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F10 / F11 (2011 - Current)
The new chapter in the highly successful story of the BMW 5 Series Sedan (F10) and wagon (F11)

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Old 01-08-2013, 08:58 AM
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She's Arrived!! 2013 550

Picked her up last Saturday. The following is an official timeline for those that might be interested. A special thanks to this forum for not only providing a medium through which to pass the time, but providing great insight and modification ideas. I loved the grill thread from BIGDEEP1 - thank you!! (see album) I remain a novice on the sight and would appreciate some direction on how to update My Garage.

Production Timeline

Order Placed November 13, 2012
150 Production started 11/14/12 6:03:31 AM
151 Entry body shop/serial # assgn. 11/19/12
152 Entry paint shop 11/20/12
153 Entry assembly 11/21/12
154 Assembly 11/21/12
155 Assembly finish /quality check 11/22/12
160 Vehicle handover to Sales 11/22/12
181 Handover to distribution 11/22/12
182 Handover to carrier/load assignment 11/22/12
190 Dispatched from AG 11/22/12
193 Arrival at port or compound 11/23/12
195 Shipped from port of exit 11/30/12
Panama Canal 12/17/12
Port Hueneme, CA 12/26/12
Salt Lake City, UT Dealer January 2, 2013, Delivered January 5, 2013
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:05 AM
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Congrats!
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:08 AM
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Double congrats on the stick - I have a 2012 550i with a stick and I absolutely love it!
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:15 AM
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Beautiful car! I like that interior.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:30 AM
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Awesome, congrats!
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:40 AM
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Congrats!

Less than 2 months from order to delivery. Nice.

Let us know what you think of the manual transmission. Truly a rare 550.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:05 AM
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This is the second most beautiful thing I ever seen(my daughter is the first one)... I have a 2010 5 series I took for service and dealer gave me this car.. Wow amazing!!!! Dude congrats. I been thinking to upgrade mine..!!!
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:49 AM
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Time Line - Manual Transmission

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Congrats!

Less than 2 months from order to delivery. Nice.

Let us know what you think of the manual transmission. Truly a rare 550.
Yes!! I was fortunate that my order was in production that very same day (given Europe is a day ahead) Sitting at the desk of the Sales Manager, he pulled up his allocation and had one just waiting to pluck off the tree.

As for the manual transmission, it is simply nirvana!! So fun and engaging. Hand on stick - an additional connection point into the vehicle.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:52 AM
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This is the second most beautiful thing I ever seen(my daughter is the first one)... I have a 2010 5 series I took for service and dealer gave me this car.. Wow amazing!!!! Dude congrats. I been thinking to upgrade mine..!!!

I was born in Marietta!! Do it - no regrets. Hope all is well in Dixie!!
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:04 AM
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What color is the leather an wood trim? Its beautiful!

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Old 01-08-2013, 12:08 PM
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Congrats! That color combo is exactly what I wanted. They don't build them like that though, have to order. You are more patient than I was. I'm jealous. Good luck!
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:55 PM
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I just ordered mine too. Jet black and cinnamon Dakota leather and anthracite trim. Had to have it built since its nearly impossible to find in the lot. Hoping to have it in 6-8 weeks. I keep tracking online but its still in processing and not in production yet.

Good luck. Keep us updated with any future mods.

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Old 01-08-2013, 04:56 PM
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Production Timeline

Order Placed November 13, 2012
150 Production started 11/14/12 6:03:31 AM
151 Entry body shop/serial # assgn. 11/19/12
152 Entry paint shop 11/20/12
153 Entry assembly 11/21/12
154 Assembly 11/21/12
155 Assembly finish /quality check 11/22/12
160 Vehicle handover to Sales 11/22/12
181 Handover to distribution 11/22/12
182 Handover to carrier/load assignment 11/22/12
190 Dispatched from AG 11/22/12
193 Arrival at port or compound 11/23/12
195 Shipped from port of exit 11/30/12
Panama Canal 12/17/12
Port Hueneme, CA 12/26/12
Salt Lake City, UT Dealer January 2, 2013, Delivered January 5, 2013
How did you get the detailed timeline in the factory?
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:35 PM
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Congratulations. Outstanding looking 550.

I bet the manual transmission is an absolute blast to drive.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:10 PM
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What color is the leather an wood trim? Its beautiful!

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Trim - Anthracite
Leather - Cinnamon Brown
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:17 PM
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Sweet! Congrats
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:19 PM
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How did you get the detailed timeline in the factory?
Good question. The dealer. Rather, my sales rep who happens to also be the sales manager. He and I have had a long term relationship. I bought my E46 through him several years ago. As production advanced, he would send me an update by e-mail. It was a great deal of fun following its progress.

I had so much detail that I was able to go to the cargo ship web site and follow it from port to port (see attached pics). Here are a couple of fun links for those that are in waiting.

http://www.2wglobal.com/www/wep/index.jsp

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/

Very cool stuff.

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Old 01-08-2013, 09:55 PM
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Congrats and well done. I grew up in SLC, how does she do in snow? Or does she just stay home?
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Congrats! I picked CB & Anthracite for my 5er too.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:09 PM
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Congrats and well done. I grew up in SLC, how does she do in snow? Or does she just stay home?
Drive a LandCruiser for serious snow days. As you likely know, UDOT provides excellent service in keeping the roads clear.
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Congrats on the new car and especially for getting a "proper" gear box. Excellent to put it as your signature pic - wish I would have thought of that!
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