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F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
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 03-08-2016, 05:57 AM
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Lease ending.. decisions, decisions, decisions

So the lease on my beloved 535x M-Sport is going to be coming to an end. What to do...

I love the car and it's in great shape. I am not buying it but wouldn't mind keeping it for another 6-12 months. Do they do that?

What's the story with the next generation 5 series? I don't want to lease a new one now if there's a re-design coming very soon, but I also don't want to be over paying to be the first to drive the new model.

Any thoughts/suggestions welcome.
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Old 03-08-2016, 06:10 AM
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Hmm well when does your lease end exactly? 16 F10 production runs until Oct i believe. No word on the G30 yet but if your lease end date and production start date coincided, i believe you can extend your lease as long as you have a car on order.
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Old 03-08-2016, 06:24 AM
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So the lease on my beloved 535x M-Sport is going to be coming to an end. What to do...

I love the car and it's in great shape. I am not buying it but wouldn't mind keeping it for another 6-12 months. Do they do that?

What's the story with the next generation 5 series? I don't want to lease a new one now if there's a re-design coming very soon, but I also don't want to be over paying to be the first to drive the new model.

Any thoughts/suggestions welcome.
Pretty sure this is the last model year for this model 5 series, and the next one is going to be on the G platform. This means that if you stick with a 5 series, you have only a couple of choices, depending on your lease end date:

1. Wait and lease / purchase the last of the current 5 series. You will most likely get healthy discounts / incentives, as they clear inventory. Upside is, you know this model, you like this model. Downside is, in a few months, it will be 1 generation of car behind.

2. If your lease end date allows, wait and order one of the new G models. You will be one of the early adopters. You will have the latest and greatest of technology in the 5 series, mirroring some of the features in the new 7. You will also be beta testing everything for all the rest of us

If it were me, and I was LEASING, I would absolutely lease the last of the model I know and love. By the time your next lease is up, the new 5 -G series will have been vetted, and tested by beta testers (ie early lessees / / purchasers ). It will be 3 years in, and would be ready for adoption, or decision to move to something different.

You are in a great place IMO, because you can either choose to have the latest and greatest (knowing that BMW will eventually take care of it, and if you are leasing its only 3 years of inconvenience), or drive a car you KNOW you love.

Great choices IMO
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Old 03-08-2016, 11:11 AM
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I think it is more complicated than that. At some point this Fall BMW will stop taking orders for F10s. If your purchase/lease decision is after that date you might still pick one up from dealer stock, and at a good discount, but you might also be forced to take options you don't want or colors you don't want, or forgo options you want. So the timing is critical. I am personally going to be in a bind because my lease is up Match '17 and even with BMW incentives I will likely not be able to get a F10 that I want. I am less concerned about the beta test issue because the 16 7 series is really the beta test for the new technologies, so I will likely order a F35 in December for delivery in late Feb or Marchand see if I can get an end of year deal.
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Old 03-08-2016, 11:55 AM
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They do extend leases. BMW FS is really great to work with on that, you can call and ask them.
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Old 03-08-2016, 12:34 PM
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So the lease on my beloved 535x M-Sport is going to be coming to an end. What to do...

I love the car and it's in great shape. I am not buying it but wouldn't mind keeping it for another 6-12 months. Do they do that?

What's the story with the next generation 5 series? I don't want to lease a new one now if there's a re-design coming very soon, but I also don't want to be over paying to be the first to drive the new model.

Any thoughts/suggestions welcome.
I had a MY '13 535i [Black Sapphire Metallic with the dark brown leather interior]... It was a really nice car and the lease was scheduled to end in April '16

Even so, I ended up leasing an M235i in early December at a really good price and they took me out of my 5 Series... For me, it was a good decision, but they are two totally different cars.

Personally, I don't think you can go wrong, regardless of what you decide...
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Old 03-08-2016, 01:59 PM
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They do extend leases. BMW FS is really great to work with on that, you can call and ask them.
I think they only extend in cases where you have ordered a new car and are waiting for it to arrive.
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BMW FS took over 4+ months of two leases (2013 F10 and F01) that I had while I jumped into 2 new vehicles (2016 F10 and F15).

When deciding whether to get another 7 and which year (F01 or G11), they did offer a shorter 1-2 yr lease in 2015 F01. This would offer lower rate end year model while the so-called "kinks" were worked on in new 7's.
As I am out of the 7's, for now at least, I have not really paid much attention to whether there have been many bugs.
As stated earlier, many of the new core body design features and technology will be coming from the 7 to 5. As such, they will be only semi-tested so you have to be comfortable jumping into a ride with potential problem.
You said you are not ready to buy. Another thing to consider would be whether you might be ready to buy your next lease. I personally would be less worried if I had little intention of buying as BMW maintenance/ warranty will have you covered.
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Hmm well when does your lease end exactly? 16 F10 production runs until Oct i believe. No word on the G30 yet but if your lease end date and production start date coincided, i believe you can extend your lease as long as you have a car on order.
My lease ends in July
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I think they only extend in cases where you have ordered a new car and are waiting for it to arrive.
They'll even do it if you tell them you plan to order a new vehicle. You don't necessarily need that order number....
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They'll even do it if you tell them you plan to order a new vehicle. You don't necessarily need that order number....

Interesting. What happens if you don't end up ordering another one after all ?
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Pretty sure this is the last model year for this model 5 series, and the next one is going to be on the G platform. This means that if you stick with a 5 series, you have only a couple of choices, depending on your lease end date:

1. Wait and lease / purchase the last of the current 5 series. You will most likely get healthy discounts / incentives, as they clear inventory. Upside is, you know this model, you like this model. Downside is, in a few months, it will be 1 generation of car behind.

2. If your lease end date allows, wait and order one of the new G models. You will be one of the early adopters. You will have the latest and greatest of technology in the 5 series, mirroring some of the features in the new 7. You will also be beta testing everything for all the rest of us

If it were me, and I was LEASING, I would absolutely lease the last of the model I know and love. By the time your next lease is up, the new 5 -G series will have been vetted, and tested by beta testers (ie early lessees / / purchasers ). It will be 3 years in, and would be ready for adoption, or decision to move to something different.

You are in a great place IMO, because you can either choose to have the latest and greatest (knowing that BMW will eventually take care of it, and if you are leasing its only 3 years of inconvenience), or drive a car you KNOW you love.

Great choices IMO
Great advice and spot on with the options. My lease is up in June of 2017; I am probably going to risk it and be a beta tester for a 550 or end up assuming a X5M lease of Lease Trader. If I were in the OPs shoes, I'd be going with option 1 also.
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