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Old 02-27-2013, 02:18 PM
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I'm starting to look for an X3 in San Diego too. I think I would prefer to order a MY14 because I think my wife would like the new drivers assist packages. But $700 below invoice for a MY13 sounds nice too. Which dealer in San Diego is offering a MY13 X3 for $700 below invoice?
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Going in to the dealership tonight to play with the new Nav Pro and iDrive on the 5 series there to see if it's worth the wait for MY14 X3.

Would be nice to have the new system which could then be constantly updated with SDK apps and so forth. Anybody have experience on this new setup?
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:27 PM
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Anyone has any idea if dealerships are accepting MY14 orders. If so, when do you expect delivery on those.
My dealer is offering a MY13 X3 28i for $700 below invoice before incentives so I'm torn between pulling the trigger or wait for MY14. Any thoughts?
My policy in situations like this....Weigh out the options

Jon has posted an excellent ordering guide for the MY14s.

Find out what you need and what you want. Find out what new options and packs will be offered. From there price it out. And done.


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Expect packages restructured.
Expect MSRP and Invoice to increase, and incentives disappear
Expect incentives on the MY13 to either stabilize or increase a bit.


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Old 02-27-2013, 04:52 PM
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I stopped by a local dealer today to see about 2014 production slots and he showed me what was in the system at the moment. There was an order for a dealer in MI that had a VIN number assigned and was slated to start production in week 14 (April 1st) and two orders from a delaer in NY that had been accepted but had no proudction dates assigned. I am interested in the X328 so I am not sure if that was all he was looking at or if he searched for all X3s. At the end of the visit I am still not sure when production slots are available for the 2014!

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Old 02-27-2013, 04:55 PM
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There seems to be several folks who already have orders in for the MY14s. I have heard of deliveries from mid April to mid May so far.
I placed an order for a basic 2014 X3 2 weeks ago for wifey with Josh Douglas at Elmhurst BMW. I got a great deal and great service on a painless transaction. I have a production slot for the first week in April. We will have the X3 in the third to fourth week of April.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:36 PM
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I placed an order for a basic 2014 X3 2 weeks ago for wifey with Josh Douglas at Elmhurst BMW. I got a great deal and great service on a painless transaction. I have a production slot for the first week in April. We will have the X3 in the third to fourth week of April.
If you don't mind me asking, what kind of deal did you get. I'm just curious on how willing are the dealers for MY14. My dealer in San Diego today said no production slots for 2014 yet.
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:51 AM
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$200 over US Invoice. BMW reimburses the dealers $850 in holdback money so the dealer still made a healthy profit. I have a confirmed production slot for the first week in April.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:59 AM
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Thanks pharding for that information... I was in the market for a 2013 X3 but if I can get the same deal as you, I'm going to go for the 2014 MY. I have a stupid question... the 2014 MY pricing info that Jon posted, that's MSRP? If so, where can I find the invoice price?

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Old 02-28-2013, 10:37 AM
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Sport Activity Package gone in 2014.. That means no sport seats and paddle shifters unless you get more expensive M Sport Package and you're stuck with limited exterior color. If I include all features I wanted to have in 2013 X3 and configure that for 2014 X3 model, it increases by $1500, and that's without Mineral Silver which took me days to decide.

I need to start all over again...
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:26 AM
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I placed an order for a basic 2014 X3 2 weeks ago for wifey with Josh Douglas at Elmhurst BMW. I got a great deal and great service on a painless transaction. I have a production slot for the first week in April. We will have the X3 in the third to fourth week of April.
I had a completely different experience at that dealership. I was there at the same time as you and was told I could not custom build a 2014. I work right by that dealership and had been stopping in for about a month working with one of the associates. I finally had enough of him because he was an ass and went to Schaumburg BMW and ordered a 2014 (still have not been given my official production date yet). That dealership also tried to charge me a service fee on my current BMW when my low tire pressure light came on and I stopped by on the way to work just to get air put in the tire.
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:46 PM
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I do not believe that the 2014 model year is the LCI version.
Typically the LCI arrives on the 4th MY. A model runs a total of 7 years.

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Old 03-03-2013, 07:17 PM
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Typically the LCI arrives on the 4th MY. Model runs a total of 7 years.
What does this mean?
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:50 PM
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What does this mean?

The LCI (facelift) is typically released the fourth model year of a production run. A model is produced for a total of seven years before a new model is released.

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Old 03-07-2013, 04:36 PM
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All dealers (at least in the So Cal) are accepting MY14 custom orders now.
Its strange that the BMWUSA website has still not been updated for 14.
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:33 PM
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it is also strange that there are still no pictures out there of the MY 2014 yet either. I ordered mine two weeks ago, which then they told me would be here mid april, and they informed me today it has been assigned a production slot but still not estimated time yet.

On another note, I believe the head up display in the MY 2014 is updated to the full color one. When looking through the ordering codes, found on this forum, of the MY 2014 BMW's the order code is now the same for the head up display on the 6 series and the x3. Anyone else heard/know anything about that?

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The LCI (facelift) is typically released the fourth model year of a production run. A model is produced for a total of seven years before a new model is released.
Really depends on the model, the 2nd gen E70 X5 had it's LCI the 5th model year. 2007-2010 were pre-LCI and 2011-2013 were the LCI. E90 was the same way.
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Really depends on the model, the 2nd gen E70 X5 had it's LCI the 5th model year. 2007-2010 were pre-LCI and 2011-2013 were the LCI. E90 was the same way.




The E90 (3-Series Sedan) received the LCI for model year 2009, the 4th year of production. Model year 2006 was the first year for the E90.

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The E90 (3-Series Sedan) received the LCI for model year 2009, the 4th year of production. Model year 2006 was the first year for the E90.
Model year 2005 was the first year of production for the E90, just not in the US. It only had a 6 year production run in the states, whereas it had a 7 year ROW production run and the LCI occurred in the 5th year of production.
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Model year 2005 was the first year of production for the E90, just not in the US. It only had a 6 year production run in the states, whereas it had a 7 year ROW production run and the LCI occurred in the 5th year of production.

We're OT... Nevertheless, we own two E90s. Production began in March 2005 as a 2006 model. US BMW Centers received demos in May of 2005. 2005 E46 sedans were still sitting on center lots at the beginning of fall '05.


Are you stating that BMW AG produced the US E46 sedan along side a non-US E90 sedan prior to March of 2005? If so, it did not happen...


The E90 family succeeds the E46 model, and was launched in March 2005.

In 2002, Norbert Reithofer and Development Chief Burkhard Goeschel started an initiative to halve the time it took to reach full production of the next generation 3-series from six months to three. First marketed in March 2005, the car quickly became BMW Group's best-selling automobile worldwide, and by the end of the year 229,900 vehicles had been delivered.[10] It is by far the best-selling entry-level luxury car in Canada and the United States.

In 2008, the saloon underwent an extensive mid-cycle facelift. In 2010, the coupe and convertible were facelifed as well. Facelifted 3-series are commonly referred to as "LCI" (Lifecycle Impulse) models.

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My point is, Europe had 2005 model year, production started in Dec. 2004. Just because the US market decided to launch it as a very early 2006 model, doesn't mean there wasn't a 2005 model year for ROW. If you just go by the US model years, then it only had a 6 year run, not the typical 7 year, it was still LCI'd with only 3 years left in its production cycle.
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LCI coming in June 2013 - http://www.bmwblog.com/2013/03/18/bm...-in-june-2013/
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Is it correct that the 2014 x3 can be pre-ordered starting 4/1/2013?

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Thanks - it sounds like the pre-LCI version of MY2014 can be ordered now, however if you wait until June you can get a 2014 model with the LCI.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:05 AM
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So I have a question here... So your saying that to start the 2014 MY they will still produce the old body style ? And in June start producing the LCI refresh ? So this brings a different question, will the packages change again in June ?

I still dont understand why the BMW USA website is showing 2013 still ??

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Old 03-18-2013, 02:07 PM
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I agree that two changes in MY14 doesn't make sense. Does that mean we should hold off putting in orders if we can until the LCI in June.
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:33 PM
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Life Cycle Impulse X3, LCI, will occur with SOP April 1, 2014 as a MY 2015 X3.
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