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BMW X5, SUV
#2356 of 2549 Re: Holiday Credit [habitat1]
Nov 13, 2012 (1:38 pm)
this is not true it specifically states 2012 x5d holiday credit is $1500"Click here to see
#2357 of 2549 Re: Holiday Credit [carexpert08]
Nov 13, 2012 (7:00 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 2549 X5d vs. X5 4.8i
Nov 19, 2012 (4:31 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 2549 My X5 35d deal 11.17.2012
Nov 19, 2012 (12:04 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.
#2360 of 2549 Re: My X5 35d deal 11.17.2012 [riloh05]
Nov 19, 2012 (7:25 pm)
Thats a great deal, but not sure how you got to that bottom line. You've listed $8250 in credits; taking those off of the invoice would put you at $48,750, befor any "additional negotiating".
Also did you lease or buy? The BMW website lists the holiday credit of $1,500 only for a lease, not a purchase.
#2361 of 2549 Re: My X5 35d deal 11.17.2012 [habitat1]
Nov 19, 2012 (7:41 pm)
I leased and I ended up below the number you listed. There was 2850(roughly) in avp or avb money, hence the additional negotiation.
#2362 of 2549 Re: My X5 35d deal 11.17.2012 [riloh05]
Nov 21, 2012 (7:29 am)
Hello! Did you get the 2012 or the 2013? You did good!
#2363 of 2549 Re: My X5 35d deal 11.17.2012 [chloe9415]
Nov 21, 2012 (7:38 am)
2012. I am not sure if the 13 diesels are out yet.
#2364 of 2549 Re: My X5 35d deal 11.17.2012 [riloh05]
Nov 25, 2012 (8:29 pm)
congrats. awesome deal. i am shopping for '12 x35d. what is apv or apb money?
#2365 of 2549 Re: My X5 35d deal 11.17.2012 [victorx]
Nov 26, 2012 (7:04 am)
I do not quite know the exact details but I do know it contains holdback... and that was the additional that I was able to negotiate to close the deal. Good luck and we can not be happier with our X5 35d.