You need to keep in mind what "production started" means in BMW AG speak. You're thinking your car is marching down the assembly line but in fact the first steps in BMW's production process are production planning, scheduling and ordering components: seats, wheel/tire assemblies, etc.
If you want to know exactly where your car is in the production steps you need to know the status - a numerical code that indicates what step of production your car is, ie, 112, 150.... Your car will be in 112 for a long time and only 150 and past for about a week.
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Last edited by dkreidel; 09-25-2012 at 08:46 PM.