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      05-02-2013, 03:49 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by mrbelk View Post
After running the numbers, the May programs actually increase my payment by $2/mo over the payment with the March program. I guess the price of the car is right there where the extra 2% residual doesn't quite offset the loss of the $1000 lease cash. Sticking with the March program deal...

It's all just a game that BMW is playing and any nice cash incentives are usually matched with lower residuals. For example, I was looking at last year's holiday incentives (Dec 2012). The incentives were $1k+ on all cars, but the residuals were much lower in the 58% range which actually makes these May numbers a lot better even though there are no cash incentives. I guess we'll see if the residuals drop back down to these levels this fall once the cash incentives presumably come back.