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      08-08-2018, 09:18 PM   #309
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Mine just moved again, says...
DISPATCHED FROM FACTORY,
"Your new BMW has left the factory, and is on its way to you."

Could be loading for it's train ride west. Bob, I'll try and hold this train! But you need to get out of "Quality Check" so we can share this ride.

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Thanks but let the train go.

First my X3 gets completed 3 days after scheduled, which then ran into week 32, not a big deal but it started assembly on a Saturday and finished on a Monday. Bad omen. Now it's been sitting for 3 days because of some engineering hold, which I just heard was has been released and now it missed the train ride with yours out to the west coast. They only have 1 train a week coming out here.
I've had a funny feeling for a week now that I'm going to turn this X3 down when it gets to the dealer. Having owned my current 2018 M40i for almost 10 months now, I'm just not that excited to get this car anymore.
I might start looking at some other vehicle.

But I hope I'm wrong and it works out.
Bob, the engineering holds haven't been released as late as this afternoon. If that's the case mine would have been here by now. The engineering holds are for government testing that apparently hasn't been completed yet.
The so called BMW Genius told me that my order was on an engineering hold, but that shortly before I called today, it was released. Maybe they just make things up as they go along?
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      08-09-2018, 08:24 AM   #310
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      08-09-2018, 08:34 AM   #311
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Website still shows me at “assembly in progress” but 1-800 says “transported to port of exit”. I assume that means the VPC near the plant.
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      08-09-2018, 10:01 AM   #312
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A heads up that the BMWUSA build website now shows the 2019 MY. I ordered my M40i on Saturday (8/4/18) and today the status changed from "Scheduled for Production" to "Production Begins" with an assigned VIN (last 4, 3340).

ETA: Called the Genius hotline and the vehicle is scheduled for completion on 8/18 and to call back on the 20-21 for an idea of when it'll reach the dealer. I never did ask for a build date so it was a surprise to see the process happening so quickly.

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A heads up that the BMWUSA build website now shows the 2019 MY. I ordered my M40i on Saturday (8/4/18) and today the status changed from "Scheduled for Production" to "Production Begins" with an assigned VIN (last 4, 3340).
Mind me asking how you check the status so soon?

I confirmed my order 7/31/18 and dealer told me that status is 112 "Scheduled for daily production pack"

Without an actual VIN I cannot register the vehicle into MyBMW garage to check the status.
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Mind me asking how you check the status so soon?

I confirmed my order 7/31/18 and dealer told me that status is 112 "Scheduled for daily production pack"

Without an actual VIN I cannot register the vehicle into MyBMW garage to check the status.
If you read back several pages in this thread you'll see all that info -- some of us had 2019 vehicles go into production in late July and have been tracking for the last 2-3 weeks (and the vehicles are being transported as we speak). All you need to register on MyBMW is the production order number, which your dealer can give you.
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      08-09-2018, 10:41 AM   #315
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Genius still shows an engineering data hold.
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      08-09-2018, 10:42 AM   #316
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Great, I actually have that.

Now if only the mybmw site was working properly i'd be on my way.
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Edit: The site finally let me in.

Status: Production begins
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      08-09-2018, 11:02 AM   #318
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This morning, 2672, 'carrier has been assigned' Same as 8/7....,
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MyBMW was great when tracking inside the plant, but once it gets to a carrier...not so much.

As the Genuis told me, between carrier assigned and the processing facility at the end port nothing is really known. Can't track a train in America
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MyBMW was great when tracking inside the plant, but once it gets to a carrier...not so much.

As the Genuis told me, between carrier assigned and the processing facility at the end port nothing is really known. Can't track a train in America
Did you see the thread I posted up above? Guy claims you can track the vehicle by rail in the US.
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Did you see the thread I posted up above? Guy claims you can track the vehicle by rail in the US.
I tried. Asked my dealer and the genius if they had a bill of lading, they both said no.

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      08-09-2018, 12:13 PM   #322
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Were all in a holding pattern until the engineering hold and market release holds are removed. It's a shame BMW doesn't have a timeline on those being removed considering they're clearly pumping out M40is. Looks like over 500 so far judging by the vins posted in this thread.
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Anyone hear anything about the reason for the hold? It looks like the 2019 M40i received approval from the EPA and the CARB back in February

https://iaspub.epa.gov/otaqpub/displ...d=43664&flag=1

https://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/onroad..._3d0_u3-70.pdf
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Anyone hear anything about the reason for the hold? It looks like the 2019 M40i received approval from the EPA and the CARB back in February

https://iaspub.epa.gov/otaqpub/displ...664&flag=1

https://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/onroad..._3d0_u3-70.pdf
Good question. Anyone think they're just waiting to release the holds to hopefully sell more of the 2018 M40is on the lot?
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      08-09-2018, 05:51 PM   #325
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My 30i was ordered 7/6. Genus had earlier told me scheduled completion 8/8, then on Monday they changed that to 8/10 (tomorrow). As of today the web still shows "production starts". and the automated number says "at port". And Genus just told me that it is still scheduled for completion 8/10. What to believe? Oh well.

I haven't heard anything about production holds on the 30i. Does anyone know if the 30i is affected by holds?

Also, I asked Genus about shipping and was told for delivery to Denver the car would go to California first by train, and then back to Denver from there by truck. Darn, I hope this "genus" was wrong on the routing.
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As the Genuis told me, between carrier assigned and the processing facility at the end port nothing is really known. Can't track a train in America
I know Jeep lets you track a vehicle from the very start of sheet metal stamping and at every railstop along the way until the owner takes delivery.
They even send a couple of photos of the vehicle on the assembly line and put the owners name on the window sticker. The last part is a nice touch.
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Genius still shows an engineering data hold.
Genius told me the engineering hold on all 2019 X3 Xdrive vehicles was lifted yesterday. The hold was supposedly because BMW didn't want any of these vehicles released until they could officially be sold. That day was today. That's why the pricing along with build your car is now available on bmwusa.com
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Genius still shows an engineering data hold.
Genius told me the engineering hold on all 2019 X3 Xdrive vehicles was lifted yesterday. The hold was supposedly because BMW didn't want any of these vehicles released until they could officially be sold. That day was today. That's why the pricing along with build your car is now available on bmwusa.com
Thought that was the case too! I've called a few times today and the consensus is there are no holds anymore, but that the car hasn't moved yet. I'm hoping for tomorrow or the weekend and see it at the dealer next week.
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Thought that was the case too! I've called a few times today and the consensus is there are no holds anymore, but that the car hasn't moved yet. I'm hoping for tomorrow or the weekend and see it at the dealer next week.
Since you're located so close to the assembly plant, you should me one of, if not the first to take delivery of the 2019 M40i. My order, as it has since Monday morning, still shows it in Quality Check.
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