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Old 08-06-2014, 02:34 PM
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Looks like they have removed the Auto start/stop feature. It doesn't show up in the build pictures...If you take a closer look at the seats by zooming in, they still look like Dakota leather. Not sure if BMW is updating the pictures in phases.
When we ordered our 2015 550i xDrive, it was still there in the ordering guide under 1CC - Automatic Start/Stop Function. They may be using the wrong picture.
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Old 08-06-2014, 02:35 PM
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They may be using the wrong picture.
This seems like the most obvious answer.

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Old 08-23-2014, 04:05 AM
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I am having a hard time deciding between a 2014 loaded 550i that they discounted substantially, or a new 2015? I am using the vehicle as a company car and really will not be doing any aftermarket mods to it like I would if it were my personal car. It looks like I could do a nicely equipped 215 535i or a fully equipped 2014 550i for about the same price. I will either be buying my car next week or placing the over next week after we close escrow on our new home. Any suggestions?
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Old 08-23-2014, 10:35 AM
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I'm presuming the company car is a lease so model year doesn't matter. If you don't mind the gas mileage, get a 550i - the power is remarkable. 535i is more efficient and has more balanced handling but the jet engine thrust is missing. Not seeing any advantage in 2015 vs 2014 unless you're buying.
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Old 08-23-2014, 10:44 AM
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I'm presuming the company car is a lease so model year doesn't matter. If you don't mind the gas mileage, get a 550i - the power is remarkable. 535i is more efficient and has more balanced handling but the jet engine thrust is missing. Not seeing any advantage in 2015 vs 2014 unless you're buying.

Yes this would be a higher mileage lease at 18k miles and gas is free so the 550i is coming out ahead. It looks like the front and the rear of the 2015 look a little better, the 8 speed transmission and the look of the dash when the car is turned on all seem to be slightly upgraded making the 2015 look more desirable. Something tells me I would be happy in the 2014 550i for 36 months.
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Old 08-25-2014, 09:30 PM
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2014 BMW 535d Xdrive Lease

I am planning to lease 2014 BMW 535d Xdrive, I am looking for feedback and advice with following deals from SFBMW. I am BMW loyalty and repeated customer.

2014 BMW 5353d Xdrive

1. Glacier silver metallic
2. Cold Weather package
3. Premium package
4. Driver Assistance package
5. Lux line
6. Side & top view camera
7. Luxury Line
8. Sport Leather Steering Wheel
9. Without Lines Designation Outside
10. Anthracite Wood Trim
11. LED Fog Lights
12. Multi-Contour Seats
13. Transmission: 8-Speed Sport Automatic

MSRP 68,525

Selling price 61,382

MF .00140

Residual .61

Didn't have the 1000 voucher from the BMW event in the quote.

5K sign-off

So its now 589 plus tax

Is it a good deal?

Greatly appreciate for feedback.

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Old 08-25-2014, 10:05 PM
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I recommend you call Jon Shafer and see what he can do.
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I am planning to lease 2014 BMW 535d Xdrive, I am looking for feedback and advice with following deals from SFBMW. I am BMW loyalty and repeated customer.

2014 BMW 5353d Xdrive

1. Glacier silver metallic
2. Cold Weather package
3. Premium package
4. Driver Assistance package
5. Lux line
6. Side & top view camera
7. Luxury Line
8. Sport Leather Steering Wheel
9. Without Lines Designation Outside
10. Anthracite Wood Trim
11. LED Fog Lights
12. Multi-Contour Seats
13. Transmission: 8-Speed Sport Automatic

MSRP 68,525

Selling price 61,382

MF .00140

Residual .61

Didn't have the 1000 voucher from the BMW event in the quote.

5K sign-off

So its now 589 plus tax

Is it a good deal?

Greatly appreciate for feedback.
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Old 08-26-2014, 05:32 AM
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I am planning to lease 2014 BMW 535d Xdrive, I am looking for feedback and advice with following deals from SFBMW. I am BMW loyalty and repeated customer.

2014 BMW 5353d Xdrive

1. Glacier silver metallic
2. Cold Weather package
3. Premium package
4. Driver Assistance package
5. Lux line
6. Side & top view camera
7. Luxury Line
8. Sport Leather Steering Wheel
9. Without Lines Designation Outside
10. Anthracite Wood Trim
11. LED Fog Lights
12. Multi-Contour Seats
13. Transmission: 8-Speed Sport Automatic

MSRP 68,525

Selling price 61,382

MF .00140

Residual .61

Didn't have the 1000 voucher from the BMW event in the quote.

5K sign-off

So its now 589 plus tax

Is it a good deal?

Greatly appreciate for feedback.
Your money factor is up with a lot of signoff money. No security deposits in those $5000 I figure? That's risky and it probably means the dealer cashing in quite a bit in exchange for looking like they gave you a lot off msrp.

You should ask for a specific breakup of those $5000.
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:54 PM
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My estimate of the invoice on this car is $61,400 (93% on base MSRP, 91% on options), which suggests agreed value is $2700 below invoice.

For a 2014 model where the dealer has a ton of 2014 vehicles to move, that seems like a good deal. Not sure what incentives are active right now -- can you confirm what you're getting?

My view is that all 2014 vehicles should be done at 0.0013 MF. They're are going to be gathering dust soon (if not already). Don't settle for 0.0014.

P.S. I agree that putting $5000 down to bring down your payments is a bad idea and should be generally avoided. Many posts on these forums talk about why. Your best bet from purely a financial perspective is to max out the multiple security deposits and reduce your MF by .0007 x 7 to 0.00049

Last edited by BudFox007; 08-26-2014 at 10:57 PM. Reason: Added comment on MSDs
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Old 09-02-2014, 03:57 AM
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seems that MY 2015, particularly 50i (N63TU) and probably M5 (S63) engines, will get electronic wastegates insetead of mechanical.

Dinan's hompepage:
"Special Note: The DINANTRONICS Performance Tuner currently only works with vehicles equipped with mechanical wastegates with a production end date of 6/2014. Vehicles with a production of 7/2014 and newer will have a electronic wastegate and will not work with the DINANTRONICS Performance Tuner!

An electronic waste gate version is currently undergoing testing and will be available in the future."
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:55 AM
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MY 2015. 8-speed Steptronic transmission with proactive drive system.

Hope you are aware of this feature:

A richer experience thanks to intelligent networking: 8-speed Steptronic transmission with proactive drive system.

From the summer of 2014, the new 8-speed Steptronic transmission with a proactive drive system will also be available for the models of the BMW 1 Series, BMW 2 Series, BMW 3 Series, BMW 4 Series and BMW 5 Series. On vehicles equipped with a navigation system, the proactive drive system ensures that the moment to shift gears is precisely adapted to the prevailing driving situation even if the navigation system is not active. The Proactive Driving Assistant works in tandem with the navigation system and “sees” a bend or a roundabout ahead and takes into account turn-offs and motorway exits. If the vehicle is approaching a roundabout or a bend, the transmission automatically changes down to the most appropriate gear, making optimum use of the engine braking effect. Subsequently, the system again shifts to the optimal gear for accelerating out of the bend. Furthermore, unnecessary gearshifts and hunting between bends are avoided through intelligent interaction with the navigation system.

http://https://www.press.bmwgroup.co...tem=node__4100
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