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.
The price increase comes as no surprise to us and it is most likely related to the economic downturn we have been facing every since the beginning of the year.