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Old 05-14-2007, 11:08 AM   #1
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Ok so my wife and I are considering the '08 535i.

Can you guys post any tips on saving the most money going through European Delivery.

In this link, BMW shows a saving of $3460.
http://www.bmwusa.com/bmwexperience/Europe...ery/savings.htm

Model- 2008 535i Sedan

MSRP- $49,400

European Delivery Price- $45,940

Savings- $3,460


What should I be aware of also when talking to the dealer about this.

Thanks in advance.
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Ok so my wife and I are considering the '08 535i.

Can you guys post any tips on saving the most money going through European Delivery.

In this link, BMW shows a saving of $3460.
http://www.bmwusa.com/bmwexperience/Europe...ery/savings.htm

Model- 2008 535i Sedan

MSRP- $49,400

European Delivery Price- $45,940

Savings- $3,460


What should I be aware of also when talking to the dealer about this.

Thanks in advance.
okay, first thing you do is find a ED friendly dealer. Next, start with ED invoice for the 535i which is @$42,400. US MSRP is $49,400. Add between $1K - $1500 for dealer profit. Any options should be at invoice.
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Attached is a pdf which gives a break down in pricing.

Below are wholesale (Invoice) prices
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1. Start with Base Price Euro Munich Pick Up: $42,265
2. Add options (examples): Active Steering ($1230), Sport Auto ($455), Comfort Access ($910), NAV ($1730), HUD ($1010), Premium Pkg ($1910), Sport Pkg ($2550).
3. Total = $52060 + $1500 (dealer profit, this number is negotiable)
4. Grand total = $53560


Then there is the US MSRP prices:
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1. Start with Base Price USA Port of Entry: $49,400
2. Add options (examples): Active Steering ($1400), Sport Auto ($500), Comfort Access ($1000), NAV ($1900), HUD ($1200), Premium Pkg ($2100), Sport Pkg ($2800).
3. Total= $60300 MSRP


Even better is when you lease with BMWFS, the residual used is the US MSRP not Euro MSRP. With ED you come out so far ahead, it's a no brainer.

08_E60_pricing.pdf
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Originally Posted by vegastrashed' post='424724' date='May 15 2007, 01:45 PM
Attached is a pdf which gives a break down in pricing.

Below are wholesale (Invoice) prices
------------------------------------
1. Start with Base Price Euro Munich Pick Up: $42,265
2. Add options (examples): Active Steering ($1230), Sport Auto ($455), Comfort Access ($910), NAV ($1730), HUD ($1010), Premium Pkg ($1910), Sport Pkg ($2550).
3. Total = $52060 + $1500 (dealer profit, this number is negotiable)
4. Grand total = $53560
Then there is the US MSRP prices:
------------------------------------
1. Start with Base Price USA Port of Entry: $49,400
2. Add options (examples): Active Steering ($1400), Sport Auto ($500), Comfort Access ($1000), NAV ($1900), HUD ($1200), Premium Pkg ($2100), Sport Pkg ($2800).
3. Total= $60300 MSRP
Even better is when you lease with BMWFS, the residual used is the US MSRP not Euro MSRP. With ED you come out so far ahead, it's a no brainer.

Attachment 32302

Thanks VT, your post is very helpful.

I started configuring the car with the available options.

What is the difference between a STEPTRONIC and the Sport Auto?

Also with ED, can we just drop off the car to be shipped out right away as soon as we pick it up? I'm not really interested in driving the car there and was more interested in having a "vacation" more than anything. Are there limitations like having to stay within preset cities/country?

Any recommendations of any ED Friendly dealerships in OC etc?


Thanks.
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Ok , just found this link and read through it and got a lot of good info about ED.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/wiki/index.php?t...ropean_Delivery

I understand that I also need to add the Destination/Handling fee of $775 but how about the "Dealer Preparation" charge of $180?

I'm still looking for some recommendations of ED-friendly dealerships out here in So.Ca.. preferably in OC.

Also can someone post the difference between the STEPTRONIC and the SPORT Auto tranny. Which is better?

Thanks again.
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Ok , just found this link and read through it and got a lot of good info about ED.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/wiki/index.php?t...ropean_Delivery

I understand that I also need to add the Destination/Handling fee of $775 but how about the "Dealer Preparation" charge of $180?

I'm still looking for some recommendations of ED-friendly dealerships out here in So.Ca.. preferably in OC.

Also can someone post the difference between the STEPTRONIC and the SPORT Auto tranny. Which is better?

Thanks again.
Good find. Yes, Destination Charge is a mandatory fee. Dealer prep, no. And, for your next two questions refer to above.
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Originally Posted by vegastrashed' post='424724' date='May 15 2007, 01:45 PM
Attached is a pdf which gives a break down in pricing.

Below are wholesale (Invoice) prices
------------------------------------
1. Start with Base Price Euro Munich Pick Up: $42,265
2. Add options (examples): Active Steering ($1230), Sport Auto ($455), Comfort Access ($910), NAV ($1730), HUD ($1010), Premium Pkg ($1910), Sport Pkg ($2550).
3. Total = $52060 + $1500 (dealer profit, this number is negotiable)
4. Grand total = $53560
Then there is the US MSRP prices:
------------------------------------
1. Start with Base Price USA Port of Entry: $49,400
2. Add options (examples): Active Steering ($1400), Sport Auto ($500), Comfort Access ($1000), NAV ($1900), HUD ($1200), Premium Pkg ($2100), Sport Pkg ($2800).
3. Total= $60300 MSRP
Even better is when you lease with BMWFS, the residual used is the US MSRP not Euro MSRP. With ED you come out so far ahead, it's a no brainer.

Attachment 32302
I just bought a used 545i, and I was always thought leases were a bad idea, but it sounds like if you get ED it would be a great deal! So if you are going to lease the above car for 24 or 36 months what would you payments be? If you save 7 k on the purchase and the residual and the residual is like 60%, wouldn't your payments be super low, like sub 500!? Do you have to pay sales tax on the leased car? ifso that makes it a bit worse....
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For some leasing is the way to go. The above lease for a 36 month term would be under $1K/month. For exact numbers use this online lease calculator.
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For some leasing is the way to go. The above lease for a 36 month term would be under $1K/month. For exact numbers use this online lease calculator.
Sorry to hijack this thread.. but I was wondering if you pay off the entire lease amount when you first get the car do you still have to pay a money factor? And what are typical money factors for a 5er?
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Money Factor is an essential part of a lease. It' how to derive the APR. Formula: .0025 MF * 2400 = 6% APR. "2400" is a fixed variable.

If you can find a 2007 550i on the dealer lot I would jump on it. Look at the MF:

24 Month - Residual 71% of MSRP - .00175 Base Rate
36 Month - Residual 59% of MSRP - .00175 Base Rate


= 4.2% APR

2008 BMW 528i Sedan
24 Month ? Residual 73% of MSRP ? .00250 Base Rate
36 Month ? Residual 60% of MSRP ? .00250 Base Rate
48 Month ? Residual 46% of MSRP ? .00320 Base Rate
60 Month ? Residual 36% of MSRP ? .00320 Base Rate

2008 BMW 528xi Sedan
24 Month ? Residual 71% of MSRP ? .00285 Base Rate
36 Month ? Residual 60% of MSRP ? .00285 Base Rate
48 Month ? Residual 45% of MSRP ? .00320 Base Rate
60 Month ? Residual 36% of MSRP ? .00320 Base Rate

2008 BMW 535i Sedan
24 Month ? Residual 71% of MSRP ? .00250 Base Rate
36 Month ? Residual 60% of MSRP ? .00250 Base Rate
48 Month ? Residual 45% of MSRP ? .00320 Base Rate
60 Month ? Residual 36% of MSRP ? .00320 Base Rate

2008 BMW 535xi Sedan
24 Month ? Residual 70% of MSRP ? .00285 Base Rate
36 Month ? Residual 60% of MSRP ? .00285 Base Rate
48 Month ? Residual 44% of MSRP ? .00320 Base Rate
60 Month ? Residual 36% of MSRP ? .00320 Base Rate

2008 BMW 535xi Wagon
24 Month ? Residual 70% of MSRP ? .00285 Base Rate
36 Month ? Residual 60% of MSRP ? .00285 Base Rate
48 Month ? Residual 44% of MSRP ? .00320 Base Rate
60 Month ? Residual 36% of MSRP ? .00320 Base Rate

2008 BMW 550i Sedan
24 Month ? Residual 69% of MSRP ? .00250 Base Rate
36 Month ? Residual 59% of MSRP ? .00250 Base Rate
48 Month ? Residual 40% of MSRP ? .00320 Base Rate
60 Month ? Residual 31% of MSRP ? .00320 Base Rate

2008 BMW M5 Sedan
24 Month ? Residual 72% of MSRP ? .00320 Base Rate
36 Month ? Residual 58% of MSRP ? .00320 Base Rate
48 Month ? Residual 46% of MSRP ? .00320 Base Rate
60 Month ? Residual 37% of MSRP ? .00320 Base Rate

2007 BMW 525i Sedan
24 Month ? Residual 70% of MSRP ? .00085 Base Rate
36 Month ? Residual 60% of MSRP ? .00085 Base Rate
48 Month ? Residual 38% of MSRP ? .00320 Base Rate
60 Month ? Residual 30% of MSRP ? .00320 Base Rate

2007 BMW 525xi Sedan
24 Month ? Residual 70% of MSRP ? .00150 Base Rate
36 Month ? Residual 60% of MSRP ? .00150 Base Rate
48 Month ? Residual 38% of MSRP ? .00320 Base Rate
60 Month ? Residual 31% of MSRP ? .00320 Base Rate

2007 BMW 530i Sedan
24 Month ? Residual 71% of MSRP ? .00095 Base Rate
36 Month ? Residual 60% of MSRP ? .00095 Base Rate
48 Month ? Residual 36% of MSRP ? .00320 Base Rate
60 Month ? Residual 29% of MSRP ? .00320 Base Rate

2007 BMW 530xi Sedan
24 Month ? Residual 70% of MSRP ? .00165 Base Rate
36 Month ? Residual 60% of MSRP ? .00165 Base Rate
48 Month ? Residual 38% of MSRP ? .00320 Base Rate
60 Month ? Residual 30% of MSRP ? .00320 Base Rate

2007 BMW 530xiT Wagon
24 Month ? Residual 70% of MSRP ? .00135 Base Rate
36 Month ? Residual 60% of MSRP ? .00135 Base Rate
48 Month ? Residual 35% of MSRP ? .00320 Base Rate
60 Month ? Residual 28% of MSRP ? .00320 Base Rate

2007 BMW 550i Sedan
24 Month ? Residual 71% of MSRP ? .00175 Base Rate
36 Month ? Residual 59% of MSRP ? .00175 Base Rate
48 Month ? Residual 35% of MSRP ? .00320 Base Rate
60 Month ? Residual 27% of MSRP ? .00320 Base Rate

2007 BMW M5 Sedan
24 Month ? Residual 68% of MSRP ? .00320 Base Rate
36 Month ? Residual 56% of MSRP ? .00320 Base Rate
48 Month ? Residual 43% of MSRP ? .00320 Base Rate
60 Month ? Residual 34% of MSRP ? .00320 Base Rate
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