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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 03-20-2014, 02:19 PM
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Left Bremerhaven on 3/19. ETA 4/2. Hopefully seas are calm and no weather issues. That's 5 weeks after my order went in. Hopefully will be able to pick up car on week 6 the latest. Nice turnaround! Must ready garage...
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:10 AM
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Bump, we are on the same ship. Though it looks like the NJ port date is now 4/3
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:48 AM
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Yeah I saw that. I guess I can't complain with a 5 week order to pickup time frame. What dealership do you order car from?

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Bump, we are on the same ship. Though it looks like the NJ port date is now 4/3
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:08 AM
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Capitol Cities Imported cars they are just outside Albany ny
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Old 03-31-2014, 12:34 PM
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Oh ok. I'm in NW NJ. I should be able to pick up my car a day or 2 after the ship unloads, as I am less than an hour from the docks. Although not sure how long the offloading takes, and which cars have priority, or if they wait for all the cars in a certain region to be ready to go.

Anyone have any idea how long it takes for the cars to make it onto the road from the time the ship arrives. ETA is 4/3

Although it won't matter as I will be traveling 4/4 anyway and won't be able to pick up until 4/7. Damn!!!

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Old 03-31-2014, 12:41 PM
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Oh ok. I'm in NW NJ. I should be able to pick up my car a day or 2 after the ship unloads, as I am less than an hour from the docks. Although not sure how long the offloading takes, and which cars have priority, or if they wait for all the cars in a certain region to be ready to go.

Anyone have any idea how long it takes for the cars to make it onto the road from the time the ship arrives. ETA is 4/3

Although it won't matter as I will be traveling 4/4 anyway and won't be able to pick up until 4/7. Damn!!!
No matter your dealer's proximity to the VPC it can still take up to 7-10 days for your car to get from the VPC to dealer. Depending on port-installed options and volume of "sold" and ED cars it isn't uncommon for a vehicle to sit at the VPC for a week.
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Old 03-31-2014, 12:56 PM
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I have heard anywhere from 2 - 7 days at the port before it ships out. Mine has a port "campaign" on it to install the black kidney grills. Also it has processing at the dealer too. I would expect early to mid next week.

The last time I ordered brand new it took 4 days to show up in Albany
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Old 03-31-2014, 01:27 PM
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Ok I don't feel so bad now. Guess the dealer won't know until it arrives at their door. I don't have any port installed extras so that may fast track me. 7 days would suck but that would put me closer to the 6 week estimate the dealer gave me when it was ordered. They were able to squeeze me in their February allotment at the last day of the month.

Thanks for the info

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I have heard anywhere from 2 - 7 days at the port before it ships out. Mine has a port "campaign" on it to install the black kidney grills. Also it has processing at the dealer too. I would expect early to mid next week.

The last time I ordered brand new it took 4 days to show up in Albany
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Old 04-01-2014, 05:08 PM
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Add another day to that. New ETA 4/4

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Bump, we are on the same ship. Though it looks like the NJ port date is now 4/3
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Old 04-03-2014, 07:40 AM
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Yeah I saw that but its 10AM UTC so technically (not that it helps any) its is a 5 hour delay its 5:00 AM local.
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Old 04-07-2014, 05:25 PM
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Hi Everyone,

I see that there are others on the same boat as mine :-) Has anyone gotten through customs and on the way to the dealership yet? I intercepted one while it was on the boat so it got off in NJ and I am in FL. Figured I could get a better estimate of when mine will arrive if I know when you all receive yours.

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Old 04-07-2014, 06:55 PM
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My car is on the finishing touches stage. Probably 2-3 days from delivery according to the dealership. I'm close to port as well.


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Hi Everyone,

I see that there are others on the same boat as mine :-) Has anyone gotten through customs and on the way to the dealership yet? I intercepted one while it was on the boat so it got off in NJ and I am in FL. Figured I could get a better estimate of when mine will arrive if I know when you all receive yours.

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Old 04-08-2014, 04:36 PM
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FYI F31 M-Sport just arrived at the dealership today off Don Juan, just stopped by to drool all over it. No pictures yet, still had plastic wrap.

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I see that there are others on the same boat as mine :-) Has anyone gotten through customs and on the way to the dealership yet? I intercepted one while it was on the boat so it got off in NJ and I am in FL. Figured I could get a better estimate of when mine will arrive if I know when you all receive yours.

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Old 04-08-2014, 07:01 PM
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That's fantastic! I am hoping that means that mine is/will be loaded on a truck soon! Congrats on the new ride!
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Old 04-09-2014, 07:29 AM
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My dealer had an estimate of the 10th the other day. I have to call and bug them for an update. If all goes well I should have it Friday.
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:46 PM
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Apparently my CA is in another state at training for a couple of days so I have no update :-( Hopefully you guys have better luck than I am having and will have yours before the weekend! Post pics :-)
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Old 04-10-2014, 07:04 AM
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They are saying it "should" come in today based on the estimate but then they have to do the intake (how long can that take) and they have to do the NYS inspection (and service is closed on a saterday?????) so if it isnt here early enough today I have to wait till next week.


Honestly a NYS inspection is $21 Ill take the new car to the Jiffy Lube down the street and have them do the NYS inspection if it means I can get My Car this weekend.

I am in Albany NY and they did slow mine down to put the black grilles on the car.
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Old 04-10-2014, 07:05 AM
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Apparently my CA is in another state at training for a couple of days so I have no update :-( Hopefully you guys have better luck than I am having and will have yours before the weekend! Post pics :-)
Mine is out of town too. Go to the sales manager and get someone else to get your info/close the deal. Just cause the guy you started with is out why should that become your problem?
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Old 04-10-2014, 08:07 AM
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Ugh mine is sitting waiting for a truck. The dealer said if they get it by tomorrow AM i can get it Saturday.... What is annoying is that I could drive to the port and get it in pry 3 hours, far faster than they get it here.

Any way to track and see when the car gets on a truck without having to call the dealer ever hour?

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Old 04-10-2014, 11:01 AM
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My ED car that came in on the Don Juan was just processed and released to trucking.
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:35 PM
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I called BMW NA earlier (1 ish) and still waiting for a truck. UGH I have tomorrow PM off and would love to go get it
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Old 04-10-2014, 03:28 PM
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I called BMWNA as well and mine is also awaiting transportation. The thing is, we are not sure what means of transportation it will take to get all the way to FL. She even mentioned it could possibly be by rail. I wish they would have just left the car on the Don Juan until the SC or GA stops. My CA emailed me and said he would try to pry further when he returns to work tomorrow. UGH!
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:24 PM
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That sucks. It is also becoming obvious that BMW's new car tracking need some serious updating. Its reliably incorrect, laged and just plain cumbersome. I dont get how the car can be sitting at the port and they cant tell me where and when it will ship. Its been in "prep" for almost a week, yes there was a campaign on it but it was kidney grills, they take 10 min, heck they could have tossed them in the trunk and I could have put them on myself.

Best part - Online says at the port, Phone auto system says awaiting vessel in Germany. Ugh, perhaps I am just spoiled by Amazon, Microsoft, and Walmart tracking.
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Old 04-12-2014, 05:54 PM
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Any luck for you guys yet?
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Old 04-12-2014, 06:49 PM
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So today I got an email telling me my car will be at the dealer the 15th. I was on the mignon that arrived on the 4th. By the 7th people who did custom orders had their cars but mine being an ED will take exactly 8 weeks from drop off in Munich to arrive? Almost makes it seem like BMW intentionally had the car sit at the port for a week so that it would not be early......
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