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Old 09-21-2012, 06:32 PM
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Well, my CA is out today, but the website has updated to indicate 02 - Production Ends.
Cool!

Now, depending on how much effort you want to put into obsessing about the car, you can start checking out shipping schedules for WW and/or KLine out of Bremerhaven... see if you can figure out which boat you'll be on before your CA can find out.
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:57 AM
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Status 154... Assembly as of early this morning. Hopefully the assembly line workers took it easy on the Spaten this weekend and I'm not going to end up with a Monday Hangover build!
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:13 AM
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As of this morning the car is at the port and I'm officially waiting for a boat. Even my wife is starting to get antsy... it's actually quite funny to watch. She began this process thinking that I was a complete fool for getting so excited... and now she's almost as bad as I am.
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:03 PM
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Any update? I got an email this morning from my CA that my car is on a ship - the BMW website shows En Route status now. I asked for the ship name but haven't heard anything back yet.
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:09 PM
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Any update? I got an email this morning from my CA that my car is on a ship - the BMW website shows En Route status now. I asked for the ship name but haven't heard anything back yet.
Yep, the bmw website and 1800 number just changed today to "en route" and in transit.

My guess is we are on the don juan. Let me know what your dealer/ca say
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:37 PM
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If you have vin u can find ship u r on here
http://www.2wglobal.com/www/wep/index.jsp
Click tab mid right. customer tools Tab, click track shipment ad vin number
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:46 PM
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My car got put on the Fidelio today in Bremerhaven ! Production was done a week ago or so. Now just 3-4 more weeks to go.
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:20 PM
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If you have vin u can find ship u r on here
http://www.2wglobal.com/www/wep/index.jsp
Click tab mid right. customer tools Tab, click track shipment ad vin number
Thanks, but no dice. (I've read that their info can take several days to update to the webpage, or might not show up at all even.)
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:31 PM
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Thanks, but no dice. (I've read that their info can take several days to update to the webpage, or might not show up at all even.)
Mine showed up on the Carmen in about 24 hours after departure. Ck in the morning. If it is on it u will be able to trace the boat through the English Channel. It is interesting.
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My car got put on the Fidelio today in Bremerhaven ! Production was done a week ago or so. Now just 3-4 more weeks to go.
Actually the Fidelio left Bremerhaven on the 26th, today it was in Zeebrugge, and is currently about 40km out of Southampton.

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No update for me yet... I'm still at the port. I ordered sport line rubber floor mats and key cases just to have something to hold onto until the car ships. I'm like a kid in a toy store... Mom needs to buy me something just to shut me up
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Any update? I got an email this morning from my CA that my car is on a ship - the BMW website shows En Route status now. I asked for the ship name but haven't heard anything back yet.
Call your CA or Sales Manager. Ask him to run a Vehicle Inquiry Report. This will show the most updates available on your Bimmer. It includes VIN #, What ship it's On. When it leaves the Port in Germany. When it is due to arrive in the USA. I wish more Dealers would do this for their Clients, it would make it so much easier on all the Customers
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:48 AM
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Call your CA or Sales Manager. Ask him to run a Vehicle Inquiry Report. This will show the most updates available on your Bimmer. It includes VIN #, What ship it's On. When it leaves the Port in Germany. When it is due to arrive in the USA. I wish more Dealers would do this for their Clients, it would make it so much easier on all the Customers
While you are at it have him email it to you. It is nice to have.
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Call your CA or Sales Manager. Ask him to run a Vehicle Inquiry Report. This will show the most updates available on your Bimmer. It includes VIN #, What ship it's On. When it leaves the Port in Germany. When it is due to arrive in the USA. I wish more Dealers would do this for their Clients, it would make it so much easier on all the Customers
+1. Dealer knows whats up.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:42 AM
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Today's Update:
Status 195... In Transit. On board the WW QUEEN SAPPHIRE

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Port	                Country	                      Arrival	        Departure
 
BREMERHAVEN	GERMANY	                     30/09/2012	02/10/2012
GOTHENBURG	SWEDEN	                     04/10/2012	05/10/2012
ZEEBRUGGE	BELGIUM	                     07/10/2012	07/10/2012
SOUTHAMPTON	UK                     	     08/10/2012	08/10/2012
HALIFAX, NS	CANADA	                     15/10/2012	15/10/2012
NEW YORK, NY	U.S.A.	                     17/10/2012	18/10/2012
http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/shi...00&header=true

Our rubber ZSL floor mats and key cases arrived from Tischer yesterday, so at least I have something to put under my pillow at night while I wait.
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Hi rtgirard, my car is on the same ship. Just curious when you ordered yours. I ordered my 335 on 7/16.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:51 AM
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Hi rtgirard, my car is on the same ship. Just curious when you ordered yours. I ordered my 335 on 7/16.
I placed my order on 9/5/2012, but the dealer had a production slot already allocated for stock, so production promptly began on 9/24 (Read: I was lcuky). After reading about how others have waited at the port, I'm actually (and pleasantly) surprised that I made it onto a boat so quickly.

Congratulations on the 335!

I hope we're both cruising in our new cars before Halloween!
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Ahh I see.

Good luck with yours as well!! I can hardly wait.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:07 PM
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I placed my order on 9/5/2012, but the dealer had a production slot already allocated for stock, so production promptly began on 9/24 (Read: I was lcuky). After reading about how others have waited at the port, I'm actually (and pleasantly) surprised that I made it onto a boat so quickly.

Congratulations on the 335!

I hope we're both cruising in our new cars before Halloween!
Mine also went in production on 24th...But how is that, mine is not on the ship yet? Is it possible that, it is on the ship and status is not updated yet.
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Mine also went in production on 24th...But how is that, mine is not on the ship yet? Is it possible that it is on the ship and status is not updated yet.
Very possible that you're loaded and underway and there is a lag between when the car actually rolls onto a ship and BMW's system is updated... nevermind the BMWUSA.com website, even the system that your CA looks at might not show an updated status until the boat has left the port. I think the WW PORGY just left yesterday... you might be on that one. Check with your CA.

One other item to note: If your car is listed as 'Priority 1 - Customer Sold', that means it's been assigned the lowest priority and may get passed by as BMW tries to get all-important dealer stock into the US market.
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Hope it's sailing already...don't want it in extreme cold as I won't be able to enjoy the ride in snow
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Very possible that you're loaded and underway and there is a lag between when the car actually rolls onto a ship and BMW's system is updated... nevermind the BMWUSA.com website, even the system that your CA looks at might not show an updated status until the boat has left the port. I think the WW PORGY just left yesterday... you might be on that one. Check with your CA.

One other item to note: If your car is listed as 'Priority 1 - Customer Sold', that means it's been assigned the lowest priority and may get passed by as BMW tries to get all-important dealer stock into the US market.
Hey rtgirard, I'm on the Queen Sapphire also and I've been watching for days now. It's out of range while it goes from the UK to Canada. Did you notice that the New York arrival date has been delayed by one day? It's now scheduled for the 18th
The ship is staying in Canada for an additional day.
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That's what my CA said. I got really lucky that they had a production spot allocated already, but unsold. They do a ton of 328s but not nearly as many 335s, so I just happened to walk in the door at the right time.
Ditto here... Ordered exactly 8 days ago, went into production today.

Where/who is giving you status codes for your build?
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Hey rtgirard, I'm on the Queen Sapphire also and I've been watching for days now. It's out of range while it goes from the UK to Canada. Did you notice that the New York arrival date has been delayed by one day? It's now scheduled for the 18th
The ship is staying in Canada for an additional day.
Yup... out of range for a few days until it stops in Halifax. I saw the one-day delay pushing the arrival back to the 18th, too. Oh well!

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Ditto here... Ordered exactly 8 days ago, went into production today.

Where/who is giving you status codes for your build?
I have a really good relationship with my CA, so he was sending me daily emails while I was waiting... not so much now that the car has been on a boat for 8 days. As long as I can take delivery before Halloween I'll be a very happy man (by that I mean, my wife will be extremely happy to no longer be subjected to my impatience).
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Quite possible!

I'm lucky that my CA checks on the car every morning for me and sends me a quick update. BMWUSA.com certainly doesn't give you a very granular or timely look at what stage the order is in.

If you have an actual production date then you may be ahead of me in line by a bit. I only have an estimated date, not an actual production date... which suggests to me that you may be in or through final assembly. Ask your CA, he'she will be able to tell exactly where it is in the process.
Well, you were right, turns out I was on the California Highway (K-Line ship) and was offloaded in GA yesterday. I'm status 04. Finishing Touches right now. CA says ETA for pickup is Sat the 20th. I hope you get yours soon!
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