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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
The latest X3 brings some added style and some new features to the BMW SUV family. Talk about the new F25 now!

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Old 04-26-2013, 01:00 PM
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Any updates from the dealer? My CA is out of town and I cannot get any information at this point.


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Nothing yet...although myBMW went to finishing touches this afternoon...
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Old 04-26-2013, 01:04 PM
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There is no reliable way to use either production numbers or customer sales order dates to estimate X3 production dates. BMWNA allots to dealers far in advance production slots by week and engine. Each dealer creates a production order for each allotted 28i and 35i slot with some configuration of colors, packages, and options that the sales manager believes will be most attractive to the dealer's potential buyers from inventory, also far in advance because the dealer has a deadline to use or lose each slot. These orders are assigned a priority 2 for dealer inventory. When the dealer sells a custom order, it is assigned to an existing inventory production order, the configuration is changed to match the customer's order, the customer's name is attached, and the priority is changed from 2 to 1. If the dealer doesn't get a custom order in time then that production order continues through as a priority 2 inventory order. Thus, the factors that govern custom order lead time are the customer's desired delivery date, the dealer's availability of priority 2 production orders still available for configuration and priority change, and the factory's availability of parts to build the customer's configuration. At the time the customer is ready to order, the new car sales manager already knows all of the production weeks that are available to be assigned. The dealer probably will assign the new custom order to the earliest upgradable production order on a first come first served basis. Nonetheless, if the customer does not ask for the production week commitment at that time, there will be no commitment because it is in the dealer's interest to remain flexible in order to satisfy a not yet committed prospective customer who has an unconditional requirement for early delivery by reassigning a customer who has not received a production week to some other priority 2 order for a later week.
Thanks leighton! I wish I could have known this earlier! I was going through all the production numbers before mine and found that the production for the cars was not sequential.

And I just saw my X3 went into production, after 3 weeks' wait! Glad I made a change to add the roof rails on Monday: I would have missed the chance.

So, here is my update so far:
Order placed: 4/6
Production Begins: 4/26 (estimated finish 5/4)

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Old 04-26-2013, 01:21 PM
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Just received a call from my CA, car got transferred to a carrier last night and is on its way. Should be here tomorrow or Monday. Our original order was on 4/17 if I recall correctly, great turnaround.
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:43 PM
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MY14 X3, Production starts April 2013

Ordered on 4/15
Start production 4/17
Start of Body Shop 4/22
Start of Paint Shop 4/22
Entered Assembly 4/23
Being transported to port of exit 4/24
Production Complete and waiting to be released to the carrier 4/25
Released to carrier 4/25
Delivered from VPC 4/26
Shipped from VPC 4/27
Estimated to arrive at dealer 4/29


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Old 04-27-2013, 12:53 PM
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Ordered on 4/15
Start production 4/17
Start of Body Shop 4/22
Start of Paint Shop 4/22
Entered Assembly 4/23
Being transported to port of exit 4/24
Production Complete and waiting to be released to the carrier 4/25
Released to carrier 4/25
Delivered from VPC 4/26
Shipped from VPC 4/27
Estimated to arrive at dealer 4/29


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Wow that's amazingly fast! I'm jealous of you guys on the east coast I'm still waiting for mine to get off the train in Oxnard.
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:54 PM
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I am shocked too. It's coming by truck to nh
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:57 PM
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Enjoy it enough for the rest of us who are still waiting
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:59 PM
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I'll take pics


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Old 04-27-2013, 02:37 PM
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Nice, my was ordered 4/8 arrived 4/25 at dealer - just over 2 weeks start to finish!
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:40 PM
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Very jealous! Mine was ordered on 4/23 and is still code 112.
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Old 04-27-2013, 04:27 PM
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Ordered on 4/15
Start production 4/17
Start of Body Shop 4/22
Start of Paint Shop 4/22
Entered Assembly 4/23
Being transported to port of exit 4/24
Production Complete and waiting to be released to the carrier 4/25
Released to carrier 4/25
Delivered from VPC 4/26
Shipped from VPC 4/27
Estimated to arrive at dealer 4/29


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Did you get this info from your dealer?
What's VPC?


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Old 04-28-2013, 05:37 AM
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VPC is probably the shipping center.


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Old 04-28-2013, 10:42 AM
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Did you get this info from your dealer?
What's VPC?
VPC = Vehicle Preparation Center

BMW has two VPC in the USA - New Jersey and Oxnard, California. BMWs built outside the USA arrive by ship at one of these locations where they are offloaded, inspected, repaired (if damaged in transit) and then staged to be loaded onto ground transport.

BMW has one status system and some of the statuses do not make sense for a US-built car going to a US destination.

While Spartanburg-built cars headed for destinations west of the Rockies are shipped by train to the west coast VPC and from there by truck to the final destinations, I do not think Spartanburg-built cars headed to the east coast (MA, NH, etc.) pass through the NJ VPC. I suspect you see that status because it is a step in the system.

Bottom Line - expect the truck to arrive at our dealer on the 29th.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:44 AM
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Thanks very much. Very useful info.
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:32 PM
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Look what came today. Fresh off the truck

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Old 04-29-2013, 01:34 PM
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Gorgeous. I guess that's the blackout instrumentation that comes with the HUD?

Also, is that fineline wave trim?
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:35 PM
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Yes. Those are the blackouts
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:40 PM
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Awesome!! Congratulations!!

You picking up today?

Mine reached the dealership this morning too. Unfortunately, they haven't got the title yet. Will have to wait until tomorrow
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:41 PM
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No. I can't go get it today. I'm hoping for tomorrow afternoon. Depends on my work schedule. I had my wife's car with me today so my trade-in wasn't at the dealer when I took those pictures


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Old 04-29-2013, 01:43 PM
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Two weeks from order to dealer!!!

Ordered on 4/15
Start production 4/17
Start of Body Shop 4/22
Start of Paint Shop 4/22
Entered Assembly 4/23
Being transported to port of exit 4/24
Production Complete and waiting to be released to the carrier 4/25
Released to carrier 4/25
Delivered from VPC 4/26
Shipped from VPC 4/27
Arrived at dealer 4/29!!!



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Old 04-29-2013, 02:17 PM
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Talking

I am sitting in the dealer taking delivery as w speak. Not bad for a 4/15 order.
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:30 PM
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Man - I don't understand how you guys are so lucky. I ordered on 4/23 and am being told that production won't even start until 5/6. Then it's gotta get to the west coast. I'll be lucky to have it by the end of May.
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:32 PM
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Man - I don't understand how you guys are so lucky. I ordered on 4/23 and am being told that production won't even start until 5/6. Then it's gotta get to the west coast. I'll be lucky to have it by the end of May.
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:58 PM
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I am sitting in the dealer taking delivery as w speak. Not bad for a 4/15 order.
Post pics whenever you get a chance. Congratulations on your new car!
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:49 PM
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My CA just called and said the car is in today! just too bad I won't be able to pick it up until Friday when I get back in town. I'm just so excited it's finally here
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