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      11-22-2022, 03:15 PM   #1
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Picked up my Phytonic Blue/Mocha iX xDrive50

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Yesterday I picked up my iX50. After about 7 months this day finally came I placed the order back in April after I decided that I wanted an iX to replace my X5 40i (which was going to be due on Nov 24). In mid April I asked my CA when would be a good time to start the process. He said immediately, so I started playing with the configurator on bmwusa.com and came up with my spec.

My timeline:

4/24: sent build spec to my CA
4/25: CA replied and put me on iX50 allocation queue (I was #5)
6/29: CA told me that he secured a production slot for end of July.

I was cautiously excited and reminded him that I didn't want to have the iX too early. He reassured me that even though it was a July slot, it was possible the car wouldn't get delivered for some time due to various delays at factory, port, VDC, etc.

End of July I checked My Garage status, but there was no change.
8/31: Status 150 and VIN assigned. It was now scheduled for 9/15 completion.
9/8-9/14: I checked My Garage every day and it went through each step steadily
9/15: Awaiting carrier
9/19: At the port
10/5: CA told me my car was on Atlas Leader that departed Bremerhaven 10/2 (ETA Port Hueneme 11/2)

I started tracking Atlas Leader journey and created this thread: https://bmwi.bimmerpost.com/forums/s....php?t=1959873

11/4: Atlas Leader arrived at Port Hueneme (2 days behind original schedule)
11/7: Received at VDC
11/10: Released from VDC
11/17: Arrived at dealership

Before I continue, I want to send a big thank you and shout out to my CA: Jon Shafer at BMW of Santa Maria. If you've been around the BMW community since the 2000, the name Jon Shafer should be familiar to you. He was the founder of Bimmerfest and at that time the GM at BMW of Santa Barbara. Jon used to be super active on Bimmerfest and provided tons and tons of information to the community. I've known him since 2002 when I did my first Euro Delivery, and this iX is the 5th car I got from him. If you're in NorCal or SoCal, please contact Jon to see if he can help you. Keep in mind though BMW of SM is a small family owned dealer so it's not in the same league as those mega dealership in LA or Bay Area. I live in the Bay Area myself, but I'd rather make the trek to Santa Maria and work with Jon because he makes the whole process easy and he always proactively keeps me updated.

Yesterday was the first time I dealt with BMW of SM and everybody was also very nice. Huge thanks to the entire team!

Ok, now it's time for photos
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      11-22-2022, 03:28 PM   #2
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Since my X5 was due back on Nov 24, I drove it and did the return there. So the timing turned out to work perfectly for me. I guess I was really lucky all the stars were aligned perfectly.

Before I left, I took these photos. Note that the X5 grille looks puny compared to iX
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      11-22-2022, 04:52 PM   #3
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Congratulations!!
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      11-22-2022, 07:34 PM   #4
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Congrats r00ts!!!
Looks great!!
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      11-22-2022, 08:23 PM   #5
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Nice color combo - I never thought of those two going well together!
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      11-22-2022, 10:58 PM   #6
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Before I continue, I want to send a big thank you and shout out to my CA: Jon Shafer at BMW of Santa Maria.
I also ordered my iX from Jon, the second car from him. He's a pro.
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      11-23-2022, 12:25 AM   #7
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Blue with Mocha is an awesome combo; love it. Congrats und Freude am Fahren!
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      11-23-2022, 01:04 AM   #8
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Congratulations!!
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Congrats r00ts!!!
Looks great!!
Thanks!! quasar81 is your iX at the VDC already?

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Nice color combo - I never thought of those two going well together!
Yeah I totally love it. I couldn't find any prior photos of this combo, so I ordered it based on the rendering from web configurator and it turned out better.

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I also ordered my iX from Jon, the second car from him. He's a pro.
Totally! Boatguy54 have you received your iX?

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Blue with Mocha is an awesome combo; love it. Congrats und Freude am Fahren!
Danke schon deutsch100 !! Your storm bay metallic is very sweet!
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r00ts My iX status is now changed from ĎAt portí to ĎIn transití.

Donít know if that means itís on a truck to bring to dealer already.. will check with dealer today.
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Congratulations. I really like blue cars but I wasn't a fan of Phytonic Blue for the X5 or X7 and wish BMW offered Tanzanite Blue on the iX. However, I'm becoming a convert and I think I'm going to switch my order to Phytonic Blue. It looks really good on the iX.
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Congratulations. I really like blue cars but I wasn't a fan of Phytonic Blue for the X5 or X7 and wish BMW offered Tanzanite Blue on the iX. However, I'm becoming a convert and I think I'm going to switch my order to Phytonic Blue. It looks really good on the iX.
Funny you said this. I do not love Phytonic Blue on the X5 or X7. For some reason it looks "faded or blah" on them. But, I LOVE it on the iX and even ordered one, until I bought my Storm Bay Metallic.
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Yeah I totally love it. I couldn't find any prior photos of this combo, so I ordered it based on the rendering from web configurator and it turned out better.
Same! This is the combo I have on order except adding the exterior bronze trim. Looks really great together, congrats! Thanks for sharing the pics. I'm extra excited for ours now
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Enjoy it , looks very smart 👍
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Looks great, congrats!

Let us know what you think of the driving experience
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Congratulations! Saw my first one on the road recently, and in all black it doesn't look too ridiculous?

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Yesterday I picked up my iX50. After about 7 months this day finally came I placed the order back in April after I decided that I wanted an iX to replace my X5 40i (which was going to be due on Nov 24). In mid April I asked my CA when would be a good time to start the process. He said immediately, so I started playing with the configurator on bmwusa.com and came up with my spec.

My timeline:

4/24: sent build spec to my CA
4/25: CA replied and put me on iX50 allocation queue (I was #5)
6/29: CA told me that he secured a production slot for end of July.

I was cautiously excited and reminded him that I didn't want to have the iX too early. He reassured me that even though it was a July slot, it was possible the car wouldn't get delivered for some time due to various delays at factory, port, VDC, etc.

End of July I checked My Garage status, but there was no change.
8/31: Status 150 and VIN assigned. It was now scheduled for 9/15 completion.
9/8-9/14: I checked My Garage every day and it went through each step steadily
9/15: Awaiting carrier
9/19: At the port
10/5: CA told me my car was on Atlas Leader that departed Bremerhaven 10/2 (ETA Port Hueneme 11/2)

I started tracking Atlas Leader journey and created this thread: https://bmwi.bimmerpost.com/forums/s....php?t=1959873

11/4: Atlas Leader arrived at Port Hueneme (2 days behind original schedule)
11/7: Received at VDC
11/10: Released from VDC
11/17: Arrived at dealership

Before I continue, I want to send a big thank you and shout out to my CA: Jon Shafer at BMW of Santa Maria. If you've been around the BMW community since the 2000, the name Jon Shafer should be familiar to you. He was the founder of Bimmerfest and at that time the GM at BMW of Santa Barbara. Jon used to be super active on Bimmerfest and provided tons and tons of information to the community. I've known him since 2002 when I did my first Euro Delivery, and this iX is the 5th car I got from him. If you're in NorCal or SoCal, please contact Jon to see if he can help you. Keep in mind though BMW of SM is a small family owned dealer so it's not in the same league as those mega dealership in LA or Bay Area. I live in the Bay Area myself, but I'd rather make the trek to Santa Maria and work with Jon because he makes the whole process easy and he always proactively keeps me updated.

Yesterday was the first time I dealt with BMW of SM and everybody was also very nice. Huge thanks to the entire team!

Ok, now it's time for photos
Congrats! Exact combo my wife got. I am sure you'll love it!
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I like the looks. Beautiful SUV, especially in blue colour. The thing I don't like is there is no real engine with iX. The more time goes on the more I don't like the idea driving electric cars.
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I'm the opposite - Phytonic is a standard colour on many BMWs so it's very common, whereas Tanzanite is extra so not many of them around.

For those that remember Estoril Blue II, I think Phytonic is the new version.
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Really appreciate the shout out about Jon and his history. We need to 'reward' good sales advisors more. Thanks - oh, and enjoy!!
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Congratulations. No doubt worth the wait.
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