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Apparently we're like buses -- wait for ages then two come along at once...

Just ordered my 2015 BRG Cooper a couple of weeks ago, so very early on in the long, painful wait for it to arrive. My dealer was able to amend one of their stock orders and get me a Week 35 build slot, so at least it won't be as long as it could have been.

I've read in a few places that the Canadian 2015 MINIs are also being caught up in the US EPA delays (something about Canada piggybacking its certification on the EPA one). Should be a largely moot point, as I couldn't realistically have expected delivery before the projected October resolution of that issue.

I am a bit more bothered about where the car is actually coming from. As an ex-pat Brit, having taken the plunge to buy an iconic "British" car, I would be more than a little disappointed to have my new MINI come from the Netherlands plant that just opened in July, instead of Oxford. (Yes, I know the MINI is about as British as bratwurst and lederhosen. The F56 even more so, with the chassis, engines and electronics already in or soon to be used in other BMWs, but being manufactured in the UK was at least some legitimate link to its heritage.). But if that's gone too... :-(

Anyway, that's probably far too long of an introduction, so I'll just say I can't wait for my new car to arrive and to be part of the forum here!
 

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Welcome fellow Canuck!

I'm in the Toronto area and drive a 2014 F56s (only 700 km on the clock). I would have loved to order a 2015 but I had to get a car pronto, so I went with what I could find in stock. You should love the F56. I've driven the classic (850, 1000 and S models), the first generation MINI (R53) and owned a Clubman S (R55) and I have to say that this is the finest MINI yet. Frankly where it's made should be secondary to the fact that it is a truly natural progression of Alec Issigonis' iconic vision for a car. No it isn't a classic Cooper, but it embodies much of what made that design work so well while including every modern convenience, safety improvement and technology you can thing of.

Enjoy the forum
Adrian
 

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Welcome Hrafn. Isn't there a way you can track your build to determine where you F56 is being built?
 

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Welcome Hrafn. Isn't there a way you can track your build to determine where you F56 is being built?
I don't know about tracking prior to your build, but you can certainly confirm where the car was assembled, once you have your VIN number:

If you go to http://www.bmwarchive.org/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html and put in the last 7 digits of your VIN, you get a complete breakdown of all aspects of your car's specifications, including where it was built. This bit is near the bottom of the spec sheet.
I used this to confirm for myself that my dealer had the spec correct (she did!) before I even took delivery...
 

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Isn't there a way you can track your build to determine where you F56 is being built?
Thanks, Peter.

Unfortunately, there is no Canadian equivalent to the Owners Lounge that lets US customers login and see their order progress. We have to keep bugging our dealer for updates.

That said, mine is *supposed* to be in production this week sometime, so I should find out shortly.
 
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