Tonight BMWNA announced price bumps across the lineup. This is nothing new, it is somewhat of a BMW tradition to ring in the New Year with a less than one percent increase. This time it is a .4% increase per vehicle. Destination and handling was also increased but by a flat rate of $50 per vehicle. The newly launched 5 GT, and Active Hybrids will not see the MSRP price increase but will still suffer the inflated shipping charge.
BMW of North America Announces January 2010 Price Adjustment
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – December 11, 2009… BMW of North America, LLC today announced a minor base price increase of 0.4 percent for BMW vehicles sold in the U.S. effective January 1, 2010.Additionally, the Destination & Handling charge increases by $50 to $875 on the same date.
The BMW ActiveHybrid X6, BMW ActiveHybrid 7, and the BMW 550i Gran Turismo, which were recently introduced at the Los Angeles International Auto Show, are unaffected by the price adjustment but will be subject to the $50 increase in Destination & Handling, effective January 1, 2010. The ActiveHybrid X6 and the 550i Gran Turismo went on sale December 5, 2009. The 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 will go on sale late in the second quarter of 2010.