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Old 11-12-2012, 10:36 AM
KAJ KAJ is offline
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Location: Austin, TX
Join Date: Oct 2012
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Mein Auto: BMW Z4 35is
Update of recent order of a Z4 35is.

I ordered a BMW Z4 35is on October 12, 2012. Online tracking provided on the BMW website (My BMW login) indicated that assembly began on Nov 1 (3 week delay after ordering) and ended on Nov 11 (10 day assembly, but probably shorter due to a lag in updating the website). So now I am waiting for it to begin its journey to the US. The salesman promised that delivery from the date of ordering would be 6 weeks or less, and that is unlikely, but perhaps not too far off.

Nonetheless it is exciting to think that what was just a pile of parts and sheet metal a little over a week ago is now a living, breathing car. I have attached an image of the car (a general rendition, not a photo of the actual car) provided by BMW.

In the meantime, I have been entertained by several youtube videos showing the BMW assembly plant. Here are three videos that show the BMW assembly line in order:

And here is a fun one showing the whole process sped up.

Hopefully the car will be here by the first week of December, and that here in Austin Texas we will still have sunny days for top-down driving. I have never ordered a car before, but it is hard to get anything other than the most basic Z4 off the dealer's lot. In some sense at least, ordering and waiting has prolonged the joy of anticipation of my new car!
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