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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
The latest X3 brings some added style and some new features to the BMW SUV family. Talk about the new F25 now!

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Old 01-23-2014, 10:56 AM
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Feedback on X3 28i Quote

Hey Guys -- I visited a dealership in California yesterday on an X3 28i. The quote I got back was $46,500, and I opted for the following packages / additions:

Metallic Paint
Wood Trim
Cold Weather
Driver Assistance
Rear View Camera w/ Top View
Lighting Package
Premium Package
Technology Package

What do you guys think? MSRP for all of that is $51,275, which means the price quote I got was $4775 off.
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:01 AM
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That's like $1200 below invoice, very good price. FYI, The MSRP on my wife's X3 35i is about the same as yours, same option except for the Driver Assistance and the 35i has a nicer steering wheel.
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:06 AM
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Thanks for the feedback. How is it possible that they can sell a car below invoice? Doesn't a dealer need to make at least some profit margin? Also, what difference in the steering wheel did you notice? Is it worth an upgrade to 35i?
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:21 AM
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Dealer has hidden incentives from the manufacturer which is how they can go below "invoice" which is nothing but some numbers they give you to make you feel good.

It seems like a good deal but watch out for the other numbers they plug in if you lease such as acquisition fee, money factor, residuals.

Get the M Sport steering wheel if you want that beefier steering wheel instead of the plain skinny one.
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:57 AM
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BMW also have dealer holdback.

For the same price, I would definitely go with the 35i.
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Old 01-23-2014, 12:12 PM
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Thanks for the feedback. How is it possible that they can sell a car below invoice? Doesn't a dealer need to make at least some profit margin? Also, what difference in the steering wheel did you notice? Is it worth an upgrade to 35i?
Is the car on the lot or order?

The "clean" invoice on edmunds for this combo is 47140, if I'm not mistaken. So you are $640 below the invoice. I assume you quote the final sales price (before taxes) with incentives included? Currently there is $500+$500 incentive from the factory. If this is still to be included, you are getting a smoking deal!

28i comes with "regular" steering wheel, 35i gets "sports" steering wheel and m-sport on either of the cars will get you the m-sport steering wheel. You can see how they look on the bmw web site configurator.
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:11 PM
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Looks like a good quote. Does it include Doc Fees and other fees (excluding TTL)?


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Old 01-23-2014, 01:56 PM
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It excludes TTL, but includes everything else (and also takes into account incentives). I'm not a big fan of the sports seats, but the sports steering wheel might be nice. Perhaps I can press them to take another $500 - $1000 off? Is it easier to negotiate more off or to add something else on (like premium sound system)?
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Old 01-25-2014, 03:46 AM
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It excludes TTL, but includes everything else (and also takes into account incentives). I'm not a big fan of the sports seats, but the sports steering wheel might be nice. Perhaps I can press them to take another $500 - $1000 off? Is it easier to negotiate more off or to add something else on (like premium sound system)?
I have the M Sport steering wheel and it is great. All other skinnier wheels are just not satisfying anymore. The steering wheel heater is also a wonderful thing in the sub or near zero temps as we have had for the past few weeks.

I also have the sports seats and glad I have them. Had a loaner during service a while back with standard seats. Although they were comfortable they were not anywhere near as good as the sport seats.
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Old 01-25-2014, 04:03 AM
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I have the M Sport steering wheel and it is great. All other skinnier wheels are just not satisfying anymore. The steering wheel heater is also a wonderful thing in the sub or near zero temps as we have had for the past few weeks.
How were you able to get the m sport wheel with heat? I didn't think that was possible.

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Old 01-25-2014, 05:45 AM
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How were you able to get the m sport wheel with heat? I didn't think that was possible.
Have the M Sport package (ZMP) AND the Cold Weather package (ZCW) and the Cold Weather Package includes the heated steering wheel (248). Again, it is well worth it.
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:08 AM
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Is the car on the lot or order?

Currently there is $500+$500 incentive from the factory. If this is still to be included, you are getting a smoking deal!
What are these 2 incentives you are referring to? The drive credit and what is the other one? I am also talking to dealers and the only one i was offered was the drive credit.
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Old 01-25-2014, 05:34 PM
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What are these 2 incentives you are referring to? The drive credit and what is the other one? I am also talking to dealers and the only one i was offered was the drive credit.
Go to (on the bmw web site) Financial Services, than financing offers, and then just select the year and the X3, it will show you $500 option and $500 drive credits.

It was better in December, don't know what next month brings
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