2019 3-Series is in stock; 2020s arriving:
Dealers are currently stocking the 2019 wagon, GT, and sedan models. You can order the M340i, an early-release 2020 performance model. As for the rest of the 2020s, they're now appearing on dealer lots.
Going forward, expect inventories to be generally weighted toward the sedans. The entry-level 320i models and Gran Turismo styles may be harder to locate. All-wheel-drive availability often varies by region.
Those looking for the latest and the greatest should be aware that the 2019 3-Series is a full redesign. Confusingly, the 2019 wagon and GT continue in their old forms. However, there is a reason for this: both models will be dropped after this year.
Specials from BMW vary by region and are set to expire on October 31, 2019. We are not expecting the next update from BMW before then.
The examples listed here are based on the western states, including California.
A bonus for the taking:
This month, BMW has a $3,000 APR credit in place on the 2019 3-Series wagon and GT. The 2019 sedan and 2020 M340i are eligible for a $2,500 incentive. If you're shopping for a 2020 model, you won't find an APR Credit.
You will also find a recent college graduate bonus worth $1,000 for eligible shoppers. One of the stipulations for these bonuses, however, is that you will have to finance or lease through BMW Financial.
Finance your BMW:
You can finance your 2019 GT and Wagon from 3.35-percent APR for up to 60 months. Choose the sedan or the 2020 model and your rate is also 3.35-percent APR for up to 60 months. You can combine these rates with the offers listed above.
The rates hold steady for another month, as expected. BMW's financing is in the range of what other luxury marques charge.
Lease from $359 per month:
Leases on the 2019 3-Series sedan are in place and may include the $1,000 conquest/loyalty discount, which is reflected in the cost. Here, BMW charges $389 for 36 months with $4,314 due at signing. To take advantage of this offer, you'll have to come from another BMW lease or that of a competitor. If you aren't eligible, expect to make up the difference in the amount due at signing.
Select either the 2019 3-Series xDrive Wagon or the Gran Turismo and you'll pay $359 for 36 months with $4,284 due at signing. Your effective monthly cost is $478 and that's a bit high for these models. Here, BMW isn't including the same $1,000 bonus that you'll find on the sedan.
A lease offer on the 2020 330i Sedan (includes $1,000 Conquest/Loyalty) is in place. Here, you'll pay $439 per month for 36 months with $4,364 due at signing. Your effective monthly cost is $560, which isn't a good deal. To qualify for this one, you'll have to come from another BMW lease or that of a competitor. If you aren't eligible, you'll need to make up the difference in the amount due.
BMW’s lease deals include 10,000 miles per year of driving allowance. At lease end, you will pay a $350 disposition fee.