One strat is to buy packages when you want enough of the included options to realize a savings. If not, cherry-pick the options you want and add them separately. BMW is very good about ordering exactly what you want if they're unable to find it.
Originally Posted by kssod
I keep coming back to the 5 as a replacement for my aging RL. Yet even a small smattering of options, puts a 535xi in the 65k to 70k plus range. That's the same as a new S6. While I have a new found respect for BMW, after attending their performance driving school, their option packages are excessive.
Also, know the invoice price of the car/options when you go in to the dealer (cars.com will let you config the car and see invoice and MSRP pricing). You can work a pretty amazing deal off sticker.
2013 335i Sport Line | Glacier Silver Metallic w/Black Leatherette & red highlight, Sport auto trans, Navi, Rear camera & PDC
2011 528i | Alpine White w/Black interior w/Anthracite, Sport Package, Premium Package 1, USB/iPod, Park Distance Control, Navigation
2008 535i (Buyback)