX
I have reported that VIN as stolen. Can you give me some more information, so I can tell the cops what to look for?

Your dealer should be able to tell you exactly what ship your car is on. It may be too soon for it to show up via the WW tracking. If it is not on the FIDELIO, then it may be on a ship belonging to a different shipping company. For example, my car is currently on a K-Line (NYK) ship. K-Line does not seem to provide useful tracking information for a car.

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My sales Rep also warned me that my vehicle might be held up the EPA due to it being a new model year (2013) for testing - has this happened to anyone?
We seem to be past that. People are getting their cars now.
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OK - I can't seem to find my vehicle. I believe it was on a ship on August 2nd and my Sales Rep informed me on 8/3 that it was on its way to the US. I tried to W/W site and entered my VIN but no info. Not sure what to do at this point. Anyone have a suggestion? My VIN is: XXXXXXX
I have reported that VIN as stolen. Can you give me some more information, so I can tell the cops what to look for?
Actually, no need. I know everything about your car http://bmwvin.com/
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:25 AM
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Jpoet - you're a gas. I'm just sitting here tapping my foot waiting for my car - unfortunately, I have a few more weeks to wait. HAHAHAHA!!! I was hoping to be able to track it across the pond. Oh well - you can see I have no patience.
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:32 PM
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www.bmwusa.com continues to be less than helpful. Automated status update using the 800 number tells me that my vehicle "is being transported to port of exit". I'm doing ED on 8/28. Is this status consistent with what others doing ED have seen? I'm probably just fixating on the word "port" but I'm also having visions of my F30 sitting on a transport ship as I'm arriving at the Welt.
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:21 PM
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www.bmwusa.com continues to be less than helpful. Automated status update using the 800 number tells me that my vehicle "is being transported to port of exit". I'm doing ED on 8/28. Is this status consistent with what others doing ED have seen? I'm probably just fixating on the word "port" but I'm also having visions of my F30 sitting on a transport ship as I'm arriving at the Welt.
Don't even worry about it, your car is sitting right by mine in storage just waiting for us.

Last update I got from Greg was 176, workshop complete.
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:16 PM
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Thanks Justin, a voice of reason. I promised myself I wouldn't obsess over this and yet here I am doing just that.
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Don't even worry about it, your car is sitting right by mine in storage just waiting for us.

Last update I got from Greg was 176, workshop complete.
Justin ,

Just read your ED trip plans. They sound Awesome !!! That will be our goal for our next Bimmer in 3 years We are looking forward to the PCD however in the Fall, and our cross country excursion back to San Diego
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:28 AM
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I did get additional info from my CA - my vehicle is on the California Highway vessel headed to Baltimore. Due in 8/12 or 8/13. This is driving me nuts!!!! But the wait will be so worth it.

Not sure how I can add the "signature" photos I see some Bimmerfest members have - and their car info at the bottom of each post. Can someone give me a clue as to how to do that?

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I did get additional info from my CA - my vehicle is on the California Highway vessel headed to Baltimore. Due in 8/12 or 8/13. This is driving me nuts!!!! But the wait will be so worth it.

Not sure how I can add the "signature" photos I see some Bimmerfest members have - and their car info at the bottom of each post. Can someone give me a clue as to how to do that?

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Welcome to the Board...just go up towards the top of the page where it says "User CP" and click on that. From there, you have a choice to post an avatar, signatures, etc.

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Thanks Justin, a voice of reason. I promised myself I wouldn't obsess over this and yet here I am doing just that.
No worries, it's going to be a long two week wait.

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Justin,

Just read your ED trip plans. They sound Awesome !!! That will be our goal for our next Bimmer in 3 years We are looking forward to the PCD however in the Fall, and our cross country excursion back to San Diego
Thanks! I think it's the best bang for the buck, combining some great drives and sightseeing.
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California Highway arrived into BWI today!!!! Is there a way to track it from port to dealer? Anyone have an educated guess as to how long it'll take to travel to my dealer in Lakeland/Tampa, FL?
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:07 PM
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"I'm on a boat, I'm on a boat..."

Turns out it's not the Mignon, but rather, Dorado Leader...

Are you able to tell when it is released from the VDC? When I call the 800 number, I am informed that my vehicle as "at the port awaiting a shipping vessel". I assume it could be several days before it is actually loaded on a truck and heads East.
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