Evan, if you're out there, send me a private e-mail re visiting the Vehicle Processing Center.
I just heard from my dealer (yes, the one with which I have resolved my contract dispute) and it seems the 11/18 ship will have 747 BMWs (not the 2000 or so you may have been estimating).
That should make it easier to spot a Carbon Black/Caramel All Leather M5.
'93 525i turbo
'98 M3 convertible
'00 M5 in port 11/18