There's a lot of noise on UK forums about the price being too much, which I understand. Bear in mind we are paying the equivalent of around $100,000 for a lightly specced M3.
There are some differences in average pay between UK and US jobs, but at the professional level it's not that much. You just have a more consumer oriented economy, a very powerful and attractive one for most brands and therefore you do get products on the whole much more cheaply than we do.
That's why we hate you all..