When I bought mine in 2007, I paid $174,000 for a manual but fully loaded in Australia, that's with all the taxes mentioned below. Now due to competing cars like the C63 and Lexus ??, BMW is offering for ///3 around the $154k base price but will cost to include things like idrive, MDM, M-DCT, etc. When I bought the ///3 was fully loaded and couldn't option. No poverty packs then ...
We pay 33 per cent luxury car tax, goods and services tax, stamp fee (depending where you live and can vary), dealer delivery, on top of the high price BMW demand.
That's the price you pay to enjoy sheer driving pleasure, sir!
2007 E92 6MT - Silverstone II with /// Performance Exhaust with ACM Test Pipes and BPM Sport Stage II Dev-Tune - Proper engine warm up, 12-monthly oil change, Castrol TWS 10w-60
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