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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 09-03-2013, 02:33 PM
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4-Series at dealerships yet? Availability?

Has anyone seen a rollout 428i or 435i at a dealership in the US yet? Two I've talked with are telling me it will be about two more weeks. They've also pretty much told me that they're asking sticker, but oddly still have production allocations for September than can still be modified. I thought that making a deal on one prior to the dealers receiving their rollout cars might be a good idea, but it kind of seems to me that they're wanting to see what demand will be once they get them.
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Old 09-03-2013, 04:14 PM
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My dealer in New York said his 435i xDrive was at the port and was supposed to ship this week. He also said the EPA could hold up delivery for up to 30 days if they want to test them since it is a new model. I had the same issue when the Audi S4 first came out and was held up at the port before being released to dealers.

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Old 09-03-2013, 07:21 PM
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I haven't seen one yet in the Boston area. The 3 Series GT is here, however -- I saw one this weekend at BMW Peabody.
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:48 PM
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Should be interesting to compare the 3GT against the 4 Grand coupe....
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:58 PM
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Should be interesting to compare the 3GT against the 4 Grand coupe....
I vote for the Gran coupe all day long the 3GT is an ugly vehicle.
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Old 09-04-2013, 04:47 AM
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Wow are 4 series really hitting dealer inventory that quickly? I haven't even seen dealers have their demo 4 series.
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:08 AM
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I am hoping my 428 is on the ship, Toronto, which leaves, Bremerhaven Sat. 9/7 and arrives at Port Hueneme, CA 10/2.
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:16 AM
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Last Friday I was told by one CA (in Gerogia) that their rollout 428i is in the port.
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Old 09-07-2013, 12:39 PM
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My dealer in New York said his 435i xDrive was at the port and was supposed to ship this week. He also said the EPA could hold up delivery for up to 30 days if they want to test them since it is a new model. I had the same issue when the Audi S4 first came out and was held up at the port before being released to dealers.

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Any more details or updates concerning EPA certification of the 428i? Mine just finished production yesterday. I'd hate to have to wait for a bunch of govie's to do their job before I can drive my car!
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Old 09-07-2013, 04:13 PM
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I am hoping my 428 is on the ship, Toronto, which leaves, Bremerhaven Sat. 9/7 and arrives at Port Hueneme, CA 10/2.
It's still there along with Tongala. Let us know when you confirm your car on a ship.
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:19 AM
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It's still there along with Tongala. Let us know when you confirm your car on a ship.

Will do!
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Old 09-14-2013, 02:28 PM
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Is Google maps that up to the minute as far as ships in ports go?
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:04 PM
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Is Google maps that up to the minute as far as ships in ports go?
...... no...
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:10 PM
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no disrespect meant seriously... but for the folks that are talking about googlemaps to see where your cars ship is..... STAHP!! google maps are not real time. that pic from a previous post is VERY old, ive seen that a few times. cant believe I have to expla...nevermind. happy motoring guys!

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Old 09-14-2013, 07:17 PM
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Saw a 428i (with registered plates) this morning leaving SF... maybe a dealer car?
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Old 09-14-2013, 07:45 PM
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I am hoping my 428 is on the ship, Toronto, which leaves, Bremerhaven Sat. 9/7 and arrives at Port Hueneme, CA 10/2.
Easy to determine, if the dealership has given you the information it has about shipping. They should be able to give you:
VIN
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Voyage No.:
Bill Of Lading No.:
Xref No.:

The Toronto is a Wallenius Wilhemsen ship, so you can determine if your car is on that ship. Here's her schedule:

Port Country Arrival Departure

MANZANILLO PANAMA 23/09/2013 24/09/2013
PORT HUENEME, CA U.S.A. 02/10/2013 02/10/2013
TACOMA, WA U.S.A. 06/10/2013 06/10/2013
YOKOHAMA JAPAN 19/10/2013 19/10/2013

Here is how to find out if your car is on that ship:

Let's assume you have the bill of lading number, which looks like ACB12345. Most BMWs are shipped by Wallenius-Wilhelmsen. Go to the W-W site, http://www.2wglobal.com/www/WEP/index.jsp

On that site, click on "customer tools" and select "I want to 'track and trace my cargo'". This will cause a pop-up "quick search" page that has four boxes. Paste your bill of lading number (that is, the ABC12345 format number you have from the dealer) in the box that says "bill of lading number". Leave the other three boxes blank.

You will then get five pages totaling about 1000 cars and one of those is yours. If yours says, under "current status" "loaded on vessel", then you have the answer to the question you posted.
Incidentally, the Toronto's IMO Number is: 9302205 and its callsign is: MKKE3

There's a fast way to avoid looking through 5 pages of numbers, but I forgot it.

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Old 09-14-2013, 08:34 PM
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It's still there along with Tongala. Let us know when you confirm your car on a ship.
Production completed 9/26, still waiting for a ship. Not on Toronto as I had hoped.
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:29 PM
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Production completed 9/26, still waiting for a ship. Not on Toronto as I had hoped.
You mean 8/26?
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My dealer in New York said his 435i xDrive was at the port and was supposed to ship this week. He also said the EPA could hold up delivery for up to 30 days if they want to test them since it is a new model. I had the same issue when the Audi S4 first came out and was held up at the port before being released to dealers.

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Old 09-16-2013, 07:07 AM
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You mean 8/26?

Opps! Yes, 8/26.
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Any more details or updates concerning EPA certification of the 428i? Mine just finished production yesterday. I'd hate to have to wait for a bunch of govie's to do their job before I can drive my car!


They do their job? Who'd a thunk it? N4S
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Old 09-17-2013, 05:54 PM
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BMW of Edison just tweeted a photo of their 428
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Opps! Yes, 8/26.
When was it at the port, I know members who had their cars as late 09/2 at Bremerhaven and are on Toronto?

Hopefully, you can make on Carmen along with my car and others!
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:04 AM
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When was it at the port, I know members who had their cars as late 09/2 at Bremerhaven and are on Toronto?

Hopefully, you can make on Carmen along with my car and others!
Never got word it was actually at the port. Status Phone Number has been saying, "released to carrier, and awaiting transportation to the port of exit", for a couple of weeks now.

Now looks like Carmen, as you suggested.
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My long awaited 33I M-Sport just arrived at dealer today. Right next it was 428I x-drive, their first 4 Series.
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