BMW 1 Series Coupe Forum / 1 Series Convertible Forum (1M / tii / 135i / 128i / Coupe / Cabrio / Hatchback) (BMW E82 E88 128i 130i 135i)
 





 

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      12-07-2011, 11:47 AM   #1
MPowerF1
Private First Class
MPowerF1's Avatar
3
Rep
126
Posts

Drives: 2012 BMW 135i DCT
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Bay Area

iTrader: (0)

Finally ordering my first BMW!

Hey all! I finally placed an order on a 2012 135i. Seriously am so excited to get the car since I've been following and wanting this car since it came out in 08. Here's the build:

Black Sapphire Metallic
Oyster leather
Aluminum trim
7-speed double clutch
M Sport Package
Premium Package
Navigation w/ BMW Assist
Heated front seats
Satellite radio

Unfortunately, while I'm pumped for the car, I'm entirely unexcited for the wait. So far, the order was accepted on Monday and I received a production number. I would kill to see the car produced before the factory shuts down for Christmas but that's probably overly optimistic. Anyone know when and how long the factory is shut down?
Appreciate 0
      12-08-2011, 04:49 AM   #2
jsmonet
Lieutenant
9
Rep
461
Posts

Drives: 2012 135
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: so cal

iTrader: (2)

I ordered end of october. my car just changed to "in production" a few days ago. when I call in, the message says it's scheduled for production without a scheduled date. After hearing it should be ~7 weeks I went ahead and ordered. I'm looking at 6 months from order to receipt it appears. Not sure 6 months becomes the loaded 135 *rethinks higher models*
Appreciate 0
      12-08-2011, 07:51 AM   #3
RoadRunner///M
Major General
RoadRunner///M's Avatar
No_Country
272
Rep
6,519
Posts

Drives: 1M (Sold), M3 F80
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Sydney, Oz

iTrader: (0)

a few years ago BMW production stopped 2nd week in Dec and started again in the last week of Dec (so 12th to 27th Dec)... things may have changed?...ask Dackelone
__________________
BMW F80 M3 DCT - Silverstone II - AA Mids, BM3 tune
Appreciate 0
      12-09-2011, 03:25 PM   #4
MPowerF1
Private First Class
MPowerF1's Avatar
3
Rep
126
Posts

Drives: 2012 BMW 135i DCT
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Bay Area

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ianf View Post
a few years ago BMW production stopped 2nd week in Dec and started again in the last week of Dec (so 12th to 27th Dec)... things may have changed?...ask Dackelone
Thanks for the heads up. I'm just hoping the car gets into production quickly following that break. But we'll see. I know my parents haven't had any real difficulty in the cars that they've ordered so I'm not expecting anything terrible.
Appreciate 0
      12-09-2011, 04:19 PM   #5
RoadRunner///M
Major General
RoadRunner///M's Avatar
No_Country
272
Rep
6,519
Posts

Drives: 1M (Sold), M3 F80
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Sydney, Oz

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MPowerF1 View Post
Thanks for the heads up. I'm just hoping the car gets into production quickly following that break. But we'll see. I know my parents haven't had any real difficulty in the cars that they've ordered so I'm not expecting anything terrible.
they have just finished week 51, think that week 54 is non-production week.
__________________
BMW F80 M3 DCT - Silverstone II - AA Mids, BM3 tune
Appreciate 0
      12-09-2011, 05:04 PM   #6
Dackelone
European Editor
Dackelone's Avatar
Germany
8022
Rep
22,468
Posts

Drives: N54 e82
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bayern, Germany

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ianf View Post
a few years ago BMW production stopped 2nd week in Dec and started again in the last week of Dec (so 12th to 27th Dec)... things may have changed?...ask Dackelone

I am still waiting an email from Leipzig about this Ian.

IF I were a betting man... I'd say Leipzig will only close down a few days before Christmas (remember Dec 23 and 24th and 25th are holidays here) and then for New Years eve and day - they should be closed down for. I'd say 22nd thru 25th and then New Year's eve and day.

Dack
Appreciate 0
      12-09-2011, 06:13 PM   #7
RoadRunner///M
Major General
RoadRunner///M's Avatar
No_Country
272
Rep
6,519
Posts

Drives: 1M (Sold), M3 F80
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Sydney, Oz

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dackelone View Post
I am still waiting an email from Leipzig about this Ian.

IF I were a betting man... I'd say Leipzig will only close down a few days before Christmas (remember Dec 23 and 24th and 25th are holidays here) and then for New Years eve and day - they should be closed down for. I'd say 22nd thru 25th and then New Year's eve and day.

Dack
Thanks Dack. my car was produced on the 8th Dec, so very happy
__________________
BMW F80 M3 DCT - Silverstone II - AA Mids, BM3 tune
Appreciate 0
      01-14-2012, 01:04 AM   #8
bdoooh
Captain
United_States
77
Rep
966
Posts

Drives: 2014 SSII M5 CP
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Ohio

iTrader: (2)

Has your car gone into production yet? I ordered mine at the end of December and I don't have a production week yet.. I really just want an estimate on when I'll get it so I was looking for people who ordered in Dec..
Appreciate 0
      01-14-2012, 02:44 PM   #9
MPowerF1
Private First Class
MPowerF1's Avatar
3
Rep
126
Posts

Drives: 2012 BMW 135i DCT
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Bay Area

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bdoooh View Post
Has your car gone into production yet? I ordered mine at the end of December and I don't have a production week yet.. I really just want an estimate on when I'll get it so I was looking for people who ordered in Dec..
Yep. Unfortunately the holiday break seemingly delayed things a good deal. Estimated completion date is Jan 28th. I'm hoping I'll take delivery 4 weeks after that but being on the west coast it might take a little longer. It's a long wait but hopefully worth it.
Appreciate 0
      01-15-2012, 01:58 AM   #10
bdoooh
Captain
United_States
77
Rep
966
Posts

Drives: 2014 SSII M5 CP
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Ohio

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MPowerF1
Quote:
Originally Posted by bdoooh View Post
Has your car gone into production yet? I ordered mine at the end of December and I don't have a production week yet.. I really just want an estimate on when I'll get it so I was looking for people who ordered in Dec..
Yep. Unfortunately the holiday break seemingly delayed things a good deal. Estimated completion date is Jan 28th. I'm hoping I'll take delivery 4 weeks after that but being on the west coast it might take a little longer. It's a long wait but hopefully worth it.
Awesome glad to hear! Yeah I was told mine should be delivered by late February.. So we'll see.. I just want to know a production week haha.
Appreciate 0
      01-22-2012, 06:05 PM   #11
Sparrow3493
Private
6
Rep
65
Posts

Drives: 335i
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Northridge

iTrader: (0)

Probably dumb Q, but is it still possible to order a 1M?
Appreciate 0
      01-22-2012, 07:54 PM   #12
MPowerF1
Private First Class
MPowerF1's Avatar
3
Rep
126
Posts

Drives: 2012 BMW 135i DCT
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Bay Area

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sparrow3493 View Post
Probably dumb Q, but is it still possible to order a 1M?
Nope. Production officially over. Might still be able to find one at a dealer but for $$$.
Appreciate 0
      01-26-2012, 02:31 PM   #13
MPowerF1
Private First Class
MPowerF1's Avatar
3
Rep
126
Posts

Drives: 2012 BMW 135i DCT
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Bay Area

iTrader: (0)

Here's a question for you guys. I'm tracking my car's production but whenever I call the number to get the details, it does not say what specific stage of production the car is in (such as "in the paint shop" or what have you). Considering the estimated completion date is the 28th, I was expecting to be getting those details right now. Do we know if calling the number still gives those details, or do I just have to suffice with knowing that it's in production?
Appreciate 0
      01-26-2012, 02:52 PM   #14
EINSER M
Major General
EINSER M's Avatar
United_States
292
Rep
5,717
Posts

Drives: BMW i3 rex
Join Date: May 2006
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (44)

Garage List
Send a message via AIM to EINSER M Send a message via MSN to EINSER M Send a message via Yahoo to EINSER M
congrats, the first one is always so special
Appreciate 0
      01-27-2012, 04:56 PM   #15
bdoooh
Captain
United_States
77
Rep
966
Posts

Drives: 2014 SSII M5 CP
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Ohio

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MPowerF1 View Post
Here's a question for you guys. I'm tracking my car's production but whenever I call the number to get the details, it does not say what specific stage of production the car is in (such as "in the paint shop" or what have you). Considering the estimated completion date is the 28th, I was expecting to be getting those details right now. Do we know if calling the number still gives those details, or do I just have to suffice with knowing that it's in production?
I'm wondering the same thing.. Seems like the phone number is giving me the same info as the website. I don't really want to bother my dealer weekly to get a status number..
Appreciate 0
      01-29-2012, 07:24 PM   #16
MPowerF1
Private First Class
MPowerF1's Avatar
3
Rep
126
Posts

Drives: 2012 BMW 135i DCT
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Bay Area

iTrader: (0)

Woot woot! Production complete and now on the way to the port of exit. So excited! And that means that I can confirm that calling the number does not give you specific details on the car's production status.

Last edited by MPowerF1; 01-29-2012 at 07:46 PM.
Appreciate 0
      02-02-2012, 02:18 PM   #17
bdoooh
Captain
United_States
77
Rep
966
Posts

Drives: 2014 SSII M5 CP
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Ohio

iTrader: (2)

I just checked my car is in "production complete" status as well!!
Appreciate 0
      02-02-2012, 07:55 PM   #18
ejm3
Captain
United_States
56
Rep
828
Posts

Drives: 2012 135 Convertible 6MT
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Connecticut

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bdoooh View Post
I just checked my car is in "production complete" status as well!!
How long did it take from order to production complete?
Appreciate 0
      02-03-2012, 02:22 AM   #19
bdoooh
Captain
United_States
77
Rep
966
Posts

Drives: 2014 SSII M5 CP
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Ohio

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ejm3
Quote:
Originally Posted by bdoooh View Post
I just checked my car is in "production complete" status as well!!
How long did it take from order to production complete?
I ordered a few days before Christmas and production complete happened online sometime this past week.. But online lags a little bit. Production started a couple weeks ago.
Appreciate 0
      02-03-2012, 07:56 AM   #20
ejm3
Captain
United_States
56
Rep
828
Posts

Drives: 2012 135 Convertible 6MT
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Connecticut

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bdoooh View Post
I ordered a few days before Christmas and production complete happened online sometime this past week.. But online lags a little bit. Production started a couple weeks ago.
Thanks.
I ordered mine last week and I'm not very patient!!!
Appreciate 0
      02-03-2012, 09:30 AM   #21
gnpower
Lieutenant
United_States
9
Rep
475
Posts

Drives: BMW ///M Sport 135i
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Red Sox Nation

iTrader: (0)

Congrats on the new car. I'm sure you will enjoy it.

I'm curious, I bought mine in '08. What are people getting for interest rates in 2012?
__________________
///M 135i
Appreciate 0
      02-03-2012, 09:46 AM   #22
ejm3
Captain
United_States
56
Rep
828
Posts

Drives: 2012 135 Convertible 6MT
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Connecticut

iTrader: (0)

2.9% if you have decent credit. Not bad!
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


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:27 AM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, 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