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      07-02-2020, 07:44 AM   #89
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On the train to Bremerhaven.

The car is on the way to the port of embarkation. The departures from Bremerhaven (that I can find) are on the 3rd, 6th, and 9th -let's see which ship it ends up on.
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Car Manual Available After Production

Now that the car is on its way to its port of embarkation, the owner's manual is available for me to download.

400+ pages of anticipation.
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      07-02-2020, 03:38 PM   #91
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Sunset at Bremerhaven

My car just might be in the lot or on one of those rail cars.
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now the wait begins! soon your CA should be able to give you the name of the ship carrying your car, and you can track it across the Atlantic--checking "my" ship's position was just as habit-forming as checking my car's build status on the BMW website
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At the Port

Well, we're officially at the port now, which probably means the car arrived yesterday afternoon by the time the update made it to the system.
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      07-04-2020, 05:47 AM   #94
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My 2021 BMW M550i custom build is now in production. Woohoo!

Here is a screenshot of the BMW tracking web pate.

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Which ship?

Well, after keeping an eye on the Bremerhaven car carrier facility using the web cam that's available (https://www.bremerhaven.de/en/webcam...ams.35085.html), and the free ship tracking website; and considering departure from the factory, and arrival at the port times/days, shipping schedules, etc. - I think I know what ship my car is on.

I have not heard from my CA yet, nor have I called the Genius line.

My prediction is the car is on the Wallenius Wilhelmsen vehicle carrier TAMERLANE.

I'll post the actual answer when I get it from my CA.

In the meantime, for those of you celebrating it - Happy 4th of July!
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BMW update mania!!

Thanks to all you guys for the updates as I wait for my 550 to be built in August....I hope. Really enjoying the posts and gives me easy information to use when my time comes. This will be my third "experience " with building and waiting for my "ultimate driving machine". Might be my last as, at 72, my next car will probably drive itself............but, not yet. The disigning and wait are still the highlight for me. Cheers!
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Bud - What color is your car?
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Here was mine going through the Panama Canal.
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My 2021 BMW M550i custom build is not in production. Woohoo!

Here is a screenshot of the BMW tracking web pate.

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Bud, so did you just order on 6/20, and your in production on 7/4? If so, that's really fast! I ordered about that same time, with earliest production middle of August.....color me jealous!
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Bud, so did you just order on 6/20, and your in production on 7/4? If so, that's really fast! I ordered about that same time, with earliest production middle of August.....color me jealous!
I ordered a 2020 M550i back in April, but then the factory closed and they could not place my order with the factory. That really worked out to my advantage.

My 2021 M550i order was finalized with my dealer in late June, but then the dealer has to wait for the factory to assign them a build slot for my car. My order was accepted by the factory during the last week of June.

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I ordered a 2020 M550i back in April, but then the factory closed and they could not place my order with the factory. That really worked out to my advantage.

My 2021 M550i order was finalized with my dealer in late June, but then the dealer has to wait for the factory to assign them a build slot for my car. My order was accepted by the factory during the last week of June.

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You lucked-out! Did your dealer honor the same deal as your 2020?
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You lucked-out! Did your dealer honor the same deal as your 2020?
I'm waiting for the lease numbers, but I spoke to my dealer today. He told me that I would get the best deal of the last few months and July and August. We shall see.

He also told me that he expects the car to be delivered in mid-August. I've extended my Audi S6 lease, but the payments are due by the 22nd of each month. Once the lease payment is made, you get no refund if I turn in the car before the next due date. Therefore, I hope that my M550i is delivered before 8/22.

I'm getting excited!

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I'm waiting for the lease numbers, but I spoke to my dealer today. He told me that I would get the best deal of the last few months and July and August. We shall see.

He also told me that he expects the car to be delivered in mid-August. I've extended my Audi S6 lease, but the payments are due by the 22nd of each month. Once the lease payment is made, you get no refund if I turn in the car before the next due date. Therefore, I hope that my M550i is delivered before 8/22.

I'm getting excited!

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Congratulations! You will absolutely love that car.
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Not on the boat.

Well, I just talked to my CA, and the system is still showing my car at the port.

Oh well, time to be patient again.

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      07-07-2020, 12:26 PM   #105
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Well, I just talked to my CA, and the system is still showing my car at the port.

Oh well, time to be patient again.

I spent 6 days at port

Hopefully your car moves faster!
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Finally, production begins!

Ordered 6/11, move to production queue 7/7.
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My M550 went from Scheduled to "Production Begins" on Monday June 29. Still waiting for it to move to assembly!
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Well, I just talked to my CA, and the system is still showing my car at the port.

Oh well, time to be patient again.

I spent almost two weeks at the port.
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In Transit

The car is now 'In Transit' according to the My Garage portion of the website.

Five days after the arrival at Bremerhaven.

My bet on the ship this time is ARC INDEPENDENCE, currently en route to Antwerp. Waiting for official word from my CA.
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We have a ship name...

...and I wasn't even close.

Just heard from my CA, who's being pretty patient with my incessant questions.

It's on the Horizon Highway. Due to dock in Charleston, SC on 7/31.

According to the Kline company website, it left Bremerhaven on July 6, so it took two days for BMW's system to update.
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