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Old 07-23-2012, 01:43 PM
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Hi guys!

I'm located in Bay Area (CA) and thinking about leasing a 535i MY2013 European Delivery. I have few questions that I couldn't figure out by searcing & googling:

1. If I place an order now and the car is delivered in September, would it be MY2013? Is the model year based on the date of actual order, manufacture or delivery?

2. I've read several posts about people ordering ED cars through an out-of-state/area CA. In those cases, where is the car delivered, to the CA or to your local drop-off point?

3. One of my friends got his 3-series about $500 below regular invoice (not ED car). Is it possible to go below invoice with ED's as well, obviously depending on the CA or is ED invoice the absolute minimum any dealer will go?

4. How is money factor these days? I've heard car buying is most expensive in summer season and least in fall/winter...should I wait out a few months? Anyone willing to disclose the lowest MF rate being offered?

5. Is the $1500 options allowance applicable on ED-invoice pricing as well.?

6. I was trying out bmwconfig.com but I couldn't find Sport Package in the configurator, is it listed under a different name?

Thanks!

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Old 07-23-2012, 07:03 PM
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We did a mid Sept delivery of a 535i in 09 it was a 2010 model
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:17 PM
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:17 PM
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We did a mid Sept delivery of a 535i in 09 it was a 2010 model
When did you place your order?
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:18 PM
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:19 PM
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Just found this page: http://www.bmwconfig.com/post/2012/0...BmwConfig.aspx

Looks like there isn't a Sport Package or Premium Sound Packagefor MY13 535i ? Can a dealer confirm?
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:51 PM
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I'm located in Bay Area (CA) and thinking about leasing a 535i MY2013 European Delivery. I have few questions that I couldn't figure out by searcing & googling:

1. If I place an order now and the car is delivered in September, would it be MY2013? Is the model year based on the date of actual order, manufacture or delivery?

> Yes, 2012's ended production in June.

2. I've read several posts about people ordering ED cars through an out-of-state/area CA. In those cases, where is the car delivered, to the CA or to your local drop-off point?

> If you are looking for a rock-bottom price, final delivery will occur at dealer.

3. One of my friends got his 3-series about $500 below regular invoice (not ED car). Is it possible to go below invoice with ED's as well, obviously depending on the CA or is ED invoice the absolute minimum any dealer will go?

> Nobody will do an ED deal at a loss (i.e., below invoice). With traditonal US Delivery there is back-end money ~ "holdback"; not so with ED. $500 over Euro invoice is as low as it goes.


4. How is money factor these days? I've heard car buying is most expensive in summer season and least in fall/winter...should I wait out a few months? Anyone willing to disclose the lowest MF rate being offered?

> Rates are the lowest they've been in the past year. With ED there is a .0003 rate adder.

5. Is the $1500 options allowance applicable on ED-invoice pricing as well?

> There is no option allowance on 2013s.

6. I was trying out bmwconfig.com but I couldn't find Sport Package in the configurator, is it listed under a different name?

>

Thanks!

>You're welcome. I started this site and I do a ton of EDs for members of Bimmerfest.
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:54 AM
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And to add to Jon's post...

He is just a short train ride down to Santa Barbara and can walk you through the ED process painlessly. I strongly recommend him.

Also BMW Config has the sportsline as a sub item on the M-Sport package. They are not always perfect. If you configure the car the way you want with the M Sport Package but don't want the extras it gives you just subtract 1200 from your total and that will be the Sport package price.
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:16 PM
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And to add to Jon's post...

He is just a short train ride down to Santa Barbara and can walk you through the ED process painlessly. I strongly recommend him.
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I'm also in the Bay Area and I just did my ED with Jon (2nd ED with him) back in March. He'll make the ED process totally easy and give you Bimmerfest special pricing.

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