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that most old M3s averaged,
05-01-2000, 07:18 PM
but this time U.S. customers are getting an awful lot more power than before. (Partial quote re-printed.)<p>Source: Jack Pitney (BMW Corporate Communications Manager) <br>Source publication: May 2000 Roundel Magazine<p>Add a some options and the distination charges and MSRP could be pushing mid-fifties!<p>Oh well...........

DC
05-01-2000, 07:38 PM
I don't have the article with me but I recall him saying that he thought (key word here - he never said he KNEW) that the price target was around $46K...<p>I believe we will see a base MSRP of $45k - $46k.

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05-01-2000, 08:41 PM
The price computes to be $51K US but he said they would "aim" at keeping it under $50K for the US. Probably by making some features optional that will be standard in other countries; things like Zenon headlights and OBC, etc. I would guess thereby making it come in just under $50K for the US market.<p>I wouldn't doubt a fully loaded M3 might approach $60K MSRP! I hope your right about the $45K to $46K you think but it doesn't sound like it from what the article said. <p><br><i>: I don't have the article with me but I recall him saying that he thought (key word here - he never said he KNEW) that the price target was around $46K...<p>: I believe we will see a base MSRP of $45k - $46k.<p></i>

DC
05-01-2000, 08:46 PM
"The price computes to be $51K US"... <p>What price is that?

it. Apparently you
05-01-2000, 09:04 PM
saw a different article than the May issue of Roundel where this information was quoted. <p>The $51K price was computed from what the car will sell for in Germany.<p><p><i>: "The price computes to be $51K US"... <p>: What price is that?<p></i>

DC
05-01-2000, 09:09 PM
I just don't have it here with me....I fault the logic that is used to determine the US price by looking at the German price. I don't think the same relationship that existed with other cars can be used to determine the price of the E46 M3.<p>Personally, $5000 is not a deal breaker for me.....but I still agree with Bruce's info and think we will see a base MSRP of around $45K.

ChasM3
05-01-2000, 09:21 PM
<i>: but this time U.S. customers are getting an awful lot more power than before. (Partial quote re-printed.)<p>: Source: Jack Pitney (BMW Corporate Communications Manager) <br>: Source publication: May 2000 Roundel Magazine<p>: Add a some options and the distination charges and MSRP could be pushing mid-fifties!<p>: Oh well........... <p></i><br>This is the actual quote in the Roundel on price from BMW U.S. Holding Corp. Communications Manager Jack Pitney. "The M3 bows at 100,000DM in Germany, and that translates to $51,000 U.S. currently---but we are not going to do that. We will take approximately 10% out of the dollar cost, so we are definitely aiming under $50,000. Sure, it's a step up from the $45,000 that most old M3s averaged at our showrooms, but this time<br>U.S. customers are getting an awful lot more power than before."<p>I take that to mean average price of old M3's with options was 45k out of the showroom AND BMW intends to put the BASE price about 10% below the $51K conversion price from DM.

DC
05-01-2000, 09:22 PM
$51,000 - 10% ($5,100) = $45,900.<p>Sounds about right to me.

ChasM3
05-01-2000, 09:44 PM
<i>: $51,000 - 10% ($5,100) = $45,900.<p>: Sounds about right to me.<p></i>

TC
05-01-2000, 10:38 PM
if i see anything with 4k near 50k im getting a brand new 2001 vette<p><i>: I just don't have it here with me....I fault the logic that is used to determine the US price by looking at the German price. I don't think the same relationship that existed with other cars can be used to determine the price of the E46 M3.<p>: Personally, $5000 is not a deal breaker for me.....but I still agree with Bruce's info and think we will see a base MSRP of around $45K.<p></i>

m
05-02-2000, 04:02 AM
<i>: if i see anything with 4k near 50k im getting a brand new 2001 vette<p>: : I just don't have it here with me....I fault the logic that is used to determine the US price by looking at the German price. I don't think the same relationship that existed with other cars can be used to determine the price of the E46 M3.<p>: : Personally, $5000 is not a deal breaker for me.....but I still agree with Bruce's info and think we will see a base MSRP of around $45K.<p></i>

Josh
05-02-2000, 11:22 AM
<i>: if i see anything with 4k near 50k im getting a brand new 2001 vette<p>: : I just don't have it here with me....I fault the logic that is used to determine the US price by looking at the German price. I don't think the same relationship that existed with other cars can be used to determine the price of the E46 M3.<p>: : Personally, $5000 is not a deal breaker for me.....but I still agree with Bruce's info and think we will see a base MSRP of around $45K.<p></i>


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