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      01-17-2021, 09:44 AM   #1
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Individual orders delayed ?

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I put in an individual order against an M340d last week. I don't have a build slot yet, I have went with San Marino blue on the car but I am expecting a delay with this order due to the individual colour as well as current circumstances.

Wondering if anyone else has placed an individual order recently and if so, how do the time frames look?

Thanks in advance
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Hi all

I put in an individual order against an M340d last week. I don't have a build slot yet, I have went with San Marino blue on the car but I am expecting a delay with this order due to the individual colour as well as current circumstances.

Wondering if anyone else has placed an individual order recently and if so, how do the time frames look?

Thanks in advance
I donít have an Individual order but spoke to a broker this week who said delivery times are the usual 10-12 weeks for a factory order. Of course, that doesnít mean Individual orders are the same.
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Hi all

I put in an individual order against an M340d last week. I don't have a build slot yet, I have went with San Marino blue on the car but I am expecting a delay with this order due to the individual colour as well as current circumstances.

Wondering if anyone else has placed an individual order recently and if so, how do the time frames look?

Thanks in advance
I don’t have an Individual order but spoke to a broker this week who said delivery times are the usual 10-12 weeks for a factory order. Of course, that doesn’t mean Individual orders are the same.
That's good. Hoping the paint will only add another 4 weeks to that.
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Donít quote me on that, but I wondered if Ďnormalí orders were taking longer and was told that they were being built at the usual rate.
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      01-17-2021, 04:32 PM   #5
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Individual M340i touring ordered in December, along with 3 others from the same dealer, he's expecting all 4 to be built this month and delivered next month (for March registration).

From his explanation they group the individual builds together and then do a batch of them once every 2/3 months.
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Individual M340i touring ordered in December, along with 3 others from the same dealer, he's expecting all 4 to be built this month and delivered next month (for March registration).

From his explanation they group the individual builds together and then do a batch of them once every 2/3 months.
Wow that's quick. Sounds like you timed it right. What colour did you go for?
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Wow that's quick. Sounds like you timed it right. What colour did you go for?
Yeah, i can't take the credit - the dealership were ordering a few and mentioned this to my best mate, who suggested i should take one of the slots. In all honesty i am still very happy with my X3 M40i but an opportunity presented itself to purchase a "special" M340i Touring so i took it.
The timing was "fortuitous".
Can't say too much about the colour at this stage, but all will be revealed in due course.

Not San Marino, despite that being one of my all time favourite BMW colours.
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Yeah, i can't take the credit - the dealership were ordering a few and mentioned this to my best mate, who suggested i should take one of the slots. In all honesty i am still very happy with my X3 M40i but an opportunity presented itself to purchase a "special" M340i Touring so i took it.
The timing was "fortuitous".
Can't say too much about the colour at this stage, but all will be revealed in due course

Not San Marino, despite that being one of my all time favourite BMW colours.
Ya big tease!!!
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Ya big tease!!!
Just had a call!
I now have a chassis number, and delivery is expected week 7 (mid/late Feb).
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Just had a call!
I now have a chassis number, and delivery is expected week 7 (mid/late Feb).


Amazing ! You struck gold.. I haven't heard a peep from my dealer
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Amazing ! You struck gold.. I haven't heard a peep from my dealer
My spec had to be locked in well before Christmas for a mid January build - i'm guessing your spec will be in the next batch of individual cars, which would probably be March/April build for April/May delivery at a guess... but your dealer should have given you some idea of timescales.

San Marino though - it'll be worth it!!
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I think there's quite a lot of us here whose cars are due to arrive on the 8th Feb boat. I've asked the dealer to hold off registration of mine until 1st March to get a 21 plate.

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Hi all

I put in an individual order against an M340d last week. I don't have a build slot yet, I have went with San Marino blue on the car but I am expecting a delay with this order due to the individual colour as well as current circumstances.

Wondering if anyone else has placed an individual order recently and if so, how do the time frames look?

Thanks in advance
I ordered 320i states end of April. For compilation date. Then I phoned dealer who said could be longer due to Brexit
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My M340i Touring due week 8, so March 1 registration hopefully!
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My g22 was agreed with the dealer in november last year- in Jan it was at the "on order" stage- with a start date of 15th march with delivery mid April- a long time too wait
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Amazing ! You struck gold.. I haven't heard a peep from my dealer
My spec had to be locked in well before Christmas for a mid January build - i'm guessing your spec will be in the next batch of individual cars, which would probably be March/April build for April/May delivery at a guess... but your dealer should have given you some idea of timescales.

San Marino though - it'll be worth it!!
Yeah hope so ! No time scale confirmed by dealer as yet, but hoping for April /May at latest....
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My g22 was agreed with the dealer in november last year- in Jan it was at the "on order" stage- with a start date of 15th march with delivery mid April- a long time too wait
It is quite a wait, something to look forward to at moment I guess 🤷🏻*♂️
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Hi all

I put in an individual order against an M340d last week. I don't have a build slot yet, I have went with San Marino blue on the car but I am expecting a delay with this order due to the individual colour as well as current circumstances.

Wondering if anyone else has placed an individual order recently and if so, how do the time frames look?

Thanks in advance
I ordered 320i states end of April. For compilation date. Then I phoned dealer who said could be longer due to Brexit
Hopefully not mate but it is a world of uncertainty at the moment
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Hi all. I'm currently waiting (very impatiently) for my 330e Touring to arrive.
It's moved to code 193 on Friday, according to the Genius chat.
Does anyone know which route BMW would use for transport to the UK and have experience on likely timelines from 193 to delivery?
Thanks in advance!
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Bramerhaven to immingham to TDC is the usual route. I assume youíll wait for a 21 plate now though?
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Bramerhaven to immingham to TDC is the usual route. I assume youíll wait for a 21 plate now though?
It's a lease, so probably not bothered! Although it's not like I can drive it much anyway this month..
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Just got word my car should start production mid March and expected delivery mid April. Only regret I have is not going for the M sport front seats which IMO would have completed the car perfectly. I did ask to change but dealer told me as it's an individual build it is locked and I cannot change... even though build not started. Has anyone came up against this before ? It's not a deal breaker for me but now I know I can't get them I want them more
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