Sold leased BMW. Want to lease again despite market

I sold my significant other’s leased 2019 X4 last week for a little less than 12K over payoff. He didn’t want to buy his car and refuses to entertain the idea purchasing a non-luxury SUV. Basically, he only wants to lease a luxury SUV with included maintenance. We seem to have two options given his limited criteria and need for a car: 1) MSRP 52K BMW X3. We are applying the equity; $11,500 drive off, $410/month including 7.75% sales tax for 36/36. 2) BMW X4 (MSRP 59K) around $625/month, $11,500 drive off, 36/36. Affordability isn’t the biggie here. I hate the situation and am trying to make the most of it. I don’t know if I am missing an alternative or haven’t taken important factors into consideration. I am truly grateful for any advice you have to offer.

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