Generally, you can sell a leased car just like you can sell a car you own. Get offers using services like Carmax, Beepi, KBB Instant Offer, etc. to see if it’s worth more than the payoff amount. If it’s worth less, you still have the option of trading it in and rolling the negative equity into your new vehicle.
Not all manufacturers allow you to sell a leased car though.
Regardless what you do you are going to be paying a lot to get out of the car. BMW inflates residuals to get a lower payment, I am guessing you are about 5k under water if you go to try to sell it. You can transfer it but you are going to have to throw some money at it. My suggestion is to sit tight for 10 months, but if you need to get out be prepared to pay.
There is a diff. of about 4k. But, I think you’re right either way… I am going to talk to a dealer tomorrow and give him my lease #s …just to see what he says. I suspect he will say what you said, that I will have to pay the 4k out of pocket to get out early.
I def don’t need to get out early, I can easily wait 10 months. I was just thinking maybe there’s a way to get out early and possibly take advantage of some kind of year end deals in NOV/DEC.