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Old 08-29-2011, 08:02 AM
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Maybe our two 5ers are part of the Buddy system...
Seems like it. When did you put in your order? Mine has been in production for 3 weeks so far..
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:49 AM
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Did Dingolfing shut down for a couple weeks this year? Can't remember exactly, but I thought this was a regular occurrence. It might explain why people are seeing very long "in production" reports.
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:06 AM
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Did Dingolfing shut down for a couple weeks this year? Can't remember exactly, but I thought this was a regular occurrence. It might explain why people are seeing very long "in production" reports.
Could be possible. Summer vacation?
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:06 PM
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Did Dingolfing shut down for a couple weeks this year? Can't remember exactly, but I thought this was a regular occurrence. It might explain why people are seeing very long "in production" reports.
Seems like it was. My car was "in production" for 3 weeks (now awaiting a ship, thank god!).

The production times for my last two cars weren't nearly as long.
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:52 PM
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mine also being produced per BMW website

but in the options is missing some specs, is this normal
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Old 08-29-2011, 01:14 PM
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mine also being produced per BMW website

but in the options is missing some specs, is this normal
Yes, it is normal. On mine I'm missing half the stuff. I think that they only have so much space to display the options on the online tracking tool.
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Old 08-29-2011, 02:13 PM
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Yes, it is normal. On mine I'm missing half the stuff. I think that they only have so much space to display the options on the online tracking tool.
yesss I was not expecting to have my car produced today
It was supossed to be built next week
is this normal?
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:03 PM
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Seems like it. When did you put in your order? Mine has been in production for 3 weeks so far..
My order went in on August 8th - so yeah, 3 weeks as well! Today it was supposed to be finished - but the online system says it's still in the paint process. I'll check again tomorrow. Clearly there's just a few days left before MY12 go through - so I'm not too worried about it being late!

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Old 08-29-2011, 06:28 PM
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confirmed !!
called the 1-800-831-1117 the operator told me that my car started production on 8/25/11 7:10 am!!
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Old 08-29-2011, 07:55 PM
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To be fair - "Production Started" or status 150 can sit there for a few weeks. I don't think anything is really happening until it hits status 151, Body Shop Started. At that point you should be able to count down the days until it's finished.
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:14 AM
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My order went in on August 8th - so yeah, 3 weeks as well! Today it was supposed to be finished - but the online system says it's still in the paint process. I'll check again tomorrow. Clearly there's just a few days left before MY12 go through - so I'm not too worried about it being late![/I]
The online system meaning BMWUSA.com then MY BMW? If so I am unable to see exact location ie. Paint, Assembly etc. I only see IN PRODUCTION.
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:38 AM
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At this point in our production is it possible to add a package? I'm kicking myself for forgetting about the Cold Weather Pkg. The heated steering wheel especially would be perfect for the cold.
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Old 08-30-2011, 10:11 AM
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At this point in our production is it possible to add a package? I'm kicking myself for forgetting about the Cold Weather Pkg. The heated steering wheel especially would be perfect for the cold.
Guess how I found out that my vehicle was in production...

I called to add the Cold Weather Package instead of the Heated Front Seats+Folding Rear Seats for only $500 more, and I was told: Sorry, your vehicle is already in production...!

So, there you have it...
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Old 08-30-2011, 12:23 PM
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At this point in our production is it possible to add a package? I'm kicking myself for forgetting about the Cold Weather Pkg. The heated steering wheel especially would be perfect for the cold.
too late .... if the car is in production/VIN assigned no way to change

I now feel better that my car went in to production, I was thinking changing the color at the end.
did add a lot of stuff already
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Old 08-30-2011, 02:32 PM
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Arrrgh.. So bummed I forgot about the Heated Steering wheel!
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