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2013 and earlier BMW 3-Series Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • The money factor is .00190 and for a 36 month lease with 10,000 miles per year the residual is 61%. You should be looking for $1,500 behind invoice then the $3,500 ECO credit, then the $750 bonus cash and the loyalty can be used as $1,000 or to reduce the money factor by .00030. The mark up from M.S.R.P. to invoice is 7% on any BMW. So if the M.S.R.P. is $54,350 your selling price should be $43,795.00 if you use the loyalty off the selling price.
  • What model 3-series? What is the M.S.R.P.? Sounds very high....
  • The 335i sedan currently has a credit for auto transmission of $1,305.00 and APR cash of $750. You should be looking for a selling price of $1,500 to $2,000 behind invoice minus incentives... So on a $52,000 car the selling price should be between $44,305 and $44,805 if your financing. Don't forget about the 1.9% for 36 months and 2.9% for 60 months special APR rate.
  • kball2kball2 Posts: 38
    edited September 2011

    Thanks for the information. Where did you get the $1,500 behind invoice? It is typically difficult to get behind invoice on a BMW unless there is some program supporting it.

    If I were to offer $43,795 (per the example) the dealer would be making zero on the car - correct?

    Do you have current rates for a 335i sedan (3 years, 10k miles per year)?

  • Dealer around Washington, DC area quoted the following last night:

    328i Sapphire Black/Black, Value Pkg, Premium Pkg, Cold Weather Package, Sat Radio. MSRP $42,275. Price quoted $38,290, less $750 if I finance with BMW.

    Good deal?


  • I just got a lease price for the following:
    2012 328 convertible
    mineral white
    red leather
    harmon kardon

    The msrp: 55,225 purchase price: 51,248
    Residual 65%
    Money factor.0020

    $2765 up front
    $$637 a month

    Please let me know if this is a good deal..
  • 4tune4tune Posts: 15
    It's a 328xi coupe
    Dealer is ready to give it for invoice. He says residual is 67% and he is saying money factor is .00225. The payment comes to 543/ month. As a reminder its a

    Mineral white
    Saddle brown
    Value pkg
    Premium pkg
    Sat radio

    0 down
    925 BMW bank fee
    349 doc fee
  • Is there any way to get one of these certificates if you did not actually attend the event? I know that sounds terrible, but I was recovering from surgery during that time and now I am about $1,000 away from the deal I want.
  • Looking at a 2011 335d. Jet black, oyster interior. Pretty well loaded (sports, premium, convenience, cold weather, idrive, etc)

    MSRP is 56750 and the offer on the table is $49400. (56750 - 3500 eco - 1000 loyalty - 750 finance/lease cash).

    Edmunds gives a TMV of 50,354. I am assuming that includes the 3500 eco credit, but not the 1750 for loyalty / finance.

    For a 2011, I think I should be getting closer to invoice, however I saw an earlier post talking about prices up to 1500 _under_ invoice. Is there a factory to dealer incentive that I'm missing somewhere?

  • Hi All,
    I found this BMW for sale and wrote the sales manager to see what type of lease deal I could get:
    2011 3281X with 14k miles on it. It was the dealer Demo car and BMW special Fin still applies:
    Vehicle Price: $43,890.00, Preferred Customer Discount: - $6,905.00
    Total Selling Price: $36,985.00, Sales Tax (estimate): + $3,058.19
    Tag/Registration Fees (estimate): + $310.00, Flat Add/County Fee: + $20.00
    Electronic Filing: + $29.00 Smog Abatement Fee: + $20.00
    Documentation Fee: + $55.00
    Balance Due (estimate): $40,477.19

    Down / Payment
    $910 $472
    $4,060 $375
    $6,160 $309

    Any feedback for price / payments :)
  • tennbergtennberg Posts: 45
    edited October 2011
    What current incentives are available for October 2011 for a 2011 335xi sedan? The sales guy at my dealership mentioned 2 incentives for me - an $1840 "navigation" credit as well as a loyalty incentive (either $1000 or 0.00030 off the MF). Is that all that is available? Others have mentioned $750 dealer cash as well. Would that also be available in my case?
  • Kirstie@EdmundsKirstie@Edmunds Posts: 10,675
    edited October 2011
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  • Hi,

    can someone tell me what the current MF and Residual is for a 2012 328 X Drive wagon. I'm looking at 3 yr/15k miles. Can I get this car for below invoice and if so, how much below?

  • anh3anh3 Posts: 18
    edited October 2011
    The offer I got currently is $46,950 otd. Good price as packaged? payment will be at $843x60 months with financing at 2.9% = $50,580. Haven't negotiate the trade in price yet, we'll see.

    335i Sedan
    Rear-wheel drive
    Base MSRP $42,050
    Space Gray Metallic $550
    Chestnut Brown Dakota Leather $0
    Glacier Silver Aluminum trim $0
    Performance Edition Package $550
    M Sport Package $3,750
    Premium Package 2 $2,650
    Heated front seats $500
    Harman Kardon surround sound system $875
    iPod and USB adapter $0
    Destination & Handling: $875
    Total MSRP as Built $51,900
  • I would never pay that much for a Bimmer without comfort access.
  • anh3anh3 Posts: 18
    since it's a M/T, I won't be able to use my key to start the engine... so that feature is 1/2 useless in my case. May be I'll add Nav. to it, which there might be a credit?
  • $46,950 before tax or after?
  • getadeal1getadeal1 Posts: 3
    edited October 2011
    What? Look at the number if it is OTD including taxes. It would be a crazy deal unheard of. For 6% taxes, the sale price of the car is like 44,000 for a car with MSRP 52,000. $3000 below invoice? Is BMW going to file bankruptcy or something crazy like that?
    Hey anh3, Would you share which dealer you are working with?
  • anh3anh3 Posts: 18
    edited October 2011
    that's before taxes, but it'll still a little less than or at invoice. I think that's still a good deal. I live in the Midwest.
  • laxcarslaxcars Posts: 11
    Starting to hunt for a 328i in the LA area. Any thoughts on how much I should look to be spending on a car with the specs below:

    Metallic paint
    Dakota leather
    Xenon lights
    Heated front seats
    Smartphone integration
    Comfort access (would be nice but not necessary)
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