Ordered May 31, 2012 - picked up at the Performance Center on August 31, 2012.
My thanks to my man Joern Esser at Passport BMW in Maryland, who turned $1k over dealer invoice on May 31 into $2k under invoice two weeks before delivery, by finding me a random USAA member rebate. AND got me an impossible last-minute cancellation slot at the PC, once the CARB clearance finally came through from California state government.
Nothing beats flogging and flooring BMW's M3 at the PC before you settle into breaking in your own. Seriously.