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      07-16-2014, 07:40 PM   #89
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Arrghhh just got pushed back to week 35. Sophisto Grey, blue accent with Impulse world
Hopefully things turn around in the next couple of days
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      07-17-2014, 03:35 PM   #90
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Although my car has started production, I'm still baffled by why the production complete forecast (Aug. 12) is so late (photon torpedoes and flux capacitors aside). Made me wonder if the Leipzig plant shuts down a couple weeks for European vacation (not the Chevy Chase movie). Anyone know if that is a BMW practice with their German plants?
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      07-21-2014, 08:02 PM   #91
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Update. My i8 is in production with an estimated completion date of August 14th. I guess the "week 33" estimate was the completion week, not when it begins.
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Update. My i8 is in production with an estimated completion date of August 14th. I guess the "week 33" estimate was the completion week, not when it begins.
Welcome to the hurry up and wait club. At least we're seeing consistent lead times on the production (mine started production on July 15 and is projected to complete Aug. 12). Of course, the news about the Carum Spice delays may be affecting all of our cars at this point.
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      07-21-2014, 08:13 PM   #93
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Welcome to the hurry up and wait club. At least we're seeing consistent lead times on the production (mine started production on July 15 and is projected to complete Aug. 12). Of course, the news about the Carum Spice delays may be affecting all of our cars at this point.
If they've got some Carpo Amido (black) lying around ill gladly take it instead. Hopefully that only affects cars that weren't in production. They usually don't begin until all the parts are present (a status before production begins)
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      07-21-2014, 08:27 PM   #94
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Maybe that's why my order slipped to week 36 now from week 32? I hope not.
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      07-23-2014, 08:55 PM   #95
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Here's a disturbing update. My car went into production on July 15 with a projected completion date of August 12. My car is spec'ed with the Pure Impulse world (though I prefer Tera) and as it was one of the early US cars it supposedly is still spec'ed with PI, even after the recent interior changeout bulletin. Today, I learned from the production status hotline that the completion date has slipped to August 20. Don't know what is driving that, but if it is because the interior has been changed to Tera, that would be fine with me.
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      07-24-2014, 01:26 PM   #96
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My order now Protonic Blue/Tera World changed from week 32 to 35 !
I guess early October USA delivery.
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      07-24-2014, 02:24 PM   #97
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Here's a disturbing update. My car went into production on July 15 with a projected completion date of August 12. My car is spec'ed with the Pure Impulse world (though I prefer Tera) and as it was one of the early US cars it supposedly is still spec'ed with PI, even after the recent interior changeout bulletin. Today, I learned from the production status hotline that the completion date has slipped to August 20. Don't know what is driving that, but if it is because the interior has been changed to Tera, that would be fine with me.
Mine's still holding steady at Aug 14th. Fingers crossed.
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      07-24-2014, 05:10 PM   #98
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Mine's still holding steady at Aug 14th. Fingers crossed.
Hope it does hold for you. As you may know, the status info from the BMWNA hot line and customer reps usually trails the latest actual info by a couple days.
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      07-24-2014, 05:24 PM   #99
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Hope it does hold for you. As you may know, the status info from the BMWNA hot line and customer reps usually trails the latest actual info by a couple days.
Yep. I said that hoping it means they delayed yours a week to change it to Tera.

You think they would have gone back and found out if anyone ordered Pure Impulse because they couldn't originally spec Tera, so that those people could get Tera, freeing up another Grey set for someone that really wants it. Because with the current situation, you're going to have people that want PI getting Tera and people getting Tera that want PI.

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      07-24-2014, 06:25 PM   #100
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Got a new allocation for October production. impulse world package accepted. Hope is stays that way
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      07-31-2014, 11:14 AM   #101
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Just got an update from my dealer. My i8, with Pure Impulse, entered 155 Status (assembly finished/quality check) on July 30th!

Excitement level just went up several notches!
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mu2002cs, what was the estimated production completion date you were given when the car went into production and when did it start production (status 150)?
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      07-31-2014, 05:20 PM   #103
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My production start date was July 10th with estimated completion of August 14th. Even though my i8 has entered 155 status, it still shows the August 14th date. So not sure what all that means.
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My production start date was July 10th with estimated completion of August 14th. Even though my i8 has entered 155 status, it still shows the August 14th date. So not sure what all that means.
Mine was the 18th (Friday), with a current completion date of the 25th (a Monday), so that lines up pretty close to your timeline. Based on your dates, mine should go 155 next Thursday. We'll see.
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Anyone else having trouble with tracking their i8 through MyBMW at bmwusa.com? It says there's no car in the system when I enter my production number, but if I enter the last 7 digits of the VIN it comes up "Sophisto Grey/Blue i, [Unknown Model]" and asked when I purchased the car...and if you enter today's date (because it won't let you select a future date) then it screws up the account and you can't login anymore. Checking by phone still works.
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Anyone else having trouble with tracking their i8 through MyBMW at bmwusa.com? It says there's no car in the system when I enter my production number, but if I enter the last 7 digits of the VIN it comes up "Sophisto Grey/Blue i, [Unknown Model]" and asked when I purchased the car...and if you enter today's date (because it won't let you select a future date) then it screws up the account and you can't login anymore. Checking by phone still works.
I had the exact same problem. Have re-set up the account with another email address, but when I get logged in, I can't get any status on the i8. I have come to just use the phone hotline to check the status.
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      08-02-2014, 08:57 PM   #107
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Little by little, creeping toward completion of production. Status as of today is Assembly started (code 153), and the estimated completion date moved up one day from Aug. 20 to Aug. 19. My dealer is still trying to find another car in the area for a swap to get my desired Tera world in exchange for the PI world with which my car is being built. Will just keep the PI if an exchange can't be done.
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      08-05-2014, 04:05 AM   #108
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All you guys with deliveries this month, when did you order?

I ordered yesterday, and have delivery in March 2015
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Just been updated to build week 45 (first wk nov) and delivery week 48 (last week nov). Fyi JashH, I have had a deposit down since the end of December / start of January.
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All you guys with deliveries this month, when did you order?

I ordered yesterday, and have delivery in March 2015
I placed my deposit in September 2013. Order was placed by my dealer according to his allocation on July 1, 2014, when US order banks opened.
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