Originally Posted by Hans Delbruck
I guess those choices just look more attractive to me now (in comparison)....
I have also considered that an M5 can be had with a considerable discount, whereas the M3 with decent options will go for full MSRP and be high 60's... putting it 10-15 away from an M5...
+1 to the former. That is probably the reality. The competition has gotten better.
As to the latter, some
///M5's can be had at a discount, but most are still well above the ///M3's cost. I did see an 05 ///M5 at Riverside BMW about two months ago that was priced in the mid-40k range. It was IB, SMG, etc. Nice car too!