Great information here. I am still a bit unclear on how to best determine when my car is scheduled to ship; it left production on Friday. Should I just key in my vin on the shipping site each day until it shows, call the BMW 800 number or is there a better way? I am trying to get a handle on delivery date to determine whether I need to extend my 550 lease or not. Also, am I correct that in understanding that a car destined for Tampa goes into Charleston?