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2013 and earlier - BMW 5 Series Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 11,586
    I don't know if you should use the rebates as a "down payment." Why not just deduct them as part of the car's selling price?

    Also, why are you paying the sales tax upfront? You should roll the taxes into the payment. If the car gets stolen or totaled at any point, that money is gone & good luck getting it back from the state.

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2015 Infiniti Q40 AWD, 2017 Honda Pilot Touring AWD

  • Hi,
    i guess you are right
    some rebates are directly from the car selling price, and some are as CAP cost reduction (my writing is just bad)

    i am not paying tax on total, my form just has it on there :) but i pay tax monthly with every payment

    thanks :)
  • jayshruthijayshruthi Posts: 1
    I am trying lease 2012 5 series 528xi
    How can I find BMWNA $1500 rebate, can you send me link
  • zoombie99zoombie99 North JerseyPosts: 260
    Which one, the Edmunds rebate, BMWCA rebate, USAA rebate? BMWUSA discount is different and given when you buy or lease the car.
    BMW 2015 Mediterranean Blue 535x
    BMW 2017 Melbourne Rent X3 28i (wife's)
  • marinskasmarinskas Posts: 13
    edited May 2012
    Can anyone help by providing more information about these four discounts PLEASE:
    "BMWNA - $1500
    Edmunds - $1500 (valid for me until jun6)
    Team Drive - $1000 starting may 29th
    BMWCCA - $1000 "

    I could not find any info about any of these discounts on Edmunds or BMWUSA.... Any help much appreciated.
    Boy am I glad that I found this forum...

    Also - any idea when 2013 BMW 528 will come out and what kind of deals may be offered for left over 2012 BMW 528 at that time? Is it worth waiting? :confuse:
  • kanchiskanchis Posts: 33
    BMWNA - $1500 >> You should get this from your dealer
    Edmunds - $1500 (valid for me until jun6) >> When you brows around on the edmunds site looking for similar cars in this price range the coupon pops up. I dont know if it does any more or not. Its just luck I guess.
    Team Drive - $1000 starting may 29th >> If you signed up for the BMW 3 series Team Drive event and participate you will get a coupon for $1k
    BMWCCA - $1000 >> Join the BMWCCA (

    The 2013 model should arrive in the US around late July~ Aug time frame. You should see some more wiggle room with cars you find in the dealer lot for 2012. One of my friends got a 3 series 1k below invoice during this time last year. It maybe a different story for a 5 series, I dont really know. But overall you should be able to get a better discount than what you can get currently MSRP to Invoice. Its a personal call i guess, since you are limiting your selection to whats left over on the lot. My train of thought is its not worth the 1k you save when ur left over with an ugly ducking that no one wanted (the 2012 model) unless its spec'd out the exact way you want.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 70,456
    You have to be a member of BMWCCA for one full year, before getting club rebates... no exceptions..


    Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • xbn983xbn983 Posts: 2

    New to the forum and spending time learning from previous posts. I am here doing my homework on a 2012 535xi with the following config:
    2012 535xi
    Black Metallic Paint
    Dark Wood Trim
    LCSW Black Dakota Leather
    ZWC Cold Weather Package
    ZMP M Sport Package
    ZPP Premium Package
    ZPS Premium Sound
    ZTP Technology Package
    6NR BMW Apps
    Net Total = $66650.00
    destination adds $895

    The dealer has three of these now for about five months or more. Each of the three have very similar configurations; for example, one other has the addition of ceramic controls. I don't believe any of the three have been driven.

    I have done some research at another website and it suggests a fair price is $62255. That is $4395 off, which translates to 6.6% off. However, I have read some other posts here which suggest they were given a larger discounted price. I am therefore beginning to think that I could potentially get this car for less since they have had these cars on the lot for 5 months and in a few months the 2013's should start to show up.

    I have been patient with my car shopping and I am not impulsive. The dealer knows I am this way. I have talked about placing an order in the past because I am picky and the specific config listed above would be different if I did place an order. However, up to now I have not placed an order. After talking to the dealer again recently they suggested they would be willing to deal with me on one of the cars on their lot. I could try the path of looking into a deal on the config I listed above, but I don't know for certain yet if I am solid on that car. I'm just looking into what is a fair price on that car with the consideration the dealer has three of them now for a while and they may be willing to deal on one of them with me. So, what is a fair price for the config listed above?

  • guycar007guycar007 Posts: 2

    I bought a 2012 BMW 535i last week with the following options:

    Cold weather pkg
    Premium Pkg
    Tech Pkg
    Sport Pkg
    Paddle shifters
    BMW Apps
    Sirus Radio

    Price paid - $56500 + Tax. MSRP is $64000. Is this a good deal; what do you guys think?
  • marinskasmarinskas Posts: 13
    Thank you kanchis for very helpful information.
    I am going to kick my self in the rear for allowing BMW CCA laps...

    A couple follow up questions:
    BMWNA $1,500 - is this same as financing credit? Cause that one expired at the end of April. I typically track them on Edmunds under incentives and rebates. Or is this a different one, and if so - where can it be tracked?
    Edmunds $1,500 - was that when you click on BMW ad while browsing Edmunds, or something different?
    Team Drive - just signed up for BMW Drive for Team USA and scheduled my drive with 5 series. There was no mention of $1,000. Did I do something wrong, or do I just need to ask after the drive?

    Again - thanks so much for all the info!!!
  • desertkingdesertking Posts: 2
    Hi, Thanks a lot for your information. Do you mind if you can share a little bit more on where did you get the deal at? I'm currently looking for a 535i with similar packages you got and dealer quoted me an invoice price. But yours surely are 2000 bucks below invoice. I'm wondering if you could share some more information and perhaps any price sheet list so I may get some benefits too?

    Thank you so much!

  • desertkingdesertking Posts: 2
    Hi, Thanks a lot for your information. Do you mind if you can share a little bit more on where did you get the deal at? I'm currently looking for a 535i with similar packages you got and dealer quoted me an invoice price. But yours surely are 2000 bucks below invoice. I'm wondering if you could share some more information and perhaps any price sheet list so I may get some benefits too?

    Thank you so much!

  • guycar007guycar007 Posts: 2
    This is from a dealer in Bay Area, CA. The invoice price seems to be bloated; other dealers in this area also quoted 57-58K. The purchase price included the 1500 option credit BMW is offering this month + contest credit or something.

    BTW - if you don't have an iPhone or not a fan of iSomething and has Android or other smart phones don't get the BMWApps if you can find a vehicle without it. The option only works with iPhone -- sucks to pay $250 for nothing.
  • zoombie99zoombie99 North JerseyPosts: 260
    You will get it after the drive. More info on bimmerfest.
    BMW 2015 Mediterranean Blue 535x
    BMW 2017 Melbourne Rent X3 28i (wife's)
  • zoombie99zoombie99 North JerseyPosts: 260
    You can check dealer cost on Edmunds or
    BMW 2015 Mediterranean Blue 535x
    BMW 2017 Melbourne Rent X3 28i (wife's)
  • jpocherjpocher Posts: 2
    Just got the "final" offer on a 2009 535 xDrive with 48.5K miles. Premium Package, Cold Weather package, Nav, park assist. Lowest they could go is $33K, with 1.9% 48 month financing.
    Looking at alternatives it seems OK... but is it?
    The dealership is in Houston and I live in Austin (3 hours away).
  • kanchiskanchis Posts: 33
    edited May 2012
    BMWNA $1500 is the option credit that they are offering currently. Edmunds is usually good about updating their records to show the most recent rebates. If not go the BMWNA website and check under leases. - - x?NAModelCode=125C&OfferType=2&regiontypeid=4

    Edmunds $1500 is something that I personally never got, but heard numerous forum members getting it, so I recon its valid. Dont know when it expires though.

    Team Drive event: I'm assuming you havent completed your drive yet. Normally you should expect an email from BMWNA confirming your appointment (i got mine within 3 days of the my scheduled time) that tells you about the rebate. Here's what mine said....

    Quote"And as a thank you for registering and attending the event, you’ll receive a $1,000 BMW Drive for Team USA Allowance, applicable toward the purchase or lease of a new BMW. Only event participants will be eligible for this exclusive offer.** "END QUOTE

    From my previous experience participating in the launch event for the 6 series they sent me a rebate code through email. I'm guessing thats still valid these days too.

    BMWCCA membership needs to be valid for an year before the delivery of the car. Thats a $1000 rebate.
    Car man confirmed that you need to be a member for at least an year before you can use the rebate benefits.

    Hope this helps.
  • zoombie99zoombie99 North JerseyPosts: 260
    With the 2013 5 series coming soon, some dealers are selling the 2012 stock under invoice.
    BMW 2015 Mediterranean Blue 535x
    BMW 2017 Melbourne Rent X3 28i (wife's)
  • xbn983xbn983 Posts: 2
    Thanks, zoombie99. I was figuring that myself, but I had not yet seen others specifically say that. It helps a bit for my post on May 12, 2012 (7:56 pm).
  • marinskasmarinskas Posts: 13
    zoombie99 - can you be more speciic - can you share exact deals that people are getting that you know of?
  • zoombie99zoombie99 North JerseyPosts: 260
    Some people on bimmerfest claim that they got a 2,500 coupon off a 2012 including the 5 series. I never got the email even though I have a 3 series for my wife.

    If you go to the Drive for team USA event at your local dealer, you will get a 1,000 off email certificate.

    One dealer on bimmerfest claims he will sell the 5 series at his cost which is lower than invoice. He is in Calif.

    My suggestion would be to go to the largest dealer in your area with the largest inventory. As always, you will get a better deal at the end of the month.
    BMW 2015 Mediterranean Blue 535x
    BMW 2017 Melbourne Rent X3 28i (wife's)
  • Hello everyone. I have a question about the BMW Executive Preference Program (EPP) also known as the Fleet purchasing program, which allows me to buy a BMW through my company at a discount. Does anyone know about it? Is it a good deal? For a 5 series, the price is $3000 less than the "Dealer invoice/wholesale" cost.

    Here is the quote I received back in December for a 2011 528i premium 1 car (price: $44,895 minus $3,000 (EPP incentive), plus $615 (pre-delivery inspection), plus $500 (MACO - not sure what that is), plus $599 (dealer fee), plus $250 (electronic registration fee), plus $2,616 (Florida tax), equals $46,733.22. Now, for a 2012, he said that it would be the same break down, plus the increase in price as a result of the base price of the 2012's being a bit more than the 2011's.

    Is this a good deal? Are all of those fees to be expected?
  • speedy19speedy19 Posts: 71
    Ditrasetman, I have purchased 3 BMW's and if you get 3k BELOW invoice, you are DOING great! I paid 32k for a used 2007 530i with 18k miles and just a few options (back in 2009).

    ARe you getting options?
  • speedy19speedy19 Posts: 71
    zombie99- can u tell me where you get access to this epp program? can i ask where u work
  • ditrasetmanditrasetman Posts: 7
    edited May 2012
    Good evening,

    I am about to purchase a 2012 528i (just the premium one package), and I had a few questions before I bought it:

    1) The MSRP on the car is $50,020.00. Through the EPP/Fleet Program of my company, I am getting it for $50,500 total (which includs the 7 year (3 years more than standard) 100,000 mile warranty ($3,490), tax, tag, title and all dealer fees). The price is $3,000 under dealer invoice. Is that a good price?

    2) The 2012's are about to (or already have) end production, and in July the 2013's will begin production for delivery in late August, early September. Should I wait to get the newer model year? My understanding is that there is no actual difference in the car, besides a $600 higher base MSRP as well as a $400 higher premium one package (because it will now be bundled with the the satellite radio - which I do not need).

    3) My 528i does not have navigation/technology package/bmw apps. I use my iPhone/Siri for all of my navigation needs. Am I making a big mistake by not getting it?
  • tranavtranav Posts: 32
    I've just read your post. So I don't know if you have bought your 2012 528i or not. In my experience, the end of the year is the best time to buy car if you can wait.
    I've bought my 2012 528i back in Dec 2011, the MSRP was $53,395. Note that Back in Dec 2011, there were still brand new 2011 5 series on available for sale. And I paid $50,500 out the door including all taxes and license fee with 0.9% financing. But my car doesn't have the extended maintenance and warranty like your offer up to 100K miles. Mine is just regular maintenance and warranty of 4 years or 50k Miles. Oh I am from Southern California
    Hope my info helps
  • marinskasmarinskas Posts: 13
    What was your invoice price - did you end up paying below invoice?
  • tranav, I have not bought it yet. The warranty I was including in my price is the 7 year extended warranty (so decrease $3,490 from my price to compare it to yours). The reason I am getting the car so cheap, is that when you buy a BMW through the EPP/Corporate Fleet program it is a set price, for every car, all the time. For instance, all EPP purchases of a 528 will be at $3,000 below invoice. So If I wait to buy a 2013 528, I will get the exact same deal as I am getting now (however the car will inherently be more expensive because the MSRP and invoice is $600 more for the 2013's).

    I keep going back and forth between the 2012 that is coming in for me and ordering a 2013 which will probably be delivered in September. Everyone is telling me that no one would ever want to buy my 528 when I am ready to sell it because they will expect the navigation. Also, I am a techy guy and I love my iphone as well as pandora. That said, the BMW Apps might be a must for me so I can easily stream pandora through my iphone while driving. Thoughts? I am also being told that if I am thinking about getting a 528 with navigation/apps, I HAVE to wait for the 2013 model because the navigation system and the idrive is being completely redone. Is that your understanding? (I would not likely pay extra in the 2013 for the new digital instrument cluster/speedometer display).
  • Anyone know if the new MFID is in fact going to be in the new 2013?
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