Nope. I'm going to be right on the money with my guess of around 55k base.... Some interesting info. 2001 330ci base 34,990. 2001 M3 45,400 (these are both of MSN). Doing the math yields roughly a 30% premium for a base M3 over a base 330Ci. Now let's extrapolate that to the current 335ci (base price 40600) only yields 52780. So even if we assume another 5% the base is only 55,500. Right in line with my initial estimates.