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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 02-17-2013, 10:36 PM
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Lead time for new X5

Hi everyone : I have just ordered a new X5 3.0m sport - does anyone know what the lead time is for delivery?

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Old 02-18-2013, 01:43 AM
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Impossible to estimate. It all depends on what specific production slot YOUR DEALER has been allocated.

It is not a 'first in first out' process. Each dealer gets an allocation of X slots per month. If they have sold X slots by the time you order, YOU get a slot in the next month...

The dealer will say "we are waiting for BMW' but the real truth is that they typically know the allocations and have assigned you an order slot- but BMW doesnt assign a productuoin number until close to production. This 'slop' in the process allows dealers to 'manage' customer expectations by shrugging and saying 'its bmw'

Lots of posts on this topic.

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Old 02-18-2013, 03:47 AM
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Once your car is in production typically about 6 to 8 weeks.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:11 AM
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I got it in 3 weeks from the day of production. The Prodcution started close to 7 days from order. So got the car in 4 weeks ...

Loving it ... Will post pictures soon ...
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:57 AM
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Once your car is in production typically about 6 to 8 weeks.
This seems a little extreme... unless its going to Canada or the West Coast I would expect it much quicker than that from production start.

As ard stated thought, knowing the build week is the first puzzle piece, he's also quoted transportation times in some other threads, so you can search on that (guessing your transportation will be short given your location).

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Old 02-18-2013, 10:03 AM
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About 7 weeks for me...I hope

I placed my 35d order on Jan 10. I was told it will arrive CA on 2/22 and then Seattle area fist week March. Good Luck
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:12 AM
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Ours was four weeks from order to delivery to the BMW Center.
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:15 AM
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:00 PM
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People's reports of their personal experiences are useless.

It takes about a week from actual start of production to 'leaving the factory'. 3-4 days to build, 1-2 days in paint, 1-2 days waiting for transport. Give or take. Then add 4-7 days to east cost, 10-14 days for west coast.

THESE times are predictable and stable- they will vary based on part availability or unique situations..but BMW basically turns the crank and X5s come out the end.....the critical unknown is "when will BMW start my car"...AND THAT is entirely in the dealer's hands. 10 people can order the same day and get 10 different delivery dates- without knowing what YOUR dealer has in terms of allocations, you are pissing in the wind.

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People's reports of their personal experiences are useless.

It takes about a week from actual start of production to 'leaving the factory'. 3-4 days to build, 1-2 days in paint, 1-2 days waiting for transport. Give or take. Then add 4-7 days to east cost, 10-14 days for west coast.

THESE times are predictable and stable- they will vary based on part availability or unique situations..but BMW basically turns the crank and X5s come out the end.....the critical unknown is "when will BMW start my car"...AND THAT is entirely in the dealer's hands. 10 people can order the same day and get 10 different delivery dates- without knowing what YOUR dealer has in terms of allocations, you are pissing in the wind.

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Old 02-18-2013, 02:44 PM
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:02 PM
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Im gonna assume here, but the OP is from Ye Old England.

So all the post up above are irrelevant. Yes the cars are being produced faster, but it all lingers upon how the shipping side of the equation works out, which only previous European, specifically UK buyers could possibly chime in about.
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It takes about a week from actual start of production to 'leaving the factory'. 3-4 days to build, 1-2 days in paint, 1-2 days waiting for transport. Give or take. Then add 4-7 days to east cost, 10-14 days for west coast.
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Dec '12 build

Per the VIR (Vehicle Inquiry Report)

Status 151 - Entry to body shop/serial # assigned: 12/4

Status 152 - Entry paint shop: 12/4

Status 153 - Entry assembly: 12/5

Status 154 - Assembly: 12/6

Status 155: Assembly finish/quality check 12/6

Arrived at the Center Saturday AM: 12/8

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Old 02-18-2013, 07:33 PM
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I placed my order on 2/16 and was advised it would be about 4 weeks but it may be here sooner. I will post back when I pick it up to report on actual timeframe.


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Old 02-20-2013, 12:59 PM
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Thanks guys. Hope you all get your cars soon. Can't wait to get mine ...soon I hope.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:34 PM
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Wife's 2011 X5, ordered in Nov 2010 - Ten days from order to delivery!! Of course we are only 150 miles from the plant.

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Shoot I was thinking about and my mind was set on orders from Germany for some reason.
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Thanks guys. Hope you all get your cars soon. Can't wait to get mine ...soon I hope.

Autopilot struck again lol with some of the posters.

That being said Post Pics of your new ride when you Can!!!!
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:08 PM
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Lead time for new X5

OMG: only three days to go before I actually take delivery of my new X5. I ordered it early Feb. I just wait .... So excited only three sleeps to go. L.OL.


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Old 04-28-2013, 04:11 PM
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Good to hear the end (start?) is near!

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