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      01-13-2008, 10:32 PM   #89
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can't wait to see aftermarket mods will offer... that would be the day i would trade in my 335i.
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      01-13-2008, 10:35 PM   #90
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Cant wait to see it in Detroit. Hope the prices for the options come out soon.
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      01-13-2008, 10:43 PM   #91
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I know the S5 can do high 4's and that's all I will ever need.
That's not what you said. You said "similar performance numbers". When actually they aren't.
What about my other question? You're getting an optioned S5 for $55k?
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      01-13-2008, 11:07 PM   #92
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I know the S5 can do high 4's and that's all I will ever need.
I feel the same way about the mid 2's...that is all i would ever need!
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      01-13-2008, 11:08 PM   #93
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DAMN.... You guys have it good in the States

it sickn's me to think that I could have bought a M3 with how much we pay for 335's up here.

Oh well, I'm sure people in Europe + Asia (pretty much rest of the world) pay more than Canadians
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      01-13-2008, 11:08 PM   #94
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I know the S5 can do high 4's and that's all I will ever need.
At least someone admits they were never seriously interested in the M.

Haters, are you reading this?
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      01-13-2008, 11:23 PM   #95
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I'm considering canceling my order and getting an S5 with "close enough" performance numbers and all the bells and whistles for 15K less. I definitely dont need EDC and M Drive for the price, and think the new technology is somewhat ridiculous anyways. I also don't like the idea of cloth seats on a 57K dollar car. Seriously, most of the options on this thing are "must haves" if you ask me, and getting them is going to put me in the 65-70K range. The option prices are going to be the deal breaker for me.

S5 is starting to make a lot more sense. Better bang for the buck.
can't please everyone. sounds like your mind is made up, the S5 is a nice car, but not the driving performer the M3 is, or even the 335i is (which is even less $ since bang for the buck is a criteria), not a slam, just a matter of what one wants in a car.

in all seriousness, did you really expect the base price for the coupe to be anywhere close to $50K.

E90/92 M3's prices will have the opposite effect to many shoppers looking at RS4's and S5's, I think the very reasonable base price (especially the sedan) will put a dent Audi S5 sales.
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      01-13-2008, 11:23 PM   #96
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What about my other question? You're getting an optioned S5 for $55k?
He's right according to audiusa.com. S5 with leather sport seats (standard), pearl paint, carbon-look interior trim, nav & B&O sound is $54,715. A pretty good value, I'd say. Not as good a driver's car or as quick, but for most people a nice ride.

http://ak4-fr.audi.de/controller.do?...arstoreupdate=
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      01-13-2008, 11:30 PM   #97
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At least someone admits they were never seriously interested in the M.

Haters, are you reading this?
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      01-13-2008, 11:49 PM   #98
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i knew it was gonna be this price... i was hoping it wouldnt be more either. Any way.. DCT all the way baby
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      01-14-2008, 12:08 AM   #99
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      01-14-2008, 12:09 AM   #100
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Glad to see I nailed the price from long ago (using the % increase model from E36 to E46).

The fact you can get the sedan for <$55K is making me VERY happy I did not pay $4600 for an LSD for my 335i.

I think the M3 sedan will be in my garage instead
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      01-14-2008, 12:36 AM   #101
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Great news.

BMW waited until just after Lexus announced the IS-F pricing and then totally went for the jugular! I am suprised how low the price is, I think $59k for the coupe and $57 for the sedan would have still out sold Lexus. My prediction from the begining was $58.5k then during a lull, and when all the mags were predicting so high I changed my tune and believed they could and would get over $60k. Then with the hints of Military pricing I moved back to <$60k again.

Congrats to all those who voted $56-$58k in my poll long ago (can't recall if I voted for this or one notch higher at $58-60k)!

JEllis: Time to ... on our bet. I want to see your car with the ricer stickers all over it, soon!
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      01-14-2008, 12:36 AM   #102
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I am in a polling mood....

Go over to: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=107254

and vote....

A good debate again for modded 335i vs. M3
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      01-14-2008, 12:37 AM   #103
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Well the USD and Loonie are almost identical now so I'd imagien it'll be pretty close.

I asked my SA and he said that we Canadians are prolly looking at around 80-90k depending on the options.
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      01-14-2008, 12:38 AM   #104
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      01-14-2008, 01:13 AM   #105
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this is great news! now we should see the military price at around $52K for the e92 m3.
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      01-14-2008, 01:35 AM   #106
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It costs twice as much here in UAE (104k USD)..

GIEF US M3!
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      01-14-2008, 02:19 AM   #107
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Shit ... that's fucking hot.
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      01-14-2008, 02:29 AM   #108
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Official: Pricing for the M3
M3 E92: $57,275
M3 E90: $54,575
Truly, truly remarkable - Thank you BMWNA. Saloon all the way, BABY!!! Sub $55K. Wow.

A CNBC Special on the Detroit Auto Show - tomorrow night. Maybe the M3 will get some coverage!
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      01-14-2008, 02:41 AM   #109
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Yeah, I can't get the guy to respond. I wonder why?

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=107080
I remember this threat today and I responded to him too:

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No chance in hell BMW lists for a penny above that INCLUDING gas guzzler tax. Figure $54,700 is the absolute most BMW would possibly set the base price of this car for. I still think it will be lower. BMW is the best value in the luxury segment, undercutting Mercedes and Porsche by double digit percentages for lightly optioned vehicles.

http://www.leftlanenews.com/2008-lexus-is-f.html

Don't all of you "M3 base price is $60,000" guys feel foolish now?

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So sedan vs. sedan, you meant? If it'll be ~$55k for an M3, sedan offcourse, then the e92 M3 would go in $57k-$58k range. Thus, it aligns with people's prediction....so what is the surprise?
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      01-14-2008, 02:45 AM   #110
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Awesome awesome.... I was off by $275.....

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I was off by $225.

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