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      08-06-2008, 01:42 AM   #14
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My guess will be that BMW will try to avoid hiking prices in the US. They know the state of the economy there and realistically understand that they are more likely to sell more vehicles when the price is as low as possible. I am banking on a 2-3% increase on MSRP and a few increases on a couple options. BMW will likely try to absorb this throughout the rest of the world by raising prices more significantly on european or foreign based BMWs. Because M3s are so much more expensive throughout the rest of the world, the buyers of those vehicles are much more wealthy than the average M3 owner (in US dollars terms). Those people will be less likely to change their decision to buy with a bigger % increase IMO.