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Old 06-12-2019, 12:39 PM
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Order time frame question

I ordered a 2020 750 at the end of May. The sales guy said the allocation is for Week 27, which is the end of July. Since I am not a patient person I check the “Track My BMW” all of the time.

So far the web site says Order Received. How long does it take to go to “Scheduled for Production”? I do not mean how long to “Production Begins” - just how long until the schedule is set.

Does “Scheduled for Production” pop up just before production starts?

I understand this is a meaningless question - the car will get here when it gets here.
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Old 06-12-2019, 12:47 PM
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I've ordered three German BMW's. Yeah, about two months between the allocation and production. But, Frau Putzer's US-assembled G01 X3 was delivered five weeks after we ordered it. So, it all depends.
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Old 06-26-2019, 06:40 AM
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I am definitely getting restless. Maybe even grouchy. It has been a month now, and BMW still reports “order received”.

It seems like BMW could have figured out when they were going to build the car by now.
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Old 06-26-2019, 06:52 AM
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From putting down a deposit to delivery, I had to wait 17 months for my E46 M3. It was worth it.
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Old 06-26-2019, 08:37 AM
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I am definitely getting restless. Maybe even grouchy. It has been a month now, and BMW still reports "order received".

It seems like BMW could have figured out when they were going to build the car by now.
I think they may shut down for vacation the last 2 weeks in June. I don't think you can do an ED during that time. The factory likely never stops but the paperwork could get delayed. If you are getting really antsy, call the Genius line and see if they can get better info. I've done that on orders where I get antsy (like every one, so far)
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Old 06-26-2019, 09:09 AM
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From putting down a deposit to delivery, I had to wait 17 months for my E46 M3. It was worth it.
17 months - almost a year and a half to get a car. Hmmmm. Not worth it to me, that is certain.

AlteBMW, your note about a factory shutdown is interesting. That may explain some of this apparent lack of progress.

I just worry that my car is in Limbo.
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Old 06-27-2019, 10:53 AM
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I spoke with the dealership today, so I feel better. Apparently there is a schedule, and my car should finish in Week 30.

Woo-hoo! Might be driving it by middle of September.
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Old 07-03-2019, 09:01 PM
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I placed my order at the end of March for a 2020 750. I had build week 21, May 19th. I checked the tracker daily. It didn't change to "production begins" until May 10. Assembly began on the 16th, paint booth on the 17th. It entered the assembly line on the 20th and skipped a bunch of status that day. It was dispatched from the factory on the 21st and arrived at Bremerhaven on the 22nd. It sat at the port until June 3rd on the app. It was on the boat for two days before BMW NA had a boat name. It landed in California on June 30. The website shows it back a step "at the port". It was released to carrier today and scheduled to arrive at the dealer on the 6th. The website, 800 number and genius reps all had different info. The automated phone message was always the furthest behind on status changes. The genius reps had much better info, including the ship name and most recently the trucking company.

I assume your car will come to Oxnard for an Idaho delivery. The month on the boat was a long wait. Once I had the ship name Marinetraffic.com was fun. I drove myself nuts trying to predict which ship from WW it would be on. You can find the scheduled online. I got worried when I missed the last June boat for WW but upended up on an NYK boat. The Panama Canal webcams actually captured my cars transit. I happened to be at the computer and watched it go through the Miraflores locks.

I did individual paint so it added a few weeks, but definitely not the 8 extra weeks they estimated. If I can take delivery this weekend I'll be 3 months 1 week from ordering. Good luck on the wait.
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Old 07-04-2019, 06:42 AM
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Good information, Alex00! Thank you.
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Old 07-04-2019, 08:17 AM
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You can find your boat on the WW website by entering your VIN. Google "track bmw production" and you will see some threads with information on how to keep track every step of the way. If you are compulsive, it will keep you occupied for quite some time. Ask me how I know?
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Old 07-04-2019, 11:38 AM
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I am sure I will track the boat when the time comes.

Even though I KNOW the car will not start production for one to two weeks I still check the web site every day!
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Old 08-05-2019, 06:16 AM
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Actual times

Actual times for production. This is a 750, with individual color and upholstery. The dealer told me it was an allocation for week 27. From the “Track My BMW” site, progress was as follows, just in case anyone is curious.

Placed order 25 May 2019
“Order Received” in a couple of days
“Scheduled for Production” 2 July
“Production Begins” 12 July
“Exterior Body Assembly Begins” 18 July
“In the Paint Booth” 18 July
“Entering Assembly Line” 22 July
“Assembly in Progress” 22 July
“Dispatched from Factory” 23 July (skipped Quality Check, Final Assembly, Ready for Transport, and Awaiting Carrier Assignment)
“At the Port” 25 July
“In Transit” 5 August

This car is headed for the west coast, so will be another month before it shows up at a US port.
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Old 08-06-2019, 10:54 AM
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Actual times for production. This is a 750, with individual color and upholstery. The dealer told me it was an allocation for week 27. From the “Track My BMW” site, progress was as follows, just in case anyone is curious.

Placed order 25 May 2019
“Order Received” in a couple of days
“Scheduled for Production” 2 July
“Production Begins” 12 July
“Exterior Body Assembly Begins” 18 July
“In the Paint Booth” 18 July
“Entering Assembly Line” 22 July
“Assembly in Progress” 22 July
“Dispatched from Factory” 23 July (skipped Quality Check, Final Assembly, Ready for Transport, and Awaiting Carrier Assignment)
“At the Port” 25 July
“In Transit” 5 August

This car is headed for the west coast, so will be another month before it shows up at a US port.
Congrats. Now is the hardest part. Waiting. And waiting. And waiting. If you check the boat's position every hour or every fifteen minutes, by the way, it does not make it get there any faster. Ask me how I know.
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Old 08-06-2019, 11:14 AM
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Say it’s not so!

I checked the progress through construction several times each day - that had to have sped things up, didn’t it?

I have a fleet of one ship on marinetraffic.com, so I can follow the ship across the ocean.
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Old 08-06-2019, 03:30 PM
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Congrats. Now is the hardest part. Waiting. And waiting. And waiting. If you check the boat's position every hour or every fifteen minutes, by the way, it does not make it get there any faster. Ask me how I know.
Try being on vacation, with the family ready to walk out the door for breakfast, the moment your ship hits the webcam transiting the locks in the Panama Canal. "Just a few more minutes".

They may have been hungry, but I have a minute long stop motion movie of my car sailing through the canal.

Once the car hit Port Hueneme, I was given a delivery estimate of July 6. The car actually arrived on July 5, at my dealer and I picked it up that evening. It was the only step of the process that didn't take longer than I thought. Waiting was horrible.

Now if only I could break the car in faster so I can punch the accelerator!
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Actual times for production. This is a 750, with individual color and upholstery. The dealer told me it was an allocation for week 27. From the “Track My BMW” site, progress was as follows, just in case anyone is curious.

Placed order 25 May 2019
“Order Received” in a couple of days
“Scheduled for Production” 2 July
“Production Begins” 12 July
“Exterior Body Assembly Begins” 18 July
“In the Paint Booth” 18 July
“Entering Assembly Line” 22 July
“Assembly in Progress” 22 July
“Dispatched from Factory” 23 July (skipped Quality Check, Final Assembly, Ready for Transport, and Awaiting Carrier Assignment)
“At the Port” 25 July
“In Transit” 5 August

This car is headed for the west coast, so will be another month before it shows up at a US port.
Arrived at Port Hueneme on 29 August - about an hour ago. That is 24 days from departure from Bremerhaven.
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Arrived at Port Hueneme on 29 August - about an hour ago. That is 24 days from departure from Bremerhaven.
You did well. My last car was 14 days to Newark.
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Supposedly my car was on NYK’s Oceanus Leader, and was delivered to the Port Hueneme facility on Thursday of last week.

Shortly after that the MyBMW site changed the status from “In Transit” to “At the Port”. That is a step backwards!

I presume my car did not actually miss the boat, nor did it get sent back to Bremerhaven.

When I search the United Road site by VIN, nothing shows up. Assuming it was trucked by United Road, will it show up on their site while in transit, or just after delivery to the dealer?
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Not going backward. "At the port" showed up for my '17 after it was in transit to the dealer. The tracking is not real time, nor always accurate. I have never figured out how to track the truck from the port to the dealer. My dealer is perhaps 2 hours by truck from Newark, so I didn't bother. Congrats. soon the wait will be over. Look at how much time you will free up once you have your car.
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Dealer told me my car shipped from California today. That means it sat in Port Hueneme for almost two weeks waiting for a truck. I guess neither BMW or the dealer is in a hurry to get their money.


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Dealer told me my car shipped from California today. That means it sat in Port Hueneme for almost two weeks waiting for a truck. I guess neither BMW or the dealer is in a hurry to get their money.


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Good luck. Mine just went into production today. East coast delivery so I could have it in a month. Depends on the boat it gets on.
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Best of luck to you! A month is optimistic, but if all of the stars align it could happen!
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Finally!

Sales guy sent me this picture this morning.
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