Thought I’d post my first post in a forum like this ever and layout a current timeline for build, ship, etc. First, I got lucky as I made my decision on the iX 50 to take the plunge into my first EV and happened to be working with a sales associate at our local BMW dealer and truely right place at right time as a customer who ordered long ago pulled out of a deal after he was notified that production was complete. I was able to step into his place and his loss is my gain I guess. Here is what I know and don’t on current timelines.
Order date: unknown as I took the other chaps place
Production complete: 04/28/22
Left Bremerhaven: 05/10/22
Arrived VPC Brunswick GA: 5/25/22
Will post more as dates come and go. My sales associate says plan for 14 days from arrival at VPC til the dealership gets the car and has it ready to deliver … but said he’s seen it range from just 3 or 4 days to 3 or 4 weeks depending on anything wrong with the car, customs, etc. If there is any damage or whatever, that sort of is what it is and probably quite variable on whatever time it takes to get back to production fresh. Apparently customs clearance is generally pretty quick for most cars … customs randomly selects some number vehicles for a full inspection and review and others are more of an abbreviated review. That’s where we are at the moment, could zip through customs or could be a longer and that’s the big driver for the remaining timeline. Once out of customs, we are only a few hundred miles away so the vehicle carrier time should be fairly quick and reasonable I would assume.
Alpine White - wasn’t my first choice but not my last choice and beggars can’t be choosers. I can wrap it if I decide I suppose.
Sport package with 21” wheels (not upgraded to 22” which I may do later who knows)
Every other option available except the Luxury Package and Titanium color exterior trim - I personally didn’t care much for the crystal looking knobs and buttons so don’t care about that in the luxury package anyway … may or may not have enjoyed the soft close doors as part of that package. Titanium trim I would have taken or left and would have left it on some color combinations and taken it on others … I would have left it off if I ordered white myself so not disappointed.
If any of this is helpful for anyone out there in the universe then great … I know I was curious and went hunting for current timelines and most I was finding were many months old so thought I’d share a current and ongoing timeline with the internet universe. I’ll post more as it unfolds if folks are interested.