• Apr 24, 2007
click above image for more high-res shots of the 2008 BMW M3

We're admittedly smitten over the new BMW M3 coupe and have passed along every morsel of information we've come across over the past few months. With the new M3 officially unveiled, however, the only real question left unanswered is how much it will cost. Today we've learned that if you live in Her Majesty's kingdom, a new 2008 BMW M3 coupe will cost you £50,625. If you're curious, that equates to $101,300.63 USD, which means nothing in the grand scheme of things. Along with being the most capable M3 ever produced, however, it's clear next year's model will also be the most expensive. That's the price you pay for a 420-hp V8 that can rush this Bimmer to 62 mph in 4.8 seconds.

Press release after the jump.

[Source: BMW]


PRESS RELEASE:

Price announced for BMW M3 Coupé

Further details of the new BMW M3 Coupé, the most powerful road-going M3 the marque has ever produced, have been announced.

The latest BMW M3 Coupé is a technical tour de force. The 420hp V8-engined performance car is capable of zero to 62mph in 4.8 seconds, before going on to an electronically-limited top speed of 155mph. But while engine capacity, cylinder count and output have increased compared to the previous M3's six-cylinder unit, engineers have managed to reduce powerplant weight and introduce elements of BMW's EfficientDynamics programme.

The use of lightweight engine components means the 3,999cc engine weighs 15kgs less than the previous 3.2-litre six-cylinder. Brake Energy Regeneration combines with an induction system featuring eight individual throttle butterflies and double-VANOS variable valve technology for the best performance. Such technology is why the BMW M3 posts a consumption figure of 22.8mpg on the combined cycle, an eight per cent improvement over the outgoing car.

The BMW M3 Coupé goes on sale in September 2007 priced at £50,625 OTR.


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      • 7 Years Ago
      I have had two M3 convertibles (M36 & M46) the basic price was about £5000 more that the coupe on both cars. My M36 was a 1995 and basic price was £43,000, my M46 is a 2004 basic price just short of £45,000. The basic price for the coupes in both years was less than £40,000. So I think the new M3 will be around the lower £40,000 remember production cost are down.
      • 7 Years Ago
      If you compare the 335 coupe in UK to US and use that ratio to find the m3 US msrp, it comes to a bit over 60k, which after inflation is basically what the last generation was. I'll wait out the nasty initial depreciation. :)
      • 7 Years Ago
      #24 I have been in both. I had no idea that was "real leather" in the caddy, sure looked, felt, and smelled like plastic to me. No way does the interior compare to even a base 325. I guess if you buy your jackets and sofas at the mall then you have slightly lower standards. Plus on the move, you just know that caddy is going to creak and moan like a 90 year old on her honeymoon.
      • 7 Years Ago
      So is the M3 an 08 or 09 model? Half the sites out there say 08, the others say 09. if it is an 08, then it should be available by 3rd or 4th quarter 07 correct?
      • 7 Years Ago
      100k for a new '08 m3? hah, might as well get a fleeting M6 or M5 w/ that same amount. i think that conversion is just wrong. compared to the RS4 in america, i see the m3 around 60-70k
      • 7 Years Ago
      Well, for a reference point, the 335 coupe starts at 35,760 pounds...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Too bad M3's don't depreciate like most cars. You'll be waiting a bit.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Current M3 Coupes were priced between £42,450 - £58,455 according to whatcar.co.uk.

      So it's a fair bit of a jump, but there may also be a difference in standard equipment.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Even at $55K to $60K, this is the bargain of the century. Even at the UK price it's worth every farthing. Just think of what people pay for the dross at Barrett Jackson, and this starts to look like astounding value for money. But by all means, buy an STS-V and enjoy the plastic. Go on, just wrap your knuckles on the dash and tell me that's a $40K car. The bloke on my street with the E36 M3 knows he can drive his everyday, park it on the street and still get $15K if he needs to sell. I doubt an STS-V will be worth that in two years, let alone 20. As the all-round performace car, this thing cannot be beat.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Think critically, people. The RS4 is 50k GBP. If the M3 is priced the same (about 50k GBP), then you might be able to look at Audi RS4 pricing in the USA and do an approximate comparison for the M3. The RS4 starts at 66k. If the two have mirror pricing of 50k GBP, then at most 66k USD seems possible.

      In actuality though, BMW USA prices its cars about 55-60% of BMW UK's pricing. Audi tends to run 60-66%. A 55K starting price of the M3 doesn't seem out of the realm as the last car (e46 M3) started at 49k.
      • 7 Years Ago
      so what is the percentage increase over the outgoing model?
      • 7 Years Ago
      For a few thousand more, the Corvette Z06 will show this porky, bloated has been the way around the Nurburgring. Hasta La Vista, Bimmer.
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