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      11-17-2012, 04:57 PM   #67
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You can order a Germany build car, but cannot specify which factory BMW will build car. Factory is unknown until VIN is assigned.
Don't know about that, but told my dealer, Munich. I wouldn't care if Leipzig or Regensburg--IIRC that's where my M3 was built.
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Don't know about that, but told my dealer, Munich. I wouldn't care if Leipzig or Regensburg--IIRC that's where my M3 was built.
The Munich crush is interesting. Actually I don't get it although some posters on this site seem to be transfixed with that city for some reason.

My understanding is that South Africa and Regnesburg Germany are the "best" plants--JD Power ratings and low failure incidence, etc.--but who knows?

In any event I wouldn't fret over Munich. Seems childlike.
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My 3.20i is Regensburg built. E.
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The Munich crush is interesting. Actually I don't get it although some posters on this site seem to be transfixed with that city for some reason.

My understanding is that South Africa and Regnesburg Germany are the "best" plants--JD Power ratings and low failure incidence, etc.--but who knows?

In any event I wouldn't fret over Munich. Seems childlike.
Seriously. +1
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      11-23-2012, 07:17 PM   #71
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Regensburg for me
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The Munich crush is interesting. Actually I don't get it although some posters on this site seem to be transfixed with that city for some reason.

My understanding is that South Africa and Regnesburg Germany are the "best" plants--JD Power ratings and low failure incidence, etc.--but who knows?

In any event I wouldn't fret over Munich. Seems childlike.
Two reasons off the bat: 1) capital of Bavaria, 2) BMW world headquarters. Love that city. And don't forget the Hofbräuhaus

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Munich (F) for me, born in July 2013, delivered August 2013. Most important to me is the roundel on the hood......
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Munich (F) for me, born in July 2013, delivered August 2013. Most important to me is the roundel on the hood......
Hey could I borrow your time machine?
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11th digit is F. Did ED. It's cool to have German built vehicle but SA is the same build and it is not inferior in quality.
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Hey could I borrow your time machine?
LOL!! Sorry. 2012 on both. Wow! And this is before pizza and beer in front of the TV ball games.
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Don't worry about it. Regensburg is the factory that builds F30 Individual orders.
Interesting that. Don't know if this anecdote makes it any more true, but I ordered a custom 335i, and the VIN I received today says Regensburg. All good either way. =)
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Interesting that. Don't know if this anecdote makes it any more true, but I ordered a custom 335i, and the VIN I received today says Regensburg. All good either way. =)
BMW 3 Series Coupes and Convertibles as well as M3 variants and BMW Z4 are manufactured exclusively in Regensburg.
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Regarding f30s, I understand it is difficult to get a clear interpretation of the 11th digit in a BMW VIN number. This is where the plant code is supposed to reside, telling you where the particular car was made.

I have found several tables through a Google search purportedly showing a way to decipher the plant code. Most of them are dated, circa 2007 or older.

Here is one, about a year old. But even with this one, the author cautionsus that it may be outdated and/or inaccurate:


A,F,G,K = Munich, Germany
B,C,D = Dingolfing, Germany
E,J = Regensburg, Germany


Can anyone update this information or clarify what's going on for us?
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munich..not a single issue 2200 miles 3.5 months
Same here...minor issue with seat missing a clip, but they took care of that and golden...BMW has such odd QC. Build was in January 2012.
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Same here...minor issue with seat missing a clip, but they took care of that and golden...BMW has such odd QC. Build was in January 2012.
It would be interesting to see new results by plant, but I'm assuming the vast majority of 3s made to date were built in Munich. No?

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It would be interesting to see new results by plant, but I'm assuming the vast majority of 3s made to date were built in Munich. No?

240 votes to date and more than 40% having real issues: Issues Poll
the online bmw population is nowhere near the world bmw population. Most people who do have issues will come online first. The rest are BMW enthusiasts (don't know how big it is vs the bmw world population). That said i think most people regard munich bmws since its bmw world headquarters and maybe i heard (the robotics in Munch were state of the art.) who knows though. This is all just fluff, all BMW have the utmost QC!
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      11-28-2012, 04:57 PM   #84
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J on my new baby

so it's Regensburg (Alpine White over Coral Red M-sport 335xi/M-sport brakes/M-sport adaptive suspension/BMW assist/Premium Package/Variable sport steering/HUD/Adaptive Cruise Control/Speed Limit Info)

can't wait as it is being built as I write this
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