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      04-03-2007, 02:40 PM   #1
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Launch date

the launch date of the new M3 will be 8th of Sep 2007 in UK.

Source: Park Lane bmw

brochure will be out at the end of April.
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      04-03-2007, 02:55 PM   #2
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Price?

Possible conversion to USD?
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      04-03-2007, 03:06 PM   #3
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price is £50,625 on the road. See other thread for options
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      04-03-2007, 03:12 PM   #4
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Does "on the road" mean no options or well optioned or fully optioned?
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Does "on the road" mean no options or well optioned or fully optioned?
all taxes etc. no options
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      04-03-2007, 03:42 PM   #6
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$60,506 USD

I left the details of how I came up with the base MSRP in US dollars in another thread, but based on your UK number our US NO OPTION M3 would come in at $60,506. Too much in my opinion, given that reasonable option package totals on this car are likely to run between 8 and 15K.

Too much money for an M3 when a base 911 is at that territory.
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I left the details of how I came up with the base MSRP in US dollars in another thread, but based on your UK number our US NO OPTION M3 would come in at $60,506. Too much in my opinion, given that reasonable option package totals on this car are likely to run between 8 and 15K.

Too much money for an M3 when a base 911 is at that territory.
got to admit i'm starting to think about a 997 myself.
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      04-03-2007, 04:09 PM   #8
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I left the details of how I came up with the base MSRP in US dollars in another thread, but based on your UK number our US NO OPTION M3 would come in at $60,506. Too much in my opinion, given that reasonable option package totals on this car are likely to run between 8 and 15K.

Too much money for an M3 when a base 911 is at that territory.
Base 911 is in low $70's. With reasonable options, you're looking at $78-80. this is still $10-15 above a reasonably equipped M3 assuming it prices out in the mid-to-high $60's.
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Base 911 is in low $70's. With reasonable options, you're looking at $78-80. this is still $10-15 above a reasonably equipped M3 assuming it prices out in the mid-to-high $60's.
Possibly you may be able to get a reasonably well optioned M3 for less than 70K. Even still, I don't think the value of the new M3 will be within 10 to 15K of a brand new 997. Just too expensive for what you're getting from Bavaria.
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      04-03-2007, 04:21 PM   #10
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Ouch. Thats expensive. I was expecting base at max 47-48k sterling


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I left the details of how I came up with the base MSRP in US dollars in another thread, but based on your UK number our US NO OPTION M3 would come in at $60,506. Too much in my opinion, given that reasonable option package totals on this car are likely to run between 8 and 15K.

Too much money for an M3 when a base 911 is at that territory.
I havenít read your other post, and Iím sure you used a good formula/rationale for coming up with your number, though I doubt it will be accurate. Euro and UK prices ALWAYS differ from the USD, and I really donít think thereís an accurate # or % to use since that varies too.

I tried to compare the USD to Euro pricing on the Audi RS4 to get a rough idea on where the m3 will eb priced, based on the % difference in the RS4 to the USD in Euro and came up with a number of around $56K.

Pure speculation at this point.
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      04-03-2007, 07:07 PM   #12
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Just found this link in another thread. Looks like C/D agrees with my 60k USD estimate.

http://www.caranddriver.com/carnews/...-m3-coupe.html
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doesn't UK market usually price higher than US?
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      04-04-2007, 11:23 AM   #14
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My SA just called from Southern California (I am in Paris on business) stating that they are getting their allocation now for December 2007 delivery.

Almost here!

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      04-04-2007, 12:20 PM   #15
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Not correct

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I havenít read your other post, and Iím sure you used a good formula/rationale for coming up with your number, though I doubt it will be accurate. Euro and UK prices ALWAYS differ from the USD, and I really donít think thereís an accurate # or % to use since that varies too.

I tried to compare the USD to Euro pricing on the Audi RS4 to get a rough idea on where the m3 will eb priced, based on the % difference in the RS4 to the USD in Euro and came up with a number of around $56K.

Pure speculation at this point.
I do agree with you that the $60 base USD price does not sound right but in general using a ratio of known prices does work fairly closely. I did this with the RS4 and M5 and it was quite close. Using this method with the RS4 gives $66k though not $56k (because the RS4 is $66k in the US and the price we have heard in Brittish pounds for the car is almost exactly what the RS4 is in pounds). Iīm still betting on high $50k USD.
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My SA just called from Southern California (I am in Paris on business) stating that they are getting their allocation now for December 2007 delivery.

Almost here!

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December delivery sounds way too soon...
(even thought hat would be my dream)
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My SA just called from Southern California (I am in Paris on business) stating that they are getting their allocation now for December 2007 delivery.
My salesperson says December 2007 for start of US production, not delivery. Figure February-March, which is what C&&D says, as well.
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price is £50,625 on the road. See other thread for options
im happy with that. (was expecting that price)
55k with a few options.

kinda worried my dealer has no info though
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im happy with that. (was expecting that price)
55k with a few options.

kinda worried my dealer has no info though
I have deposits at 2 dealers, one (where i am further back in the queue) has told me the info, the other dealer where i am closer to the top of the list has not told me anything!
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this forum is replete with examples very clearly illustrating that you can never compare bmw sale prices from country to country by doing a simple monetary unit conversion. bmw enjoys very different profit margins from country to country.

i don't put any stock in any of the numbers discussed here in this thread.
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this forum is replete with examples very clearly illustrating that you can never compare bmw sale prices from country to country by doing a simple monetary unit conversion. bmw enjoys very different profit margins from country to country.

i don't put any stock in any of the numbers discussed here in this thread.
Completely agree. Saw a Car & Driver issuse that said the same thing. Not even worth trying to compare.
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oh man i wish the M3 would cost that much here, ($60,000). My 335i was $60,000 . I was told the M3 will cost $90,000 full option in kuwait..
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