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BMW X3 Lease Questions



  • Turns out the Edmunds calculator is the one that' screwed up. Finally got the numbers to work using Bankrate calculator.

    MSRP: 48145
    Final: 43070
    Down : 2000
    Tax : 6%
    Lease Length : 36 months
    MF: 3%
    Residual Value : 24980

    Dep fee: 446
    Lease fee: 82
    Monthly payment: 529.51
    Usage Tax: 31.77
    Total Monthly : 561.28 (which comes very close to the posters $550);

  • A BMW Dealer is offering a "BMW Lease Protection Limited Waiver Addendum" for the X3 that waives up to $5,000 in excessive wear and use charges that exist at the time the vehicle is turned in. The provider is BMW and the administrator is Safe-Guard Products International, LLC. The cost is $1475 for the 36 month 12,000 miles/year lease of a vehicle with MSRP of $55,895, invoice of 51,940. This is included in the total gross capitalized cost.

    I know that 4 tires for the X3 XDrive 35i M Sport could easily cost that much, so it seems that this might be a reasonable charge.

    Is anyone familiar with this offering, and what do you think of it?


  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 64,780
    $1475 insurance premium for $5000 of coverage that you may not need seems pretty high..

    On both of my BMW lease turn-ins, I owed $0...

    Also, they like to sell you these plans as, "you just drop of the car, and you don't have to worry about it..", but in reality, you still get the charges, and you have to make a claim with the insurance company...


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  • Thanks kydfx.

    I just returned the BMW I was leasing and three tires were under the minimum tread depth requirement. The charge is 300 per tire and the dealer was going to waive $500 of this as part of their lease return incentive when you buy or lease a new vehicle from them.

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 64,780
    So.... three bad tires and you are only out $400...

    Doesn't seem like a good reason to spend $1475, this time.. I'd rather have that money in the bank...

    Good luck!


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  • I'd be interested in your leasing company contact. Would you be willing to send it? I'm trying to lease a car before the end of the year to take advantage of the incentives. Thanks!
  • Hi, I live near NYC, can you give me the leasing Company that you used for the BMW X3?

  • ken954ken954 Posts: 13
    I'm looking at a demo with 6500 miles, MSRP is $45',945 dealer is offering 3 yr 10k mile lease zero down for $530 per month including 6% tax - does this sound reasonable? Invoice is about $43k, sell price is around $40k.
  • ken954ken954 Posts: 13
    Does anyone have feedback on this deal? $530/month (36 months, 10k miles / year) for 2013 x3 28i w/ premium, sport activity, xenon; demo w/ 6500 miles. No backup cam, nav, or smart key, but lease prices I'm getting for 'new' similarly equipped (but with tech) are close to $700. I hate to give on these options, but considering it if the deal is really good. Appreciate any feedback.
  • Seems high to me. There are a lot of xDrive28i's in inventory around here so I think you'd be able to negotiate a better deal on a new one, perhaps with the options you want. Get and confirm all the details such as money factor they're using (should be .00125 on the 28i), actual selling price, etc.

    I'm in Southern California and just acquired a 2013 X3 xDrive35i on 12/22 with MSRP 55,895. These are in shorter supply than the 28i. I went with 12k miles per year for 3 years, but here's the quote I got for 10K miles/year:

    2013 BNW X3 xDrive35i
    MSRP- $55,895
    McKenna Internet Price- $51,940
    36 month lease with 10k miles annually
    Acquisition Fee- $925
    BMW FS Loyalty- ($750)
    BMW Holiday Rebate- ($1000)
    Ultimate Drive Rebate- ($300)
    Driveoff- $1274.23 - 1st month payment, tax and DMV Fees
    $596.15 plus tax= $642.35 for O.C. Residents**
    ** On approved Credit with BMW FS

    Rate- .00135
    Lease Factor (Residual%) 60% for 10k miles
    Residual- $33,537

    Hope this helps,
  • ken954ken954 Posts: 13
    Lee - Thanks so much, appreciate all the detail. Sounds like you got a great deal - competition doesn't seem to be so strong in Michigan. Most dealers have less than 10 x3 28i's, and I'm lucky to find any 35i's. I don't have access to the loyalty or ultimate drive rebates (not a current owner).

    Wasn't sure how much I should knock off for 6500 miles, but based on your info it sounds like I should be closer to $500 / month or less, not willing to compromise for savings of less than $100 / month.

    Thanks again,
  • Hi Car Man,

    I will be shopping to lease a new 2013 BMW X3 within the next two weeks in Atlanta, GA. 36 months, 15k miles/year. Do you have any infomation on what money factor and residual I should be looking for? My credit score currently is mid 700s. Also, what types of credits should I be aware of since I will be too late for the holiday credit? I did lease with BMW Financial in 2007-2010, would I qualify for the Loyalty credit?

    Thanks for your reply!
  • kerbkerb Posts: 124
    edited January 2013
    Greetings Car_Man:

    Am assisting a friend with a lease of the above referenced car. Could you kindly provide the buy rate and residual for 36 and 39 month leases with 12k and 15k. Additionally, are you aware of any incentives beyond the $750 loyalty?

    Many Thanks.
  • chaozz1chaozz1 Posts: 49
    always go with less miles, If you go over you can buy them before lease end for 16 cents.
  • sk_websk_web Posts: 5
    I am new to this forum and this is my first lease that I yet to sign

    x3 28i - premium pkg, tech pkg, roof rails, comfort keyless entry, 36 month/10K year.

    3000 total drive off including 1st month payment, taxes etc.

    MSRP: 47,695
    Residual value: 27,992
    Lease factor: 0.00125

    lease payment: $499 + tax per month

    good deal?

    I feel like the residual value is high in case I need to buy it after 3 years isn't it?

    Please let me know.
  • Hello georgiagirl13. BMW Financial Services' January buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36-month lease of a 2013 X3 xDrive28i with 15,000 miles per year are .00130 and 57% for consumers who qualify for its top credit tiers.

    The only cash incentive that I am aware of on this truck right now is $750 owner loyalty cash. I suspect that 2010 is too long ago to qualify for the loyalty cash, but it doesn't hurt to ask.

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  • Hey kerb. BMW Financial Services' January buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36-month lease of a 2013 X3 28i with 15,000 miles per year are .00130 and 57% for consumers who qualify for its top credit tiers.

    I don't think that BMW is running 39-month leases this month.

    The residual value for a lease with 12,000 miles per year would be 2% higher.

    The loyalty offer is the only cash that I am aware of on this model right now.

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  • kerbkerb Posts: 124
    Great, thank you!
  • sk_websk_web Posts: 5

    Can you please look at previous post and let me know if this is a good deal I am getting? The dealer has ordered the vehicle but I am yet to put any deposit.

  • Thank you so much for the info! I'll start shopping for a good deal.

  • No problem kerb.

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  • Sure sk_web. The money factor that you were quoted looks good. What is this vehicle's selling price?

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  • You're very welcome georgiagirl13.

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  • Hey Car_Man,

    This is what a dealer in the Florida area offered me:
    X3 i28
    MRRP 41,095
    Price is $500 above invoice
    $0 Down, just fees and taxes, tags, plates, etc
    MF .00150
    Residual 60%
    Payment of 493 + tax

    I am pretty sure I can get lower on this, right? What do you guys think?

  • ry1028ry1028 Posts: 2
    The dealer is upping the money factor on your lease. The money factor, assuming you are qualifying for top credit tier, should be .00130.
  • georgiagirl13georgiagirl13 Posts: 16
    edited January 2013
    Hi Car Man,

    Can you tell me if you think this monthly payment is too high:

    2013 BMW X3 28i/ Lease 36 months/ 15k miles yr
    Premium Pkg, Navigation, heated seats, satellite radio, BMW Apps

    MSRP: $46,095
    Sales price: $43,330
    MF: .00130
    Residual: 57%
    Upfronts includes first month payment: $2,200
    Monthly payment: $599.64 (6% sales tax included)

  • okcloookcloo Posts: 11
    I was quoted $700 above invoice on a X3 28i, which isn't so bad compared to TMV and could probably be negotiated down, but I'm having trouble figuring out if the fees are too high. Here is what I was quoted:

    $925 acquisition fee
    $80 docs
    $364 license fee (CA)
    $116 total upft/acq fee (?)
    +9% cap tax

    Are any of the above too high or junk fees?

  • sk_websk_web Posts: 5
    Hi Car_man,

    I wasn't given a sale price as I was asking if they can give me a particular lease amount.

    The quoted MSRP: 47,695
    Residual value: 27,992

    The lease application was submitted before the new year, so I am eligible for the $1000 holiday cash from BMW financial.

    The lease payment is $499 + tax (8.5% in my case) = $541.
    X328i with premium, tech pkg, sunroof,comfort keyless, black metalic/sand beige leather.
  • psin29psin29 Posts: 1
    This is what I was offered in NJ:
    MSRP:$46295 / 57% / 0.00130

    X3 xDrive 28i, Mineral Silver Metallic, Premium Pkg, Roof rails in Aluminum Satin, Heated front seats, Navigation system...

    36 Months, 15K/yr
    $2500 Down
    $550 Monthly

    Is this a good deal?
  • okcloookcloo Posts: 11
    What is everybody paying for tire warranty? I was quoted $1700+ for 3 years on x3 28i, negotiated down to $1100. I have 30 days to cancel.

    Also, wanted to thank everyone posting on this forum for the great info, I was able to get $350 under invoice on 2013 x3 28i w/ premium, cold weather, tech pkg, aluminum roofrails, 12,000 miles/yr, $2000 drive off (1st month, fees, etc), $600/month, money factor 0.00145. In South O.C. (CA).

    On a side note, should I have qualified for MF of 0.0013 with credit score of 739?

    Thanks again!
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