• Jul 6, 2006


The eager folks over at e90post.com have come across the complete list of pricing for BMW's new 3-Series Coupe lineup, and the most significant nugget of information is that both the new 328i and 335i coupes are going up in price by a hefty $3,000 each. The base 328i model will now start at $35,300, the all-wheel drive 328xi will start at $37,100, and the 335i with the new twin-turbo 3.0L inline-six will start at $40,600.

BMW must know what people are willing to pay, as the reaction on e90post.com's forum has been one of understanding. The 328i will come with a new, naturally aspirated inline-six that produces 230 horsepower and 200 ft-lbs. of torque, enough to make the base coupe quicker to 60 mph than the current top-of-the-line 330Ci coupe. The new 335i, of course, has BMW's trick twin-turbo 3.0L inline-six cylinder that generates 300 horsepower and 300 ft-lbs of torque. The 335i will reach 60 mph in 5.3 seconds, and we're old enough to remember when that was supercar territory.

So it appears dropping another three large on your 3-Series Coupe might just be worth it.

Follow the link to e90post.com's forum where you'll find a PDF containing the prices of each individual option and option packages.

[Source: e90post.com]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      I wouldn't pay that much for a car with the rear looking like the old Mazda Millenia! I want the Bangle Butt!!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Well, I've entered the new prices, and will upload them shortly.

      The 2007 includes additional standard features, most notably xenon headlights. The total value of these is about $1,800. It follows that the increase for the 328i's larger engine and larger wheels is $1,200, which seems very reasonable.

      After adjusting for feature differences, the 335i's price is about $1,375 higher, which seems even more reasonable considering this also includes a more powerful, Logic 7 audio system.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Yes! It looks like there will be a 335i sedan:
      http://www.leftlanenews.com/2006/06/12/spotted-2007-bmw-335i-sedan/

      If this engine puts out the kind of power/torque that even a 250hp V8 does, they won't be able to make them fast enough. From the 0-60 numbers, that looks like a yes.
      • 8 Years Ago
      ED invoice price is 34k for the 335i. Add on the sport package, leather, dealer profit and shipping and you've got a car for around 38k that will obliterate everything in its class. Figure 1400 less for a sedan with the same options.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I believe that its increase is size, power, luxury, and now price over the last generation 3 series coupe is allowing BMW to create "space" in its lineup for the 1-series in all of its iterations.

      Just a guess.
      • 8 Years Ago
      part of the price increase is because of the poor exchange rate. even with this price increase, it probably is still cheaper than if you were to buy it in europe. but the main reason is because bmw is intending to bring the 3 series upmarket. this has been hinted at for years now. hopefully, bmw will decide to bring the 1 and 2 series to the US to fill in the lower price bracket.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Does the base 328 have the same horrible intake manifold the stripper N52 325/525 have?
      Did BMW redesign the manifold so that is like the M54s, the air enters between cylinders 3 & 4 and has a variable resonance valve, instead of 1&2 and no resonance.

      or, does the dual exhaust mufflers up the power from a quoted '215' hp to 230 hp.

      The torque figure of 185ft-lbs@2750 from the 3 liter N52 stripper is a german joke. 215hp@6250=181 ft-lbs
      Not even BMW can have a torque curve that peaks at 185ft-lbs at low 2750rpm and mantains that, or at least re-peaks at high speed, for 3500rpm.
      NO WAY. The torque is more like 200-205ft-lbs and the power is 220-225hp, underrated to avoid angering M54 owners with their OLD BMW M50, M50tu, M52, M52tu, M54, family of inline6s.

      The stripper 2.5 liter N52 engine makes 174hp and 169.5 ft-lbs, the real 2.5 makes 214hp and 184ft-lbs, and has a smaller bore of 82mm versus 85mm of the 3 liter N52

      The advanced manifold of the N52.
      http://www.mwerks.com/gallery/gallery3.php?mode=view&album=/BMW/Technology%20and%20Development/BMW%20N52=Inline%206%20Engine&pic=024.jpg&start=&dispsize=800
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm really hoping that BMW puts that twin turbo inline six cylinder into the sedan. I'm sure it will cost more than the current 330i, but hopefully not $3,000 more.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Do people not understand the concept of inflation? A particular monetary value, say $1, has less buying power each progressive year. I know you've heard old people talk about how cheap things used to be when they were young. Inflation is the main reason behind this. New cars arrive roughly every 7 years, so think that this price increase is partially due to 7 years of inflation. Also, I'm sure that BMW prices their cars with the future value of the dollar in mind. This car will actually be cheapest @ MSRP for consumers at the end of its lifecycle.
      • 8 Years Ago
      how ugly... but of course everyone knows that
      • 8 Years Ago
      Its exchange rates not inflation you dumb ass.
      go fuck urself cBennett
      • 8 Years Ago
      Re: #13, 15, & 16

      Not to beat a dead horse, but it's even more than inflation and exchange rates. A couple big ones: competition and efficiency gains.

      Screw Flanders.
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