Can I Return My BMW Lease Early?

You may see your Vehicle Return Estimate by logging into My BMW and viewing the results of your pre-inspection there. You’ll get a simple and straightforward breakdown of the expected costs, along with information on necessary repairs, remaining payment projections, and more.

You might discover that you’ve gone over your contractual mileage if you’ve been having a great time driving your BMW. With the Mileage Adjustment Program* offered by BMW Financial Services, you can buy more miles at a reduced price before trading in your BMW.


Early lease cancellation is the first possibility.

Do I have the option to break my lease early? There are numerous situations in which you can exit your lease early and transfer to another BMW.

In fact, some dealers will accept early returns without charging you anything as long as you lease another vehicle from them.

Absolutely! Ask us about our available pull-ahead programs to discover if you qualify to quit your lease early with no more payments due.

Can I give my BMW a head start?

You may terminate your Agreement at any time by paying the settlement amount if you determine that you’re ready for a change sooner than anticipated.

You have the option to terminate your regulated BMW Select or BMW Hire Purchase contract at any time, which is referred to as voluntary termination. If you haven’t already paid at least half of the total amount owing under your agreement, you must return the car and pay the remaining balance in addition to any arrears, excess mileage, and damage fees.

You may learn more about this right on our page about terminating your agreement, which is covered in your agreement under “Termination: Your Rights.”

Can a rented automobile be returned early?

There are typically three options available if your lease expires:

  • Get your current vehicle
  • Start your vehicle
  • Turn off your vehicle and rent or purchase a new one.

The best option is typically to stick with your lease until it expires, both financially and practically. Early lease termination may result in additional costs and penalties that could end up costing you more than retaining the vehicle for the duration of the lease. If your lease only has a few months left, you might decide it’s best to wait until it’s over before giving your car back.

Do run-flat tires on a BMW lease have to be returned?

The car must be returned with its original run-flat tires, which are commonly marked with the letters “RFT” on the tire.

When may I return my BMW?

Return your BMW when your contract is up. You have the choice to return your vehicle before the optional final payment*** becomes due under the terms of your BMW Select credit arrangement. You must make all regular monthly payments and, if applicable, the remaining portion of the credit arrangement cost.

Will the lease be renewed by BMW Financial?

Up to six months past the original lease end date, lease extensions are possible. Make an appointment with us to discuss your alternatives; we are available to you.

Can I sell Carvana my lease on a BMW?

Many lessees are discovering that their automobiles are worth significantly more than their current payback amount as used car values surge. You might be able to sell the car for a profit to a third party (such Carvana, Shift, Vroom, and CarMax) rather than just returning it after the lease expires.

However, some lenders are making it difficult for customers to access this “lease equity” by requiring third parties to pay a higher lease buyout price than consumers do, or by outright banning third parties.

Can I lease a BMW through Carmax?

Yes! You can often sell your leased vehicle in a manner similar to that of any other financed vehicle. We will assess the vehicle, then get in touch with the lease company to get a payment quote and handle any equity you may have.

Is there a return policy for BMW?

The BMW Center will only search for items that came with the car when you return it. All keys, owner’s manuals, and additional items that came with the car must be returned. You can provide the coordinator with a copy of the paid receipts if you have your excess wear and tear items fixed. You won’t need to provide any further papers.

BMW does it permit lease transfers?

Fortunately, when it comes to early lease termination, BMW is one of the most accommodative manufacturers to work with because they permit lease transfers.

With BMW, can I refinance?

How it functions

For a period of time that you decide up advance, you will make small monthly installments each month.

An additional payment is required at the conclusion of the term and is fully revealed in writing up front so you may make plans in advance.

  • You can select from OPTIONS made to simplify and ease your experience:
  • With BMW Financial Services, you can refinance the remaining balance.
  • With the one remaining cash payment, your purchase can be finished.
  • If your car is worth MORE than the last payment, you can sell it or trade it in and keep the difference.

Benefits of BMW Select

Reduced payments.

With BMW Select, you may enjoy even more automobile for your money and keep your money in the bank working for you in states where tax regulations make leasing less advantageous.

Similar to a lease, you benefit from lower monthly payments for a predetermined length of time and flexible end-of-term alternatives.

Because it is your BMW, you may customize it to meet your specific wants and preferences without having to worry about an end-of-term inspection or a “extra wear” penalty.

In a BMW SELECT agreement, YOU are the owner of the vehicle, and BMW is THE ULTIMATE driving machine with NO mileage limitations.

How is a BMW lease assumed?

The original lease agreement must have at least six months left to run before the assumption process can begin. For the completion of the car registration for the assumption, several states demand that BMW Financial Services order a paper title.

How long does it take for a BMW refund?

The same payment method used to complete the initial purchase will be used to cover refunds. Depending on your payment method provider, this could occasionally take up to 10 working days to display in your bank account.

Can a financed vehicle be returned to the dealer?

If you purchased your vehicle under a PCP or HP agreement, you may return it to the finance provider if you have already repaid 50% of the loan balance, including all interest and costs. The term “voluntary termination” refers to this.

If you wish to return the car but haven’t paid off 50% of the loan, you’ll need to make up the difference. Similarly, if you have paid off more than 50% of the balance and decide to end the contract and return the car, you won’t receive the additional funds back.

It’s much harder to return a leased car to the loan company if you used a personal contract hire (PCH) program. If you still have a year left on the contract, the lender will require a year’s worth of costs up front, but you can return it. However, you’ll likely need to pay back any remaining money you owe on the contract. It would be wiser in this situation to speak with the credit firm and see what other arrangements you can make.

If you bought your automobile with a bank loan or credit card and are unable to make the payments, you’ll probably have to sell the vehicle to pay off your debt.

What credit score is required to lease a BMW?

In 2020, those who leased a car had an average credit score of around 729. At our South BMW Center, we normally deem a decent credit score for lease approval to be 700 and higher. If your credit score is low, it is still feasible to lease a car, but it will likely cost more.

How will I receive my BMW payoff?

Call 1 (866) 845-3079 toll-free. Make a collect call to international at (701) 461-2543. Visit the Message Center to send us a message about your financial services account or vehicle.

Do unused miles on a lease qualify for a refund?

Under-mileage: You can simply return the car at the conclusion of the lease if your anticipated mileage falls below your allotted amount. There is frequently a return if you purchased extra miles (but didn’t use it), but there is no credit for exceeding the mileage stipulated in the lease agreement.

How can I return a vehicle that I cannot afford?

Voluntary repossession is the process of returning a vehicle to the lender or dealer. It continues to harm your credit.

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When the repo guy is approaching and you know you can no longer afford your automobile, you have the choice to engage in what is referred to as a “voluntary repossession” or “voluntary surrender.” Prior to having your car taken away, you return it to the dealer or your lender.

Although there will still be a negative impact on your credit, it may be less severe than with an involuntary repossession, which can save you money.

How much is the lease payoff?

The payout amount and the car’s residual value are somewhat comparable but not identical.

It is the price at which you would have to purchase the vehicle at any particular time throughout the lease. You may figure it out by adding the residual value of the vehicle to the balance due, interest included.

If you’re thinking about exercising the buyout option, get in touch with your leaseholder to receive a precise estimate as this amount might or might not be mentioned in your lease agreement.

The primary consideration whenever you’re thinking about a buyout is whether the payback amount is greater or smaller than the car’s current market value.

Keep in mind that the residual value of your vehicle, as stated in your original lease contract, is merely an estimate made by a professional of how much it will depreciate (lose value over time) by the conclusion of your lease period. However, the actual state of the auto industry is just as predictable as the weather. There’s a good probability that when you’re considering breaking your lease, the market worth of your car is actually considerably different from the residual value determined at the time of signing.

You’re likely to make a wise financial choice if the payment sum is less than the car’s market value. You will come out ahead in this negotiation, and if you so want, you might even be able to sell the car for more money.

How can you make money from a leased car?

  • Offer the lease to another person. Selling their leases to companies like Carvana, Vroom, or CarMax has long been an option that lessees have used during their leases.
  • Get the car, then market it.
  • Offer the dealer a lease return.

What leases won’t CarMax purchase?

Nissan Motor Acceptance, Infiniti Financial Services, Honda Finance, Southeast Toyota Financial, GM Financial, Ford Credit, and Mazda Credit are among the firms that CarMax cannot currently acquire a car that has been leased through.