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      06-26-2014, 09:36 PM   #45
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I called up BMW Canada, and they said my M4 order was accepted and production hasn't started yet! I am supposed to take delivery at the end of July. Is this wishful thinking?

How long does an M4 take to build from start to finish in production? 4 weeks?

Once the build is complete, how long does it take to get to the dealership in Canada? 2 weeks?

I'm guessing I won't get my car until sometime in August! This wait is killing me!!
mine took 4 days. Started on Monday. I called BMW Canada every afternoon from the office and today they told me producion was completed and it was waiting for transport to the port. Now the real wait begins. Depending on transport times to port, how busy the port is, what the ship schedules are, how long it takes to sail across the Atlantic, how busy the Halifax port is, how busy the railways are, how fast my dealer preps it, I'm guessing we'll be into august before I get it
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Hey Hearhead and Dundas. When did you order your cars. If I have my VIN, does that mean it is built.?
U usually get your vin a few days before it goes into production. U should also get a productuon number at the same time (my sales person emailed that info to me). call bmw Canada and they can tell u when production starts and when it's done. your sales person can do the same but I didnt want to keep harassing her lol. easier to call a call center. hehe.
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I called in today and found out that production is complete!! This means I have a little under a week for the car to get to port if its going to make the Don Juan on July 2... do you think its possible given that the car seems to have been completed earlier than expected? I know I'm probably dreaming here....
To help with your estimating - did you hear whether the car has left the factory?? - for me that took 2 days. There's transit time to B'Haven to consider and also how many other cars are already committed and waiting for the boat (they may have a full consignment already). So, my view is if you're (very) lucky, you'll be on, if your like me, it's a 1 week wait at port. If you're unlucky, it can even be longer (and I don't know why that is but others seem to have had that experience).

The wait and uncertainty drives everyone crazy. Once you're on a boat with a fixed schedule it gets better!

I've been tracking the Independence II as its gone from B'Haven to Gothenburg and now on to Zeebrugge, Southampton and then Halifax. I'm estimating 2 weeks transit across Canada to Victoria. It's like watching paint dry.

Hope this helps and good luck.

For all - here's my experience so far. I'll keep this updated as delivery progresses

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Jun 16-20 - Week 25 scheduled production
Jun 9-13 - Actual production week
Jun 16 - Called BMW Canada to see if production starting on schedule and told production complete.
Jun 18 - Advised by SA that car has left factory
Jun 24 - Independence II leaves B'Haven - don't know if car is on boat or not
Jun 25 - WW website cargo tracking confirms car is on Independence II
Jun 24-Jul 07 - Independence II in transit to Halifax

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Jul 07-21 - Via rail transit across Canada
Jul 21-28 - Vancouver to Victoria transit, dealer prep and delivery

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Hi guys,just got a call yesterday from my dealer and my car(m3) is in transit too.I guess he's will be in that boat too(Don Juan).Might be able to drive the car at the end of july
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My car has landed in Halifax this morning.
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My car has landed in Halifax this morning.
Sweet! Please let me know how long it takes to get to you from halifax -- where are you located?
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Just called in to check on my car, it hasn't made it to the port yet so I guess I wont be making this week ship
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My car has landed in Halifax this morning.
Same here
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Sweet! Please let me know how long it takes to get to you from halifax -- where are you located?
I am in Calgary. I figure 2 weeks or so.
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Same here
Congrats. Won't be much longer.
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Cargo Vessel Manon has landed in Halifax, right on schedule.

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Just found my car on WW website and he's on the Don Juan, the boat should be in Halifax july14 according to the schedule
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Just found my car on WW website and he's on the Don Juan, the boat should be in Halifax july14 according to the schedule
My guy is on the Don Juan too!

Anyone know the time to get from port to toronto?
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My car's on the boat (Don Juan) and on its way over. All this waiting and it's almost over. The ship is expected to land on July 14th. My question is how long does it take to rail it Mississauga? I'm guessing a week but I'm not certain.
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My car's on the boat (Don Juan) and on its way over. All this waiting and it's almost over. The ship is expected to land on July 14th. My question is how long does it take to rail it Mississauga? I'm guessing a week but I'm not certain.
My dealer has given me an ETA of July 23 for a car that arrives in Halifax on the 7th. Then, of course, there is the dealer prep time. I am sure, though, that your dealer will want to book the sale in July so they may try a little harder.
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Hi there. So I live in Halifax and am waiting for my M4 to arrive. I heard a boat came in so I took a drive down to the auto port where they land and here is what I saw. One huge car carrier with the name California Highway on it. Mostly German cars coming off.......Audi, Mercedes, Porsche and BMW. They were still unloading when I was there this evening, July 2, but there were so many cars on land they must be almost done. I scanned the massive parking lot for the cars and found where the BMW's were parked. In the group there were two M4, one in YM blue and one in A Yellow. That was it. I saw no M3. Not my M4 as mine is SO.

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How are you guys finding out that your car is on the Don Juan? I called BMW Canada and they told me they cannot track it once it leaves port until it is in Canada. I would love to find out if mine is also on that boat.......help!
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Hi there. So I live in Halifax and am waiting for my M4 to arrive. I heard a boat came in so I took a drive down to the auto port where they land and here is what I saw. One huge car carrier with the name California Highway on it. Mostly German cars coming off.......Audi, Mercedes, Porsche and BMW. They were still unloading when I was there this evening, July 2, but there were so many cars on land they must be almost done. I scanned the massive parking lot for the cars and found where the BMW's were parked. In the group there were two M4, one in YM blue and one in A Yellow. That was it. I saw no M3. Not my M4 as mine is SO.

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How are you guys finding out that your car is on the Don Juan? I called BMW Canada and they told me they cannot track it once it leaves port until it is in Canada. I would love to find out if mine is also on that boat.......help!
Did you snap any pics? Maybe I''ll get you to do a recon mission in 2 weeks when my boat arrives
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I just checked and mine is confirmed on Don Juan also. Given I am in Halifax, that means its in my garage on July 15. I will go down to the dock on the 14th and take some pics for all of you.
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How are you guys finding out that your car is on the Don Juan? I called BMW Canada and they told me they cannot track it once it leaves port until it is in Canada. I would love to find out if mine is also on that boat.......help!
See post #29 in this thread by E92LNGCGY. You may have to ping it for a few days before a record of it shows up.
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I just checked and mine is confirmed on Don Juan also. Given I am in Halifax, that means its in my garage on July 15. I will go down to the dock on the 14th and take some pics for all of you.
Are you able to see a SO M4 with black wheels carbon roof and silverstone interior? Mine arrived on June 30 in Halifax. Waiting to get loaded on the train.
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I just checked and mine is confirmed on Don Juan also. Given I am in Halifax, that means its in my garage on July 15. I will go down to the dock on the 14th and take some pics for all of you.
Are you able to see a SO M4 with black wheels carbon roof and silverstone interior? Mine arrived on June 30 in Halifax. Waiting to get loaded on the train.
Good thing you didn't ask him to keep an eye out for an AW or MW M4 (lol)
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I agree - July 8th on the Torrens is more likely. I had a production week 25 car and it just got onto the Independence II that left Bremerhaven yesterday. My schedule was:
Jun 9-14: car in production
Jun 16: notified car production complete
Jun 18: notified car left factory
Jun 25: Independence II leaves B'haven with car
So my car is still waiting for transport to the port - this is now over 2 weeks and it hasn't made it to the port yet!? Driving me nuts. I'm hoping it will make it there this week so that it gets on the AIDA on July 15th.

grrrr, I wonder what the hold up is!?
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