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Re: Nobody will get the car at MSRP! (archive)

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Posted by Matt on November 17, 2000 at 10:43:57:

In Reply to: Nobody will get the car at MSRP! posted by Cosmos on November 17, 2000 at 08:01:23:

I'm quite sure I will. I've got it in writing.


I definately don't think you'll be able to get one for MSRP. Regardless of the fact that you may have a deposit down. You are exactly right about the M5 and also, while it is in a different league, the Z8 is selling at huge premiums. There are going to be people willing to pay up for the M3's that hit the U.S. No doubt about it. I am number 1 at a dealer whre I hav purchased several BMW's. While I do like the guy that I deal with, he is after all a salesman. He just sold a Z8 to someone in Cali for $225,000. Big markup. He is selling M5's at numbers in the $80's. He has already told me that I may in fact be looking at a significant premium on the M3.

Listen, I hope I can buy an M3 for MSRP. The next day I'll have it for sale. Someone will pay the premium.

hmm well i know that about half the poeple who use this forum say the car will cost them only 45k im guessing M5 owners where thinking they where only going to pay the list price of $69,400 but they are paying damm near $80,000
so at a list price of 45k and a very high demand with only 4000 units im exspecting you guys are going to pay somewhere around 50-60k what do you think?

What is BMWs excuse for making M3 fans wait so long since they were last able to buy a new E36 version, way back in 99? After all, its been more than 30 months since the E46 sedan launched (AW, March 2, 1998). According to M3 project manager Siegfried Friedmann, the M division had to wait until the everyday 3 Series Coupe was well along (AW, April 12, 1999) before the sports version could take shape
However, he says, the two teams worked closely together, and his people were able to do some advance engineering in one respect: All E46 unibodies were designed from the outset to take the cornering loads the M version would generate.

autoweek 10/23/2000

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