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# Understanding lease breakdown from BMW dealership, I don't see why it's so high. Help?

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## Understanding lease breakdown from BMW dealership, I don't see why it's so high. Help?

I went to a BMW dealership to get a quote on a lease, could someone explain how they came up with their calculations?

Here's the sheet they gave me: https://imgur.com/a/30o2l

MSRP is \$49185

Using a site like this to calculate it: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showth ... p?t=895604

I'm getting a monthly depreciation fee (MD) as \$560.16 and a monthly lease fee (ML) as \$94.63, for a total monthly fee (pre taxes) of \$654.79 and (post taxes) \$753.01 given 15% tax rate.

Where are they coming up with \$895 from? And yes I do intend to negotiate below MSRP.
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Oct 14, 2015
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Markham, ON
hopintobuyacar wrote: I went to a BMW dealership to get a quote on a lease, could someone explain how they came up with their calculations?

Here's the sheet they gave me: https://imgur.com/a/30o2l

MSRP is \$49185

Using a site like this to calculate it: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showth ... p?t=895604

I'm getting a monthly depreciation fee (MD) as \$560.16 and a monthly lease fee (ML) as \$94.63, for a total monthly fee (pre taxes) of \$654.79 and (post taxes) \$753.01 given 15% tax rate.

Where are they coming up with \$895 from? And yes I do intend to negotiate below MSRP.
Freight, PDI, fees and other scam charges probably?
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Nov 17, 2017
42 posts
You'll need to know the MSRP + Residual Freight and the net capitalized cost to figure out the numbers.

Here is an example:

Sticker Price of the car + residual Freight \$37,346.35
Times the residual value percentage X 37%
Equals the residual value = \$13,818.15
Net capitalized cost \$38,341.15
Minus the residual (from line 3) - \$13,818.15
Equals the depreciation over 48 months = \$24,523.00
Depreciation (line 6) divided by term in months ÷ 48
Equals the monthly depreciation payment = \$510.90
Net capitalized cost (From line 4) \$38,341.15
Plus the residual (From line 3) + \$13,818.15
Equals = \$52,159.30
Times the money factor X 0.0008291667 (1.99 percent)
Equals money factor (interest) payment portion = \$43.25
Monthly depreciation payment (from line 8) \$510.90
Plus money factor payment portion (from line 12) + \$43.25
Equals bottom-line monthly lease payment = \$554.15
Don't forget that you haven't paid sales tax yet. To account for tax, multiply the monthly lease payment by the state sales tax. For this example, in Ontario the sales tax is 13.0 percent. (For a more precise preview of your payments, you can also factor in any local sales taxes at this stage.)
\$554.15 X 1.13 = \$626.19
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Jan 22, 2017
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GTA
I'm interested in this as well since I've run into the same confusion with VW.
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Jan 22, 2017
200 posts
GTA
User729596 wrote: You'll need to know the MSRP + Residual Freight and the net capitalized cost to figure out the numbers.

Here is an example:

Sticker Price of the car + residual Freight \$37,346.35
Times the residual value percentage X 37%
Equals the residual value = \$13,818.15
Net capitalized cost \$38,341.15
Minus the residual (from line 3) - \$13,818.15
Equals the depreciation over 48 months = \$24,523.00
Depreciation (line 6) divided by term in months ÷ 48
Equals the monthly depreciation payment = \$510.90
Net capitalized cost (From line 4) \$38,341.15
Plus the residual (From line 3) + \$13,818.15
Equals = \$52,159.30
Times the money factor X 0.0008291667 (1.99 percent)
Equals money factor (interest) payment portion = \$43.25
Monthly depreciation payment (from line 8) \$510.90
Plus money factor payment portion (from line 12) + \$43.25
Equals bottom-line monthly lease payment = \$554.15
Don't forget that you haven't paid sales tax yet. To account for tax, multiply the monthly lease payment by the state sales tax. For this example, in Ontario the sales tax is 13.0 percent. (For a more precise preview of your payments, you can also factor in any local sales taxes at this stage.)
\$554.15 X 1.13 = \$626.19
Assuming there are no manufacturer discounts or trade in, shouldn't net capitalized cost be the same as Msrp+freight/PDI?

In your example it seems as if the car sold for more than Msrp?
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Jan 22, 2017
200 posts
GTA
hopintobuyacar wrote: I went to a BMW dealership to get a quote on a lease, could someone explain how they came up with their calculations?

Here's the sheet they gave me: https://imgur.com/a/30o2l

MSRP is \$49185

Using a site like this to calculate it: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showth ... p?t=895604

I'm getting a monthly depreciation fee (MD) as \$560.16 and a monthly lease fee (ML) as \$94.63, for a total monthly fee (pre taxes) of \$654.79 and (post taxes) \$753.01 given 15% tax rate.

Where are they coming up with \$895 from? And yes I do intend to negotiate below MSRP.

how car lease payments are calculated...
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Nov 17, 2017
42 posts
papermate2 wrote: Assuming there are no manufacturer discounts or trade in, shouldn't net capitalized cost be the same as Msrp+freight/PDI?

In your example it seems as if the car sold for more than Msrp?
Depends, but there are typically other fees on top of the freight that factor into the net cap. cost (admin fee, tire tax, a/c tax, etc.).
Jan 8, 2007
2451 posts
Calgary
hopintobuyacar wrote: I went to a BMW dealership to get a quote on a lease, could someone explain how they came up with their calculations?

Here's the sheet they gave me: https://imgur.com/a/30o2l

MSRP is \$49185

Using a site like this to calculate it: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showth ... p?t=895604

I'm getting a monthly depreciation fee (MD) as \$560.16 and a monthly lease fee (ML) as \$94.63, for a total monthly fee (pre taxes) of \$654.79 and (post taxes) \$753.01 given 15% tax rate.

Where are they coming up with \$895 from? And yes I do intend to negotiate below MSRP.
Use this Calculator. Make sure to include all the fees over msrp, including freight/pdi, admin fee, air, tire tax, AMVIC etc in the appropriate sections. There are 10 steps. You should be able to match the result to within a few cents.

Deal Expert
Jul 30, 2007
25741 posts
Toronto
It has est. \$3000 of fees and \$1400 of excess wear & tear fees rolled into the payment

depreciation for use of car during term \$680 + 15% taxes
Finance/Interest \$100 + taxes

\$780 + 15% taxes = \$897 OTR
Due on delivery: first + license admin fee ? + PPSA ?
Deal Expert
Feb 29, 2008
23718 posts
Montreal
There is only one answer. The price you are being charged is higher than the MSRP you gave us. There are at least 4k of additional charges you are not showing us.
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Aug 22, 2017
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Maybe that's why BMW stands for Broke My Wallet..lol
[OP]
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Nov 27, 2017
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I called back and there's some extra "protection" things they added on that inflated the price a fair bit, which explains it mostly.

Second question, they offered me a potential of two last year "demo" models that were used by the dealership, one with 9K km and one with 13K km. Those don't sound like demo to me but rather "used", haha. Should I not even look at those?
Oct 17, 2010
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South Western Ontari…
Kinda hard to break down your lease payment when we dont know the added cost and vehicle model. Perhaps 330i?
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