Originally Posted by mjposner
The buyout can usually be negotiated.
I know when my Caddy lease expired they could not sell to me at a discount but offered to sell to my wife for $1,500 less than buyout and certify the car...
I don't think BMWFS will do that. As far as I understand they have a centralized lease return policy that all cars return to them and are put into dealer auctions. As opposed to other makes where the dealer has contractual ability to make individual offers for lease returns.