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      03-06-2008, 01:20 PM   #133
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Heres a update for you guys,

Just got off the phone with BMW NA, they said that the car was in final stage of production today, quality and to check everything is ok, so its very likely that its totally complete! And my OC does show M-DCT now too.
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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.
Yep ... thanks. I did double check and M-DCT is definitly on there. The BMW NA rep confirmed it too. I did order every option (other than the moonroof) so perhaps owners circle can't handle that ??
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      03-06-2008, 05:45 PM   #135
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Does anybody know when the next ship leaves Germany?
I am wondering if I am gonna make the cut with the March 10th completion.
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Doesn't it say on the shipping website.
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just got my order in for AW/black/m-dct. My SA said mdct wouldn't be built until may. You guys seem to hear different. I should get order number tonighnt or tomorrow.
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Doesn't it say on the shipping website.
wow, that was quick!!!

Yours and Fifth's are coming to NJ and I am a couple of days behind..
I know you guys want yours to be on the ship the next day but I am crossing my fingers to make the cut!!!

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      03-07-2008, 10:42 AM   #139
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m-dct

Anyone else with an update on their m-dct? I'm still waiting for my prod num.
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Interesting article on BMW Car Club of America...

http://stage.bmwcca.org/forum/showthread.php?t=327

Says the double clutch gear box will make its debut on the CONVERTIBLE and then later on the coupe and sedan. Hope that doesn't mean that the cars already built with DCG will sit in port until the convertible is released...that could get ugly!
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Interesting article on BMW Car Club of America...

http://stage.bmwcca.org/forum/showthread.php?t=327

Says the double clutch gear box will make its debut on the CONVERTIBLE and then later on the coupe and sedan. Hope that doesn't mean that the cars already built with DCG will sit in port until the convertible is released...that could get ugly!
I would be then ill have to someone.
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There's no way they are going hold our coupes until the verts come out. That article is wrong. The same info has been printed elsewhere.

They wouldn't have built the coupes first if they weren't going to sell them first. That doesn't make good business sense.
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There's no way they are going hold our coupes until the verts come out. That article is wrong. The same info has been printed elsewhere.

They wouldn't have built the coupes first if they weren't going to sell them first. That doesn't make good business sense.
Impossible. I'd be pissed. Anyway, just spoke to a BMW rep and my car has completed production and on its way to the port. He said I should have my car in 31 days. I'm sure that's just a guess for him but it doesn't sound like a bad one. That would put me at first week of April which is kind of what I've been expecting.
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Impossible. I'd be pissed. Anyway, just spoke to a BMW rep and my car has completed production and on its way to the port. He said I should have my car in 31 days. I'm sure that's just a guess for him but it doesn't sound like a bad one. That would put me at first week of April which is kind of what I've been expecting.
True, same with me. First week of April baby!
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Heres a update for you guys,

Just got off the phone with BMW NA, they said that the car was in final stage of production today, quality and to check everything is ok, so its very likely that its totally complete! And my OC does show M-DCT now too.
does show for me too but not the 19" wheels why?
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      03-08-2008, 01:29 AM   #146
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I called today and BMW said my car is in the final stage ( quality check etc..) so it might even have been completed today. The BMW rep said the next step is that my car would then get on a train to transport it to the port of exit where would wait until it is shipped. Anyone here this as well?

BTW...When I called the 800-831-1117 number where I got an automated report of where my car was in the production process...it stated "in the paint shop" which is clearly not up to date. Make sure to always talk to a live BMW rep to get the realtime update.

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I called today and BMW said my car is in the final stage ( quality check etc..) so it might even have been completed today. The BMW rep said the next step is that my car would then get on a train to transport it to the port of exit where would wait until it is shipped. Anyone here this as well?
Yes, a few of us are at that step, me, skierman... and a few other members i believe.
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I think the confusion on the "launch" being in the Vert is the following. The first media images, advertisements and movies about M-DCT were all showcasing it in the Vert. It was just a way for BMW to announce the production of the tranny previously described in the long technical document describing it. It also makes sense to talk about the two together becuase there is a match of sorts between the DCT and the Vert. In general those with a less true motorsport type of interest in the M3, and those more concerned with looks over performance will be drawn to the Vert. Similarly the interest in an "automatic" will probably be higher among those serious about the Vert. Again not making any blanket statements nor conclusions about any one future owner, just observing some likely trends.

Since the Coupe and Sedan will be released slightly before the Vert and based on how far along many members cars are in the production process there is simply no way we will see Verts with DCT in the US before Coupes. BMW has just chosen an interesting definition of "launch".
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I think the confusion on the "launch" being in the Vert is the following. The first media images, advertisements and movies about M-DCT were all showcasing it in the Vert. It was just a way for BMW to announce the production of the tranny previously described in the long technical document describing it. It also makes sense to talk about the two together becuase there is a match of sorts between the DCT and the Vert. In general those with a less true motorsport type of interest in the M3, and those more concerned with looks over performance will be drawn to the Vert. Similarly the interest in an "automatic" will probably be higher among those serious about the Vert. Again not making any blanket statements nor conclusions about any one future owner, just observing some likely trends.

Since the Coupe and Sedan will be released slightly before the Vert and based on how far along many members cars are in the production process there is simply no way we will see Verts with DCT in the US before Coupes. BMW has just chosen an interesting definition of "launch".

Well put Swamp.
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No knew VINs on the OP yet?
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Right then ... many DCT cars have now completed production. So now we move onto the waiting game of getting your new DCT car on a boat. Checking the schedule for March ... this is what we have for West Coast (PORT HUENEME)

ETS Name of Ship Ship Agent SIS-Nr ETA Port of Loading
09.03.2008 GREEN COVE NYK-LINE CVJ3051 04.04.2008 BREMERHAVEN
10.03.2008 INTEGRITY/MILITARY W W L CTM8081 . . BREMERHAVEN
11.03.2008 INTEGRITY W W L CTM7081 . . BREMERHAVEN
12.03.2008 CORAL LEADER NYK-LINE CVOV051 03.04.2008 BREMERHAVEN
13.03.2008 ELEKTRA W W L CTNA081 . . BREMERHAVEN
15.03.2008 MADAME BUTTERFLY W W L CUFP081 09.04.2008 BREMERHAVEN
18.03.2008 GRACEFUL LEADER NYK-LINE CVO5051 10.04.2008 BREMERHAVEN
21.03.2008 MAERSK WAVE W W L CTNB081 13.04.2008 BREMERHAVEN
27.03.2008 GLORIOUS LEADER NYK-LINE CVO7051 19.04.2008 BREMERHAVEN
28.03.2008 DON JUAN W W L CTNG081 21.04.2008 BREMERHAVEN
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Right then ... many DCT cars have now completed production. So now we move onto the waiting game of getting your new DCT car on a boat. Checking the schedule for March ... this is what we have for West Coast (PORT HUENEME)

ETS Name of Ship Ship Agent SIS-Nr ETA Port of Loading
09.03.2008 GREEN COVE NYK-LINE CVJ3051 04.04.2008 BREMERHAVEN
10.03.2008 INTEGRITY/MILITARY W W L CTM8081 . . BREMERHAVEN
11.03.2008 INTEGRITY W W L CTM7081 . . BREMERHAVEN
12.03.2008 CORAL LEADER NYK-LINE CVOV051 03.04.2008 BREMERHAVEN
13.03.2008 ELEKTRA W W L CTNA081 . . BREMERHAVEN
15.03.2008 MADAME BUTTERFLY W W L CUFP081 09.04.2008 BREMERHAVEN
18.03.2008 GRACEFUL LEADER NYK-LINE CVO5051 10.04.2008 BREMERHAVEN
21.03.2008 MAERSK WAVE W W L CTNB081 13.04.2008 BREMERHAVEN
27.03.2008 GLORIOUS LEADER NYK-LINE CVO7051 19.04.2008 BREMERHAVEN
28.03.2008 DON JUAN W W L CTNG081 21.04.2008 BREMERHAVEN
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where can i find a schedule of the departing times?
http://www.2wglobal.com/www/WEP/index.jsp

http://www2.nykline.com/home/index.html

You can check the schedules by port of exit and entry. I'm not sure if you can find exact times but you can find the exact days.
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