Originally Posted by davyk31
Is M3 FST's a pre facelift or the updated model, I assume its pre facelift hence the lower price.
It's the facelift model. There were a few old stock knocking around a touch cheaper; not sure they still are.
As Mike says above, the cars come from main dealers anyway, so doesn't make a huge amount of difference. Paul just happened to have a contact he preferred to use if possible.
There are quirks, as I've mentioned, regarding the options (which I didn't know until recently). Usually a normal lease you essentially fund any extras yourself (the cost of the extra usually with discount divided by the no. of months of the lease) but the main dealer finance does work slightly different but only on certain options. For example, the 20" alloys Paul has specced, ended up cheaper via the main dealer as BMW Finance appreciate these are appealing spec to help a future sale so increase the future guaranteed fund value so ends up a bit cheaper.
Must admit, I just presumed an M5 was specced up the eyeballs, will have a check now.