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      03-26-2013, 06:50 PM   #1
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Finally - delivery

Ever since I traded in my 2002 SMG e46 M3 for a Supercharged Range Rover Sport in 2007 I've felt something was missing in my ride. I thought going back to a high performance car rather than SUV would do the trick, but my AMG C63 proved unsatisfactory as well. I left BMW mainly because I was not a fan of the e60/e90/e92 styling, but my intention was always to someday come back because I can truly say my M3 was the car love of my life, and SMG was for me, to die for. When I began my search and stumbled upon this site and the F10 M5 press pics, I was sold. Reading through numerous posts and seeing all the pictures of member cars and mods I have amassed nearly 850 posts on this forum without having even taken possession of my car, but like they say the best things in life are always worth waiting for.

Last May I placed my $500 deposit at Circle BMW in Eatontown, NJ for a 2013 M5 and in October I placed my request for a March 23rd Euro Delivery. This past Saturday I took delivery of my 2013 Alpine White on Sakhir Orange leather F10 M5 at BMW Welt in Munich. For those that have done it, ED is like nothing else that first time - not being able to sleep the night before and for the brief moments you do sleep, having nightmares that your car shows up with the wrong options or colors (yes I did have this nightmare).

BMW really knows how to build the anticipation as they ask that your arrive 90 minutes prior to your actually delivery. That 90 minutes couldnt feel any longer as I ate in the Premium Lounge, did some paperwork, walked around Welt, then visited the store to get my free engraved keychain - then looked at my watch only to see that I still had 30 minutes to kill, repeat Welt walk around and another visit to the store. When I finally got to see my M5 in spotlights as we walked down the stairs I realized it was all worth the wait. Its like this forum, we all know what an M5 looks like, yet we yearn for more members to post pics. I chose not to drive my M5 in Europe as we started our trip in Italy and did Munich at the end, plus didnt want to deal with winter tires and having the car held up at the VPC if any damage was incurred by me on the roads.

As fun as Welt was, the highlight of the German part of our trip (aside from the actual delivery) was the Dingolfing Tour. Thanks to JMH's recommendation, I chose to do a private Dingolfing Plant tour with my wife rather than the more "touristy" Munich Tour - seeing where my car was actually built was a nice bonus too. For 100 EUR with CCA membership card, my wife and got our own tour guide and spent 3 hours watching 5's, 6', 7's and Ms being built from scratch.

The plant itself works until 10pm so despite starting the tour at 5pm we still got to see all the robots and workers on the line. We started in the paint shop where we watched 5ers, 6ers, and 7ers being painted. The robots are fascinating, watching them closing doors and articulating their way around different models w/o reprograming. From there we went to the welding shop where on the way we happened to come across a carrier where we watched 4 RR Phantom aluminum bodies getting loaded for shipment to England. The welding shop was essentially all robots doing work, with few workers making sure the robots are running smoothly. We watched as small parts were welded into larger parts all the way into one final welded frame. The final stop was assembly - here we watched the cars go from a bare frame to its marriage with the engine. We walked the entire line as workers inserted seats, dashboards, steering wheels, etc. I even learned that drinking beer (available at the vending machines) is permitted while you work! This plant is BMW's largest and is home to 18k employees, pumps out 1500 cars in a day and the average build time for each car is 33 hours.

And finally the pics because this thread is worthless without them - yes another Alpine White M5 but each time I see it in this color I love it more - and as for the LCI, I knew it was coming, but I wasnt waiting any longer. Im thankful its only minor and I know I will love my m5 the same. Some new lights and a misplaced brow wrinkle doesnt phase me. Thanks to all the guys who have posted pics and provided feedback to my many posts and questions - I look forward to talking to all you guys over the next few years as my M5 evolves with slight mods (IND cosmetic package and M performance spoiler soon to be ordered - 20" Modulare Matte Brushed Titanium B18s already ordered).

And now the wait as it crosses the Atlantic to take my first drive in the F10...














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      03-26-2013, 06:55 PM   #2
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Congratulations. Hopefully it will be a quick redelivery this time of year.
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That's it! My next BMW will have to be an ED if it will still be offered at that time.

Congrats on your beautiful M5 and thanks for a great write up!
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Congrats bro, seems like you have been waiting forever! I still remember stumbling upon this forum 5 months prior to production and being in love. AW/SO is still the best color combo.
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Congratulations, very nice. I have an issue with the workers drinking beer while assembling a BMW. But maybe that's just me.
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Congrats! ED and AW/SO...perfect combination!
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Congrats! Beautiful color combo!
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Congratulations, very nice. I have an issue with the workers drinking beer while assembling a BMW. But maybe that's just me.
When I first saw that beer was available in the assembly plant I was shocked, but then I realized itís just the culture. Being from America, I know it would never work here. There are too many people here who would abuse it. But the German culture is one that drinks beer more than water (maybe an exaggeration) and from what I was told on the tour, itís not something that is abused. I asked about the work morale and it seemed to me the employees in Dingolfing do take a lot of pride in their work. BMW buses people to work there so that they donít need to deal with commuting on their own and also to preserve the relationship with the residents of the country side. The workers are paid well and are given opportunities to move up Ė given this, I feel as if itís just not in the best interest of the workers to get drunk at work, and I donít believe it happens. Most of the workers I saw are young, with futures to worry about.

I liken this to the Autobahn. Since we flew out of Frankfurt, I drove from Munich and the experience was exhilarating. The organization of the stretches with no speed limits was pristine. Stay on the right unless passing, then right back over to the right. NOONE camps out on the left like they do in the US. You would think that with no speed limits it would be a mess, but itís not. You would get the occasional car blow by you on the left (even as you cruise at 110 MPH), but it wasnít often. Rules are meant to be broken I guess, but without them itís not lawless like you may expect.

Thereís a saying not to buy a BMW built on a Friday, but I walked through the plant at 730 PM on Friday night and it was quiet as a church.
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Looks amazing! I wish I had gotten the 19s, I think they look fantastic on the AW. Congrats, she wont disappoint
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Looks amazing! I wish I had gotten the 19s, I think they look fantastic on the AW. Congrats, she wont disappoint

I was torn on the 19s versus 20s. I already ordered after mkt 20s (go figure I just got an email saying theyíre ready and my car probably isnít even on a boat yet) but I had thought of also getting the 20s option then using the tires and doing a swap+cash for OEM 19s to use for winter. If you look at my pic with the other black M5, it was apparent to me that the F10 needs 20ís for the looks, they fit much better on the large frame of the car. 19ís probably more functional on the track and definitely for winter, but I like the stock 20s better if im comparing the two solely on looks.
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Congratulations. Hopefully it will be a quick redelivery this time of year.
Is there something particular about this time of year like more boats because its spring? Or just because Im dying to get my car? Im looking at the schedules on Wallenius, if Im reading correctly the voyage from Bremerhaven to NJ appears to be like 2 weeks leaving weekly. I left my car at Welt to be flat bedded out to the port on 3/23 and was told it would be held for only a max of 3 days there.

Does anyone know what happens after it gets to the port in Europe? How long before it gets on the boat? I see carriers leaving on 3/27 arriving 4/8 and 4/5 arriving 4/19. Guess if its not trackable yet my next bet would be 4/5 if im lucky.
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Is there something particular about this time of year like more boats because its spring? Or just because Im dying to get my car? Im looking at the schedules on Wallenius, if Im reading correctly the voyage from Bremerhaven to NJ appears to be like 2 weeks leaving weekly. I left my car at Welt to be flat bedded out to the port on 3/23 and was told it would be held for only a max of 3 days there.

Does anyone know what happens after it gets to the port in Europe? How long before it gets on the boat? I see carriers leaving on 3/27 arriving 4/8 and 4/5 arriving 4/19. Guess if its not trackable yet my next bet would be 4/5 if im lucky.
I would say go back to the September-October time frame of this very thread and relive the well documented suffering that you are about to endure. Godspeed.
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Is there something particular about this time of year like more boats because its spring? Or just because Im dying to get my car? Im looking at the schedules on Wallenius, if Im reading correctly the voyage from Bremerhaven to NJ appears to be like 2 weeks leaving weekly. I left my car at Welt to be flat bedded out to the port on 3/23 and was told it would be held for only a max of 3 days there.

Does anyone know what happens after it gets to the port in Europe? How long before it gets on the boat? I see carriers leaving on 3/27 arriving 4/8 and 4/5 arriving 4/19. Guess if its not trackable yet my next bet would be 4/5 if im lucky.
It can vary. Best thing to do is usually to call Loginout and make sure they book your car onto the ship ASAP. They can also tell you what ship your car is booked on. I also drop the car off at Loginout to avoid delay in car getting to the port (BMW will relocate your car from Welt to Loginout for shipping).

The long delays tend to be July-September when there are a lot of EDs and also new model launches. Right now its slower so easier to get on first ship. some of us had to wait till the 3rd or 4th ship last fall.
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