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      08-26-2008, 12:30 PM   #133
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I picked up my 328XI last week, and I was having a discussion with the New Car Manager.. He mentioned to me that I got into the lease at a good time.. I asked him why, and he said by 2010 the prices will increased significantly. I, like the above, presumed that US vs. Euro, Gas Price, list of other random things going on in the world were the cause so I was a bit surprised with his response.. I questioned him as to why, and he said that BMW as a company wants to me on the same tier as Mercedes, and other more expensive luxury car makers. He said per meetings he has had within the last month, BMW feels as tho they should be held to a different but higher standard, thus different price per unit.

Not understanding the "Why" portion.. I Ok'd him and said, Yep its a good thing I got it now. It would really suck to see this class of luxury/sport vehicle be put into a different tier in pricing.. making it less obtainable.

How true, or flawed his statement is debatable, but I found it ironic that he said that and I came across this thread.


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      08-26-2008, 12:31 PM   #134
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My 08 E93 bought November 07 was $3500 less than the current pricing and a 2.1% increase would add $1270 more, so the car has basically gone up $5000 in a year now with the price increases and changes in packaging to make the options cost more and the base car and packages look cheaper.
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      08-26-2008, 01:00 PM   #135
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if anyone configure a car (with sports, nav, etc) according to 09 pricing released on bimmerfile, the cost is around $1000 higher than that of 08 model. be honest, i dont complain much, since we do get shadowline and new idrive. logic7 being a option is kinda stupid though
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euros vs USD is the biggest factor of this increase in price. with the weakening economy and falling dollar....i think its safe to say there'll be another hike soon.
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Two years ago, it cost $1.26 to buy a Euro. It now costs $1.46 and it was almost $1.60 recently.
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      08-26-2008, 04:15 PM   #137
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The 2009 prices are up quite a bit from my 2007 E90 335i (+6.3%.)

Item...........2007.............2009............Di ff
E90 335i......$38,900.........$40,100.......+$800
Logic7.........$0................$875...........+$ 875
ZCW...........$1000...........$1150..........+$150
ZSP............$1700...........$2150..........+$45 0
ZPP............$2550...........$2650..........+$10 0
6FL.............$400............$400............+$ 0
322.............$500............$500............+$ 0
Mtl paint......$475............$550............+$75
Dest...........$775............$825.............+$ 50
TTL............$46,300........$49,200.........+$29 00 (+6.3%)

The jump from 2007 to 2008 was +1.6% for the same exact car (just did it on BMWUSA's website), but now from 2008 to 2009 it is +4.6%. Wow....
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The 2009 prices are up quite a bit from my 2007 E90 335i (+6.3%.) The jump from 2007 to 2008 was +1.6% for the same exact car (just did it on BMWUSA's website), but now from 2008 to 2009 it is +4.6%. Wow....
Good post. That puts it in good perspective.

BMW is a very profitable company and must price their products in a way that will allow them to achieve the sales they expect. I would think their sales would dip more than expected due to these increases. And yes, the Euro vs. Dollar is a good excuse but still they must make business decisions.

Those on this board will probably buy anyway but I believe that many thousands of others will be led to move to a G35, C350/C300, or an IS250/350that can be had much cheaper than the 09 3er. And that's a sad thing.
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Its up more than even i thought, i spec'd a 08' and it was at $51,050 and now the 09' is at $54,450 according to 2 dealers i've spoke too. Same equipment....
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Its up more than even i thought, i spec'd a 08' and it was at $51,050 and now the 09' is at $54,450 according to 2 dealers i've spoke too. Same equipment....
Tru dat. :[[. lol! Doesnt matter cos im still buyin. :]]
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      08-26-2008, 11:48 PM   #141
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Not sure if anyone's posted this yet, but according to this article, DCT is coming. This sucks because it may be sometime in 2010 along with facelift changes. I currently have a deposit on an '09 but I'm so tempted to wait until 2010 now......


http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do...ticleId=131231
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      08-27-2008, 12:16 AM   #142
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Good post. That puts it in good perspective.

BMW is a very profitable company and must price their products in a way that will allow them to achieve the sales they expect. I would think their sales would dip more than expected due to these increases. And yes, the Euro vs. Dollar is a good excuse but still they must make business decisions.

Those on this board will probably buy anyway but I believe that many thousands of others will be led to move to a G35, C350/C300, or an IS250/350that can be had much cheaper than the 09 3er. And that's a sad thing.
Not to mention the 2009 Audi a4 and a5 which are pretty nice cars from what I have seen.
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I picked up my 328XI last week, and I was having a discussion with the New Car Manager.. He mentioned to me that I got into the lease at a good time.. I asked him why, and he said by 2010 the prices will increased significantly. I, like the above, presumed that US vs. Euro, Gas Price, list of other random things going on in the world were the cause so I was a bit surprised with his response.. I questioned him as to why, and he said that BMW as a company wants to me on the same tier as Mercedes, and other more expensive luxury car makers. He said per meetings he has had within the last month, BMW feels as tho they should be held to a different but higher standard, thus different price per unit.

Not understanding the "Why" portion.. I Ok'd him and said, Yep its a good thing I got it now. It would really suck to see this class of luxury/sport vehicle be put into a different tier in pricing.. making it less obtainable.

How true, or flawed his statement is debatable, but I found it ironic that he said that and I came across this thread.


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I'm not sure I wholly agree with that. I'm sure the salesman heard that somewhere, but I remember hearing the same line from the Mercedes dealership a few years ago - "too many on the road, need to raise prices to keep them more exclusive and uphold the brand... etc, etc.". Meanwhile, MB is advertising like there is no tomorrow... so is BMW.

I think it all comes down to the dollar's value globally. BMW has taken some hard losses on the exchange rate vs. US pricing in the past year, and I think they are hedging with hefty increases this year.
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      08-27-2008, 09:36 AM   #144
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I'm not sure I wholly agree with that. I'm sure the salesman heard that somewhere, but I remember hearing the same line from the Mercedes dealership a few years ago - "too many on the road, need to raise prices to keep them more exclusive and uphold the brand... etc, etc.". Meanwhile, MB is advertising like there is no tomorrow... so is BMW.

I think it all comes down to the dollar's value globally. BMW has taken some hard losses on the exchange rate vs. US pricing in the past year, and I think they are hedging with hefty increases this year.
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thanx for the info jason , but i got one question, why isnt active steering part of 328i anymore ?? anyone have an answer to this ?
Because Active Steering is for chicks. Man up. Oo (III) (III) oO
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To all the price complainer's out there.

YOU CAN'T BE THE CHEAPEST AND THE BEST!!!!
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      09-04-2008, 03:17 AM   #147
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Its up more than even i thought, i spec'd a 08' and it was at $51,050 and now the 09' is at $54,450 according to 2 dealers i've spoke too. Same equipment....
In Europe, the price seems to have decreased a bit. I have checked because I was wondering: I had a 08 model on order, but it's been delayed and I'll get the 09 instead. Based on the online configurator (it has just been updated for the 09 in Belgium), it will be 1.5k€ cheaper in my case (same equipment).
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Why dont' they just build a factory or two in the US for the 3 series of cars.
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if anyone configure a car (with sports, nav, etc) according to 09 pricing released on bimmerfile, the cost is around $1000 higher than that of 08 model. be honest, i dont complain much, since we do get shadowline and new idrive. logic7 being a option is kinda stupid though
The 2009 335i Coupe I configured is only $700.00 more than the 2008 and I get shadowline and HD radio.
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I'm not sure I wholly agree with that. I'm sure the salesman heard that somewhere, but I remember hearing the same line from the Mercedes dealership a few years ago - "too many on the road, need to raise prices to keep them more exclusive and uphold the brand... etc, etc.". Meanwhile, MB is advertising like there is no tomorrow... so is BMW.

I think it all comes down to the dollar's value globally. BMW has taken some hard losses on the exchange rate vs. US pricing in the past year, and I think they are hedging with hefty increases this year.

Here is the official announcement of this policy direction from BMW itself...

http://stage.bmwcca.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2937
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here in canada I think its the opposite, I configured a 2009 e90 and it seems to be $5k less when I configured an 08 a year ago.

base price has gone down here for $1k, I think they charge less for the options too
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suddenly the euro isnt worth as much to the USD
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yes, that true,dollar is stronger over 25% then last month!
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