farzad

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  1. Last call to BMW Genius before my holiday shows the car is still sat at Southampton.... Order place around 14th July 2017 0000 Cancelled 0037 Model or Feature Unavailable 0077 No Quota Available 0097 No Current Event Allocated 0500 Cannot be Scheduled 1100 Scheduled 18 Jul 1200 Scheduled for Production 5000 Confirmed for Production 5050 Chassis Number Allocated 5055 Confirmed by Production Control 09, 12, 15, 18 Aug 5100 Bodyshop Start 23 Aug 5190 Bodyshop Complete 5200 Paintshop Start 5270 Paintshop Complete 5300 Pre-Assembly Start 5400 Assembly Start 5500 Assembly Complete 25, 29, 31 Aug, 4, 6, 8 Sep 6000 Transfer to Distribution 8200 Released to Carrier 9000 Departed Plant 12 Sep 9605 Pre EU Port of Exit 13, 14 Sep 9610 Pre EU Port of Exit (German Customs) 9615 In Storage 9620 At Sea 15 Sep 9630 Port of Entry + First Consigned 9635 In Storage 9640 In Transit 9645 UK & IE Storage 18Sep – Expected delivery 26th Sep 9646 Open Workshop Job - PDI checks and plates being done at Southampton 20, 21, 22 Sep – Delivery to retailer 29th Sep. 9650 Awaiting Despatch to Dealer / Cleared Customs / Released to Transport Company
  2. Hi All Just joined and here is my 1st post. Ordered my 530e last week, and have been quoted a 25 week delivery, i.e. around Jan 2018. Seems very long, so would be good to hear if others are being given similar delivery times. I'm a company car driver and my work commute is about 28-29 miles each way. My present car is the 520d. My 1st BMW after more than a decade of MBs. What a brilliant car. Love it. No charge points at work, yet, but hope to charge round the back ! My next headache is going to be installing a charge point at home. Problem is the cable route from dis. board. 16a would be very easy, but for future proofing I like to opt for 32 amp. If anyone knows of a good company around the Swindon / Wiltshire area, then please let me know. I see others have posted their options, so here are mine :- JA92 G30 530e SE Saloon B48 2.0 C2Y Bluestone LCRI Cognac/Black Dakota leather 248 Steering wheel heating 3DS Display Key 465 Split-folding rear seats 4LF Fine-wood trim 'Fineline' Ridge with Pearl Chrome trim finisher 4T8 Exterior Mirrors - folding with anti-dazzle 575 12V power sockets 5A1 LED foglights, front 5AC High-beam Assistant 5DN Parking Assistant Plus 6NW Enhanced Bluetooth with wireless charging + 6WD WiFi hotspot preparation
  3. You are welcome Larrie Looks like I'm firing on all cylinders today
  4. Thanks for confirming. I thought I was missing a trick ! I can relate to the agony of waiting........thank god I'm away on holiday next week.............
  5. Great Is it any different to what my understanding ? i.e. order number from dealer and updates from BMW Genius ?
  6. Your dealer will be able to let you know the order number.
  7. Oh brilliant. Thank you for that piece of information. Good to know it doesn't mean the car has been damaged !
  8. Ah, interesting point. But I would have thought any repair jobs would have been done back at the factory during the final inspection. Although I guess it could have been damaged en-route.....in which case it would be repaired after it got the dealer. I can't imagine they would have a workshop set up at what ever location they keep these cars. It is a strange name for that code though...... I might ask the BMW Genius guy next time, although it seems beyond what the screen tells them, they don't know anything else....
  9. Interesting..........an extra code... BMW Genius just gave an status of 9646 with delivery to retailer by 29th. I've been told delivery from dealer to expect delivery on the 6th. Order place around 14th July 2017 0000 Cancelled 0037 Model or Feature Unavailable 0077 No Quota Available 0097 No Current Event Allocated 0500 Cannot be Scheduled 1100 Scheduled 18 Jul 1200 Scheduled for Production 5000 Confirmed for Production 5050 Chassis Number Allocated 5055 Confirmed by Production Control 09, 12, 15, 18 Aug 5100 Bodyshop Start 23 Aug 5190 Bodyshop Complete 5200 Paintshop Start 5270 Paintshop Complete 5300 Pre-Assembly Start 5400 Assembly Start 5500 Assembly Complete 25, 29, 31 Aug, 4, 6, 8 Sep 6000 Transfer to Distribution 8200 Released to Carrier 9000 Departed Plant 12 Sep 9605 Pre EU Port of Exit 13, 14 Sep 9610 Pre EU Port of Exit (German Customs) 9615 In Storage 9620 At Sea 15 Sep 9630 Port of Entry + First Consigned 9635 In Storage 9640 In Transit 9645 UK & IE Storage 18Sep – Expected delivery 26th Sep 9646 Open Workshop Job 20 Sep – Delivery to retailer 29th Sep. 9650 Awaiting Despatch to Dealer / Cleared Customs / Released to Transport Company
  10. Nope... Looks like it will come while I'm away on holiday........ typical...
  11. Just checked and status has moved to 9645 with an expected delivery of 26th. Order place around 14th July 2017 0000 Cancelled 0037 Model or Feature Unavailable 0077 No Quota Available 0097 No Current Event Allocated 0500 Cannot be Scheduled 1100 Scheduled 18 Jul 1200 Scheduled for Production 5000 Confirmed for Production 5050 Chassis Number Allocated 5055 Confirmed by Production Control 09, 12, 15, 18 Aug 5100 Bodyshop Start 23 Aug 5190 Bodyshop Complete 5200 Paintshop Start 5270 Paintshop Complete 5300 Pre-Assembly Start 5400 Assembly Start 5500 Assembly Complete 25, 29, 31 Aug, 4, 6, 8 Sep 6000 Transfer to Distribution 8200 Released to Carrier 9000 Departed Plant 12 Sep 9605 Pre EU Port of Exit 13, 14 Sep 9610 Pre EU Port of Exit (German Customs) 9615 In Storage 9620 At Sea 15 Sep 9630 Port of Entry + First Consigned 9635 In Storage 9640 In Transit 9645 UK & IE Storage 18Sep – Expected delivery 26th Sep 9650 Awaiting Despatch to Dealer / Cleared Customs / Released to Transport Company
  12. While being bored waiting for the new car to arrive, I started thinking what the equivalent MPG will be for a 330e or 530e depending on how many electric miles we can get from them. This is what I came up with, but by all means, please check and let me know if you don't agree. My assumptions are based on my 28 miles journey each way to work and an estimate of 40 mpg on petrol only. I'm happy to dial in different assumptions if you wanted to see how the figures come out. Miles on Electric Miles on petrol gal. of petrol used mpg 28 40 0 28 0.70 40.00 1 27 0.68 41.48 2 26 0.65 43.08 3 25 0.63 44.80 4 24 0.60 46.67 5 23 0.58 48.70 6 22 0.55 50.91 7 21 0.53 53.33 8 20 0.50 56.00 9 19 0.48 58.95 10 18 0.45 62.22 11 17 0.43 65.88 12 16 0.40 70.00 13 15 0.38 74.67 14 14 0.35 80.00 15 13 0.33 86.15 16 12 0.30 93.33 17 11 0.28 101.82 18 10 0.25 112.00 19 9 0.23 124.44 20 8 0.20 140.00 21 7 0.18 160.00 22 6 0.15 186.67 23 5 0.13 224.00 24 4 0.10 280.00 25 3 0.08 373.33 26 2 0.05 560.00 27 1 0.03 1120.00
  13. Great news. Looking forward to your review. We like to take a driving holiday through France once a year as well, so will be eager to see how you managed charging, or not !, of your car.
  14. Had a message from the dealer saying they can deliver on 29th Sep Typically I'll be on holiday then, so need to push delivery back a few days. Checked with BMW Genius and status is 9620 - At sea. Order place around 14th July 2017 0000 Cancelled 0037 Model or Feature Unavailable 0077 No Quota Available 0097 No Current Event Allocated 0500 Cannot be Scheduled 1100 Scheduled 18 Jul 1200 Scheduled for Production 5000 Confirmed for Production 5050 Chassis Number Allocated 5055 Confirmed by Production Control 09, 12, 15, 18 Aug 5100 Bodyshop Start 23 Aug 5190 Bodyshop Complete 5200 Paintshop Start 5270 Paintshop Complete 5300 Pre-Assembly Start 5400 Assembly Start 5500 Assembly Complete 25, 29, 31 Aug, 4, 6, 8 Sep 6000 Transfer to Distribution 8200 Released to Carrier 9000 Departed Plant 12 Sep 9605 Pre EU Port of Exit 13, 14 Sep 9610 Pre EU Port of Exit (German Customs) 9615 In Storage 9620 At Sea 15 Sep 9630 Port of Entry + First Consigned 9635 In Storage 9640 In Transit 9645 UK & IE Storage 9650 Awaiting Despatch to Dealer / Cleared Customs / Released to Transport Company
  15. With the delivery of my 530e being brought forward by a long way, I've had to get my skates on and sort out charge points for both work and home. Today I ordered a Rolec EVWP2104 tethered charge point for work. I included the Access door locking, KWh meter, and the Time clock. Should arrive in about a week's time. For home though, not so simple so far...... I've been talking to The Phoenix Works and to Pod Point. Both their electricians, having seen the photos I've sent them, are now saying it's probably better for me to run the cable from distribution board to near the charge point myself, which I'm happy with. I've got prices from Phoenix today, for with and without them running the cable. Prices seem so much higher than I had envisaged.......oh well. Hope to get Pod point prices tomorrow. That's as far as I've got so far, but will update as things progress.
  16. Although the delivery sucks, it's good that you have the order number and can now bypass 3rd parties and talk directly with BMW. When mine was at 1100, they originally said delivery of 01/01/2019. Just for my amusement, I went on line and asked them every couple of weeks, and then all of a sudden the delivery got brought forward by 3 month. So fingers crossed you will have a similar experience. Just like you, if delivery was going to be early next year, I was all set to tell them to delay registering the car until March 1st.
  17. Thats good to know. I don't suppose you have heard anything about when they are going to bring out their home charging app ?
  18. Pod-point rang me about completing the testing and generating the certificate yesterday, so I took the opportunity to ask them about the LED window. The answer was.............ah that's a good idea.............I'll convey that to our design team....... The only other way is to rotate the whole unit 180 degrees, which means, apart from text being wrong way round, the unit won't quite have the same weather protection since the cable exit will be pointing to the sky.
  19. If memory serves me right, the window for the LED is on the bottom panel, slanted away from vertical, which has Pod-point written on it. If he swaps that with the top panel, then the writing will be upside down. Saying all this, I can't believe the design won't let the engineer have the window at the top..... so you might well be right.
  20. I don't think I've seen one yet on my journeys. There seems to be very few of them about.
  21. Well, there is two parts to it. The back box and the front panel. If he rotates the front panel, then as you say, the logo will be sideways. If he rotates the back panel, then the cable will be coming out of the top..... So don't think he can do much, but still worth asking just for my piece of mind.
  22. There is one problem with that though..... You need a car in the first place.....LOL...
  23. After a couple of weeks or so of no change, looks like there is at last progress on the status. Today BMW Genius confirmed code 9000 this morning. They expect the car will be with the dealer during week 39, so within a couple of weeks. Order place around 14th July 2017 0000 Cancelled 0037 Model or Feature Unavailable 0077 No Quota Available 0097 No Current Event Allocated 0500 Cannot be Scheduled 1100 Scheduled 18 Jul 1200 Scheduled for Production 5000 Confirmed for Production 5050 Chassis Number Allocated 5055 Confirmed by Production Control 09, 12, 15, 18 Aug 5100 Bodyshop Start 23 Aug 5190 Bodyshop Complete 5200 Paintshop Start 5270 Paintshop Complete 5300 Pre-Assembly Start 5400 Assembly Start 5500 Assembly Complete 25, 29, 31 Aug, 4, 6, 8 Sep 6000 Transfer to Distribution 8200 Released to Carrier 9000 Departed Plant 12 Sep 9605 Pre EU Port of Exit 9610 Pre EU Port of Exit (German Customs) 9615 In Storage 9620 At Sea 9630 Port of Entry + First Consigned 9635 In Storage 9640 In Transit 9645 UK & IE Storage 9650 Awaiting Despatch to Dealer / Cleared Customs / Released to Transport Company
  24. I checked it out last night. You are right. It's quite faint, but yes, it looks quite cool !
  25. Oh I didn't realize. Thanks for pointing that out. I must take a peek tonight. My only gripe, and it's a very small one, is that the LED light is on the bottom, so if you want to see it, you have bend down and look up.....it that makes sense. The engineer is due to come back to re-check and issue the certificate, so I'll ask him if there is anything he can, but I kind of doubt it. Just waiting for the car delivery so I can actually get to use it !