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      10-14-2010, 03:37 PM   #1
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Production week 43

Dealership told me yesterday that they had a car set for week 43 (335 xi) that they reconfigured to my M3 and gave me that production number and marked it prority 1 (which he explained to me).

My question is since there are less M3's being made than 335/328's, does that line move quicket for M3's? Or are they all on the same line?

And does the "priority 1" really move things along much faster? Week 43 is the last week in Oct and if its not going to move much until then, id rather not kill myself over checking it every 30 mins

Let me know if anyone can tell me anything

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      10-14-2010, 04:06 PM   #2
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M3's are made on the same line and Priority 1 status won't help there. You have a production slot and it is what it is...

Priority 1 helps after the factory. Once the car arrives at the VPC here in the US, Priority 1 cars are processed first since they are already sold. Cars that have been ordered for general dealer inventory go behind Priority 1 cars. Not sure if being Priority 1 helps getting on a ship at the port in Germany or not...

Car won't move at all until week 43. If you call the 800 #, you be told it is scheduled for production and maybe a few days before the production process starts you'll start getting updates like it's in the body shop then production started.
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      10-14-2010, 09:52 PM   #3
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M3's are made on the same line and Priority 1 status won't help there. You have a production slot and it is what it is...

Priority 1 helps after the factory. Once the car arrives at the VPC here in the US, Priority 1 cars are processed first since they are already sold. Cars that have been ordered for general dealer inventory go behind Priority 1 cars. Not sure if being Priority 1 helps getting on a ship at the port in Germany or not...

Car won't move at all until week 43. If you call the 800 #, you be told it is scheduled for production and maybe a few days before the production process starts you'll start getting updates like it's in the body shop then production started.
I was under the impression (and it makes sense) that BMW will move up the production of sold cars over non sold cars since delaying the production of just random non custumized/sold cars isn't the best thing for them.

But you are saying the priority 1 just helps speed things up after production?

Also, since they told me this was a car they reconfigured for me that was already set for production, when I call, shouldn't it say that there is a set date and not "no confirmed production date yet". Was the dealership feeding me a line??

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      10-19-2010, 07:34 PM   #4
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M3's are made on the same line and Priority 1 status won't help there. You have a production slot and it is what it is...

Priority 1 helps after the factory. Once the car arrives at the VPC here in the US, Priority 1 cars are processed first since they are already sold. Cars that have been ordered for general dealer inventory go behind Priority 1 cars. Not sure if being Priority 1 helps getting on a ship at the port in Germany or not...

Car won't move at all until week 43. If you call the 800 #, you be told it is scheduled for production and maybe a few days before the production process starts you'll start getting updates like it's in the body shop then production started.
I actually went into production status yesterday which is a week early
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      10-19-2010, 08:24 PM   #5
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Great news! Priority 1 may influence the production schedule, don't really know one way or another. My car was just like yours, a 335 production slot that my dealer switched to my M3. But that did not move the production week though it did move up one day!
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      10-19-2010, 10:30 PM   #6
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My dealer switched a car and reconfigured my M3 gave me a week 35 build . It was about 2 weeks late.
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