The best deals will be had, once the E70 is in buildout, which is expected to be around summer 13. I posted this in another thread:
Originally Posted by Toast.
Looking at leasing a X3 or possibly an X5 if I can get a good deal.
1) With the release of the new model will BMW be discounting the inventory of X5's?
2) Best way to get a deal - bmw's site or dealer?
3) Is there a favorite? I see it as:
A) 50i best performance but gas would be annoying
B) 35i great compromise between performance and gas
c) 35D best mpg but lacking performance - could possible chip it
It depends on a variety of things:
A) demand of particular vehicle
B) current inventory before new vehicle launch
C) economy health
D) how long has the successor been available
IMO there really isn't a lot of Finite conclusions, but with some research you can predict what type of incentives your looking at. If you can find out what the quantities values of each of the above then you can ball park the incentives or someone will mention their experience.
For example last year around this time, 2011 3 sedans (speciafically 328xi) were:
A) low demand since the f30 arrived for a while
B) high inventory
D) e90 was EOP since October 2011
The incentives made some buyers get 9-11k off msrp.
If your leasing honestly its a tad bit different since the best time to lease a vehicle is in the middle of its model run. the deals would at the end, are best for those who purchase, rather than lease.
However Good LUCK!
BMW and Mercedes Build Beta Products!
Lexus build Release Candidate Products!
Why does this matter?
CAUSE EVERY TIME someone says Lexus has better build quality, one should consider what Toyota their Lexus Engine and chassis platform comes out of and how long that part has been tested in the real world!