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      09-13-2013, 08:10 PM   #21
Mike328x
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Drives: 2013 328xi
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Cincinnati, OH

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I've been watching the lease offers since July and I'm curious about the MF for the current offer.

Current offer for a 2013 328i xDrive is $399/month for 36 months, 2K Build-out, $500 loyalty included in payment. $3874 due ($2750 down + first month payment + $725 acquisition fee). Please remember the offer excludes tax, title, license, registration, and doc fees.

MSRP is $42,875 and purchase option at lease end is $25296 so residual is 59%.
I assume Net CAP Cost is $37,625...(42,875 - 2000 buildout - 500 loyalty - 2750 down).
If so base monthly payment is $342.47...formula is (37,625 - 25,296) / 36.
Since the advertised monthly payment includes finance changes, $399 - $342.47 equals $56.53, which is the finance charge.
I think the formula for finance change is (Net CAP + Residual) * Money Factor. If I use a money factor of 0.0009, I get $56.63 ((37,625 + 25,296) x 0.009).

Can anyone confirm if this is the money factor for a 2013 328i xDrive? I called a couple of dealers, but I'm unable get a straight answer. If the MF isn't 0.0009 then the selling price must be lower (maybe some dealer contribution involved).