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



  • waynesreefwaynesreef Posts: 2
    2011 BMW 335i Xdirve w/navigation premium package has 16500 miles on it. It is asking 37K. I would like to know what is the reasonable price for this car.
  • rayceeraycee Posts: 10
    I purchased in Orange County, CA. If you are interested send me your email address and I will give you more specifics.
  • escortownerescortowner Posts: 132
    Aggietexan. Nice choice. That is the exact car I am looking for, short of also wanting fold down seats. Who was your sales person? I live by there and have stopped by a couple of times.
  • ashman4827ashman4827 Posts: 5
    Thanks Raycee. Unfortunately, I'm like a couple of thousand miles away, tucked in Houston, TX.
    It would be nice if I can get a deal like that over here..
    Probably there is not enough dealership competition down here.
  • jk7jk7 Posts: 35
    I'm looking for one in so cal. Can you share the dealership info.

  • bcar3bcar3 Posts: 15
    Was looking at buying used '10 or '11 335d, but have noticed a large number of still new 2011's. Because they are almost 2 years old I am having trouble figuring just much under sticker price I should offer these dealers. I would think they would want them off their lots. I would appreciate any experienced help.
  • caren1caren1 Posts: 11
    My dealership has a 2011 328 MSO vehicle with $13,000 miles. MSRP is $42,195, and the offer from the dealer is $33,500. Premium package, convenience package, cold weather package, satellite radio, upgraded sound system. I have done some research into getting an MSO and it looks like it is dealer driven, not a demo and never titled. Can anyone offer me insight into getting an MSO and whether I have some additional negotiating room here?
  • my328xomy328xo Posts: 5
    I bought new 328i xDrive, same as your options minus sound in 12-11 brand new.

    MSRP was $41500ish
    Final sales was $37500

    You can try to depreciate by 13,000 miles, one year older, and minus xDrive
    Feel like the quoted price is too high... Best wishes...
  • jackzjackz Posts: 10
    got an offer for 2012 328i:
    Glacier Silver Metallic with Black Leatherette
    Heated Steering Wheel
    Power Front Seats
    Heated Front Seats
    Automatic Transmission

    $35750, includes destination fee.
    Is it good price? thanks a lot!
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 10,622
    edited May 2012
    If you want the items in the premium package, then the xenons are probably worth the extra $900...

    But, I certainly wouldn't spend $3600 on items that I didn't want or need, just to get them.

    I am extremely aggravated that the Xenons are now bundled with the Premium Package; I really want Xenons but I don't want a hole in the roof or power seats. When the M Sport package becomes available I'm going to check some of my back channels and see if I can persuade Munich to install Xenons without the other nonsense.

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport / 2014 M235i / 1999 Wrangler / 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2016 i3 REX/2009 Cooper Clubman Son's: 2009 328i

  • shabadoo25shabadoo25 Posts: 232
    All 3 Series produced as of July will be MY 2013. There have been several changes to the packaging options, and one is that the Premium Package is no longer a requirement for Xenons.

    However, you do have to get the Lighting Package which includes some other option for $250.

    However, $250 is better than $3,600.

    As an aside, the Premium Package will now be $3,100 and several items from the old PP are now standard, such as the universal garage door opener and dimming rearview mirror.
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 10,622
    Thanks for the information; I'm relieved to see BMW is adopting a rational option philosophy.

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport / 2014 M235i / 1999 Wrangler / 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2016 i3 REX/2009 Cooper Clubman Son's: 2009 328i

  • tturbotturbo Posts: 16
    According to the new 2013 price list, and options list, xenon headlights can be had as a stand alone separate option for $900. No other item or package is required.
    That's a great decision on BMW's part.

    Also, all base 3 series for 21013 will receive standard items that were part of packages and stand alone options.
    These are some. Remember, 335i's had items there are standard on the 335i but not on the 328i.
    Standard on all 3's, 328i and 335i
    Universal garage door opener
    Floor mats
    Auto dimming interior and exterior mirrors
    Auto dimming rear view mirror
    Power front seats w/driver seat memory
    Split & fold down rear seat

    There are great standard additions.
    Many of those items were included in the 335i, but optional in the 328i.
    Due to the added standard features, 328i base price has gone up by $1600. 335i base price goes up by $400.

    This is a big increase, especially for the 328i, but consider that many of the added items would normally be added by customers anyway, and may even cost more overall as one would have to buy a whole package to get certain items. Xenon's, though not standard, are now only a $900 option that does not require getting the premium package.

    Also, when you add some packages and options the price difference becomes smaller. I compared a 2012 328i sport line to a 2013 328i sport line. With the same options in both cars, price difference was a more reasonable $550.
  • jeffreyfujeffreyfu Posts: 8
    Although the xenon headlight is standalone for $900, it doesn't include the high beam assistant which was part of the xenon headlight bundle in 2012. You will have to pay $250 to get this feature.
  • mr07agmr07ag Posts: 1
    I'm interested as well. Looking to get a 328 in the next 2 weeks in Houston and would love to have the name of a good sales person. Email is username at gmail
  • rmpierce1rmpierce1 Posts: 4
    Also, when you add some packages and options the price difference becomes smaller. I compared a 2012 328i sport line to a 2013 328i sport line. With the same options in both cars, price difference was a more reasonable $550.

    Great. They've taken a car that is already too expensive, and before anybody can even get one, have made it even MORE expensive. I know this is still the best sports sedan in the world, but I think BMW is going to regret taking the price so far upscale. When the 3-series was a little more expensive than a C-Class, A4, or a CTS, it was still a bargain. But, now that it stickers for thousands more, with virtually no wiggle room off the sticker when the others have incentives and better deals, I can see M-B, Audi, and Cadillac taking market share.

    I haven't driven a 2012 3-series yet, but I've driven the other three, and they are all very good cars. And, with discounts and attractive leases, they will be at least $100-150/mo less expensive comparably equipped. And, can't even get the new 3-series in AWD.

    That leads me to my other rant. I live in Pittsburgh, and have seen exactly ONE new 3-series on the road. One. Why? Nearly all of the 3-series sold in this part of the country are AWD. You can't even test drive a RWD version, as nobody has one. My guess is that people aren't ordering it around here, because they can't order AWD. I had a RWD 2002 325 for seven years. I LOVED it. Then, we moved into a house with a steep driveway, and I had to trade it because I couldn't get up the driveway with an inch of snow on the ground. I need a new car in November 2012, when my Infinity lease is up. I'm not even sure I can consider this car, as it would have to be ordered by August to ensure delivery, and the AWD may not even be available by then.

    I used to love BMW. Now, I am kind of hating them.
  • crazyjuttcrazyjutt Posts: 1

    I purchased 2012 sports line automatic fully loaded with technology, premium, cold weather, premium sound, parking packages, xenon lights, anti theft, bmw assist for 45000. it had 1000 miles on it.

    i feel like i got a good deal or i am not too far off from good deal.
  • vg01vg01 Posts: 3
    I am in a similar situation, bcar3. Were you able to get any pricing information, or perhaps bought new 2011 335d? Any relevant information would be appreciated
  • msjhsapmsjhsap Posts: 8
    I ordered a 2012 BMW 328i today! I will get it in 8-10 weeks from Germany. I have had many lease experiences that include, Audi, Mercedes, Volvo, Cadillac, GM. My experience at the BMW dealership was perhaps the best experience I have had. I went to order the car today and was given a $1000 Olympic Rebate. I used it as my drive off... The deal below was no money out of pocket. Amazing!

    Here are my details...
    12K 36 months
    Money Factor: .0019 (4.56%)
    Residual: 64%
    Arctic White
    Sport Line
    Interior: Leather Everest Grey
    Premium Sound
    Premium Package
    Heated Seats
    Enhanced Blue Tooth
    MSRP: $43,995
    My Price: $41,950
    Net Cap Cost: $42,450 (Turning in my C300)

    Monthly Payment Including Tax: $575

    I have to be patient for 8-10 weeks but in the end I get EXACTLY what I want at a price I can afford!
  • rfthomasrfthomas Posts: 5
    Got a quote for a 2011 335i RWD MSRP $52,275. I am in the process of getting a list of all the options from the dealer but looks like premium/nav/sport/cold at a minimum. They had discounted $6580 to $45,695 and today offered another $2500 to $43,195. Am I crazy for not jumping on this or are others seeing discounts like this on the 2011's?
  • bcar3bcar3 Posts: 15
    I haven't thrown any darts at the board...yet. I will when the 2013 3 series comes out. I will treat the transaction like it is a used 2011. Late Summer is the target.
    I am expecting $15k off sticker. It's what an '11 is worth off the lot at this point. And will be worth less (not worthless;) with every new '13 sold! Let me know if you have any new information in your dealings vg
  • jeffreyfujeffreyfu Posts: 8
    edited June 2012
    Just ordered 2013 328i with Technology and Lighting Package. MSRP is $41395. Invoice is $38320. My price is $37700+ttl. About 9% off MSRP.
    Don't need the premium package because many features are standard in 2013 and not required to order the Xenon. Technology package is actually $350 cheaper in 2013 comparing to 2012 so I ordered it.
  • graphicguygraphicguy SW OhioPosts: 10,276
    rfthomas....that deal is looking pretty good. Don't know if you're aware, but the 335i is substantially different than the 328i, regardless of model year. Drive both. A 328i is quite the performer (again, regardless of model year). A 335i would step up the performance above some lofty cars (namely, MB C class 6 cyl, or Audi A4 4 cyl).

    Keep us posted on the deal.

    FWIW, if it's new, you wouldn't be giving up nothing with a 2011 335i over a 2012 or 2013 except a newer model year.

    Just for grins, I'd ask your dealer what they'd do on a 2012-13 new 335i similarly equipped.
    2018 Acura TLX SH AWD ASpec
  • rfthomasrfthomas Posts: 5

    Thanks for the reply.
    I drove the 2011/12 335i, 2011 335xi and 2011 328i. Never got around to the 2012 328i but heard it was good. Liked the engine on the 2011 328 but 335i was night and day...I ended up preferring the 2011 335i to the 2012 because I think the interior looks cleaner, nav better integrated. Steering also felt a little sharper compared to 2012.

    Was trying to decide between 2011 335i and S4, but the Audi was 12k more new, similarly equipped.

    Ended up with silver/black 335i with premium /sport /nav /cold /assist /apps /ipod
    MSRP $52,275
    Purchase $43,165 (had them throw in floor mats and a BMW scooter for my 2 year old)

    Look forward to going to work each morning now :)
  • graphicguygraphicguy SW OhioPosts: 10,276
    edited June 2012
    rfthomas....congrats. You got a really good deal. I have an '11 335i xDrive coupe, equipped similarly to yours (mine has Harman Kardon and Comfort Access, too). I paid about $2k more than you did for it about a year ago, however. You got a smoking deal. They really are phenomenal cars.

    My GF and I just jointly bought a 2013 S4. We love it, too.

    We feel fortunate that we're able to park two very nice vehicles in our garage.

    Best of luck on yours.
    2018 Acura TLX SH AWD ASpec
  • bmw530ownerbmw530owner Posts: 16
    edited June 2012
    Research over a month with several dealers in Los Angeles, received a quote for F30 with Technology Package at Invoice. Plan to finance with my credit union at 1.9% for 60 months

    MSRP: $38,345+ Dest + TTL
    Invoice: $35,925 + Dest + TTL

    Missed the Team USA event. Not able to find other BMW incentive/rebate programs. Would there be any last minute July 4 promotion?

    :confuse: Is this a good deal to pull the trigger? :confuse:
  • utka555utka555 Posts: 1
    Hello carman, I am being offered a lease on a 328 sedan with nav 36 months lease with 10000 miles. Total out of pocket 1200 with monthly $481
    Msrp 39395.
    What dot you think of this deal?
    Thanks a lot
  • blueguydotcomblueguydotcom Posts: 6,257
    Just placed my order for a 2013 328i.
    Metallic paint
    PDC/RearView Camera
    Lighting package
    Heated seats
    Power rear shade/manual side shades
    MSRP: 45k
    Price BEFORE Team USA Voucher, USAA credit and BMWCCA rebate: 42400
    Lease price with 7 MSDs and 12k miles a year should be about ~$450 a month.
    No out of pocket beyond acquisition fee/doc fee.
  • bo4177bo4177 Posts: 6
    Hi planning to get a 2012 328i in next couple of months.

    1. Is it worth waiting for 2013 328i , would there be significant updates to already very exciting 2012 328i.

    2. Really appreciate if someone can throw light on Munich delivery experience and details.

    3. I intend to purchase on an auto loan, so wondering how does German delivery work.

    4. In case I decide on local dealer delivery, can I customise and place an order on and collect it from dealer, can I still expect any dealer discount .

    Thank you

    Florida, US
  • Hi All,

    I am considering purchasing a 2006 BMW 330i with Nav. It has 85K miles and seems to be in good condition. The guy is asking $13,250 as his last and final price. What do you guys think of the deal?

    My concerns:

    Run Flat Tires can cause for a bumpy ride
    The 335i came out a year later (2007) and might make resale of my 330i harder in the future
    2013 BMWs are out in 8 weeks and will make value of this car drop
    What type of big maintenance costs should I anticipate in the near future?

    All of your thoughts/comments/suggestions are much appreciated.

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