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Jaguar XJR, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW M5, Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG, Audi S6, Maserati Quattroporte, Audi S8, Sedan
#939 of 1045 2006 M5 Price
Sep 03, 2005 (5:30 pm)
I am in the Air Force and stationed overseas. I can order a 2006 M5 through BMWs military sales for delivery at any dealer in the US. I was quoted $83,000 for the 2006 M5 with every option available delivered in Jan/Feb 2006.
Since I can't visit dealerships in the US, I am having trouble determining if this is a fair deal. I have tried to phone a few dealerships. As expected, they are very cautious with telephone call inquiries.
Does anyone have any feedback for me? Good price? Are M5s expected to be a hot seller for dealerships? Limited supply?
My other option is to go with a 2006 550i for $63,000.
Thanks for the help!
#940 of 1045 Re: 2006 M5 Price [awax]
Sep 03, 2005 (5:51 pm)
"Are M5s expected to be a hot seller for dealerships? Limited supply? "
It's hard to tell whether the M5 will be a hot seller or not. My impression, only based on the musings of the rags, is it will be a hot seller. Unless you really need a 500hp under the bonnet, the 550 is the best luxury drivers sedan made.
Sep 05, 2005 (5:09 am)
Have a seller with an '02 E55 with, get this, 4700 miles. I had to verify with him three times on the mileage. Last service gave full verification. He is looking at the high 30's, which I believe is a decent figure. How is the reliability on these. Obviously, the press has been hammering MB and other German auto makers. I currently own an '04 ES330 with which I am totally disappointed (tranny) and will never buy that brand again. Anybody out there have good, bad or indifferent stories to tell on the service on this machine. Thanks, Kippcar.
#942 of 1045 XJR Should Be Short Listed
Sep 05, 2005 (5:14 pm)
I saw a new XJR today with the optional Sepang 20" wheels. Fantastic appearance, great performance, tasteful looking, etc. For someone who is looking at a 7 Series or, god forbid, an S Class, the XJR should be on your short list. I think the relative exclusitivity and more bespoke nature of the Jag is a big plus (every 50 year old dentist in the Northeast has either a BMW or a MB, so much so that it is a cliche).
#943 of 1045 Re: 2006 M5 Price [awax]
Sep 07, 2005 (2:38 pm)
You are no going to see anything better than the military/diplomat price while PCS. The US dealers were not budging on M5 price even into its last model year in 02/03. Grab it while you are there.
#944 of 1045 Re: 2006 M5 Price [awax]
Sep 08, 2005 (2:40 pm)
I am also AF, have given my deposit 1wk ago. In Chicago, it is a great deal. Downtown dealership is selling them for 10K over MSRP. All 4 other area dealers at MSRP w/a 1-1 1/2 yr wait. I'm told selling for over 20K in NY. Ebay has slots alone (just the right to purchase) to purchase them b/w starting bids of 2500-20000. I am buying thru Superior Motors MSP. I assume it is them or Pentagon car sales U R dealing with. I am getting Com Acc, HUD and Sat Radio. The process has been great. Delivery in JAN. Let me know your thoughts.
#945 of 1045 Quattroporte vs XJR
Sep 08, 2005 (3:08 pm)
Check out this fascinating piece: European Touring Sedans in Their Native Lands. Edmunds.com President Jeremy Anwyl spends quality time with a 2005 Quattroporte and a 2005 XJR. He takes a spin through Italy with the Maserati and through Wales and England with the Jag.
The story is compelling and the video is excellent. I had the good fortune to see the video lab in full swing producing this when I was in Santa Monica a few weeks ago.
Check it out and enjoy!
#947 of 1045 Re: 2006 M5 Price [avatt]
Sep 09, 2005 (5:47 am)
What was the price that Superior Motors quoted you? How are they handling the gas guzzler tax?
#948 of 1045 Military Sales
Sep 09, 2005 (9:01 am)
The price SM quotes is same as PCS, since it is thru the Mil. Sales Prog, as offered by BMW. I have spoken to both. It just happened that SM was closer to Qatar (SM is in Bahrain). Both groups are excellent and I have maintained contact w/PCS, even though purch. thru SM. Price as follows:
delivery (dealer markup) 2,150
Comf. Acc. 1,000
Sat Radio 595
I did not opt for:
full lthr 3,500
Multi seats 1,900
Vent seats 800
Ski/ fold down seats 475
Rear a/bag 385 (bad for children)
Rear heat 350
Power shade 575
I assume your quote is same?
In IL, military R not exempt, so I will have to pay Registration/sales/use tax. For Chicago residents, it is 9%. Ouch!