Best BMW Deals & Lease Offers: January 2019

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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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, Senior Pricing Analyst - December 6, 2018

Financing rates from BMW have increased yet again to 4.55% for 60 months (up from 4.49). As before, you'll now find APR Credits worth up to $2,500 on models like the X2 crossover to help lower prices. As a result, we still think it's a good time to buy or lease.

The 3-Series continues to be a solid deal following last month's $30 price cut and remains advertised at $319/month. The X2 boasts a lower payment of just $319/month and no longer requires you to come from a competitor or another BMW to get to that price.

Offers end January 31, 2019 and vary by region. Examples listed here are for California. No substantial changes are expected for Presidents' Day next month.

Top BMW Lease Deals & Incentives

Model Best Lease Deal Best Finance Offer Best Cashback Incentive
BMW 3-Series
BMW 320
Lease from $319 for 36 months Finance from 4.55%/60 months + Up to $2,500 APR Credit (340i) $1,000 College Grad Rebate
BMW X1
BMW X1
Lease from $329 for 36 months (Conquest/Loyalty) Finance from 4.55% for 60 months + Up to $2,000 APR Credit $1,000 College Grad Rebate
BMW X2
Lease from $319 for 36 months Finance from 4.55% for 60 months + Up to $2,500 APR Credit $1,000 College Grad Rebate
BMW X3
BMW X3
Lease from $479 for 36 months Finance from 4.55% for 60 months + Up to $1,500 APR Credit $1,000 College Grad Rebate
BMW X5
BMW X5
Lease from $769 for 36 months Finance from 4.55% for 60 months + Up to $2,000 APR Credit $1,000 College Grad Rebate

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Insider 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.

Recent college grads may qualify for the BMW College Graduate Program. It's worth an extra $1,000 off most models, although it comes with a requirement that you finance or lease your vehicle through BMW Financial.

, 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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