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
 
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      03-06-2008, 01:20 PM   #133
FifthStreetz
O! So Sour!!
FifthStreetz's Avatar
United_States
193
Rep
15,558
Posts

 
Drives: Fast 240z / Slow M3
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Fort Lee, NJ

iTrader: (24)

Garage List
2008 M3  [4.75]
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.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      03-06-2008, 04:52 PM   #134
apw2607
Major
44
Rep
1,428
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 X5 35d
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Seattle, WA, USA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by skierman64 View Post
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 ??
Appreciate 0
      03-06-2008, 05:45 PM   #135
kwhm3
Private
kwhm3's Avatar
1
Rep
76
Posts

 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Jersey

iTrader: (0)

Does anybody know when the next ship leaves Germany?
I am wondering if I am gonna make the cut with the March 10th completion.
Appreciate 0
      03-06-2008, 05:47 PM   #136
skierman64
Brigadier General
skierman64's Avatar
United_States
43
Rep
3,068
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 E92 Space Gray M3 & E36M3
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Greater St Louis Metro area

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
1998 M3 Coupe  [0.00]
2008 M3 Coupe  [0.00]
Send a message via Yahoo to skierman64
Doesn't it say on the shipping website.
__________________
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
Appreciate 0
      03-06-2008, 05:49 PM   #137
WKBRDR
Private First Class
2
Rep
188
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 M3
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: AZ

iTrader: (1)

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.
Appreciate 0
      03-06-2008, 05:49 PM   #138
kwhm3
Private
kwhm3's Avatar
1
Rep
76
Posts

 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Jersey

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by skierman64 View Post
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!!!

Don't hate me... : P
Appreciate 0
      03-07-2008, 10:42 AM   #139
WKBRDR
Private First Class
2
Rep
188
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 M3
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: AZ

iTrader: (1)

m-dct

Anyone else with an update on their m-dct? I'm still waiting for my prod num.
Appreciate 0
      03-07-2008, 02:28 PM   #140
26.2
Private
3
Rep
95
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 M3
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: North Carolina

iTrader: (0)

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!
Appreciate 0
      03-07-2008, 02:40 PM   #141
FifthStreetz
O! So Sour!!
FifthStreetz's Avatar
United_States
193
Rep
15,558
Posts

 
Drives: Fast 240z / Slow M3
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Fort Lee, NJ

iTrader: (24)

Garage List
2008 M3  [4.75]
Quote:
Originally Posted by 26.2 View Post
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.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      03-07-2008, 02:59 PM   #142
skierman64
Brigadier General
skierman64's Avatar
United_States
43
Rep
3,068
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 E92 Space Gray M3 & E36M3
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Greater St Louis Metro area

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
1998 M3 Coupe  [0.00]
2008 M3 Coupe  [0.00]
Send a message via Yahoo to skierman64
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.
__________________
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
Appreciate 0
      03-07-2008, 03:10 PM   #143
gasman
Member
gasman's Avatar
15
Rep
505
Posts

 
Drives: 08 RR Sport SC, 08 AW/FR M3
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: San Antonio, TX

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by skierman64 View Post
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.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      03-07-2008, 03:32 PM   #144
FifthStreetz
O! So Sour!!
FifthStreetz's Avatar
United_States
193
Rep
15,558
Posts

 
Drives: Fast 240z / Slow M3
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Fort Lee, NJ

iTrader: (24)

Garage List
2008 M3  [4.75]
Quote:
Originally Posted by gasman View Post
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!
__________________
Appreciate 0
      03-07-2008, 11:24 PM   #145
Pasta Blitz
Private
Pasta Blitz's Avatar
United_States
1
Rep
86
Posts

 
Drives: BMW E92 M3 AW/BL
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Clarksville, Maryland

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by FifthStreetz View Post
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?
Appreciate 0
      03-08-2008, 01:29 AM   #146
Mx3
M
Mx3's Avatar
3
Rep
211
Posts

 
Drives: 08.SpaceGry.DCT.19's,Tech,+
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Northern CA

iTrader: (0)

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.

Last edited by Mx3; 03-09-2008 at 11:28 PM.
Appreciate 0
      03-08-2008, 01:31 AM   #147
FifthStreetz
O! So Sour!!
FifthStreetz's Avatar
United_States
193
Rep
15,558
Posts

 
Drives: Fast 240z / Slow M3
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Fort Lee, NJ

iTrader: (24)

Garage List
2008 M3  [4.75]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mx3 View Post
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.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      03-09-2008, 02:22 PM   #148
swamp2
Lieutenant General
swamp2's Avatar
United_States
214
Rep
10,201
Posts

 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: San Diego, CA USA

iTrader: (1)

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".
Appreciate 0
      03-09-2008, 02:45 PM   #149
FifthStreetz
O! So Sour!!
FifthStreetz's Avatar
United_States
193
Rep
15,558
Posts

 
Drives: Fast 240z / Slow M3
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Fort Lee, NJ

iTrader: (24)

Garage List
2008 M3  [4.75]
Quote:
Originally Posted by swamp2 View Post
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.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      03-10-2008, 01:23 AM   #150
skierman64
Brigadier General
skierman64's Avatar
United_States
43
Rep
3,068
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 E92 Space Gray M3 & E36M3
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Greater St Louis Metro area

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
1998 M3 Coupe  [0.00]
2008 M3 Coupe  [0.00]
Send a message via Yahoo to skierman64
No knew VINs on the OP yet?
__________________
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
Appreciate 0
      03-10-2008, 01:28 AM   #151
apw2607
Major
44
Rep
1,428
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 X5 35d
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Seattle, WA, USA

iTrader: (0)

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
Appreciate 0
      03-10-2008, 10:33 AM   #152
gasman
Member
gasman's Avatar
15
Rep
505
Posts

 
Drives: 08 RR Sport SC, 08 AW/FR M3
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: San Antonio, TX

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by apw2607 View Post
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
I'm hoping to make it on the INTEGRITY leaving Bimmerheaven on 3/11/08. I know it's wishful thinking but it could happen.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      03-10-2008, 11:12 AM   #153
FifthStreetz
O! So Sour!!
FifthStreetz's Avatar
United_States
193
Rep
15,558
Posts

 
Drives: Fast 240z / Slow M3
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Fort Lee, NJ

iTrader: (24)

Garage List
2008 M3  [4.75]
where can i find a schedule of the departing times?
__________________
Appreciate 0
      03-10-2008, 11:47 AM   #154
gasman
Member
gasman's Avatar
15
Rep
505
Posts

 
Drives: 08 RR Sport SC, 08 AW/FR M3
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: San Antonio, TX

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by FifthStreetz View Post
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.
__________________
Appreciate 0
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 03:14 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