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The article says you can now order a 2018; however, I don't see options and pricing info anywhere yet. I've also been in touch with my dealership and they have no build sheets or info yet either. Anyone else have any luck?

I know the information should come out any day now; however, I've been planning this purchase for a few years now and waititng these last few days is getting painful, I just want my M240i already haha :)
 

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Ordering and pricing guides came out yesterday. My equivalent build went up about $600, so I'm happy with my 2017 that just entered production this morning.
 

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I looked at the ordering guide and I see that a backup camera now comes standard,which was about 700 before if I'm correct
 

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Ordering and pricing guides came out yesterday. My equivalent build went up about $600, so I'm happy with my 2017 that just entered production this morning.
That would be worth it for me for LED headlights, touch screen, available jet black wheels, active cruise control, etc. I took delivery of my 2017 about 6 weeks ago. :)
 

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I looked at the ordering guide and I see that a backup camera now comes standard,which was about 700 before if I'm correct
Yes and no. Before the back up camera was $900, but it also included the parking sensors. The camera is now standard for all 2018 models because of the new federal requirement; however, in the 2 series the sensors are still extra. So if you want the sensors, you have to add the $800 park distance control package which also adds the parking assistant. By adding this package, you are saving $100 and getting the parking assistant for free which was previously a $500 option.

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Ordering and pricing guides came out yesterday. My equivalent build went up about $600, so I'm happy with my 2017 that just entered production this morning.
My 2018 build came out to $50 cheaper and I get 2 additional "free" options based on the new packages. I'm glad I waited as I will now get all the minor improvements of the LCI and a few other extras for the same price.

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I just negotiated the price of a 2018 M240i with 4 dealers. "Winning" out the door price is $45,800, including all taxes (Virginia car sales tax is 4.15%), registration (~$100) and Virginia safety inspection ($16). Now, the only options are:
- metallic paint
- leather seats
- HK sound system
- manual tranny
- sunroof delete.

I'll be ordering the car today from BMW of Alexandria. He will be my 5th BMW, and his name will be Gerhardt. I'll donate Fritz, my 2001 330Ci, to WETA, the local PBS station.

I am looking forward to exchanging ideas and recommendations will my fellow 2-Series drivers.
 

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I just negotiated the price of a 2018 M240i with 4 dealers. "Winning" out the door price is $45,800, including all taxes (Virginia car sales tax is 4.15%), registration (~$100) and Virginia safety inspection ($16). Now, the only options are:
- metallic paint
- leather seats
- HK sound system
- manual tranny
- sunroof delete.

I'll be ordering the car today from BMW of Alexandria. He will be my 5th BMW, and his name will be Gerhardt. I'll donate Fritz, my 2001 330Ci, to WETA, the local PBS station.

I am looking forward to exchanging ideas and recommendations will my fellow 2-Series drivers.
I ran thru the math on this based on the new 2018 pricing guide and assuming a $995 delivery cost same as last year. I am also assuming MACO and training costs to be same as 2017. The MSRP would be about $49,170 and your purchase price would be thousands below invoice. Let us know if you really get an order at that price. I am looking to order one myself in the near future, and am very interested in what others are paying.
 

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That is the price! I ordered the car this morning, in person, at BMW of Alexandria. The price includes everything, including taxes and the delivery charge. I think I got a very good deal. I played 4 different dealers against each other. BMW of Alexandria came through with an additional $2500 discount at the end.:thumbup:

See Osman for the deal!
 

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Price of 240i

The best I could do was 5 percent off according to manager,even after waiting 10 months for delivery on a 240.i would like to know if that. 5 percent is all they have to work with
 

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The best I could do was 5 percent off according to manager,even after waiting 10 months for delivery on a 240.i would like to know if that. 5 percent is all they have to work with


Grey, try another dealer. I live in the D.C. metro area where sales volume is important. What I did was send an email to the sales manager at the 4 closest dealers asking for their out the door price. I played one dealer against another by telling each dealer what another unnamed dealer was offering.

Remember, dealer's invoice price is NOT really the dealer's cost. BMW NA holds back $ for each car. When the car is delivered BMW NA sends the dealer $$$.
 

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Thanks for the strategy you used,everything done online sounds too be the secret
I know the bidding war strategy works well for many; however, I got what I consider an excellent price on what will be my first BMW by working with one dealer.

I first did my pricing research online using this post as a guide: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=916818

After I wrapped my head around the pricing aspect, my next area of research was local dealers as I had no clue who to use. I first tried using the closest one; however, I didn't care for my CA and felt the dealership was not very honest. I then decided to do a lot of searching on the forums to find feedback on my local dealers, read online reviews, talked with other BMW owners that I know in the area, and then I picked a local dealer that had a good reputation for a second try. Let me say, finding the right dealer is very important, as it was a completely different experience compared to the first dealer.

Using the pricing calculations I configured my car, calculated the invoice vs MSRP pricing, and then contacted the dealer I picked. When discussing pricing with the dealer, I was open and honest with how I got my numbers. We used my calculations as a starting point for negotiations and then went back and forth a few times. I was able to get below invoice (per the calculations) on a 2018 order plus apply my applicable incentives. If I calculate my percentage off MSRP, it is much higher than 5%. In the end, it was a smooth process and I believe both parties were happy. I got a very good price, and my dealer knows that they have a satisfied customer who will use their dealership for service and potentially a future BWM purchase.

I know there are many different strategies out there for how to negotiate, and each person tends to prefer one. My suggestion is to educate yourself as much as possible on the pricing before you do anything. Then how you use that information depends on your preferred strategy. I don't like to contact many dealerships and get them into bidding wars, as I believe this takes a lot of time and doesn't necessarily get you the best price. That being said, some people swear by this strategy, and if works for them, awesome.

If you have had a bad experience with a dealer (which it sounds like you have as I have followed your story throughout the forums) then I would suggest trying another dealer. But before doing that, I would do some research on your local dealerships and pricing if you have not done so. Being well informed and working with a good dealership is very important to getting the best price.

I don't claim to be a pricing expert, but thought I would share my experience, as I am very happy with my experience to date. Now all I have to do is wait for my 2018 to show up. :) Good luck!
 
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