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      01-10-2020, 04:33 PM   #1
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EU (Belgium) tracking of production

So I just ordered a 45e and I'm seeing all those fancy screenshots from other people waiting for their car, showing the status of the car assembly etc. When I spoke to my dealer he told me that he is getting crazy from all the people calling him to ask for updates. He is not aware about a way to track the car yourself.

Is there a way that you can track the production process once you receive the VIN?

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      01-10-2020, 04:51 PM   #2
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I have tried with the vin code on the site of the shipping company but it never worked for me. First my car was scheduled half november. Then postponed to januari. And finally it came as a early Christmas present 23/12. They arrive in Zeebrugge in a big lot and are then send over Belgium / Europe gradually. And the dealer has prepare it for delivery. Apparently the dealer can see where the car is but can't really change the distribution proces.
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      01-10-2020, 04:52 PM   #3
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The thing you can do with the VIN code is downloading the manual however and it will show a digital picture of your new car.
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      01-11-2020, 02:49 AM   #4
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So I just ordered a 45e and I'm seeing all those fancy screenshots from other people waiting for their car, showing the status of the car assembly etc. When I spoke to my dealer he told me that he is getting crazy from all the people calling him to ask for updates. He is not aware about a way to track the car yourself.

Is there a way that you can track the production process once you receive the VIN?

Thanks!
In Belgium you cannot track anything, only the dealer can.
The only EU country with some tracking is France as they can add their production number in the Connected drive app, the system is called "my BMW is born".
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      01-11-2020, 04:26 AM   #5
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If all these extra services are available in the US it can't be that difficult to have the same in Europe.
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      01-11-2020, 08:33 AM   #6
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Exactly. I ordered a Tesla a few years ago. Having this view on the production process, what's happening to your car and so on is a great thing to hype the ordering process. Secondly the volume of calls that will drop at the dealer to get updates I'll dig a bit deeper but happy to get some more info if anyone has insights in this process!
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      01-11-2020, 08:37 AM   #7
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They announced it here but no track of the app in the BE app store https://twitter.com/bmwgroup/status/...292480?lang=en
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      01-11-2020, 08:45 AM   #8
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So apparently the dealer could get an activation code to enter in the Connected app where you need to add a new car. This results in the following screens https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%...AE70A7CE0C339A

More info in this German post: https://www.goingelectric.de/forum/v...ic.php?t=40663
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      01-13-2020, 02:40 PM   #9
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I was wondering. When I did sign the contract the sales guy give you more than 30 pages. 1 of the pages (after the paper what you have to sign) is a page with 2 pictures. Above there is a configuration code.
Maybe thats the code you need to type into add new car in the connected drive app ?
My Sales didn't know why the page was there ....
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      01-13-2020, 02:54 PM   #10
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Going to search for my papers
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      01-13-2020, 03:05 PM   #11
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I think that is just a code you can use to load your specified configuration, I don't think it's tied to your actual order.

If you replace XXX in this url with your code from that page:
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https://configure.bmw.be/nl_BE/configid/XXX/G05
It should open the X5 configurator with all your chosen options
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      01-13-2020, 03:05 PM   #12
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So no it is used to open the configurator with your specific configuration: https://configure.bmw.be/nl_BE/configid/xxxxxxxxxx

Edit: pho beat me to it

Last edited by lexieke; 01-13-2020 at 03:07 PM.. Reason: giving pho kudos
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      01-13-2020, 03:06 PM   #13
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Something like this page 6 of 21 in my case.
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      01-13-2020, 03:08 PM   #14
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I think that is just a code you can use to load your specified configuration, I don't think it's tied to your actual order.

If you replace XXX in this url with your code from that page:
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https://configure.bmw.be/nl_BE/configid/XXX/G05
It should open the X5 configurator with all your chosen options
Okay to fast then it would be nice when that code was for the app :-)
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Did anyone ever try to call the US number?
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To be honest no :-).
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      01-13-2020, 03:25 PM   #17
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I believe you can only try it once you have a VIN. Someone with a VIN around from BE?
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