I got a bunch of help here with my last lease that is set to expire on 9/10/20 (Infiniti Q50 Red Sport) so I’m back on the market. This time it is going to be a BMW. I’m debating on year (20/21) and model (M550ix or M5). I’m open to all combos but would obviously love a super sweet deal on a '21 M5 to make my life easy. If I go with M550ix, I’m probably sticking with a 21 but a sweet deal with all of the options I want on a 20, I’d consider. I’m aware of all of the changes between the model years and I like the '21s better but I’m trying to get a feel for the pricing difference so I can home in on the car I’m seeking and start reaching out to dealerships.
Not sure if it matters but the things that are important to me are the following:
White Interior with ventilated seats
B&O sound system
Black 20" wheels
Exterior, I would prefer white or one the grays but really open to all colors except for the brown and snapper rocks blue.
So my questions…
Does anyone have an idea of what the leases may look like when the 21s roll out? Same car, different year, what should I expect in the difference in the discounts between the two years?
The other question I had was about maintenance. I believe I read that standard maintenance program for the first 36K miles is pretty solid and there isn’t a need to opt into anything extra. Those who have had either of these cars or similar BMWs, what other maintenance should I expect (other than another set of tires :)) that isn’t covered?
I know there are a decent about of car guys/gals on the forum, I’m open to any other points of consideration when evaluating which car to go with… Lastly, I’m in SoCal and open to a search with radius of 500 miles, would consider further for the perfect car and killer deal. If there are any recommended dealerships or contacts who are known to bring forward the best deals, please share their information.
In advance, I really appreciate the feedback.