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      11-05-2019, 07:00 PM   #23
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They should be able to give you a build week, at least they did for me. Pretty much there will be no movement on the tracker until the week leading up to your build week. Unless, of course, your build week got bumped up - which would be an added surprise.

My build week is 50 - I still check the tracker every day and call genius once a week "just in case".
I hear ya. I imagine part of the training to work at the bmw call center is learning how to deal with lunatics like us on the phone!!
Oh yeah... I always apologize and they respond with no big deal we can understand your excitement.... They have no idea.
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      11-06-2019, 07:07 AM   #24
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Oh yeah... I always apologize and they respond with no big deal we can understand your excitement.... They have no idea.
Well said! They have no idea!
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      11-07-2019, 09:16 AM   #25
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Same boat over here! I ordered on Monday and according to my CA, the car will be delivered in the first week of December. I'll be sitting at this computer pressing the refresh button continuously for the next 30 days!
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Same boat over here! I ordered on Monday and according to my CA, the car will be delivered in the first week of December. I'll be sitting at this computer pressing the refresh button continuously for the next 30 days!
Welcome to the support group! Today Iím celebrating the 2 week anniversary of when my agony started.

Did you post your build?

Congrats!
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      11-07-2019, 09:59 AM   #27
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Ohhh...just had some kind of movement. Any morsel keeps me happy! When I previously called the Genius line I would enter the production number and it would automatically connect me to a human who would say, basically, wooomp, woooomp....

Today I called and there was no human! It said my order was confirmed with no set production date. I’ve never been so giddy to get no news! Things are maybe happening!
(Did I tell you I needed help or what!)
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      11-07-2019, 10:38 AM   #28
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My status just changed from awaiting production date to Production Begins and a VIN is assigned!!! Doing dance moves in my office!
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My status just changed from awaiting production date to Production Begins and a VIN is assigned!!! Doing dance moves in my office!
Wow. Congrats! Ordered Monday and got the VIN today? Thatís impressive!
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      11-07-2019, 12:05 PM   #30
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I ordered last Friday, and today it says production begins.....
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      11-09-2019, 09:50 PM   #31
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Ordered yesterday. Week 49 build. Dealer says I will have it before the holidays. Keeping fingers crossed. I may also need an intervention.
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Ordered: 10/31
Scheduled for production: 11/8
Production begins/VIN assigned: 11/11 !!
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      11-12-2019, 07:43 AM   #33
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Ordered: 10/31
Scheduled for production: 11/8
Production begins/VIN assigned: 11/11 !!
What build did you order? I ordered an M50i on 10/23 and still havenít had any movement.
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What build did you order? I ordered an M50i on 10/23 and still havenít had any movement.
Yeah, I'm jealous of these orders that were after mine, but production slated for before mine. Luck of the draw, I suppose.
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once you get your car your symptoms will dissipate
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once you get your car your symptoms will dissipate
True...until the next purchase
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So I’m probably looking at mid-January delivery. I’m actually OK knowing when. Sucks, but at least it’s not a mystery.

My question is this. That’s almost 3 months. I’ve ordered a GLS 450 and it took about 4 weeks. 3 months has to be at the long end of the curve. What’s normal wait for an ordered BMW? I would imagine it’s somewhere in line with the Mercedes. I’m guessing the delays would be attributed to the fact that it’s a great car and selling like hot cakes.
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      11-13-2019, 02:03 PM   #38
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I placed my week 36 individual 40i order 7/17 and it wasn't delivered to the dealer until 10/30 (built week 43). Wait. Was. Awful. I didn't even get a production number until the first week in September. I was all sorts of moody and emotional about it. LOL. When I knew it was delivered to the dealer, I waited impatiently for them to close that night so I could go and find it on the lot (didn't want them thinking I was THAT person )

When I finally showed up at the dealer to take delivery, numb to the core at that point, it didn't even feel real. Was so stoked for my first car with factory summer tires and what happens? Mother Nature decides to send me half a foot of snow the same exact day I was to take delivery. I had already purchased my winter tires so I dropped them off at the dealer to install for my delivery. Wouldn't have been able to safely drive it home with the summers. Service was going to "try and squeeze me in" so I could take delivery. Fortunately for their lives they made it work because I was ready to cut a b***h at that point lmao

I'm generally a (mostly) patient guy but I became a crazy person throughout the order process so I completely understand what you're feeling. I even had a spreadsheet going for a while after receiving my VIN that I would use on Mdecoder.com adjusting the VINs of earlier builds trying to calculate my build date - which jumped forward 4 days as me and my spreadsheet had forecasted... Not going to lie I'm slightly embarrassed reading my post right now
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I placed my week 36 individual 40i order 7/17 and it wasn't delivered to the dealer until 10/30 (built week 43). Wait. Was. Awful. I didn't even get a production number until the first week in September. I was all sorts of moody and emotional about it. LOL. When I knew it was delivered to the dealer, I waited impatiently for them to close that night so I could go and find it on the lot (didn't want them thinking I was THAT person )

When I finally showed up at the dealer to take delivery, numb to the core at that point, it didn't even feel real. Was so stoked for my first car with factory summer tires and what happens? Mother Nature decides to send me half a foot of snow the same exact day I was to take delivery. I had already purchased my winter tires so I dropped them off at the dealer to install for my delivery. Wouldn't have been able to safely drive it home with the summers. Service was going to "try and squeeze me in" so I could take delivery. Fortunately for their lives they made it work because I was ready to cut a b***h at that point lmao

I'm generally a (mostly) patient guy but I became a crazy person throughout the order process so I completely understand what you're feeling. I even had a spreadsheet going for a while after receiving my VIN that I would use on Mdecoder.com adjusting the VINs of earlier builds trying to calculate my build date - which jumped forward 4 days as me and my spreadsheet had forecasted... Not going to lie I'm slightly embarrassed reading my post right now
Thatís the best post Iíve read in a long time! The sad thing is Iím pretty much right there with you every step of the way!
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What build did you order? I ordered an M50i on 10/23 and still havenít had any movement.
X40i

I think my dealer had an allotment that they may have changed because BMW genius said the car was ordered Oct 8th, but I wasn't even looking at the X5 back then they initially said my production week should be 12/1. Maybe that's when it will actually be produced and they just gave me a VIN to shut me up,
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What build did you order? I ordered an M50i on 10/23 and still haven't had any movement.
X40i

I think my dealer had an allotment that they may have changed because BMW genius said the car was ordered Oct 8th, but I wasn't even looking at the X5 back then they initially said my production week should be 12/1. Maybe that's when it will actually be produced and they just gave me a VIN to shut me up,
That's exactly the trick. At least in the US it's not about when you order your car but which already placed order your dealer adjusts to your likings. If you can afford to shop around you can check how close the dealer's allotted production dates are and you'll get your car within a month if you're lucky, and all the parts are available to the factory of course.
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I think my dealer had an allotment that they may have changed because BMW genius said the car was ordered Oct 8th, but I wasn't even looking at the X5 back then they initially said my production week should be 12/1. Maybe that's when it will actually be produced and they just gave me a VIN to shut me up,
Yep - when I call genius, they say my car was ordered in September, but I i didn't actually order it until mid October. So it's obvious they changed an order for my car. However that's a really long lead time, because my allotment is week 50 - if they ordered it in September, that's quite a bit out.
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I guess it’s a good problem for BMW to have. Can’t make the cars fast enough. Better than a lot of cars they cannot move.

That being said, the wait is awful.
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So I’m probably looking at mid-January delivery. I’m actually OK knowing when. Sucks, but at least it’s not a mystery.

My question is this. That’s almost 3 months. I’ve ordered a GLS 450 and it took about 4 weeks. 3 months has to be at the long end of the curve. What’s normal wait for an ordered BMW? I would imagine it’s somewhere in line with the Mercedes. I’m guessing the delays would be attributed to the fact that it’s a great car and selling like hot cakes.
That seems like a really long delay. I know they're producing a relatively small number of X6 M50i's before the end of the year, but I would still get on the phone with your CA and tell him that's not acceptable. Ask your CA to trade an allocation with another dealership. I believe there's a dealer in Miami with a surplus of X6 M50i allocations before the end of the year. But if your vehicle is going to be delivered in mid-January, it may start production in early December? Holiday delays and all that...

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