11-03-2011, 08:54 AM
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Houston, TX
Join Date: Jan 2006
Mein Auto: 2012 X5 35d
Originally Posted by Suraj
Matt, appreciate your suggesiton, feel free to provide more..
After more analysis
The monthly payment on 35d and 50i are almost the same, with diesel being $6 more/month. I posted the details in the other thread on lease. Assuming, I can find a dealer to agree - that's critical!!
Fuel costs: with 12k/yr, MPG of 17 vs 25, fuel price of 3.87 vs 4.1, 50i will cost $65/month more or $2200 over the duration of lease. The difference does get my attention, but I am fine either way.
Frequency of fillups should be about a week vs 1.5 for the two. Availability of diesel - I need to research more about my area.
Fun to drive: this time around (in contrast to 5 yrs ago), I am so much certain about responsiveness, that both vehicles would be great. 50i will likely be intoxicating! Furthermore, sound of engine wasn't an important aspect for me, but now that I have heard on youtube and read more about it, the growl of V8 is cool!
Maintainence: Since I am leasing, shouldn't matter
Is there any other important criteria that I am missing?
Double check your numbers or send them to me and I'll take a look. The Diesel should be cheaper by at least $20 per month. Remember, there is no Nav credit available on the 50i, but there is $1730 Nav credit on the 35d.
2012 E70 X5 35d (Alpine White / Oyster)
Gone but not forgotten:
2008 E60 535i (Black Sapphire / Natural Brown)
2006 E90 330i (Jet Black / Sand Beige)
2003 E46 325i (Black Sapphire / Natural Brown)