In January 2014, InsideEVs obtained (via InsideEVs contributor George Betak) a lease quote on a BMW i3 (see below).  The total monthly payment was a ridiculous $930.

Boy how times have changed.

The image above (via George Betak) shows the current low-mileage lease deal on the BMW i3 BEV at Stevens Creek BMW.  At $369 per month (+tax) and $3,995 out-of-pocket, the rate actually now seems reasonable for a $43,000 EV.

Previous official BMW lease deals on the i3 include the following terms:

  • $499 month (w/$2,950 down) 36 month lease on base BMW i3 ($41,350)
  • $549 month (w/$3,460 down) 36 month lease on base BMW i3 REx ($45,200)
So, if you're still wondering why BMW i3 sales shot above 1,000 units in August, then wonder no more.  BMW's lease offer on the i3 is now in line with reality.

Old BMW i3 Lease Quote - Originally Posted on InsideEVs.com - Image George Betak

Old BMW i3 Lease Quote - Originally Posted on InsideEVs.com - Image George Betak

Hat tip to George Betak!