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      03-16-2011, 07:53 AM   #1
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UK delivery.

This is my first posting after enjoying reading the forum posts for several months.

After 4 years and 80,000 miles of owning and driving a 2007 manual E91 330D se from new, I have ordered a X3 20D. I'm sure it will be a different driving experience but the extra space will be useful and I was most impressed by the test drive. I agreed with previous postings that the quality of interior plastic used is not as high as the E91 and having a similar spec to the 330D it is costing 25% more for a smaller engined but albeit larger car.

considered waiting for the 30D as its such a great torquey engine in my experience (regularly got 39-40 MPG with fairly hard driving) but the UK company vehicle tax based on value and CO2 is getting more expensive each year and this lead me towards the smaller engine.

Anyway, I ordered my X3 in mid January and was very lucky to get a provisional delivery date of late march from a dealer who had an unsold vehicle on order. Virtually no discount given suprise, suprise.

My X3 was apparently built week 9 (i have the VIN number) and is now on route somewhere across the Atlantic. Dealer has indicated UK delivery week 15-17 but wont specify a date. BMW UK simply referred me back to the dealer for delivery update

Finally my question is, can anyone advise transit time from Spartanburg to UK please?

Many thanks.

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Congratulations and welcome to the forum. Very nice spec

Approx 6 weeks from start of production to pick up from dealer.

Lots of info on tracking here including how to find out which ship it's on if you're as sad as I was!

http://x3.xbimmers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=480776

You have to post some photos when you do pick up now that you've posted!!
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Ahh Space Gray on black. Just like my 328. Lovely combination.
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      03-16-2011, 11:17 AM   #4
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Thanks for your help sfax. I'll try some tracking and I'll gladly post some pics when my car arrives. I've only seen our local demo X3 on the road so far.
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Thanks for your help sfax. I'll try some tracking and I'll gladly post some pics when my car arrives. I've only seen our local demo X3 on the road so far.
No worries. I still haven't seen one either other than a demo outside my dealer. It will happen and I am looking quite hard but all I see are X5 false alarms
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Managed to get Dealer to give me screen dump of IVS system:

Req Delivery Date 12/10/2011 Expected Week 42-10-2011
Quota Month 08/2011 Production Week 34-08-2011
Pref PM 04/2011
Current Event 01/03/2011 1100 Scheduled

Does this mean Oct 17th delivery?

Also left me a comment: "I would advise you not to change the spec of your car as BMW have advised us that any spec changes on forward orders for the X3 will now significantly delay delivery"
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Managed to get Dealer to give me screen dump of IVS system:

Req Delivery Date 12/10/2011 Expected Week 42-10-2011
Quota Month 08/2011 Production Week 34-08-2011
Pref PM 04/2011
Current Event 01/03/2011 1100 Scheduled

Does this mean Oct 17th delivery?

Also left me a comment: "I would advise you not to change the spec of your car as BMW have advised us that any spec changes on forward orders for the X3 will now significantly delay delivery"
I would say perhaps a little earlier: week 34 production + 6 weeks => w/c Mon 3 Oct if you're lucky
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My X3 was apparently built week 9 (i have the VIN number) and is now on route somewhere across the Atlantic. Dealer has indicated UK delivery week 15-17 but wont specify a date. BMW UK simply referred me back to the dealer for delivery update
Welcome cebla2000

Mine was week 8 build and due for collection 8th April so your dates sound good
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