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BMW 5-Series Lease Questions



  • After gleaning all of the information possible from this website, I pulled the trigger on a charcoal gray 535i here in Dallas. It has M, Premium, Premium 2 and Luxury seating package. Its a sweet ride. Although I never buy warranties, I did buy the wheel warranty given all of the issues I've heard about this runflat/rim combination. Although I live in Dallas, I purchased from Autobahn because they did not give me any run around and were straight up honest. I did a one pay lease because they offer 100% tax credits, which in Texas means you don't pay any sales tax. In the end, my payments were calculated on a .00170 money factor, 36 months and 56% residual.

    I highly recommend Autobahn to anyone looking in the DFW area. Chad Barton was my salesman, and he was no nonsense. Dallas BMW is like buying a chevy, with the Managers sitting behind a glass wall making all the decisions while your salesman runs back and forth. At autobahn, its just you and the salesman who is acting more like your advisor and helping you make all the right choices. Classic is fine, but they won't negotiate price and are loathe to negotiate lease factors.
  • But we have no idea what you paid ... ????
  • emoryemory Posts: 4
    Good information. I am in Dallas and am looking to replace my current lease with a new 5 when my lease expires in the next 3 months. The car your purchased sounds similar to what I am looking to buy. What was your final price and what does that work out to in terms of monthly payments? I agree with you on the Dallas dealers. My last two BMWs have been from Moritz in Arlington.
  • Hi - I am looking for mf and residual numbers for a 2011 535i w/ 10K miles annually. I am a current BMW lessee so I am curious about the availability of loyalty rebate/incentives.

    I am also trying to figure out this "option credit" that is being offered - they say there is a $1730 option credit available for this vehicle. When I look at the offer it mentions that it comes with Premium pkg, Nav, Auto, and Destination charge for MSRP of $54,675, which is a much larger delta than the $1730 option credit being offered - the premium pkg, nav, and destination is worth $4775. I am obviously missing something here - can you explain? Thanks very much.
  • Car Man

    Thank you for this info, I have been contemplating the 5 Series GT and it appears that BMW's lease rates this month for the 550GT are fairly aggressive. I noticed that you posted the lease rates for the 550GT xdrive, would the 4x2 model have the same MF and residual on the 36m/36k lease, or do they differ?


  • You're very welcome Eric. You are correct, as a loyal customer you can choose either the grand or the money factor reduction...but not both.

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  • Hi jit3. BMW is scheduled to introduce a new lease program some time today, November 1st. Please check back with me in a day or two and I'll be happy to update you on what the new numbers are like.

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  • Hi Eric. It wouldn't surprise me if BMW's incentives were indeed more aggressive in December than they were in October. Of course, having said that it is difficult to predict what automakers will do with their future incentives programs.

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  • Hey socaldt. BMW is scheduled to introduce a new lease program some time today, November 1st. Please check back with me in a day or two and I'll be happy to update you on what the new numbers are like.

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  • HI Carman,

    Could you please give me Money Factors and Lease Residuals for 2011 + 2012 535xdrive for 15,000 miles/year and 36 months?

  • CarMan,

    When released, please post the MF, Resid and incentives for a 2011 535i.

    Much appreciated.

  • Carman, can you provide MF & residuals for 15K miles on a 528? Also, loyalty programs, if any? Does the nav credit continue? Thanks.
  • Thanks for the info Car_man!

    Hoping you could provide same info again for November. I locked in October rates but if November is an improvement I can use them instead. Also, I hear BMW launched an aggressive campaign for the holidays with up to $2,500 on every 2012 model. Hoping you can shed the light for anything that applies for the same model and terms as before. Thanks again in advance for all your help!

    2012 550i Gran Turismo xDrive - MF and Residual for 24 month / 12k year and 36 month / 12k year.
  • Dear All,

    I'm currently looking for a lease deal on BMW 528i with Premium Pkg and Navi, 2011 or 2012 model in L.A area. What's consider a good deal? I'm new into these whole leasing thing. Please give me some advice~ Thanks all~!
    I got a quote for $1200 Down. $700 (OTD) for 2011 528i w/premium and navi. 10K for 36 months.. is that a good deal? or I can do better?

  • I just sat in a dealer for 2 hours that was a 2 hour drive from my house because I was getting an increadable deal!! A 2011 535i (M-sport, premium, Nav, etc). The car had an MSRP of 65,425. The dealer was discounting the car $9,500!! Thought it was too good to be true although it was an Internet price and other cars had similar discounts. I called and confirmed. Got to the dealer. Added the $1000 loyalty to the deal. They completed the deal with a MF of .00195 and res of 56%. Got all the way to the finance office, almost a done deal with a payment of $711+tx. At the last moment the finance manager walks in and tells them that BMW changed the residual on the car today to 49%!! Adding about $200 to my deal?? Obviously I storemed out! Is this true that the residual was lowered so much??
  • Saw this and have to comment... It is true but it happened yesterday. You can get almost $10,000 off on a 2012 model and the residual is much higher with the same money factor.
  • Insidecarbuy.. Thanks for your quick reply, you put me into a little better mood!! It was extremely agrivating to waste 4 hours, get my credit pulled to find out that the deal they offered changed!! All must happen for the best because I didn't know that I could get 10k off of a 2012.
  • Hi Car Man

    An update to my earlier request. I am hearing the residuals are plummeting on November rates for the 2011 models, so can you please give me the 2011 mf and residual vs the 2012 on the 535i w/10K miles annually?

  • Car_man - awaiting your November rates and looking at rates for a 2012 550iX 36/10K.

    Also interested in the new incentives - holiday cash and any additional rate buy downs. Also, can the BMWFS Loyalty incentives be combined with any of these incentives on a lease ($1K, 1% APR drop)? How does that effect the lease buy rate?
  • macdadmacdad Posts: 65
    edited November 2011
    What are November MF and Residual for 2011 550 GT please. 36 mo 12k miles.

  • jit3jit3 Posts: 3
    Carman what is the latest for 2012 535i with 12k miles, I have a car on order and trying to decide lease vs buy. Thanks
  • Here you go krazy3281. BMW Financial Services' November buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36-month lease of a 2012 535i xDrive Sedan with 15,000 miles per year are .00195 and 53%, respectively for consumers who qualify for its top credit tiers.

    The numbers for an otherwise identical lease of a 2011 model are .00195 and 49%.

    These cars' money factors are .00030 lower for loyal customers.

    When negotiating your deal on the 2012 model, make sure to take the new $1,000 cash allowance that is available on it into account.

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  • Here's the latest for you, jit3. BMW Financial Services' November buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36-month lease of a 2012 535i Sedan with 12,000 miles per year are .00195 and 55%, respectively for consumers who qualify for its top credit tiers.

    The money factor for loyal customers would be .00030 lower.

    BMW is currently providing a $1,000 cash incentive on leases of this car through BMW FS.

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  • dsa421dsa421 Posts: 4
    edited November 2011
    Looking at a 2012 550i with an MSRP $73,475, car is due at port on Nov 16th, my dealer would be doing a "trade" with the dealership to get the car. Salesman who is a "friend of a friend" has offered $2,700 off MSRP for discount INCLUDING loyalty incentive (I am turning in my 5.0 X5).

    Are most dealerships prone to knock more $$$ off if they don't have to "trade" and order the car directly from the manufacturer? Do the figures above seem like a not so great deal, I certainly am not impressed.
  • Carman - can you tell me the residual and lease factors for a 550i that i have on order and should take delivery of this week? 3 year 10k/year. Loyal customer discount

    Should i push this off to December to get Holiday packages?
  • DSA421, I am not completely knowledgable on the 550 market, but I can tell you that if it were a 535 it would be a horrible deal. Essentially he is offering you 1700 below MSRP. I got my 535 at $200 over invoice price (Edmunds base invoice plus 200 training fee + 385 MACO + 200). Also, I ordered this car and it is being built as we speak. Current incentives are 1k Loyalty, Nav (550 doesn't qualify though), and 1k Mission/Holiday (must finance or lease though). Also 1k for BMWCCA members. Good luck.
  • ezinn12ezinn12 Posts: 15
    edited November 2011
    Finally working a deal on a pretty loaded 2012 528i. Let me know what you think...

    MSRP: $61,975
    Sale price: $55,225 incl $3,750 of BMW incentives
    Residual: 56%
    Money Factor: .00195

    Discounted enough?? It's being ordered for me to my specs..

  • vhl71vhl71 Posts: 9
    Can anyone post the latest lease rates for canada?
    Looking at a 535 x drive GT. MSRP is around 76K
    Don't know how much discount I shoudl ask the dealer.

    What's the lease rate and discount I should be hoping for? What's the right res value? I'm looking at 36 mon lease with 0 down
  • hi Eric.

    i'm looking for the same car. i received the same quote for price and interest rate. however, i dont think i got the loyalty rate break since this is the second bmw. what is your pmt they quoted?

    pleased send to

    thanks so much.
  • Chris,

    My deal changed a little since I posted. I ordered a 528i with an MSRP of $60,525. The discounted price was $54,385 and then recieved the $1,000 loyalt. With $2,000 due at signing, my payment is $733+tx. And you?

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