BMW Offers $4,500 Rebate on Diesel Models
Now that the "cash for clunkers" program is in effect, BMW wants to get in on the action.
Most people who buy a BMW are probably not going to have a clunker as a trade-in, so BMW is offering a $4,500 "eco-credit" rebate on its fuel efficient diesel models which include the BMW 335d and X5 xDrive35d.
The rebate still applies even if you don't have a clunker to trade in. It wouldn't matter for the X5 since it doesn't qualify for the "cash for clunkers" program (price is too high), but it is possible to get a $4,500 government voucher on the 335d on top of the $4,500 BMW rebate if you have a trade-in that qualifies.
This means you could potentially get a BMW 335d with a $9,000 discount. What's sweeter is you would also qualify for a $900 tax credit. It doesn't get much better than this.
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