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How Much Does It Cost To Lease A BMW?

Want to lease a BMW but not sure if it fits your budget? Leasing Options compares the costs of BMW leases to show how affordable this luxury brand can be, with prices under £300 a month.

How much is a BMW lease?

The cheapest price for a BMW lease is around £225 a month, though this can go up to more than £2,000 if you want something seriously special.

To help you choose the right car for you, we’ve compared three popular BMW models so you can find the best option for your budget.

BMW lease price comparison

  Under £300 Under £400 Under £700
Model BMW 1 Series BMW 5 Series BMW Z4 Roadster
Trim Level Hatchback M Sport Shadow Edition Saloon M Sport sDrive M40i
Manufacturer Cost £28,080 £41,325 £48,480
Fuel Petrol Diesel Petrol
Tank Size 52 litres 66 litres 52 litres
Engine Size 1.499 litre 1.995 litre 2.998 litre
Cylinders 3 4 6
Top Speed 130 mph 146 mph 155 mph
CO2 Emissions 137 g/km 119 g/km 165 g/km
Miles Per Gallon 47.1 mpg 62.7 mpg 38.7 mpg
Transmission Manual Auto Auto
Gears 6 Speed 8 Speed 8 Speed
Wheel Size 18" alloy 18" alloy 19" alloy
Weight 1870 kg 2270 kg 1860 kg
(H x L x W)
1421 x 4329 x 1765 mm 1479 x 4936 x 1868 mm 1304 x 4324 x 1864 mm
Estimated Annual
Road Tax
£165 £450 £140
Doors 5 4 2
Seats 5 5 2
Standard Equipment Heated Windscreen Washer Jets Acoustic Glazing Variable Sport Steering
  Harman/Kardon Loudspeaker System Rain Sensor Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  Lightweight Engineering Voice Control System Hear Protection Glazing
  Speed Limiter Auto Dimming Mirror Adaptive M Suspension
Safety Features Dynamic Brake Control Crash Sensor Dry braking
  Tyre Pressure Monitoring Engine Immobiliser
Remote Control
3 Level Tyre Pressure
  Central Locking Switch Anti-Whiplash
Head Restraints
Electronic Vehicle
  BMW Emergency Call Two-Tone Horn Rolling Resistant Tyres
Extra Options Parking Distance Control Sun Protection Glass Parking Assistant
  Anti-Dazzle Mirrors Active Cruise Control Individual Paintwork
  Adaptive LED Headlights Universal Remote Control Enhanced Bluetooth
  Two-Zone Air Conditioning Bowers and Wilkins
Diamond Sound System
Technology Package

*Price estimates are based on a personal, 4 year lease contract with a 6-month initial rental and an 8,000 annual mileage. Information and costs should be used as a guide only and are subject to change at any time. A sample of standard equipment, safety features and extra options have been selected.

Leasing a BMW for under £300 per month

For under £300 a month you could be driving a BMW 1 Series Hatchback M Sport Shadow Edition. This sleek and stylish second generation model has been updated to include a range of fantastic features to further enhance your driving experience.

The manufacturer’s price tag would usually be over £28,000, well out of the range of many people. With a top speed of 130mph and 52 litres in the tank, this 1 Series model is designed to help you get the most out of driving. Only manual operation is available, with a 1.499 litre engine providing just over 47 miles per gallon.

Standard equipment includes a cutting-edge Harmon/Kardon loudspeaker system, responsive heated windscreen washer jets, speed limiter plus modernised and lightweight engineering. In terms of safety, drivers have access to tyre pressure monitoring, central locking switches, dynamic brake control and the intelligent BMW emergency call service, which instantly provides assistance should you run into motoring complications.

When it comes to extra options you can add anti-dazzle mirrors, parking distance control, adaptive LED headlights or two-zone air conditioning. Choosing any of these extras will increase the monthly rental cost, but also enhance and improve your day- to-day usage of the vehicle.

Leasing a BMW for under £400 per month

If you have your sights set on leasing a BMW 5 Series Saloon M Sport, then this is available for under £400 a month. The model is more efficient and powerful than ever, without compromising on the premium performance and comfort you’ve come to expect from the German manufacturer.

The recommended retail price is over £41,000, but our leasing package means you pay far less than that over the duration of the contract. The spacious vehicle provides enough room for five people to comfortably enjoy the ride in its luxurious seats, plus there are countless other features which come as standard. These include acoustic glazing (which cuts down wind and external noise), a rain sensor (to prepare you for an upcoming downpour), a voice control system and an auto dimming mirror (which prevents drivers from being dazzled by lights from vehicles behind).

The BMW 5 Series is powered by a 1.955 litre, 4 cylinder diesel engine, with CO2 emissions running at an efficient 119g/km. This is good news for fuel consumption, as drivers can achieve and impressive 62.7 miles per gallon, using a tank that holds up to 66 litres. The gearbox is an 8-speed automatic with a two- and all-wheel drive, with an electric hybrid option available for drivers who want to further reduce their carbon emissions.

Despite the car’s size, the steering and suspension ensure it remains agile and easy to drive, always keeping you in control. Safety-wise, it comes with an engine immobiliser remote control, crash sensors, anti-whiplash head restraints and a two- tone horn. If you want to further enhance your experience, there are a wide range of packs to choose from, with some of the extras including universal remote control, active cruise control, sun protection glass to reduce glare, and a Bowers and Wilkins cutting edge diamond sound system.

Leasing a BMW for under £700 per month

For those with a little more money to spend each month on their car, the BMW Z4 Roadster sDrive M40i is hard to overlook. The Z4 is recognised as being one of BMW’s best roadsters yet – an area they have always excelled in – and by taking out a leasing contract for under £700, you get to enjoy all the luxury and class that comes with the car, without having to pay the heavy retail price tag of over £48,000.

The sleek, handsome design of the car is simply stunning and is complemented by a plethora of features that make it a must have. But first of all, let’s get to the basics.

Under the hood you get a 2.998 litre, 6 cylinder engine that guarantees plenty of power, which is supported by a great set of brakes. Steering is also precise and easy to manage. Drivers can expect to receive 38.7 miles to the gallon, with a tank that can hold up to 52 litres, while CO2 emissions stand at 165g/km.

The power folding metal roof is one of the standout features of the Z4 Roadster that allows you to make the most of the spring and summer as the temperature starts to rise. Standard equipment includes the sumptuous Vernasca leather upholstery, variable sport steering, heat protective glazing and adaptive M suspension, which can be changed to meet your driving needs.

To address any safety concerns, this BMW Z4 comes equipped with 3-level tyre pressure monitoring, rolling-resistant tyres, an electronic vehicle immobiliser and dry braking which improves grip on rainy days. If you want to pay for any of the added extras you can choose from options such as individualised paintwork, enhanced Bluetooth, parking assist and a comprehensive technology package.

Why should you lease a BMW?

BMW is a premium brand with a reputation to match. Nearly every motorist would love to own one and their cars remain some of the most sought after in the world. The quality and style are only matched by one or two other brands and the driving experience is truly second-to-none.

The glamour of the BMW brand alone is enough to make you curious about leasing one of their vehicles, and when you see the fantastic packages we have on offer at Leasing Options it’s an option well worth considering. Not only can you drive one for a number of years for under £300 a month, but you remove the concerns about securing a good resale value at the end of the contract. We take on the risk on the vehicle’s depreciation, while you can focus on getting the most out of your car.

By leasing a BMW you also open yourself up to regularly updating your car every few years (or sooner if you prefer). Many people start to look at buying a new car outright after 5/6 years and a BMW leasing contract puts you in control. When the contract is finished you can either take up another with a new model, or choose to walk away without any further financial commitment. 

Drive a BMW with Leasing Options today and get the perfect luxury vehicle for less. Make sure to see our latest car lease deals too and get an even better price on a brand-new BMW now.


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