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      03-05-2008, 12:53 PM   #111
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Btw did your OC update with M-DCT option on it?
Just checked OC, and no M-DCT listed for me either. I think we will be fine. If BMW have duped us on this, and stuck 6 MT's in them ... then there will be trouble !

I just dont know how you can drive a car with *just* 6 gears. 7 are absolutely essential (just kidding).
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VIN roundup on the M-DCT roll call

List of VINs so far
skierman64 - 40466
Fifthstreetz - 40467
Pasta blitz - 40474
mattwhite - 40475
gasman - 40480
apw2607 - 40518
kwhm3 - 40525
SMSgt B - 40540

(two sets of twins)

Mx3 is the only member labeled in production in the OP that we don't have a VIN for, Mx3 freel free to join in if you wish.

Does anyone else with M-DCT and a VIN want to join, just let me know.
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skierman64 - 40466
Fifthstreetz - 40467
Pasta blitz - 40474
mattwhite - 40475
gasman - 40480
apw2607 - 40518
kwhm3 - 40525
SMSgt B - 40540

(two sets of twins)

Mx3 is the only member labeled in production in the OP that we don't have a VIN for, Mx3 freel free to join in if you wish.
wow, skierman64, you might have the very first DCT M3 for U.S.
wait a minute.. very first one ever sold to customer!!!!!
how cool is that?

you should try to find out for real...
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      03-05-2008, 02:08 PM   #114
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Just checked OC, and no M-DCT listed for me either. I think we will be fine. If BMW have duped us on this, and stuck 6 MT's in them ... then there will be trouble !

I just dont know how you can drive a car with *just* 6 gears. 7 are absolutely essential (just kidding).
No M-DCT on OC for me either.
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      03-05-2008, 02:24 PM   #115
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wow, skierman64, you might have the very first DCT M3 for U.S.
wait a minute.. very first one ever sold to customer!!!!!
how cool is that?

you should try to find out for real...
I wonder if there's a way to know for sure. I'm pretty sure Fifth and I were built on the first day of M-DCT production. I'm not sure how far down the list that goes though.
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List of VINs so far
Nice job ... I went ahead and updated the list at the beginning of the thread !
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I wonder if there's a way to know for sure. I'm pretty sure Fifth and I were built on the first day of M-DCT production. I'm not sure how far down the list that goes though.
Yea that be cool to know...if there is any way to find out.
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I wonder if there's a way to know for sure. I'm pretty sure Fifth and I were built on the first day of M-DCT production. I'm not sure how far down the list that goes though.
I just spoke to the "head production manager" and he said that although you have an earlier VIN number, my car was the first in line.

All kidding aside, I think we all went into production on the same day and will all finish tomorrow. But it does look like yours was the first in line!
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I just spoke to the "head production manager" and he said that although you have an earlier VIN number, my car was the first in line.

All kidding aside, I think we all went into production on the same day and will all finish tomorrow. But it does look like yours was the first in line!
That makes sense because I heard there are specific production lines of each exterior color. So 1 line could go faster since it has less orders.

No proof....just heard it.
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SMSgt B, I had heard that too, however with this being the first ever production of M-DCT cars I wonder if they lumped all those cars together in order make sure the assembly line went smoothly.

It makes sense to me.
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I'm guessing/hoping that most if not all the bugs will be worked out. They've been testing this tranny for a long time. I can't wait to drive it.
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SMSgt B, I had heard that too, however with this being the first ever production of M-DCT cars I wonder if they lumped all those cars together in order make sure the assembly line went smoothly.

It makes sense to me.
I would think they do that but after body and paint. Probably like 7 lanes going into 1..or something like that.

If your talking about 1 only line, then I would think the production numbering would be grouped more by color, which you, fifth, and pasta would have the same color ... not the case
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I toured the Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator plant in Michigan twice. There seemed to be no order to the cars going down the assembly line. Colors of vehicles and even vehicle type (Ford or Lincoln), it all seemed random. I don't remember if the VINs were sequential as they got to the end of the line or not.
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I'm scheduled to finish then as well. Sounds like we'll be crossing the Atlantic together. Mine is going to BMW woodlands...how about you?
Mine's actually going to Cincinnati - I have a good relationship with Jake Sweeney - they also sold me my E46 M3. I refuse to buy cars from any Houston BMW or Porsche dealer.
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Well hell, I guess I will book a tour of Regensberg before I leave so I will get the answer....
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One more March production DCT car to add. Brand new forum member.

dysert - AW/Black loaded with DCT and 19's VIN 40519

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List of VINs so far
skierman64 - 40466
Fifthstreetz - 40467
Pasta blitz - 40474
mattwhite - 40475
gasman - 40480
apw2607 - 40518
kwhm3 - 40525
SMSgt B - 40540

(two sets of twins)

Mx3 is the only member labeled in production in the OP that we don't have a VIN for, Mx3 freel free to join in if you wish.

Does anyone else with M-DCT and a VIN want to join, just let me know.
Skierman64,

My VIN is 40486. It's currently in status 151 (Body shop) phase and has a completion date of March 7th.

Also, DCT is finally showing up on the OC for me, but still no 19's.
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I just dont know how you can drive a car with *just* 6 gears. 7 are absolutely essential (just kidding).
Update: OC now lists M-DCT on my order. Everything is now there except 19" wheels.
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Update: OC now lists M-DCT on my order. Everything is now there except 19" wheels.
Same here!! I can finally relax!
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One more March production DCT car to add. Brand new forum member.

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Texas.
Excellent ... another set of twins .... this time with my car !!

The list has being now updated.
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Same here!! I can finally relax!
Mmm ... not so for me. Crap, I hope I'm not getting the 6MT .... I could have got that a month ago. Need to call BMW NA to double check again.
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I suspect all the M-DCT cars are bunched together VIN wise so they can work this new technology all at once on the assembly line.

APW, I'd have your CA send you a copy of the order sheet from the BMW ordering system. That's what I did to confirm M-DCT was on the order.
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