Originally Posted by deandob
You need to also compare the options - the Australian M3 is fully loaded, basically the base price has every option available ticked except the 19" forged rims, "high end" stereo and ski bag.
Still expensive compared to US prices, but not a huge jump compared with a fully loaded Australian 335.
very good point. one can't compare non-US prices to US prices for the purposes of estimating the price. but one can compare the % markup from one australian M3 to the next to see what kind of a markup we might see here in the US. deandob did something similar by comparing the % markup from the 335i to the M3.
still though, it's unfortunate that the people in the market for an australian M3 are basically forced into taking a fully loaded car, with little opportunity to lessen their own price by opting out of certain features.