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!
E92 M3 2007 - ///PE with Test Pipes and BPM Stage II; CF Interior & Splitters; CIC with Connected Drive