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      01-26-2020, 08:43 AM   #23
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I got a quote from https://www.autoebid.com/

I then used that as a bargaining tool with my dealer.

If that had not agreed I would have bought it from them as I did a few years ago with another car.
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      01-27-2020, 03:07 AM   #24
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Thanks jimbg.
Will put my spec together today on autoebid and will re-approach my dealer!
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      01-29-2020, 05:05 PM   #25
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Let us know how you get on and what discount you achieve, best of luck!
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      01-30-2020, 07:46 AM   #26
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I have also been proposing a high spec X5 3.0d M-Sport purchase.

I was looking to order in Quarter 4 because of the finance incentive of 2.9% but there was no availability of anything near the spec I wanted.

The spec I was looking at -; https://configure.bmw.co.uk/en_GB/configid/q1p8m4s9/G05
was coming out at £75k with the best incentive available via carwow being 14.3% (£10907.00) lately, I have heard of discounts of 23% being spoken, so would be interested in what dealer(s) are pushing these desirable incentives.

Disappointingly, because I have selected the option of 'M' Multifunction Sport seats I cannot select Comfort Access, Front or Rear seat heating or Merino Leather factory options
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      01-30-2020, 08:22 AM   #27
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Did you try Autoebid?
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      01-31-2020, 08:11 AM   #28
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Did you try Autoebid?
Yes.

Slightly better than Carwow.

£12479 discount (17%)
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      01-31-2020, 10:52 AM   #29
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Yes.

Slightly better than Carwow.

£12479 discount (17%)
Got £11975 on the spec below with Autoebid

https://configure.bmw.co.uk/en_GB/configid/y4j9y7y4/G05
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      02-03-2020, 02:10 PM   #30
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Got £11975 on the spec below with Autoebid

https://configure.bmw.co.uk/en_GB/configid/y4j9y7y4/G05
Nice!

My wife has an X1 X-Line with Oyster leather and I am forever cleaning it so I am thinking black leather next time.

Unfortunately, the M Mulltifinction seats Ive chosen are only available in the Vernasca leather option, when I would of much preferred the Merino leather.

Still shopping around so have not pulled the trigger on an order yet. I'm even thinking of waiting for the 2nd quarter to see if there are any favourable incentives introduced by BMW.
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      02-03-2020, 06:06 PM   #31
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Nice!

My wife has an X1 X-Line with Oyster leather and I am forever cleaning it so I am thinking black leather next time.

Unfortunately, the M Mulltifinction seats Ive chosen are only available in the Vernasca leather option, when I would of much preferred the Merino leather.

Still shopping around so have not pulled the trigger on an order yet. I'm even thinking of waiting for the 2nd quarter to see if there are any favourable incentives introduced by BMW.
I am at the same stage I have tried quite a few dealers now and deals donít seem quite as good as q4 last year although as dealers get closer to March they may get aggressive to hit targets. I know BMW will be focussed on hitting their Co2 target this year (101 g/km) and the X5 pushes out 202 using the WLTP method (which they have to use post April this year) so they may start to incentivise lower Co2 cars to achieve that. Really difficult to judge what may happen...
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      02-04-2020, 09:00 AM   #32
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I am at the same stage I have tried quite a few dealers now and deals donít seem quite as good as q4 last year although as dealers get closer to March they may get aggressive to hit targets. I know BMW will be focussed on hitting their Co2 target this year (101 g/km) and the X5 pushes out 202 using the WLTP method (which they have to use post April this year) so they may start to incentivise lower Co2 cars to achieve that. Really difficult to judge what may happen...
My thoughts too.

Interesting times ahead for the sale and ownership of large cars and SUV's in the UK
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      02-04-2020, 10:39 AM   #33
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I guess you can wait until a quarter end and then wait for the next one.
If you really want one just go for the best deal today and then look forward to driving it!
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      02-04-2020, 01:24 PM   #34
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FYI Autoebid informed me that prices are set to increase in April.

Didnt state how much etc, so not sure if it its just a sales tactic.
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      02-04-2020, 05:36 PM   #35
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FYI Autoebid informed me that prices are set to increase in April.

Didnt state how much etc, so not sure if it its just a sales tactic.
I heard the same from a couple of Dealers but they said stock thin on the ground and if you want a certain spec then itís a factory order and will have to pay the increase as it wonít arrive till May...
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      02-05-2020, 06:14 AM   #36
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I heard the same from a couple of Dealers but they said stock thin on the ground and if you want a certain spec then itís a factory order and will have to pay the increase as it wonít arrive till May...
I ordered my 45e a couple of weeks ago, june delivery from factory.
Didnt have to pay any increase though.
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      02-05-2020, 12:41 PM   #37
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One dealer I had a quote from provided a price post price and tax increase and was still cheaper than Autoebid.....so yes there is an iminent price increase
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      02-07-2020, 01:19 PM   #38
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I ordered my 45e a couple of weeks ago, june delivery from factory.
Didnt have to pay any increase though.
Hi. I see you went for the 45e and are currently driving the 30d, interested to know if you changed because of the vehicle or due to lower tax etc..?
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Hi. I see you went for the 45e and are currently driving the 30d, interested to know if you changed because of the vehicle or due to lower tax etc..?
I work from home. My F15 is a toy for me.
I take the kids to school and the wife to work (inc pickups).

Short journeys on a diesel are not that efficient.

Ultimately I was heading down the full EV route, but couldn't justify a full swap to Tesla just yet.
The 45e is a compromise. Allows me to use electric for the short journeys, ICE for longer journeys and when I want to hear it growl.

With it being a luxury vehicle, I dont see any real tax benefit. Its not a company car so BIK doesnt affect me.
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I work from home. My F15 is a toy for me.
I take the kids to school and the wife to work (inc pickups).

Short journeys on a diesel are not that efficient.

Ultimately I was heading down the full EV route, but couldn't justify a full swap to Tesla just yet.
The 45e is a compromise. Allows me to use electric for the short journeys, ICE for longer journeys and when I want to hear it growl.

With it being a luxury vehicle, I dont see any real tax benefit. Its not a company car so BIK doesnt affect me.
Thanks you got me thinking now..!!!
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      02-08-2020, 04:48 AM   #41
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Exactly the same sort of reasoning for me, except I am retired and make short runs to meet friends, coffee etc.

The ICE comes in handy for the long trips to France and back twice a year.
I seriously considered an Audi Etron, but the the charging structure is just not there.
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      02-08-2020, 07:20 AM   #42
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I have no doubt that when the g05 is ready ti be replaced, i'll make the full leap to EV.
The offer I got was for a free installation of the charger too, so saves me spending the same amount of time as I have researching the car 😂
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      02-08-2020, 01:26 PM   #43
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Similar ish decision making here, I do 10,000 miles a year but a lot of short journeys to the office etc.

I will get a charger installed there as well, so will be able to do my 40 mile round commute easily on full electric.

Also with discounts etc the 45e for me was about £30 a month more than the same spec 30D, I will easily save that a month in petrol.

As many have said I didn't want to to commit to full EV as the network just isn't ready in the UK, but I suspect this will be my last car with an ICE!
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Hi. I see you went for the 45e and are currently driving the 30d, interested to know if you changed because of the vehicle or due to lower tax etc..?
I work from home. My F15 is a toy for me.
I take the kids to school and the wife to work (inc pickups).

Short journeys on a diesel are not that efficient.

Ultimately I was heading down the full EV route, but couldn't justify a full swap to Tesla just yet.
The 45e is a compromise. Allows me to use electric for the short journeys, ICE for longer journeys and when I want to hear it growl.

With it being a luxury vehicle, I dont see any real tax benefit. Its not a company car so BIK doesnt affect me.
Happy to answer any questions or talk about comparisons if that's of help/interest to anyone.
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