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I've had a deposit down on a new Audi Q4 eTron since last October but just canceled it due to excessive GA delays in US. There is still no firm US release date for the Q4. I reevaluated my EV needs and decided to keep my Subaru Forester for longer trips and go for a MINI SE for a daily driver since they have been in production for several years.

I thought it might be useful for others to see the current order/build timeline for a 2023 MINI SE. 'll keep updating this post until I take delivery.

01/04/2022 - $250 deposit placed with MINI.
02/08/2022 - Order received
04/12/2022 - In production queue
04/28/2022 - Exterior body construction has begun
04/29/2022 - In paint booth
04/30/2022 - Awaiting carrier assignment
05/07/2022 - Dispatched from Factory
05/09/2022 - At Port
05/27/2022 - In transit
06/17/2022 - At Port
06/28/2022 - In Transit
06/28/2022 - At Dealership
06/30/2022 - Delivered

Happy motoring!

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02/28/2022 - $250 deposit placed with MINI online.
03/01/2022 - Order submitted at physical dealership with extra $1750 deposit.
04/22/2022 - In production queue (could have been earlier but dealer didn't e-mail any info until then)
04/29/2022 - Exterior body construction has begun
 

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Well, MINI must have ramped up production because mine went from the paint booth all the way to waiting for carrier in 1 day!

01/04/2022 - $250 deposit placed with MINI.
02/08/2022 - Order received
04/12/2022 - In production queue
04/28/2022 - Exterior body construction has begun
04/29/2022 - In paint booth
04/30/2022 - Awaiting carrier assignment
05/03/2022 - Dispatched from factory

Part shortage in the rear view mirror, supply chain delivery issues ahead... ugg.
 

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Mine is trickling along.

02/28/2022 - $250 deposit placed with MINI online.
03/01/2022 - Order submitted at physical dealership with extra $1750 deposit.
04/22/2022 - In production queue (could have been earlier but dealer didn't e-mail any info until then)
04/29/2022 - Exterior body construction has begun
05/03/2022 - In paint booth

EDIT: Movement today!!!
05/06/2022 - Entering Assembly Line
05/06/2022 - Assembly In Progress
05/06/2022 - Quality Check
05/06/2022 - Final Assembly
05/06/2022 - Ready for Transport
05/06/2022 - Awaiting Carrier Assignment

05/07/2022 - Dispatched from Factory
05/09/2022 - At Port

05/30 (??)/2022 - Arrived at Brunswick, GA
06/09/2022 -Arrived at dealer
06/13/2022 - Delivered!

Orlando MINI along with two other SEs that day.

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01/04/2022 - $250 deposit placed with MINI.
02/08/2022 - Order received
04/12/2022 - In production queue
04/28/2022 - Exterior body construction has begun
04/29/2022 - In paint booth
04/30/2022 - Awaiting carrier assignment
05/03/2022 - Dispatched from factory
05/06/2022 - At Port

Hope I'll get the 5/26 ride on Grand Cosmo! https://www.nykroro.com/documents/RTW-AFCON/RTWwk18.pdf
 

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Can anyone tell me what is the name of the port?
When you complete the pre-order process at your dealership, they should give you a piece of paper titled “Vehicle Inquiry Report”. At the top of that paper, there should be a part that says "Port Loc." - this is the port location your SE will be shipped to.

If you were not given a Vehicle Inquiry Report, your Motoring Advisor (MINI sales person) should be able to tell you the port. You can also call 1-866-ASK-MINI (1-866-275-6464), and a helpful person there should be able to tell you the status of your SE, including the name of the ship carrying it across the ocean (after it has left Southampton).
 

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When you complete the pre-order process at your dealership, they should give you a piece of paper titled “Vehicle Inquiry Report”. At the top of that paper, there should be a part that says "Port Loc." - this is the port location your SE will be shipped to.

If you were not given a Vehicle Inquiry Report, your Motoring Advisor (MINI sales person) should be able to tell you the port. You can also call 1-866-ASK-MINI (1-866-275-6464), and a helpful person there should be able to tell you the status of your SE, including the name of the ship carrying it across the ocean (after it has left Southampton).
Thank you very much for your infor and advice! I will find out.
 

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Mine is trickling along.

02/28/2022 - $250 deposit placed with MINI online.
03/01/2022 - Order submitted at physical dealership with extra $1750 deposit.
04/22/2022 - In production queue (could have been earlier but dealer didn't e-mail any info until then)
04/29/2022 - Exterior body construction has begun
05/03/2022 - In paint booth

EDIT: Movement today!!!
05/06/2022 - Entering Assembly Line
05/06/2022 - Assembly In Progress
05/06/2022 - Quality Check
05/06/2022 - Final Assembly
05/06/2022 - Ready for Transport
05/06/2022 - Awaiting Carrier Assignment

05/07/2022 - Dispatched from Factory
05/09/2022 - At Port
Is your mini on the carrier yet?
 

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Is your mini on the carrier yet?
Yes. Shipped around 5/18 (probably before because mini garage updates a day or two behind). Might have docked in Baltimore recently or be on the way to Jacksonville. I’m expecting it at the dealer in a week or two. My dealer didn’t correct me when I guessed sometime after June 6th…

EDIT: Dealer called June 4th and said the MINI was about 7 days away (at port in GA or MD).
 

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Hello, new here. Appreciate the others posting their experiences with build times, Great info.
Placed order with deposit on June 13. Based on the other postings looks like I may get mine close to Thanksgiving. I'll start my build chronology in the format as presented here.

06/13/2022 Order placed online
06/13/2022 Received confirmation email with number
 

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Hello, I am new here also. So glad I found this forum. I have ordered a 2023 Mini Hardtop SE and will update my information as I receive it.

04/28/22 Paid $250.00 deposit
04/28/22 Order confirmation # received
05/14/22 Order placed by dealer
06/24/22 Production # assigned, predicted to production date week of July 15
06/29/22 in production que, VIN# assigned
07/13/22 Exterior body assembly begins
07/14/22 In the paint booth
07/15/22 Entering assembly line
07/15/22 Assembly in progress
07/18/22 Quality Check
07/19/22 Final Assembly
07/19/22 Ready for transport
07/19/22 Awaiting carrier assignment
07/19/22 Dispatched from factory
07/19/22 At the port
07/27/22 In Transit - on PHOENIX LEADER due to arrive in PHMPOA 8/21
08/22/22 At the port in Oxnard waiting for transit to dealer

It's all mine!!! I am in love. First Mini every

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Hello back! Updated my status so far.

06/13/2022 Order placed online & paid $250 deposit
06/13/2022 Received Pre-order confirmation email with number
TBD: Awaiting order confirmation. Made a few calls to dealer but have yet to receive official order notification.
 
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