Now, BMW joins them with the introduction of the Eco Credit, a scheme through which it is offering a $4,500 credit when purchasing a new BMW 335d and X5 xDrive35d – "the most fuel efficient vehicles in their class".
"Efficiency may be the buzzword of the moment in the automotive industry, but it’s hardly a new concept at BMW. We’ve always lived by the EfficientDynamics philosophy - less emissions without sacrificing performance," BMW North American said in a release.
"So when the government recently announced its ‘Cash for Clunkers’ program to reward Americans for driving more fuel-efficient cars, we were inspired to begin an incentive program of our own. Now through August 31, BMW will give you a $4,500 Eco Credit toward your purchase of a 335d or an X5 xDrive35d - the most fuel-efficient vehicles in their class."
The new BMW offer comes to complete the already existing incentives set in place for the two aforementioned vehicles, BMW 335d and X5 xDrive35d. For the first, customers also receive a $900 tax credit, while the SUV benefits from a $1,800 tax credit.
Add this to the BMW-promised "best-in-class efficiency" which will "save you approximately $2,000 in fuel costs over four years" and it really begins to sound good. The BMWs in question also come with 4 years/50,000 miles of zero-cost maintenance.