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53 minutes ago, BacktoBeemer said:

No sure it will only be circa £75k however.....

 

No chance it will be that high, they would NEVER sell. 

 

The M5 residuals have dropped so immensely due to BMW cock up and pricing the M5CP at only £5/6k more that the M550i cannot be a mere £15k less.

 

I say the M550i will be circa £64/£66k. As an M Lite car the options will be slightly different too as adding normal packs based on a normal G30 would take it just under an M5 which has all of that stuff as standard more or less.

 

Also, offers on M5’s are so outstanding these days that BNW wouldn’t be releasing an M550i in the UK if it wasn’t much cheaper. You can get a £20k contrib on a normal M5 as an advertised deal with  Sytner 

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On 13/04/2019 at 23:53, sjak92 said:

 

No chance it will be that high, they would NEVER sell. 

 

The M5 residuals have dropped so immensely due to BMW cock up and pricing the M5CP at only £5/6k more that the M550i cannot be a mere £15k less.

 

I say the M550i will be circa £64/£66k. As an M Lite car the options will be slightly different too as adding normal packs based on a normal G30 would take it just under an M5 which has all of that stuff as standard more or less.

 

Also, offers on M5’s are so outstanding these days that BNW wouldn’t be releasing an M550i in the UK if it wasn’t much cheaper. You can get a £20k contrib on a normal M5 as an advertised deal with  Sytner 

So what do you think it will be then - £65k ish - good value at that.......

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12 hours ago, BacktoBeemer said:

So what do you think it will be then - £65k ish - good value at that.......

On the continent the 550i seems to be between 14k and 17k more than the 540i so the £66-£70k price mark would make sense 

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On 16/04/2019 at 12:17, sjak92 said:

On the continent the 550i seems to be between 14k and 17k more than the 540i so the £66-£70k price mark would make sense 

Fair enough, makes it a rather attractive option IMO.

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Following a bit of a gastric bug the other half drove mine for the first time on a long run yesterday - well 160 miles - she's now suggesting she rather likes it and its not as big to drive as she thought. Problem is she's now considering the BMW 220i instead of the Golf - just my luck lol......

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If I’m honest I dislike the ‘look’ of the 1 Series whereas as the 2 looks ok. What in your mind makes the 1 a better option? 

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On 15/05/2019 at 21:39, BacktoBeemer said:

If I’m honest I dislike the ‘look’ of the 1 Series whereas as the 2 looks ok. What in your mind makes the 1 a better option? 

 

I was in a 218d for 6 months before getting my G30, and also had the very first of the F20 breed of 1 series, again 18d and both manual.

 

They're both exactly the same car really, but the 1 is more practical. Both not particularly comfortable ride wise and both look very dated inside now, and will be replaced next year. 

 

I would have neither again!

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On 15/05/2019 at 21:39, BacktoBeemer said:

If I’m honest I dislike the ‘look’ of the 1 Series whereas as the 2 looks ok. What in your mind makes the 1 a better option? 

 

I’m the exact opposite, think the 2 series looks weird from the front with the differing air intakes (although this could be limited to the M40i cars) and the back looks horrid. 

 

The 1 Series in good trim and colour options wearing M Sport kit looks really nice imo. It’s more practical (especially as a 5 door) and if you really want to treat the wife (and yourself from time to time) get a M140i whilst you can. Cracking deals and discounts/Shadow Edition upgrades at the moment and they’re about to stop production.

 

no better bang for buck BMW you can buy. Truly epic car and ownership can be as cheap as a 20i/d car. Running obviously a little more.

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Yes, I like the 1 better also. I have also been tracking the discounts for my boy, wow, really great numbers if you are happy to have one of the last cars in that shape.

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On 20/05/2019 at 21:59, Back2Beemer said:

 

I was in a 218d for 6 months before getting my G30, and also had the very first of the F20 breed of 1 series, again 18d and both manual.

 

They're both exactly the same car really, but the 1 is more practical. Both not particularly comfortable ride wise and both look very dated inside now, and will be replaced next year. 

 

I would have neither again!

Well fear not it is the wife I’m buying for and not you ! The fact they will be ‘updated’ next year makes them attractive financially and the fact that her current car is 12 years old means that ‘dated inside’ is very relative....... :rolleyes:

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18 hours ago, BacktoBeemer said:

Well fear not it is the wife I’m buying for and not you ! The fact they will be ‘updated’ next year makes them attractive financially and the fact that her current car is 12 years old means that ‘dated inside’ is very relative....... :rolleyes:

 

Yeah that’s a major plus point - you’ll get one that’s well spec’d up dirt cheap as it’s being replaced....also a matter of opinion, but the new 1 is HIDEOUS. 

 

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1 hour ago, Back2Beemer said:

 

Yeah that’s a major plus point - you’ll get one that’s well spec’d up dirt cheap as it’s being replaced....also a matter of opinion, but the new 1 is HIDEOUS. 

 

 

but he's getting a two series. Thats still got another 18 months or so left in it so prices are very much normal and deals nowhere as good as the outgoing 1 series

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2 hours ago, sjak92 said:

 

but he's getting a two series. Thats still got another 18 months or so left in it so prices are very much normal and deals nowhere as good as the outgoing 1 series

It will take her 12 month to decide the colour :ph34r:

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On 28/05/2019 at 18:27, Back2Beemer said:

 

Yeah that’s a major plus point - you’ll get one that’s well spec’d up dirt cheap as it’s being replaced....also a matter of opinion, but the new 1 is HIDEOUS. 

 

Saw the New 1 for the first time today (BMW website not in the flesh) hasn’t encouraged me to change the thinking lol :rolleyes:

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