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Many of the regular 'Festers on the ED forums will be familiar with the 2010 M3 Convertible lease deal of the year - http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=499496&highlight=deal+of+the+year BMW were almost giving away their M3s - they may as well be giving away their ActiveHybrid 750's (750iAH for short) at this month's rates. For a base 750iAH, zero down, max MSDs, no lease markup, $750 over ED invoice, 36 months, 10K/year, it comes out to be $598 per month. (Edit: It's even better for a 24 month lease, where it comes out to be about $560/month.) For a car with $97,000 MSRP.

Here's what makes this a superb deal. $7,500 Eco Credit; $3,500 Build out Cash; $2,500 Mission to Drive credit. As far as I can tell, the $13,500 in credits are from BMW to dealer, will directly reduce the selling price, so should NOT be taxed as cap cost reductions. YMMV. There's also the $1,500 BMWCCA rebate to go against acquisition, dealer and registration fees.

Knock yourself out and load it up and you'll still be just around $650 a month. Want to stroke the ego - there's the 750iLAH long wheelbase version with rear comfort seats. There is one potential additional bonus - Ownership Loyalty Program. This expires 12/31/11. However, if it is extended, that's another 0.0003 reduction in MF, or about $40/month in payments - I'd be almost willing to bet that it'll be extended.

Why should anyone thinking of a 5 or 7 series be interested in this? Because this lease is cheaper per month than that for a 750i or even a 740i. In my estimation (quick and dirty calculations) the monthly lease on the 750iAH is not only less than that for a 550i and 535i, but is almost the same as a 528i. If you option a 528i to a similar level to a base 750iAH, you have a car that stickers at $58,925. Applying similar credits and OLP reduction, with the same markup, gives a monthly lease rate of $579. It's a tough choice, but would you rather drive a 2 liter 4 cylinder single turbo 528i, or a 4.4 liter V8 twin turbo 750iAH flagship for less than $1 per day? Plus the 750iAH with the electric motor only uses as much gas as 2 Toyota Priuses combined (or is that Prii?). Environmental bragging rights bonus!

OK, what's the downside? BMW is usually not know for their largess, and there is evidence of that here. These cars are expensive, and have not had much demand - hence the $13,500 in credits to balance sales reality. These credits probably won't burst sales (though this lease deal might). You cannot get a lot of desirable options on the 750iAH, like M-sport, active steering, anti-roll stabilization that is available on other 7's. This car is heavy, 200lbs more than a 750i, so it is likely the worst handling sedan BMW currently sells (but that's like saying you're the poorest billionaire in the world). 2013s will hit the lots next year some time, and they are LCIs, so your car will look a little dated pretty quickly. You need to act fast. From what I've been able to understand from research and other 'Festers (many thanks to you out there for sparking my interest), you need to lock your rate and place your order by year's end, and take delivery of the car by end of February to be eligible for all credits. And there have been rumors that allocations on the hybrid powertrain are limited. Finally ED in February is probably not everyone's cup of tea either.

Lastly you may want to choose a strong client advisor, and offer a little more profit. There is a bit of work here in my estimation, to guarantee you an allocation, ensure that you receive all 3 credits, and structure the deal in a way that minimizes taxes.

My wife's on board with this deal - the biggest problem is what to do with the M3?
 

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Yeah, it's a great deal. But replacing an M3 with a 750? *shrug*
 

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You won't have a slightest problem finding an assume for the M3. I picked up an E93 M3 in January '11, and then jumped on the Z4 35is lease in the summer, to coincide with my summer vacation. A great way to put 2,500 miles over 3 weeks exploring central Europe.

M3 lease was transferred within couple of weeks after posting the offer. :thumbup:
 

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I looked at configuring one. Unless I am missing something, Sports or M-Sports packages, HUD and Active Criuse Control not available on this model.
 

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I have my order in. Production scheduled for 1st week in January and ED January 20th. Have my ED purchase order in hand..and will be sending in shortly. Cheers.

Also, I've already recommended an excellent CA for this deal. If anyone else needs a name, please PM me.

For details of my deal see below link

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=584183
 

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I looked at configuring one. Unless I am missing something, Sports or M-Sports packages, HUD and Active Criuse Control not available on this model.
The terms "sport" "M" and "M-sport" have no business anywhere near a 7-series.:rofl:

But there is an "Anchor & Dingy Package" available
 

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She's gotta beautiful price but she's too big for me Chris.
 

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I would be all over this if my E90 lease was up... Good find Chris!!!!
 

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I 100% agree with all the posts above. However - Does anyone here have a car collection of 50 cars? Do you want one? If not, then you don't understand me.

My ideal car collection isn't an E30 M3, E36 M3, E46 M3, E90 M3, Competition M3, E93 M3, E92 M3... Rather it's Rolls Royce Phantom, Toyota Supra, Honda NSX, Mercedes W126, Tiger Tank... I enjoy different cars at different times. Sure, if all you do is drive the Nurburgring, just drive M3s. But I like to enjoy different cars on different roads in different situations, and I can honestly say, that 90% of the cars I have ridden or driven, I've found excel in some way, shape, or form - even if narrow. Perhaps Munich is the best city in Europe, but I also appreciate Paris, Brugge, Monaco, Bensheim etc. - for different reasons. I don't just go to Munich. So call me poor that I can't own a 50 car collection - but I'm doing it the other way, I'm going to own 50 different cars at different times, and enjoy them for what they were designed, and all the love that went into creating them.

My fondest car memory as an 8 year old was my dad's Benz 1978 W116 280SE - perhaps even our most memorable car to me. It had retractable rear seat belts, automatic rear antenna and electric windows - things that were quite uncommon at the time. From memory, that car was large, heavy, quiet, serene, and had presence. Not many folks had Benz's in those days. Now I have my own kids (4 and 6). My oldest son's friends marvel at the E93 as a convertible, and even more so at the top going up and down. I also love the M3, but my wife hates it, and the kids do prefer the size of the 750i, but don't mind the M3 - they certainly can't appreciate the performance. So it's interesting to me now to think which car will my son remember more fondly in future - the M3 or the 750i? I'd like to think he'd remember them both for different reasons.

So, as long as the 750iAH isn't crap (and I don't think it is - I've driven the F01 a few times separately), I'm going to take it for what it is, and enjoy it for what it was designed for. It's a lease - not marriage. If the M3 was such a good car, why wouldn't BMW just make M3 variations, sack half the workforce, and lower the prices through increased volume?
 

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Unless I am missing something, Sports or M-Sports packages,
The car does come standard with Dynamic Damper and Dynamic Drive. BMW Sports pack usually includes better seats, performance alloys, better suspension, and plastic bits. I'm not into the plastic bits, but the better seats are standard, and you can option 20" alloys that are the same size as M-Sports (I did). I would have preferred to also get ARS, but probably not IAS (the roads here are very straight). What can I say, it's a car at a (very low) unbeatable price. If you want your cake and are don't mind paying for it, the Alpina B7 is also relatively cheap to lease now - but not absolutely cheap.
 

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Wow - another provocative post by Chris - who I have to thank, at least in part, for the nice Le Mans blue M3 in my sig below, sitting out in my garage right now. He didn't pay for it, but sure was the catalyst in putting this car on my radar a little over a year ago, when it otherwise wouldn't have been there.

Just floated a 750iAH trial balloon with The Spousal Unit, since her Volvo S80T6 is next for replacement.... and got at least a glimmer of interest. But then, there's this whole "crappy economy" migraine that just won't go away. Might warrant some further hands-on research...

Thanks, brother Cheung... again.
 

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Many of the regular 'Festers on the ED forums will be familiar with the 2010 M3 Convertible lease deal of the year - http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=499496&highlight=deal+of+the+year BMW were almost giving away their M3s -
Don't forget my contribution regarding the Z435is deal: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=541401&highlight=lease+deal+of+the+year :D

Chris, I love reading these posts. It's unfortunate the lack of transparancy nowadays with the monthly lease rates no longer being openly posted here, but I understand BMW's request...

Just curious, but could you please post the MF and res for 24/36; 10k?
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Most definitely. The Z4 deal was comparable to the current 750iAH deal. I didn't reference it, since I didn't get that car :).

I agree that it used to be easier running down the lease rates list and eye balling the cars that looked like exceptional lease deals, then running the figures. We're now counting on folks to report their deals. At the end of the day, for those that are vigilant, and those that have good relationships with CAs, it won't matter.
 

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Residual 3yr/ 36k: 58%
MF: 0.00195 + 0.0003 (ED) - 0.00049 (7 MSD) = 0.00176
iwantone,
Do you happen to have the residual for 24 months/12k? I take it the MF would be the same as you posted?

Nevermind, I found it from Jon: 24m-62%, 36-56% @ 15k miles
 

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Actually the 24 month lease is an even better deal - around $35-40/month cheaper, making the lease around $560/month vs $598/month.

The question in my mind is, what would you get after 2 years? If another 750i, how will the rates be at that time? A lot of unknowns, and the amount is not great, so probably best to think if you will be happy with the car for 2 or 3 years.
 
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