Monday, November 30, 2009

BMW 5-series this week has brought new discounts on the current range



BMW suggest the discount or the “Efficient Dynamics Credit” as they call it, starts at a minimum $4000. The discount is made up of a $3000 subsidy from BMW Australia and a further $1000 from the dealer.

However, many higher grade models like the 530i, 530d and 550i carry an ‘Efficient Dynamics Credit” closer to $10,000. Aged stock also carries a much higher credit.

Recommended pricing for the 5-series runs from $76,400 plus on-road costs for the entry 2.0-litre four-cylinder 520d up to $170,800 plus on-roads for the 5.0-litre V8 550i.

As an added incentive, BMW dealers have introduced three years free scheduled servicing on the run-out 5-series valued at around $2000.

Many of the current 5-series models have been ordered with the optional Professional Pack which is also being offered at no cost in the run-out package. The

Professional Pack, valued at up to $3700 depending on model, includes an upgraded 81/2 inch multi-function and satellite navigation screen with TV function, front parking sensors and keyless go ignition.

With 5-series sales to the end of October running 44 per cent behind the same period last year BMW is anxious to clear as much stock as possible by year end whilst the 50 per cent investment allowance is in place for small business owners.

BMW sold just 42 5-series models in October which compares with 170 for the relatively new Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The two German luxury sedans tend to see-saw in popularity depending on who has the latest model.

The smaller 3-series sedan remains BMW‘s best-seller with 4189 sales year-to-date which compares with 4826 sales by the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which is also that company’s best-selling model.

The new BMW 5-series arrives mid next year, BMW Australia keen to re-position the model as more sporty while at the same time more elegant.

source: smh