Best BMW Deals & Lease Offers: May 2017

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Alex Bernstein is the Senior Pricing Analyst for CarsDirect.com. Each month he studies immense volumes of pricing and incentives data in search of trends that are useful to car shoppers. In the process, he often breaks industry news stories -- his analyses and insights have been featured on websites such as Automotive News, The Detroit News, Autoblog, The Truth About Cars and The Car Connection.

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Special offers from BMW appear to be in a holding pattern with few changes over the past several months. That's not a good thing. Cashback incentives have been non-existent, and rates are dismal at 3.24% APR.

That's not to say there aren't deals, however. At $319/month, the X1 is one of the most affordable leases on a BMW. In fact, it ends up being cheaper to lease than the entry-level 320 sedan despite having a similar MSRP.

If you're looking for efficiency, be sure to consider the all-new 330e plug-in hybrid. Due to its discounts, it's $5,350 more expensive on paper than the regular 330 but has an effective lease cost that's $31/month cheaper to lease.

Current offers end May 31, 2017. No additional incentives are expected for Memorial Day, but check back for updates as they become available.

This Month's Best BMW Deals

Model Best Lease Deal Best Finance Offer Best Cash Offer Details
BMW i3
BMW i3
From $289/month 3.24%/72 months No cashback offers Learn More »
BMW X1
BMW X1
From $319/month 3.24%/72 months No cashback offers Learn More »
BMW 320
BMW 320
From $359/month 3.24%/72 months No cashback offers Learn More »
BMW 330e
BMW 330e
From $389/month 3.24%/72 months No cashback offers Learn More »
BMW 530
BMW 530
From $559/month 3.24%/72 months No cashback offers Learn More »

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Inside Tips for BMW Shoppers

Although BMW has a reputation for being an excellent brand to lease, that's not always the case. In fact, the automaker has routinely toyed with vehicle configurations, sometimes adding and removing features without warning. We've even seen up to $6,000 in equipment taken out of featured offers with no subsequent improvement in lease price.

Some of the best deals on BMWs are at the end of the calendar year to coincide with the holidays. However, be on the lookout for great discounts right before a new model is introduced. Dealers tend to begin taking orders three to four months before vehicles arrive, so don't be afraid to ask about placing a special order.

Current BMW lessees should be aware that the automaker often features payment waivers to help get you out of your older vehicle sooner than normal. Don't expect to see cashback incentives, however— BMW has unfortunately moved away from this tactic over the past year or so.

, Senior Pricing Analyst

Alex Bernstein is the Senior Pricing Analyst for CarsDirect.com. Each month he studies immense volumes of pricing and incentives data in search of trends that are useful to car shoppers. In the process, he often breaks industry news stories -- his analyses and insights have been featured on websites such as Automotive News, The Detroit News, Autoblog, The Truth About Cars and The Car Connection.

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