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The sixth generation of the BMW 5 Series Sedan (F10) was produced from 2011 - 2016 with LCI updates arriving in 2014. In the US BMW offered a hatchback 5 Series Gran Truismo (F07) and the rest of the world also go a Station Wagon/Touring version F11.

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Old 08-02-2011, 09:39 AM
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Shopping for a new 550 Xdrive

Greetings all,

Lurking for the last couple of weeks reading the forums and finally signed up...

I finally decided to take the plunge and purchase a 550 xdrive and would like some ideas on how to best shop/negotiate for the best prices in the DC metro area. What is a normal percentage of MSRP should i be shooting for?

After reading some of the threads in this forum I have learned the following;
- ED provides the best net discount on MSRP
- Costco can provide a good starting point to negotiate
- 2011 5 series while available will yield the best "deal" at the dealership

What other sources can I use to negotiate at the dealership? Should i use a buying service? (my credit union offers a "buying service" at no charge, to locate and negotiate the best deal) I heard mixed reviews from users of the service...
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