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$50k-53k USD 5 7.81%
$54k-57k USD 25 39.06%
$58k-$60k USD 18 28.13%
$60k-$65k USD 11 17.19%
$66k-$70k USD 5 7.81%
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      07-16-2007, 07:38 PM   #1
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US Base Price

OK, perhaps there was a poll long ago but with all the banter about the
"value" of the car, the competitors prices and the known prices of the M3 in many other countries as well as the recent magazine estimates (guesses?) it seemed like an appropriate time for a new poll.

Just to clarify this poll is for the base price without desitination, gas guzzler tax (if any), sales tax and with NO OPTIONS, period. Simply US base price.

P.S I know the options are not all equally sized but I specifically wanted a few more options in the $50k range. Also, don't freaking vote after we know the price!!
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      07-16-2007, 07:46 PM   #2
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OK, perhaps there was a poll long ago but with all the banter about the
"value" of the car, the competitors prices and the known prices of the M3 in many other countries as well as the recent magazine estimates (guesses?) it seemed like an appropriate time for a new poll.

Just to clarify this poll is for the base price without desitination, gas guzzler tax (if any), sales tax and with NO OPTIONS, period. Simply US base price.

P.S I know the options are not all equally sized but I specifically wanted a few more options in the $50k range. Also, don't freaking vote after we know the price!!
Yep, I ran a poll more than a month ago. Let's see how this turns out and we'll compare. It's not as if we have a whole lot else to discuss here in the absence of anything new...
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      07-16-2007, 07:54 PM   #3
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Also, don't freaking vote after we know the price!!
This screws up my brilliant plan.
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      07-16-2007, 08:58 PM   #4
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This screws up my brilliant plan.
I'd say Swamp's survey is going to run its course way before BMW announces anything, so your plan was kind of flawed from the beginning!
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      07-16-2007, 09:05 PM   #5
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$54k-57k.

Mark my words now and slap me later. US MSRP will not be over $60k. Not trying to be prophetic, but I firmly believe that.
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      07-16-2007, 09:18 PM   #6
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$54k-57k.

Mark my words now and slap me later. US MSRP will not be over $60k. Not trying to be prophetic, but I firmly believe that.
I really hope you and your prophetic wisdom are correct my friend...
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      07-16-2007, 09:20 PM   #7
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$54-57k. I just can't see BMW raising the price in a huge way over the outgoing model (I think $10k is considered a "huge" jump in price). Plus I have a feeling that a lot of the equipment that's standard on the EU version(s) is going to be optional on the US version for 2 reasons:
a) it allows BMW to lower the base price and thus attract more possible customers.
b) given how much the car costs in countries such as the UK (over $100k US if I'm not mistaken) I think it'd be hard for them to justify the price without a lot of nice standard equipment.

I expect a well optioned model to be under $70k out the door.
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      07-16-2007, 09:42 PM   #8
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$54k-57k.

Mark my words now and slap me later. US MSRP will not be over $60k. Not trying to be prophetic, but I firmly believe that.
Your words have been marked in my book. Make good on them.

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$54-57k. I just can't see BMW raising the price in a huge way over the outgoing model (I think $10k is considered a "huge" jump in price). Plus I have a feeling that a lot of the equipment that's standard on the EU version(s) is going to be optional on the US version for 2 reasons:
a) it allows BMW to lower the base price and thus attract more possible customers.
b) given how much the car costs in countries such as the UK (over $100k US if I'm not mistaken) I think it'd be hard for them to justify the price without a lot of nice standard equipment.
I think its the opposite, we wont get the standard stuff on the EU edition. This allows lower pricing here and forces us to buy those options which will raise prices. If pricing was 56K for a M3 with leather seats, metallic paint, and Navi. BMW would lose so much money...these options is what helps them bring in revenue. Just compare a base RS4 to any base BMW. The difference in options is enormous.
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I think its the opposite, we wont get the standard stuff on the EU edition. This allows lower pricing here and forces us to buy those options which will raise prices. If pricing was 56K for a M3 with leather seats, metallic paint, and Navi. BMW would lose so much money...these options is what helps them bring in revenue. Just compare a base RS4 to any base BMW. The difference in options is enormous.
That's exactly what I'm saying. I highly doubt that Nav & metallic paint are standard; I have a feeling that leather won't standard either. Hell, I think there's a remote possibility (however small) that the CF roof may actually be an option for the US (very unlikely, of course)
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      07-16-2007, 09:55 PM   #10
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That's exactly what I'm saying. I highly doubt that Nav & metallic paint are standard; I have a feeling that leather won't standard either. Hell, I think there's a remote possibility (however small) that the CF roof may actually be an option for the US (very unlikely, of course)
Sorry, i misread your post =P...had a drink for dinner but yes i agree with you.

Im betting on the CF roof will defiantly be standard. BMW has been marketing this for so long saying how special it is and that its standard.
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      07-16-2007, 10:14 PM   #11
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I am also thinking that Nav and Metallic paint will not be standard. We are looking at a 57K base price IMO...

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Base $54K

Well equpied $64K

Loaded $70K

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      07-16-2007, 10:31 PM   #13
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Whats everyone's guess on when they will announce the U.S. price?
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      07-16-2007, 10:37 PM   #14
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I don't know really, but I've seen the trend in M3's staring from the E30 till the E46. All MSRP prices have been about $5000.00 difference. Assuming the E92 will be about $54000.00 to $55,000 MSRP price range
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      07-16-2007, 11:03 PM   #15
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I am planning on a MAX of an 8% increase. If it is higher than this I will not be a driver of the 2008 M3, in 2008.
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I hope the base pricing is around 50-55k and I can't see how bmw justifies the 10k jump. However, there is a 10-12k jump from the 04' M5 to the 07' M5. I just spoke to my dealer and I told him if the new M3 exceeds my limit then move my deposit to 135i. I guess I will cross that bridge when it comes.

If that's the case I am willing to offer my spot to some people here for no financial gain, but gratuity is welcomed :-) (It's a pretty high spot in socal.)
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I believe it will be just shy of $55K ... say like $54,900.

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funny how the fluctuations in price speculations go. One week ill see people saying it will be 60K-65K and another 55K. Maybe we are just fooling ourselves into thinking it will be cheap?

Im already prepared and have the mindset that it will be 60K+ but i pray it will be $55Kish.
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funny how the fluctuations in price speculations go. One week ill see people saying it will be 60K-65K and another 55K. Maybe we are just fooling ourselves into thinking it will be cheap?

Im already prepared and have the mindset that it will be 60K+ but i pray it will be $55Kish.
I think the base will be 55k and a nicely optioned m3 will be 70k out the door.
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I think the base will be 55k and a nicely optioned m3 will be 70k out the door.
Which options do you have in mind? The only things i can think of that is a must are EDC, DCT, Metallic paint, leather, Navi, and M-Drive.
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Which options do you have in mind? The only things i can think of that is a must are EDC, DCT, Metallic paint, leather, Navi, and M-Drive.
Pretty much the same as you but I can do away with leather.
Alpine white, saddle brown leather (or something similar), EDC, M-DCT, and NAVI are my selections.
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Pretty much the same as you but I can do away with leather.
Alpine white, saddle brown leather (or something similar), EDC, M-DCT, and NAVI are my selections.
I did a rough estimate...if the car starts at 60K, with your options the car will come to bout 73-4K out the door after all taxes, transport, fees, etc.

With my configuration it will be almost 75K...i really hope it starts at 55K now.
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