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BMW 1-Series Prices Paid and Buying Experience

kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 64,780
What did you pay for your 1-Series?


Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs



  • thaiderthaider Posts: 2
    Would appreciate any info on how much was paid on a i135 with details no relevant add-ons
  • tagmantagman Malibu, CaliforniaPosts: 8,441
    Would appreciate any info on how much was paid on a i135 with details no relevant add-ons

    Here's the best place to get BMW prices... Go to the build your own 135i, and you can use the configurator to discover the price based upon the add-ons you think are relevant.

    link title

    The vast majority of 135i vehicles are selling near or at MSRP. Some dealers are marking up with a premium, but that is not really necessary if you shop. If you are really diligent, you could get one for under MSRP, but the amount will depend upon your exact car's specs, your location, vehicle availability, and your flexibility and patience. Good luck. It's a terrific car! If you have any questions about it, post them, and I can give you ownership feedback on the 135i. I've had it for almost a month now.

  • thaiderthaider Posts: 2
    thanks for your response. I take it that you payed MSRP. The problem is that as soon as you touch any of the meaningful options the price spikes. None the less it is a fantastic car- you can tell that the people at BMW put some though into this car.
    With regards to questions do you know if the shipping charge that they tack on (apprx $700) is fungible? Don't have much experience with car dealers, but is seems like they are continuously angling

    Would would be great to get any personal impressions as you are a new owner especially with regards to the options packages.
  • blueguydotcomblueguydotcom Posts: 6,257
    Shipping is a set fee and part of the invoice. as is the $180 training fee. You can negotiate everything else though.

    And the 1 series in 4 door hatch form has been around for about 5 years, so it's not like the 1 is a new thing to BMW.
  • tagmantagman Malibu, CaliforniaPosts: 8,441
    The dealership had a management policy of MSRP, but I had a trade-in. Also, mine was the very first 1-Series delivered at that dealership. They were generous and cooperative regarding the trade. Theoretically, if more is given for a trade, it's really the same thing as a price break. It's kind of a loophole.

    So, my price was "close" to MSRP, with a generous trade.

    As far as the options and packages, my 135i is fairly loaded, so I am personally familiar with most of them. Also, I looked at other 1ers as well, and have a good grasp of the features and options. If there is any specific information that you are curious about, just let me know.

  • fedlawmanfedlawman Posts: 3,118
    "as soon as you touch any of the meaningful options the price spikes."

    Personally, I don't think any of the options are meaningful." None of them add any performance, and none of them significantly improve the appearance, comfort, or practicality of the car.

    But that's just me... :blush:
  • bruski2bruski2 Posts: 11
    Just finalized some stuff on my new 128i convert.
    Yeah you guys talked me into the convert.
    I am stoked that i am the first buyer of a 1 series @ my dealership!
    I should get like a $5k discount, right??!!
    btw, for all you interested,
    40,150 128i convert
    premium package
    boston leather
    cold package
    see ya on the road
  • tagmantagman Malibu, CaliforniaPosts: 8,441
    What about the Sport Package? I didn't see it listed in your post. On a 128i, it's much more significant than on the 135i. On the 135i, the sports suspension is standard, but on the 128i it requires that you order the Sports Package. I would strongly suggest you give it serious consideration. It will provide a major handling improvement on the 128i.

  • bruski2bruski2 Posts: 11
    Hey Tag,
    Bummer, I didnt get the sports package with my 128i. I didnt on my 325xi and thought it was awesome without the sp.
    I test drove a 128i without the sports pkge. and thought it still drove, handled awesome.
    As mentioned in most of the reviews, I really wanted to 1, but once you get going on the extras its gets really costly.
    I wanted the cold package/heated seats,pass thru rear seat, etc.
    Also really wanted the premium pkge.
    But as you know once you get going on the extras the $$ get up there.
    As mentioned, test drove the 128 w/o the s.p. and thought it was still was a awesome drive.
    I aint a kid, dont need the firmer driver experiance. Very happy using the vehicle in a (touring) experiance without having to do 65mph on the hairpins.
    You gotta put a limit on the extras or it gets to $$$$$.
    Really wanted the cold package with the heated seats, put thru package, as well as the premium stuff, blue tooth, garage door, electric seats, etc. with the P.P..
    Just didnt want to dish out another $1200 for the S.P.
    Might be an old fart, but still will be smiling.
    later dude.
  • tagmantagman Malibu, CaliforniaPosts: 8,441
    You have made a good decision in that case. In fact you will benefit from the more comfortable ride. The sport suspension isn't punishing but is a little harsh at times. I totally understand your reasoning. You will really enjoy the car!

    Hey, now that we are through discussing "price", let's head back to the other forum where we were first discussing the car! I'll meet you over there with your next post. (just make it about the car, and not the price.) ;)

  • lane128lane128 Posts: 1
    Ordered a 128 convertible yesterday ... got a total of about 1.5% discount off MSRP plus a reasonable value for my trade-in..... Local dealers in Virginia appear to be sticking hard to getting the MSRP this early in the model intro.
  • Bruski, did as well. took delivery Saturday (2-days ago) on a 128 convertible with premium, nav, cold weather, auto. It was on the showroom floor and we drove it home after about 6-hours at the dealer. They were also very generous on my trade in, dropped the price on the new car and put together a very nice deal for me.

    Larry :shades:
  • waitingwaiting Posts: 2
    I ordered a BMW i Series at the end of April. I was told the wait would be seven weeks from when it was ordered. I was just given a production number today. I also just found out today that the car won't go into production until July with an anticipated delivery at the end of August. Can anyone explain this? I have ordered cars before but they never took very long.
  • elizarievelizariev Posts: 8
    My friend is going to buy or lease 128 convertible. As a BMW owner I was enlisted to help her research the options.

    What should she expect to pay over invoice or under MSRP?

    Is there a special on buying or leasing?

    She want to go with the stick shift, leather, and heated seats. I guess she's going for the most basic configuration.

    Any recent experiences in St Louis metro?
  • biancarbiancar Mid-AtlanticPosts: 918
    Curious about what you guys are trading in. Another convertible for this one, or a sedan or something?

    Idly wondering what I might get for a 2005 350Z Touring Roadster....
  • Hi, this board seems to have died awhile ago but let's see if I can jumpstart it. Has anyone recently purchased a 128i 2009, and how much did you pay in light of the recession?

    Also, is it worth purchasing the upgraded stereo or is the base model good? I was thinking about only adding xenon and ipod to keep costs down. Any input would be appreciated.

  • Here's the deal:

    2009 Alpine white 128series, sport package with manual transmission. Also added Sirius, IPOD, Premuim sound. Price paid $32000.00 Test drive knocked me over the fence and now I have to wait 4-6 weeks. Can't wait to take delivery.

  • denebjdenebj Posts: 16
    That's a good price !! With your configuration it is $34,000 before TTL on the BMW website !! How did you manage to pay only $32,000 ?
  • The invoice on the car from Edmunds is $30,760.00 with my options and the MSRP is 33,395.00. I actually thought that I could've done better if I had pushed a little more but I'm happy with the deal and can't wait to take delivery.

  • denebjdenebj Posts: 16
    Ok, so you paid invoice on the car ^^ Which dealer is it ? The negotiation was hard ?
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 22,102
    Ok, so you paid invoice on the car

    No. He said invoice was under $31k and he paid $32k, so a little more than $1200 over invoice.

    '17 F150 Crew 2.7; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '09 LR2 HSE. 44-car history and counting!

  • denebjdenebj Posts: 16
    I meant before taxes :)
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 22,102
    Maybe I'm mistaken, but he never said the $32k price included TTL.

    '17 F150 Crew 2.7; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '09 LR2 HSE. 44-car history and counting!

  • denebjdenebj Posts: 16
    ah, maybe, for me the "I paid 32k" meant after taxes :) I am sure though
  • denebjdenebj Posts: 16
    I am NOT sure though. Sorry :)
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 22,102
    Actually (I apologize in advance, but I am an editor and very picky about the written word), he wrote "Price paid $32000.00."

    To me, price means the price (of the item) sans any fees, taxes, etc. Of course, for all we know, we could both be wrong and the author meant the price plus fees but sans tax. ;b

    '17 F150 Crew 2.7; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '09 LR2 HSE. 44-car history and counting!

  • When I wrote price paid it was without taxes. Hope this clears things up.
  • jetzzsjetzzs Posts: 64

    I am thinking about purchasing a 128i coupe with only the sports package($1300) and heated seats ($500). Does anyone know of any incentives coming out in February? Anyone have any recent prices paid?

    Last week I got an offer from a local dealer (Omaha, Nebraska):

    MSRP including destination``````````````````````````31,825
    minus 4.5% incentive````````````````````````````````` ``- 1433
    minus BMW finance incentive at 3.9%``````````` - 1000

    Final price excluding TTL````````````````````````````` $ 29,332

    Thanks for any comments and have a great weekend! :shades:
  • Is that price for an 08 or 09? Automatic or manual? If it is an 09 with a stick, that is a great price.
  • jetzzsjetzzs Posts: 64
    Yes, it is a 2009 with a manual transmission and only the sports package and heated seats. Edumuds invoice is $29, 515. Where are you located?
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