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BMW X5, SUV
#2350 of 2455 Re: Please suggest the price for X5 Premium [bigamy]
Nov 08, 2012 (9:02 pm)
my friend habitat1, please check my email and reply asap
Nov 09, 2012 (2:33 am)
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#2352 of 2455 Re: 2013 X5 50i [atlcarfan1]
Nov 11, 2012 (8:11 pm)
I am in a similar situation - looking at a 2013 5.0 , v similarly loaded. Was debating waiting on the 2014 but 2 reasons for not doing so; 1) Probably wont be able to get the same sort of deal vs the current model year 2) Have read several posts that strongly advise avoiding buying any BMW in it's first model year ie glitches etc.
I am looking to purchase rather than lease. Only last week I spoke to a couple of dealers asking when the last "opportunity" to place an order would be ie so as not to miss the final production cycle. They both said the same thing, which was approx April/May.
The spec I am looking at comes in around $76k - invoice is $70k - call me crazy but I am looking to pay $66 - $68 ish. In addition to the regular discounts (msrp is just that ie suggested!) they will defin have close out deals/incentives - as much as $3-4k (esp considering the MSRP of a vehicle like this ie it isn't a 328i !)
check out both of these sites: bmwconfig also nada
It will obviously help if the vehicle is in stock ie on the dealers lot, that said I live relatively close Spartanburg and the other posts really recommend pick up from there.
Let me know how you get on. I am looking to pull the trigger in Mar/Apr ,
#2353 of 2455 Holiday Credit
Nov 13, 2012 (8:39 am)
What is the Holiday Credit for a 2012 X5 35d? Thanks.
#2354 of 2455 Re: Holiday Credit [riloh05]
Nov 13, 2012 (9:07 am)
I believe it is $1500.
#2355 of 2455 Re: Holiday Credit [riloh05]
Nov 13, 2012 (9:12 am)
What is the Holiday Credit for a 2012 X5 35d?
Nothing, according to the BMW website and my dealer. But the $4,500 eco-credit keeps getting extended. So, as of right now, the net price of a X5d w/ $4,500 eco credit and a similarly equipped X5 3.5i w/ $1,500 holiday credit are almost identical. Which is still a lot better than the premium you pay for the diesel versions of the ML, GL, Q7 and Cayenne.
#2356 of 2455 Re: Holiday Credit [habitat1]
Nov 13, 2012 (2:38 pm)
this is not true it specifically states 2012 x5d holiday credit is $1500"Click here to see
#2357 of 2455 Re: Holiday Credit [carexpert08]
Nov 13, 2012 (8:00 pm)
This is not true, there is no holiday credit: Try here; then click on the finance (not lease) tab.
Actually, we are both right. For some reason, the $1,500 holiday credit only applies if you lease an X5d. But if you buy one, there is no holiday credit. Not sure why, as on other X5 models, you get it either way.
#2358 of 2455 X5d vs. X5 4.8i
Nov 19, 2012 (5:31 am)
A friend of mine looking to replace his 2008 X5 4.8i came over Saturday to take a look at our 2012 X5d and we drove each others' vehicle to the dealership 15 miles away.
I know the latest X5 5.0i is an upgrade in power from the 4.8i, but I was still surprised that the 2012 X5d feels every bit as powerful as the 4.8i at speeds that ranged from 20 to 80. It prompted me to look up some road tests to make sure it wasn't just wishful thinking on my part. Sure enough, MotorWeek agreed when they tested the X5d in 2009: http://www.motorweek.org/reviews/road_tests/2009_bmw_335d_2009_bmw_x5_xdrive35d
I'm going to predict that in 5 years (2017 model year), we may not have any more gas X5 models from BMW. The M-diesel that is available in Europe can match the performance of a gasoline X5M, while getting considerably better fuel economy than an X5 3.5i.
I'm trying to decide whether to take advantage of BMW's holiday credit to buy a 2013 M3. And pay a gas guzzler tax of $1,300 for the privilege of having a naturally aspirated V8 with a 8,300 rpm redline. To me, the 2014 M3 with a triple turbo 6 cylinder that will get 30% better gas mileage, but at the expense of some serious sports car "soul", is a tough trade-off. I believe that the V8 will become a bit of a purist classic, similar to the old air cooled 993 model 911's. . But for a 5,300 lb SUV that still handles better than some sport sedans, going all diesel makes all the sense in the world. As my buddy said, nothing nostalgic about a X5 4.8i that gets 10 mpg in the city and gets beat on the Beltway passing lane by a X5d.
#2359 of 2455 My X5 35d deal 11.17.2012
Nov 19, 2012 (1:04 pm)
MSRP $61, 345(or something like that)
Started deductions at $57k invoice
$4500 eco credit
$1500 holiday credit
$1000 usaa credit
$750 BMW loyalty credit
$500 BMW app credit
Did some additional negotiating to get to a number I was happy with. Signed paper work and drove off happy as could be. Had another dealership competing for my business as well. Better deal won but had a great experience with both dealerships.