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      06-20-2012, 05:10 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by Kayani_1 View Post
A front wheel drive Camry based E350 does not compete against Rear wheel drive 535i. It is the RWD GS350 that competes against the 535i. Two totally different cars built for two different purposes.

The price difference between ES350 vs GS 350 is appx. $10K with ES starting at $36K and GS starting at 46K.
I was talking about the Benz...MSRP was off by about $200 from the 535, HP=Same...But the E350 feels like a chrysler with Mercedes badges on it...the interior finishing is rubbish.

Im working on a 535i lease right now...negotiated invoice pricing minus $4k in incentives (loyalty, option, USAA) So net cap is 4k below invoice plus 59% residual plus .00145 incentive MF and the Mercedes E350 which is within about $200 MSRP is almost $100/m cheaper on lease. BMW needs to drop the MF another percent and offer $1500 conquest to match MB in July and I will be a proud 535i owner.

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Last edited by Curt2000; 06-20-2012 at 05:16 PM.