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June 28, 2018, 04:59:44 PM

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Swap M50d for 650i Convertible?
« on: June 28, 2018, 04:59:44 PM »
I've been offered a virtual swap (mine and a small amount of money) for an 18 plate 650i M Sport convertible with 9 miles on the clock, and most options included.

On the one hand, there's a new X5 coming, so now could be a good time to jump ship, temporarily, but then the 6 Series is about to be replaced by the 8 Series, even though there's no info on the new convertible yet.

Am I mad? What would you lot do?

June 28, 2018, 05:43:12 PM
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Re: Swap M50d for 650i Convertible?
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2018, 05:43:12 PM »
Go for the convertible every time.  It’s why we kept our E46.
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June 28, 2018, 06:30:38 PM
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2018, 06:30:38 PM »
Nice swap - I would go for it!

June 28, 2018, 08:52:04 PM
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2018, 08:52:04 PM »
It’s tempting. But knowing my luck, the arse will fall out of the residuals of the 650!

Has anyone on here had one?

June 29, 2018, 12:55:44 PM
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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2018, 12:55:44 PM »
It’s tempting. But knowing my luck, the arse will fall out of the residuals of the 650!

Has anyone on here had one?

Tempting deal indeed! I am contemplating swapping to a 2016 M6 Competition package, with 10.000 km and 4 (!) years AUC warranty, but I have to throw in 27500 euro on top, so not that tempting really financially.
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June 29, 2018, 05:01:31 PM
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2018, 05:01:31 PM »
I'd go for the convertible, partly cos the sun is shining and partly cos there's a new x5 coming out soon. Also I bet the new 8 series convertible won't be available until quite some time after the hard top comes out. Ideally you'd want to sell it next summer...
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June 29, 2018, 06:31:40 PM
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2018, 06:31:40 PM »
Fate has intervened, and they’ve sold the car to someone else. Oh well!

June 29, 2018, 08:12:27 PM
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2018, 08:12:27 PM »
Hi

That's a shame I was about to say you should ask for it on a 3 month trial just in case you didn't like having the roof down in the sunny weather  :))

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June 30, 2018, 08:51:27 AM
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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2018, 08:51:27 AM »
Hi

That's a shame I was about to say you should ask for it on a 3 month trial just in case you didn't like having the roof down in the sunny weather  :))

Graeme

Haha, that would have been good!

June 30, 2018, 10:41:24 PM
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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2018, 10:41:24 PM »
Hi
I was down the BMW dealers today and there was a 2018 M4 convertible in the pale blue it did look good and had a cool speedo with 200mph but as I already have a convertible even if it's an Abarth I guess I'll stick with the X5

Whilst there they also had a 2018 X5 M50d but in it was ruby black and it looked amazing in the sunlight.

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June 30, 2018, 11:32:01 PM
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« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2018, 11:32:01 PM »
Hi
I was down the BMW dealers today and there was a 2018 M4 convertible in the pale blue it did look good and had a cool speedo with 200mph but as I already have a convertible even if it's an Abarth I guess I'll stick with the X5

Whilst there they also had a 2018 X5 M50d but in it was ruby black and it looked amazing in the sunlight.

Graeme

If I could find a pre reg M4 Competition convertible with similar discounts, I’d be very tempted

July 01, 2018, 07:40:52 AM
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Re: Swap M50d for 650i Convertible?
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2018, 07:40:52 AM »
We looked at an M4 convertible yesterday and they do have silly discounts on them don’t they!  £14k off.

Unfortunately just not a practical option with small person and a 60-mile commuter trip every day.   :cry1:   Maybe next time around.....or when I retire (assuming SWMBO permits me to  :(  )

The Gran Tourer will have to do for now, but we do have the E46 ‘vert’ to fall back in in this weather.
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