We've come a long way from the days when the monthly lease rates for the BMW i3 were in the $700 to $1,000 range.

InsideEVs contributor Peder Norby alerted us to this deal:

"Heck of a deal from BMW of Vista on a $45,200 BMW i3 (not a base stripped version)."

This deal is at BMW of Vista (Vista, California).  Since it's a 2-year lease, lessees won't get the $2,500 California rebate.

Here's the fine print:

2014 BMW i3

Stock #‎s‬ 103655, 103657. $99.99 lease per month plus tax for 24 months on approved above average credit through BMW Financial Services. $45,200 MSRP. 2 available at this lease payment. $6,710.74 due from customer at signing. 20 cents per mile over 20,000 total miles. $0 security deposit. Ends 12/31/2014.

And while most i3 buyers are likely to get a buy like this, the trend of late is certainly showing a downward momentum in the affordability of the BMW.