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FINAL BMW '00 MY INVOICE PRICING (archive)

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Posted by Fred Meloan on April 02, 1999 at 08:30:51:

Hot off the wire are the prices for the 2000 Model Year Z3 roadsters and coupe and the M roadster and coupe. I have included 1999 Model Year pricing as a reference so that you may make any price comparisons you wish. Please remember that not all options are available on all models and that many of the options are standard equipment on the 2.8 and M models.

It is interesting to note that BMW has increased the dealer invoice prices significantly more than the base MSRP pricing. BMW NA has also raised the invoice price of literally every option while keeping the MSRP for the option the same as last year. The increase in the MSRP for the 2.3 is $1,350 but the increase in the dealer invoice price is a whopping $1,775 or some $425 more than the increase in the MSRP. From my perspective this represents a price increase in the base invoice price of 6.68 per cent. Anybody want to bet that there are thousands of customers and 375 BMW dealers a wee bit unhappy this week?

In my mind the only justification for the price increase is the lined top in the roadsters and the addition of DSC III to all models except the M roadster and coupe. While the 2.3 is to have an "upgraded" stereo I wonder what this will amount to as the 2.3 still has the HK available as a $675 extra cost option.

The real significance of the new pricing is that my well equipped 2000 MY 2.3 is going to cost some $1,870 more than the identically equipped '99 I did not buy last year. Now I am beginning to wonder if I did the right thing by waiting.


BASE PRICE '99 MSRP '99 INV '00 MSRP '00 INV
Z3 2.3 roadster $29,950 $26,555 $31,300 $28,330
Z3 2.8 roadster 36,200 31,895 36,900 33,370
Z3 2.8 coupe 36,200 31,895 36,550 33,055
M roadster 42,700 37,575 42,700 38,590
M coupe 41,800 36,795 41,800 37,780
Automatic Transmission (4 speed) 975 925 975 925
Premium Package 2.3 roadster 2,000 1,660 2,000 1,700
Premium Package 2.8 roadster 950 790 950 810
Power Roof 750 625 750 640
Hard Top Roof 1,900 1,575 1,900 1,615
Moon Roof (coupes only) 300 250 300 255
Metallic Paint 475 395 475 405
Special Order Paint 475 395 475 405
Leather Upholstery *** 1,150 955 1,150 980
Extended Leather(2.8's only) 1,200 995 1,200 1,020
On Board Computer 300 250 300 255
Heated Seats & Mirrors 500 415 500 425
HK Sound System *** 675 560 675 575
CD Player (in lieu of cassette) 200 165 200 170
Sport Seats(Requires heated seats) 400 330 400 340
Cargo Net (2.8 coupe) 180 150 180 150
Chrome Trim 150 125 150 130
Aluminum Trim (2.8 coupe only) 150 125 150 130
Wood Trim 400 330 400 340
Fog Lights *** 260 215 260 220
Cruise Control *** 475 395 475 405
17" Cross Spoke Wheels (2.8 roadster) NA NA 1,125 955
17" Radial Alloy Wheels (2.8 coupe) 1,125 935 1,125 955
Destination & Handling 570 570 570 570

*** Indicates items that are standard (at no extra cost) on the 2.8 model but are extra cost options on the 2.3 model. I have not attempted to indicate the options that are standard on the M models.

Good Luck on pricing out your 2000 Model Year Z3 or M.

Fred Meloan
BMW CCA #86321 NCC
'00 E36/7 Z3 2.3 Bright Red, beige/beige, Maryland tag:

9 Maryland 00
Z3

on order for July, 99 delivery



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