BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > New and Preowned M3 Pricing, Ordering, Tracking / European Delivery / Dealer Reviews
 
GetBMWParts
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      03-03-2008, 10:51 PM   #1
BMW3R
5
Bimmer User
 
BMW3R's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 E92 M3
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: SLC, UT

Posts: 585
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 Mazda3  [0.00]
Sedan plus DCT option????

Has anybody heard any news about sedan plus DCT option???? I am still waiting to know when this will be available. I am still hoping June/July.
__________________
2011 E92 M3 - Space Gray, ZCP, Akra Evo System, aFe filter, PC Stage II Tune & more!!!!

BMW3R is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      03-04-2008, 08:21 AM   #2
MFL101
2
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2011 X5M
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: NYC

Posts: 256
iTrader: (0)

I haven't ordered yet...even though I want to...dealer can't put a sedan with DCT in right now...but I was guranteed I could recieve it by June 15th. We shall see...
MFL101 is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      03-04-2008, 10:03 AM   #3
man02195
4
Lieutenant
 
man02195's Avatar
 
Drives: e90 M3 M-DCT, SG-status 111
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: NC

Posts: 487
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MFL101 View Post
I haven't ordered yet...even though I want to...dealer can't put a sedan with DCT in right now...but I was guranteed I could recieve it by June 15th. We shall see...
June 15th would be GREAT. I've heard mid May builds, first week of July delivery. I'll post more info if I get update after BMW reps visit dealer this week.
__________________
E90 M3 Sedan | M-DCT | SG | Black Leather | Carbon Leather Trim | Premium | Technology | Enhanced Sound | 19's | Moonroof | Fold Down | Heated | iPod | Parkdist | Sunshade |Week 22 | Just unloaded from Emden | Performance Center Delivery July 17th (Great Experience!)
man02195 is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      03-04-2008, 10:51 AM   #4
MFL101
2
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2011 X5M
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: NYC

Posts: 256
iTrader: (0)

Well, my current lease ends June 15th. I would be happy with first week of July though...

I just want to order it so I can stop checking this board every 5 seconds!
MFL101 is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      03-04-2008, 11:26 AM   #5
GT3 Tim
18
Moderator
 
GT3 Tim's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 E90 M3
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sacramento, CA

Posts: 1,897
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MFL101 View Post
I haven't ordered yet...even though I want to...dealer can't put a sedan with DCT in right now...but I was guranteed I could recieve it by June 15th. We shall see...
Same problem here...dealer cannot select the "DCT option" as "the button is GONE from the BMW server". I inquired with him Friday and he emailed the production rep...I requested a "build date or delivery date" to try to get them to pin down when they plan on producing a M3/4 w/ DCT. I will reply here when I get word. June 15 sounds good though. Gives me time to sell my car and also, my B-Day is in June... woo hoo
__________________
Tim (apparently likes "3" cars)
E90 M3 -- Current ride
2004 GT3 -- Sold
1997 M3/4 -- Sold
1995 M3 -- Sold
GT3 Tim is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      03-04-2008, 11:27 AM   #6
GT3 Tim
18
Moderator
 
GT3 Tim's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 E90 M3
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sacramento, CA

Posts: 1,897
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MFL101 View Post
Well, my current lease ends June 15th. I would be happy with first week of July though...

I just want to order it so I can stop checking this board every 5 seconds!
I am in the same boat as you...hoping to see something here like "Sedan with DCT ordered and and in production!". lol
__________________
Tim (apparently likes "3" cars)
E90 M3 -- Current ride
2004 GT3 -- Sold
1997 M3/4 -- Sold
1995 M3 -- Sold
GT3 Tim is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      03-04-2008, 12:23 PM   #7
grkmec
1
Private First Class
 
Drives: 335xi
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: stamford, ct

Posts: 165
iTrader: (0)

Spoke to my dealer yesterday and he also confirmed that M3 sedan is not orderable with DCT option. He says the system goes out to late april for allocations so I am crossing my fingers for early May.

As soon as someone gets an order through the system, please share it with the rest of us!
grkmec is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      03-04-2008, 01:53 PM   #8
GT3 Tim
18
Moderator
 
GT3 Tim's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 E90 M3
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sacramento, CA

Posts: 1,897
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by grkmec View Post
Spoke to my dealer yesterday and he also confirmed that M3 sedan is not orderable with DCT option. He says the system goes out to late april for allocations so I am crossing my fingers for early May.

As soon as someone gets an order through the system, please share it with the rest of us!
That's basically what my guy told me...

I hope to hear something more concrete soon. I will let you know what I find out.
__________________
Tim (apparently likes "3" cars)
E90 M3 -- Current ride
2004 GT3 -- Sold
1997 M3/4 -- Sold
1995 M3 -- Sold
GT3 Tim is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      03-04-2008, 03:30 PM   #9
BMW3R
5
Bimmer User
 
BMW3R's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 E92 M3
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: SLC, UT

Posts: 585
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 Mazda3  [0.00]
My dealer placed the order for allocation and then said that he would wait and see what BMW returns. I guess we would know by March 14th. I agree, I just want to get the order in so I can quit worrying about it!
__________________
2011 E92 M3 - Space Gray, ZCP, Akra Evo System, aFe filter, PC Stage II Tune & more!!!!

BMW3R is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      03-20-2008, 07:02 PM   #10
BMW3R
5
Bimmer User
 
BMW3R's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 E92 M3
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: SLC, UT

Posts: 585
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 Mazda3  [0.00]
Does anyone have an update from their dealer about release dates?
__________________
2011 E92 M3 - Space Gray, ZCP, Akra Evo System, aFe filter, PC Stage II Tune & more!!!!

BMW3R is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      03-22-2008, 07:06 PM   #11
GT3 Tim
18
Moderator
 
GT3 Tim's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 E90 M3
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sacramento, CA

Posts: 1,897
iTrader: (0)

I spoke with the dealership the other day and he got word from the ordering czar (some rep from BMW NA) that it would be early June production...but who knows for sure....I aint counting my chickens yet.

I did confirm that I am first inline for a sedan with DCT, so as soon as I hear something, I will post...
__________________
Tim (apparently likes "3" cars)
E90 M3 -- Current ride
2004 GT3 -- Sold
1997 M3/4 -- Sold
1995 M3 -- Sold
GT3 Tim is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      03-22-2008, 07:23 PM   #12
skierman64
30
Brigadier General
 
skierman64's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 E92 Space Gray M3 & E36M3
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Greater St Louis Metro area

Posts: 3,068
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
1998 M3 Coupe  [0.00]
2008 M3 Coupe  [0.00]
Send a message via Yahoo to skierman64
Quote:
Originally Posted by GT3 Tim View Post
I spoke with the dealership the other day and he got word from the ordering czar (some rep from BMW NA) that it would be early June production...but who knows for sure....I aint counting my chickens yet.

I did confirm that I am first inline for a sedan with DCT, so as soon as I hear something, I will post...
That confirms what we've been hearing on the forum from multiple sources for a while. Limited coupe only production March-May and then full production starting in June.
__________________
Get a professional motorsports full featured stopwatch app for your Blackberry here: http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/19464
Invest Wisely...The best mod for your money?? BMWCCA high performance driver's school. The mod that lasts a lifetime and improves the performance of any car you drive
skierman64 is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      03-22-2008, 09:58 PM   #13
Johndoe
2
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 09 M3 sedan
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Houston

Posts: 257
iTrader: (0)

BMW system does take DCT sedan orders now...

but it does not provide final production date.......my dealer gave me printout with a date of 6/23/2008 with 'Req. Prod.' but it was status 037
Johndoe is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      03-23-2008, 08:55 AM   #14
rmmcdaniel
2
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: '09 E90 M3
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Chicago & SF

Posts: 247
iTrader: (0)

I also have a copy of the Vehicle Inquiry Report for my E90 order that has DCT on it in status 037. So I think the system takes the order, it just won't go past 037 right now.
__________________
2009 E90 M3 - Silverstone/Fox Red - M-DCT, CW, PP, TP, 19", Moonroof, Sunshades, PDC, Enhanced Prem Sound, HD Radio, Sat, iPod, Smartphone Integration
rmmcdaniel is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      03-23-2008, 10:52 AM   #15
skierman64
30
Brigadier General
 
skierman64's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 E92 Space Gray M3 & E36M3
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Greater St Louis Metro area

Posts: 3,068
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
1998 M3 Coupe  [0.00]
2008 M3 Coupe  [0.00]
Send a message via Yahoo to skierman64
You status won't change until a week or two prior to production.
__________________
Get a professional motorsports full featured stopwatch app for your Blackberry here: http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/19464
Invest Wisely...The best mod for your money?? BMWCCA high performance driver's school. The mod that lasts a lifetime and improves the performance of any car you drive
skierman64 is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      03-23-2008, 04:44 PM   #16
GT3 Tim
18
Moderator
 
GT3 Tim's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 E90 M3
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sacramento, CA

Posts: 1,897
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by rmmcdaniel View Post
I also have a copy of the Vehicle Inquiry Report for my E90 order that has DCT on it in status 037. So I think the system takes the order, it just won't go past 037 right now.
Hmm. My dealer cannot even select the DCT option with a sedan...thus, it aint "ordered" yet. I think the D in DCT really stands for DELAYED! LOL Or maybe it should just be DDCT.
__________________
Tim (apparently likes "3" cars)
E90 M3 -- Current ride
2004 GT3 -- Sold
1997 M3/4 -- Sold
1995 M3 -- Sold
GT3 Tim is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      03-24-2008, 04:27 PM   #17
GT3 Tim
18
Moderator
 
GT3 Tim's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 E90 M3
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sacramento, CA

Posts: 1,897
iTrader: (0)

Coolness..... The BMW server took my order today for a sedan w/ DCT. So I am status 037 as well.

He did not that he recieved a bulliten from BMW TODAY that stated that sedans with DCT would begin production "in June". That is all for now...I will try to obtain said document and scan it.
__________________
Tim (apparently likes "3" cars)
E90 M3 -- Current ride
2004 GT3 -- Sold
1997 M3/4 -- Sold
1995 M3 -- Sold
GT3 Tim is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      03-24-2008, 07:46 PM   #18
rmmcdaniel
2
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: '09 E90 M3
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Chicago & SF

Posts: 247
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by GT3 Tim View Post
Coolness..... The BMW server took my order today for a sedan w/ DCT. So I am status 037 as well.

He did not that he recieved a bulliten from BMW TODAY that stated that sedans with DCT would begin production "in June". That is all for now...I will try to obtain said document and scan it.
Congrats on getting the order in. At least we are making a little progress!!

Would love to see that document when you get a chance. It's always nice to see something "official" than just relying on dealer word of mouth!
__________________
2009 E90 M3 - Silverstone/Fox Red - M-DCT, CW, PP, TP, 19", Moonroof, Sunshades, PDC, Enhanced Prem Sound, HD Radio, Sat, iPod, Smartphone Integration
rmmcdaniel is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      03-25-2008, 10:00 AM   #19
GT3 Tim
18
Moderator
 
GT3 Tim's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 E90 M3
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sacramento, CA

Posts: 1,897
iTrader: (0)

He would not release the document to me because of the confidentiality clause in it...he doesn't want to get fired over a piece of paper... I don't blame him!

However, this is what I did find out:

BMW Bulletin 08-M3-05 was originated on 01/16/2008 and re-distributed yesterday (3/24/08) to all BMW Dealers in the Region by the Regional Manager to answer questions and concerns regarding availability of DCT's.

“Limited March to May production of the M DKG Drivelogic transmission will be available in the M3 Coupe only. Production of the transmission for the M3 Sedan will start in June. There are no production limitations expected for the second half of 2008.”

So, it sounds like BMW is reaffirming thier position that the sedan with DCT will not be produced until June. It appears that the shortcomings of supply of the trannies will be worked out by June. I would guess that BMW again met with the manufacturer of the trannies and confirmed that supplies would be sufficient by June...re-releasing the memo confirms, to me, that what they were originally told by the manufacturer will hold true....that there will be a sufficient supply of DCT trannies by June, and that BMW is giving preference of those trannies to the coupe until the supply is sufficent enough to put it in whatever the customer wants.

I will share more if I hear anything different....

edit: I added 19's to my order. I figured what the hell. lol After looking at pics side by side of the 18s and 19s, I prefer the 19's. To each his own I guess.
__________________
Tim (apparently likes "3" cars)
E90 M3 -- Current ride
2004 GT3 -- Sold
1997 M3/4 -- Sold
1995 M3 -- Sold

Last edited by GT3 Tim; 03-26-2008 at 12:44 PM.
GT3 Tim is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      03-25-2008, 10:04 AM   #20
rmmcdaniel
2
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: '09 E90 M3
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Chicago & SF

Posts: 247
iTrader: (0)

Great info/insight, thanks!!
__________________
2009 E90 M3 - Silverstone/Fox Red - M-DCT, CW, PP, TP, 19", Moonroof, Sunshades, PDC, Enhanced Prem Sound, HD Radio, Sat, iPod, Smartphone Integration
rmmcdaniel is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      03-25-2008, 10:39 AM   #21
M3NNIS
21
Colonel
 
M3NNIS's Avatar
 
Drives: a truck for now
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: DFW

Posts: 2,191
iTrader: (6)

Send a message via AIM to M3NNIS Send a message via MSN to M3NNIS
mine has been in for a june build with dkg
__________________
M3NNIS is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      03-28-2008, 07:10 PM   #22
BMW3R
5
Bimmer User
 
BMW3R's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 E92 M3
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: SLC, UT

Posts: 585
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 Mazda3  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by GT3 Tim View Post
So, it sounds like BMW is reaffirming thier position that the sedan with DCT will not be produced until June.
I just received the same news today. June production date, late July or early August delivery. I also was told that 2009 models would build in October. Is it better to wait for the 2009 model if it is just a few more months?
__________________
2011 E92 M3 - Space Gray, ZCP, Akra Evo System, aFe filter, PC Stage II Tune & more!!!!

BMW3R is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:25 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST