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I spoke with a rep at BMW FS today who said that BMW Corporate confirmed that the new 5 series would be out as a 2011 model released in 2010. I guess we all knew that but now it's more or less confirmed.
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Perfect.

Looks like I'll be beta testing the first-year model yet again! To be honest, despite what others have said on this board, my first-year experiences with the E60 were really not that bad at all and really I'm not worried about doing it again with the F10. In other words, I'd actually rather be a tester again than get another E60 just before it's retired...
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Originally Posted by Rudy' post='534703' date='Feb 22 2008, 06:31 PM
Perfect.

Looks like I'll be beta testing the first-year model yet again! To be honest, despite what others have said on this board, my first-year experiences with the E60 were really not that bad at all and really I'm not worried about doing it again with the F10. In other words, I'd actually rather be a tester again than get another E60 just before it's retired...
Rudy, my car should be in in a couple of weeks. Do you think it would be best of do a 30 month lease to avoid having to buy a 3rd E60?? I always do 24.
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Originally Posted by JeffNNJ' post='534704' date='Feb 22 2008, 03:36 PM
Rudy, my car should be in in a couple of weeks. Do you think it would be best of do a 30 month lease to avoid having to buy a 3rd E60?? I always do 24.
You can always extend your lease if you get a two year and you think you may want an F10. Tough to predict what's going to happen but you in two year's time you may find stellar deals on the E60 at that time to maintain interest in the "old" model, or you could push your lease out six months and order an F10 if you like what you're seeing on the new car (we'll have seen the new car break cover by then). I'd say a 24 month lease right now would give you best of both worlds.
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Originally Posted by swajames' post='534717' date='Feb 22 2008, 07:23 PM
You can always extend your lease if you get a two year and you think you may want an F10. Tough to predict what's going to happen but you in two year's time you may find stellar deals on the E60 at that time to maintain interest in the "old" model, or you could push your lease out six months and order an F10 if you like what you're seeing on the new car (we'll have seen the new car break cover by then). I'd say a 24 month lease right now would give you best of both worlds.
BMW FS will only extend a lease in increments of a year and they will not even quote you a rate until you are within 60 days or termination. The exception is that they will let you go month to month if you provide them with a production number but that would only give you a maximum of a couple of months. My thinking is that they will unveil the new model in March and production should start a few months later, making a 30 month lease about right.
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Originally Posted by Rudy' post='534703' date='Feb 22 2008, 05:31 PM
Perfect.

Looks like I'll be beta testing the first-year model yet again! To be honest, despite what others have said on this board, my first-year experiences with the E60 were really not that bad at all and really I'm not worried about doing it again with the F10. In other words, I'd actually rather be a tester again than get another E60 just before it's retired...
Ditto! My lease will be up in November 2010, just in time for an early F10...
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Originally Posted by JeffNNJ' post='534704 View Post
BMW FS will only extend a lease in increments of a year and they will not even quote you a rate until you are within 60 days or termination. The exception is that they will let you go month to month if you provide them with a production number but that would only give you a maximum of a couple of months. My thinking is that they will unveil the new model in March and production should start a few months later, making a 30 month lease about right.
I think you are right about month-to-month lease extensions but I will add that they'll let you go beyond a couple months if your car on order isn't in production due to the availability of options, or dealer allocation issues. In two of my past leases, I had to extend for a few months because the some of the options I ordered were not scheduled for production right away. (Both the SMG and SAT caused me to have to wait a few extra months...)
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Rudy, you up for starting F10.net?!
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Originally Posted by kscarrol' post='534733' date='Feb 22 2008, 08:03 PM
Rudy, you up for starting F10.net?!
I think someone already parked most of the "F10" domains...

It'll be interesting to see how things evolve though -- remember that the planets had to be aligned just right to make this place so great. It's going to be hard to duplicate that again so maybe Lomag will just add an F10 forum so we can all hang out here.

(I think it'll be way easier to convince him if he ends up getting an F10...das too! )
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