Signing custom ordered BMW I3s tomorrow. Thoughts?

So I’ve been waiting on this specific I3s since I custom built it on BMW website. Wife would only allow to get this car with very specific configuration (I3s, black rims, leather etc)

I’m not sure if that made it more difficult to ask for a discount off msrp.

2019 BMW BEV I3s
Imperial Blue
Tera World
Tech Package
Wireless Charging

MSRP: $ 55,645
Monthly Payment: $ 294
Drive-Off Amount: $ 2500
Months: 30
Annual Mileage: 10,000
MF: .00128
Residual: 61%
Incentives: $10,500
Region: SoCal
Leasehackr Score: 18.4
Leasehackr Calculator Link:

You can’t order 2019s anymore, production stopped months ago.

I ordered 5 months ago. Tracked through website.

I think the dealer discount is fair given a couple of things:
(1) You special ordered it, which takes away a lot of the leverage you would have for getting a steep discount (sitting on lot, unpopular config etc.)

(2) It is a high MSRP i3s, which is not common at all.

Only thing would make it better would be if you could finagle an OL code.

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Thank you. That’s what I thought and wanted to confirm my logic.

I would try and get an Drive to end Hunger OL code and see if they can apply it.

EDITED: Updated the correct name

Or go test drive a bmw tomorrow to get the Drive to End Hunger OL code which is available Nov 12-16.

#Edit: T&Cs on the drive to end hunger event say “This offer cannot be used for vehicles previously ordered or delivered before November 12, 2019 and is only valid on delivery of in-stock vehicles.”


I’ve been trying to my hands on an ol code but have been told bmw is becoming more strict in giving them out. Is that right?

Not in my limited experience.

It is a good discount for an ordered i3. Also, you will be met with a lot of hostility from everyone at the dealer if you try to renegotiate once the i3 arrives. I have seen managers refuse to move on price out of sheer principle and customer’s ordered cars on the showroom the next day available for sale.

Do people really try to negotiate more discount when their ordered car arrives at the dealer?

I don’t know that I’d consider applying at least the $500 manufacturer contribution of an OL code as renegotiating more discount.

It does not happen often but I have seen it before and it usually does not end well for either party.

I am not including that. More along the lines of “I want 12% off plus the OL code”.

I agree with both. I think renegotiating with dealer after ordering a car though them is tacky. I was happy the terms approved when loyalty increased and MF reduced so that was enough for me.

I wouldn’t know where to get an OL code until tomorrow so that $500 (while desirable) seems unrealistic now.
Unless someone has a suggestion how to obtain a valid OL code in a day or 2 :slight_smile:

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