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      10-04-2007, 09:28 AM   #1
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Nov R&T price comment

November R&T states 128i convertible will be less than $30k. My thought is that the 128i coupe should be $2-3k less than that. Who knows where the not-so-almighty dollar will fall in relation to the Euro by next spring.
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      10-04-2007, 10:36 AM   #2
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the more i read through pricing articles and comments my opinion is slightly changing

i think...

Base 128i... 23,500-24,500
fully loaded 128i... 28,500
base 128i convertible... 27,500-29,500
base 135i... 35,500-36,500
full loaded 135i... 40,000+
possible 135i convertible... over 40

i just think this cause the convertible will be out at the same time or around the same time as the coupes.... and i think the 128i will be the "entry" level BMW that some think the 1-series will be. And the 135i will be the more loaded 1er with all the bells and whistles and a substantial price difference (10 K more). Just like an M3 is a 3-series on steroids so will be the 135 compared to the 128. This would fit the US market better then the European market.
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      10-04-2007, 10:52 AM   #3
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no no no i think nicely loaded 135i is gonna be ~$35k (navi, ipod adapter, premium pkg)
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      10-04-2007, 10:54 AM   #4
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There is no way a base 128i coupe going to be under $25k and a base 128i convertible under $30k. Look at the 3-series pricing structure. The 328i convertible is $2k more than the 335i coupe. So if anything the 128i convertible is going to be around the same or more than a 135i coupe. Also if a 135i coupe starts at $35k then fully loaded will be $45k+ since I can add $10k worth of options in the 3-series easily.
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      10-04-2007, 12:08 PM   #5
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I think the R&T comment sounds just about right.

Base 128i = $26900
Base 128i Conv = $29900
Base 135i = $31900

I can't quite figure why some refuse to consider the idea that these cars might actually be priced fairly.:iono:

BMW has said right from the very beginning that the 1 Series was going to slot in between the MINI & the 3 Series in it's product pricing structure.

Those that put the base 128i @ $30k & the 135i @ $36/37k must be using some sort of math that I'm not familiar with.

The big question is why some feel that the 135i's turbo, body kit, & big brakes would command a $6/$7k premium over the 128i.:iono:

Let's just hope the real pricing comes out before we all go crazy arguing about it!
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fully loaded 135 41k
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      10-04-2007, 12:29 PM   #7
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... i'm hoping for nicely loaded 135i for 36k
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      10-04-2007, 01:03 PM   #8
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fully loaded 135 41k
Bingo.
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      10-04-2007, 01:07 PM   #9
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my hope is jet black/coral red, auto, leather for 38k.....It's a forgone conclusion that the dealer lots will be full of ridiculously "package loaded" or just the opposite 135s

Can anyone advise me that if I decide to "factory order" to get the exact colors and options I want, what is the typical lead-time from date of order to delivery?"
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      10-04-2007, 01:46 PM   #10
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I think the R&T comment sounds just about right.

Base 128i = $26900
Base 128i Conv = $29900
Base 135i = $31900

I can't quite figure why some refuse to consider the idea that these cars might actually be priced fairly.:iono:

BMW has said right from the very beginning that the 1 Series was going to slot in between the MINI & the 3 Series in it's product pricing structure.

Those that put the base 128i @ $30k & the 135i @ $36/37k must be using some sort of math that I'm not familiar with.

The big question is why some feel that the 135i's turbo, body kit, & big brakes would command a $6/$7k premium over the 128i.:iono:

Let's just hope the real pricing comes out before we all go crazy arguing about it!
You're kidding right? Of course a turbo, body kit, & BB kit is worth $6k/$7k! I'm surprised if some feel a factory version of all these is NOT worth that little.
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      10-04-2007, 02:09 PM   #11
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fully loaded 135 41k
Yep

Not less than 40 anyway.

Delete nav and steptronic and you're probably looking at 36-37k (MSRP of course.)
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Yep

Not less than 40 anyway.

Delete nav and steptronic and you're probably looking at 36-37k (MSRP of course.)

So a 135i convertible will be around 40~43K, fully loaded.???
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i cant believe we go back on forth over this.... who really and truly believes that a fully loaded 135i twin turbo M packaged up car wont be 40,000?!

BMW's are expensive and the US market can handle that. i hope that everyone is right with the 31,900 base price but i really think its unlikely. A car that looks like that, M detailing, 300hp, 18 wheels, 6 piston upgraded brakes, body kit, xenons, etc... will not cost 31-33K. Not a BMW atleast....maybe an evo, sti or some japanese car like a TL-S or something (which is more).

im sticking firm:
128i base +/- 24,000
135i base +/- 35,000
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So a 135i convertible will be around 40~43K, fully loaded.???
no way....full loaded 135i convertible? more like 45
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      10-04-2007, 09:01 PM   #15
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Come on, people, when it comes to predictions, the credibility of a rag like R&T is essentially zero. You'd be better off using the pages of R&T to line your birdcage than reading it for future BMW prices. A 128i convertible will NOT be starting at $30K. $37K would be more like it. The amount of wishful thinking and self-delusion around here concerning 1er pricing is truly staggering. Get a grip! I'm excited about this car as much as any of you, but I'm certainly not expecting any bargains when this car arrives.
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      10-04-2007, 09:46 PM   #16
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I dont think the 128 convertible will necissarily be under 30k, but i wouldnt use the 3-series as a reference for coupe to convetible pricing, because for one the 3-series comes with a hard top convertible while the 1er is just a soft top. I cannt see there being a big of a price difference in the 1er coupe and convert as there is with the 3-series.
So mabye if the 128 is 27k the convert might be 31k... seems reasonable to me.
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A 128i convertible will NOT be starting at $30K. $37K would be more like it.
The soul of Zweier is strong in this one...

Still, a 128i convertible starting at 37,000 dollars? This is an entry-level, soft-top convertible. Nothing more. It may not be starting at 30,000 dollars but your claim of a $37,000 base price is outrageous.
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Still, a 128i convertible starting at 37,000 dollars? This is an entry-level, soft-top convertible. Nothing more. It may not be starting at 30,000 dollars but your claim of a $37,000 base price is outrageous.
When you consider that the 328i convertible starts at just under $44K, $37K for the 128i 'vert seems about right.
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When you consider that the 328i convertible starts at just under $44K, $37K for the 128i 'vert seems about right.
Thats true but the 328i convertible is a hard top, where as the 128i is just a soft top. That should make a significant difference in the price markup from the standard to the convertible of the 3-series to the 1-series.
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Thats true but the 328i convertible is a hard top, where as the 128i is just a soft top. That should make a significant difference in the price markup from the standard to the convertible of the 3-series to the 1-series.
I'm aware. That's why I'm predicting $37K. It's about what BMW charged for the old soft-top 325ci (e46) convertible. If the 128i had a folding hardtop, I'd put it around $40K.
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I'm aware. That's why I'm predicting $37K. It's about what BMW charged for the old soft-top 325ci (e46) convertible. If the 128i had a folding hardtop, I'd put it around $40K.
Thats is true and I just cannt see a potential 10k mark up for a convertible version, but thats if the 128i is 27k base. Without knowing the base for the standard coupe its hard to speculate the price of the convertible.

On another note, BMW's mini brand dosnt even have a 4k mark up for its soft top convertible.
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When you consider that the 328i convertible starts at just under $44K, $37K for the 128i 'vert seems about right.
whoever thinks that the 128i convertible is going to be $37K please let me know what crack you are smoking so that I can get some too. i can see how the 135i M Sport might reach the 40,000 dollar range when fully loaded (and i'm talking every available option), but $37K for a 128i is outrageous. Someone mentioned that BMWs are expensive and all that, but this is getting out of hand. Only time will tell..
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