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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 01-23-2013, 12:03 PM
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Ok I just contacted my dealer. He said its week 4 of Jan. They get the week but not the exact date so it could be any day from now.

I trust my dealer. I shall wait and see.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:03 PM
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Don't get too excited because you're about to fall into BMW Shipping Black Hole #1 which is the infamous "your car has completed production and is awaiting transportation" stage.

There it will sit for over a week, maybe two, you'll get all pissed off, you'll make dozens of calls, you won't get anywhere. Then, suddenly, you'll get a call from your dealer who will tell you "you're on the Miranda, your car shipped a week ago" and then you will feel confused but happy.

And, best of all, when this Black Hole happens, you will come here and say something like "my car has been in 'production compete' status for over 10 days, is something wrong?" and we will act like we never told you about the Black Hole and convince you that something is very wrong, your car isn't ever going to make it, and that you lost your car to a Japanese cartel kingpin just to f-ck with you.

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I had the bizarre opposite experience.

My car was supposed to go into production on 6/3. When I started calling the number, I found out it actually started on 5/28 and was on it's way to port by 6/2. It was delivered to the dealer on 6/22.

Could not have been more of a lightning fast process.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:09 AM
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your on the boat/arrives in US times are too optimistic.
typical voyage from bremerhaven to NY is 14 days, and depending on the train schedule from the plant to bremerhaven, its usually 10 days from end of prod.

this is the current ship schedule, there are only two boats that leave after the 29th and arrive before march 1:
Origin Port Departure Destination port Arrival Vessel Voyage Transit (Days) Booking

BREMERHAVEN 06/02/2013 NEW YORK, NY 20/02/2013 MANON CA306-MAN 14 Book It
BREMERHAVEN 13/02/2013 NEW YORK, NY 27/02/2013 DON JUAN CA307-DOJ 14 Book It

it will be very tight to get on the manon. my car was built in munich, ended production on the 22nd of november, didnt make it onto a boat until 12/1.

if your dealer is reasonably large, getting there by 3/1 if you make the manon is pretty likely. if you make the don juan, then i would say its pretty unlikely.
OK, I just called for Vehicle Production Status, and the car is in transit across the ocean. This is new info as of yesterday, and according to your post above, it must be on the Don Juan.

Now I am trying to figure out how to track the Don Juan. When I go here:

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

And type in Don Juan, the only ship I get is one under a Singapore flag that is moored in Zeebrugge and does not appear to be slated to go anywhere anytime soon:

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/shi...mmsi=564362000

Am I reading this wrong? Or is it possible my car is on another ship you didn't name here?
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:28 AM
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OK, I just called for Vehicle Production Status, and the car is in transit across the ocean. This is new info as of yesterday, and according to your post above, it must be on the Don Juan.

Now I am trying to figure out how to track the Don Juan. When I go here:

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

And type in Don Juan, the only ship I get is one under a Singapore flag that is moored in Zeebrugge and does not appear to be slated to go anywhere anytime soon:

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/shi...mmsi=564362000

Am I reading this wrong? Or is it possible my car is on another ship you didn't name here?
nope, thats the right ship. on marine traffic, untill the ship leaves the port, it wont list the next destination.


Port Country Arrival Departure

BREMERHAVEN GERMANY 11/02/2013 12/02/2013
ZEEBRUGGE BELGIUM 14/02/2013 15/02/2013
SOUTHAMPTON UNITED KINGDOM 17/02/2013 17/02/2013
HALIFAX, NS CANADA 26/02/2013 26/02/2013
NEW YORK, NY U.S.A. 28/02/2013 01/03/2013
BRUNSWICK, GA U.S.A. 04/03/2013 04/03/2013
CHARLESTON,SC U.S.A. 05/03/2013 05/03/2013

its slated to leave later today.
if you have your vin number, you can confirm its on the ship by going here:
https://att.2wglobal.com/gstattweb/o...uickSearchPage
put your vin in as the cargo ID.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:02 PM
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nope, thats the right ship. on marine traffic, untill the ship leaves the port, it wont list the next destination.


Port Country Arrival Departure

BREMERHAVEN GERMANY 11/02/2013 12/02/2013
ZEEBRUGGE BELGIUM 14/02/2013 15/02/2013
SOUTHAMPTON UNITED KINGDOM 17/02/2013 17/02/2013
HALIFAX, NS CANADA 26/02/2013 26/02/2013
NEW YORK, NY U.S.A. 28/02/2013 01/03/2013
BRUNSWICK, GA U.S.A. 04/03/2013 04/03/2013
CHARLESTON,SC U.S.A. 05/03/2013 05/03/2013

its slated to leave later today.
if you have your vin number, you can confirm its on the ship by going here:
https://att.2wglobal.com/gstattweb/o...uickSearchPage
put your vin in as the cargo ID.
Thanks for providing this, but how do I ask it to search for the VIN? There is no enter or search button of any kind, and it won't submit when I press my "Enter" button. It just sits there.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:24 PM
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Thanks for providing this, but how do I ask it to search for the VIN? There is no enter or search button of any kind, and it won't submit when I press my "Enter" button. It just sits there.
oops, try this:
http://www.2wglobal.com/www/customer...LaunchPage.htm
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:30 AM
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Perfect!

Last question: any way to track the shipment via GPS?
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:46 AM
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Perfect!

Last question: any way to track the shipment via GPS?
no, while its within coastal waters, you can track the ship by ais, but once its on the open ocean, you may or may not get updates that are radioed in by the ship

for some reason the link is flagged, but you can also track the ship via wwwsailwx.info add a . between www and sail
that site sometimes updates while the ship is on the atlantic
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no, while its within coastal waters, you can track the ship by ais, but once its on the open ocean, you may or may not get updates that are radioed in by the ship

for some reason the link is flagged, but you can also track the ship via wwwsailwx.info add a . between www and sail
that site sometimes updates while the ship is on the atlantic
Got it!

http://*******/2QI9h

Thanks!

EDIT: I don't get it--why is this link being blocked? What is special about it?
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:04 AM
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What are people experiencing for waiting times from signing contract to delivery for UK cars?

Ordered 330d 15 days ago, still no production details/dates given

Initially they said to me mid march, now it looks more like late April. Upset
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:35 AM
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OK, someone help me figure out wth is going on. This is what I'm seeing on marinetraffic.com right now:



What does this mean? My car is on Supreme Ace. Is the ship going from Germany to South Africa to pick up more cargo? It looks so to me because a few days ago the phone system was confirming the car was already at sea. Hmmm...
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:41 AM
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...or was I mislead into thinking my 335 is being made in Germany while in fact it was being built in SA?!? I can't find any other info about this ship's route on marinetraffic.com
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:15 PM
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More info, when I check the vessel's schedule at this link: http://www.molroro.com/MOLVesselSchedule.aspx it shows info for trip 10A which according to my CA at Princeton BMW is the trip that the car is on. Ssooo... I am now 90% sure the car was made in SA not in Germany as I was originally told. It doesn't really make much difference as long as everything works the way it's supposed to

The vessel is to leave SA tomorrow and arrive at Brunswick, GA on March 19. I am doing PCD so this would mean my pick up won't take place in March anymore, more like early April
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