BMW M3When BMW unveiled the M3 and M4 at the Detroit Auto Show back in January, we told you that the new sportsters were starting at $62,000 and $64,200, respectively. That leaked info, though, only told a small part of the story for the new M cars. Now, we have the complete pricing sheet on the new coupe and sedan, direct from BMW.

The pricing intel that we had at the time was correct - prices start at $62,000 for four doors and $64,200 for two. Those prices don't include the $925 destination charge. Potential customers should also plan on spending an extra $550, as seven of the eight paint options are of the metallic variety. BMW's trademark Alpine White is the only no-cost paint option.

As for the cabin, customers will, interestingly, have the choice of a cloth/leather combination as standard. That's in addition to the standard suite of leather options. There are also extended leather and full leather options, for $950 and $3,500, respectively. There are three option packages available, covering all the extra goodies for the M3 and M4.

The $1,900 Driver Assistance Package adds blind-spot monitoring, Active Driving Assistant, a side- and top-view cameras and speed limit info. The Executive Package adds a heated steering wheel, comfort access, a rear-view camera, park distance control, a head-up display and satellite radio, with prices starting at $4,000 for the M4 and $4,300 for the M3 (which adds heated rear seats). Finally, a $1,900 Lighting Package adds automatic high beams and adaptive LED lights.

For those looking for even more performance, an M double-clutch transmission costs $2,900, while a set of carbon-ceramic stoppers will demand $8,150. An adaptive M suspension is $1,000, while two wheel options retail at $1,200 apiece.

There are a number of other, smaller, less significant options (who buys rear window sunshades on an M3?), but what you see here is the bulk of the optional goodies for both the M3 and M4. From the looks of it, ambitious buyers should have no issue building a M4 that crests the $90,000 figure. That's a lot of money. It's dangerously close to some serious metal, like the $98,000 Porsche 911 Carrera S, not to mention cars like the Jaguar F-Type R Coupe or Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51.

What do you think? What's your cutoff number for either of these cars, and what options could you not live without? Let us know in Comments.


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      Gorgenapper
      • 8 Months Ago
      Why should I buy this when I can buy 3 Honda Civics, bolt them all together and have a 12 seater triple-engined limo that goes 0 - 60 in 30 seconds?
      550PlusX5
      • 8 Months Ago
      News flash.... Fast german cars that handle well costs a lot of money.... If the price is too steep, then perhaps the problem is your wallet and/or you should consider pre-owned.
      action3500
      • 8 Months Ago
      That's $99K for Carrera S. Base Porsche price does not include engine, transmission or wheels. ANY and I mean ANY Porsche these days requires nearly 40% of MSRP in options to make it into a decent luxury sport car. So that 911 S will cost at least $120-130K once you added some decent seats, proper suspension, etc.
        Porsche4life
        • 8 Months Ago
        @action3500
        Ofcourse, you can add that to any car that your heart wants and start making it better and better cost money. It comes down to your style of driving.
        Bob
        • 8 Months Ago
        @action3500
        your absolutely right but i definitely see M4s selling for over 90k and that kind of money buys you a good regular 911 which is a much better coupe
      ihyln
      • 8 Months Ago
      With some reasonable options it comes to about $72k. In contrast my 2008 M3 sedan was around 68k before taxes but this car has a lot more features compared to my sedan. All in all not bad but I miss that old V8
      ragtopdodge
      • 8 Months Ago
      If a new M4 can do the quarter in mid-12s, then it'd be a 99% perfect car. Plenty fast enough, plenty handle excellent enough. Don't need CC brakes, nor an automatic transmission. If can get one for $75k for essentially the perfect car, then it's worth it. What would make it 100% perfect? How about a clamshell hood, so you don't see that awful cut line on the front of the hood? Black M4 would help hide that.
        ghetto2315
        • 8 Months Ago
        @ragtopdodge
        The E9X M3 does the quarter in mid 12's. With about the same Horsepower, more than 100+ lbs of TQ, and less weight, the new F8X M3/M4 will be in the low 12's or even high 11's depending on a good launch and ideal conditions. Like I said in my below post, I have my upcoming M4 optioned out with Executive Pkg (Heated Steering Wheel - Comfort Access Keyless - Rear View Cam - Parking Sensors - Sat Radio - Heads-Up Display) and Lighting Pkg (Full LED Headlights), Adaptive M Suspension, Black M 19" Wheels and Manual Transmission and sticker price is $73,225 (Navigation and Front Heated Seats among a long list of things are standard). You keyboard warriors and trigger happy journalists who have nothing better to do than post inflated price tags that 9 out of 10 buyers will never come close to can go post elsewhere until you read the facts. I buy/lease a performance car because of what it has to offer and if I can justify the price tag for what options/equipment I need. Judging by my sticker price of $73,225, I am one happy camper for what I'll be getting. $90K? LOL...
      550PlusX5
      • 8 Months Ago
      Should be a good ride... My heart is still set on the 911s, though the way the stock market and housing market has been, maybe a GT3 isn't so far off a few months from now... We shall see.... I guess I can always win the M3 or M4 in the raffle being run by BMW CCA.... Lol....
      sparrk
      • 8 Months Ago
      In Germany, the M4 starts at € 75300 and that's the lowest price in whole Europe.
      Jonathan
      • 8 Months Ago
      A lot of the posts here are in response to the high price quoted in the article, and yes, some of them are valid. However, unless you build one out yourself and wait the however many months it takes to get it, you will be lucky to find one for less than high $70k-low $80k. The previous generation M3 had a lower base price than the forthcoming model, and it was difficult, if not near-impossible to find one at a dealer that wasn't optioned out with comfort/convenience/premium/competition/lighting package to $72k and up. Not to belabor the point, but BMW knows that a large majority of their buyers will not custom spec their vehicle, so it is in their best interest to stock up their dealers with fully optioned cars.
        ghetto2315
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Jonathan
        @ Jonathan - Actually, believe it or not, about 75% of my E9X M3 clients special ordered theirs. Now obviously that isn't the case nationwide or even world wide but I found it that my clients were pretty particular about what they wanted. We'll see if it is the same for the F8X M3/M4.
        action3500
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Jonathan
        Any BMW takes around 8 weeks to custom order. A lot of people do it and have no problem waiting for the car with the spec they want. It's a very easy process and as far as I know, no other luxury manufacturer has such an easy process of ordering a custom car.
      gasaraki88
      • 8 Months Ago
      $60,000+ and no leather seating as default. All paint cost extra except for one? Really?
        hc91
        • 8 Months Ago
        @gasaraki88
        Bmw Audi and Mercedes have all charged $500+ for paint other than White/Black/ and oddly red? lol
        OptimusPrimeRib
        • 8 Months Ago
        @gasaraki88
        It could be worse, you could get Porsche prices on the options list.
      Really
      • 8 Months Ago
      Soooo over priced! BMW = Barely Makes Warranty
        ghetto2315
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Really
        Says the person who has never owned an ///M (I said owned, not driven and perhaps I'm still giving you too much credit by saying driven)
          ghetto2315
          • 8 Months Ago
          @ghetto2315
          @ Akita - says the person who has no idea what I do for a living. I work for BMW and my incentives gives me the option of leasing any BMW model I want at a significantly reduced rate. I'm on my third ///M car and I've tracked them all. Good enough for you for just a "lease"? Tough guy...
          ghetto2315
          • 8 Months Ago
          @ghetto2315
          And furthermore Akita, what's the difference of owning versus leasing? In my career and position, I could still purchase and own my car rather than lease it and I would still only own if for 2-3 years before I sold it to get in to a newer model. The same period of leasing for 2-3 years. So just because I "lease" my ///M cars mean I am any less of an owner? You must be 15-years old.
          akitadog
          • 8 Months Ago
          @ghetto2315
          Says the person who has never owned an ///M (I said owned, not leased)
          ghetto2315
          • 8 Months Ago
          @ghetto2315
          @ Akita - You certainly are a few French Fries short of a Happy Meal. My argument against the individual that made the poor comment was the fact that he has probably never owned/leased/financed/bought/inherited/whatever a ///M vehicle in his entire life to experience it. I was merely stating that just because somebody test drives a car does not entitle that person to know how great or poor that vehicle is during said ownership, regardless if they lease or finance. I was going on a limb and stating that the individual was making a false claim and he probably hasn't even test driven said car, let alone "owned" said car to make such a claim. And you come on here and play keyboard warrior that somebody who leases a car for 3 years is NOT the same as somebody who owns/finances a car for 3 years AND THEN goes on a tangent about the economy and resale value and depreciation. LMFAO. As if leasing a car and having it for 3-years is any less of an experience of financing it for 3-years and getting rid of it for a newer model. I drive a BMW because I bleed black, blue and white. I drive BMW because my company takes care of me. I drive a BMW because I truly believe we are the best brand in the world. Who I impress and piss off is up to the people judging me. That's why I lease/finance/own/whatever you want to call it - a BMW.
          ghetto2315
          • 8 Months Ago
          @ghetto2315
          @ Akita - You certainly are a few French Fries short of a Happy Meal. My argument against the individual that made the poor comment was the fact that he has probably never owned/leased/financed/bought/inherited/whatever a ///M vehicle in his entire life to experience it. I was merely stating that just because somebody test drives a car does not entitle that person to know how great or poor that vehicle is during said ownership, regardless if they lease or finance. I was going on a limb and stating that the individual was making a false claim and he probably hasn't even test driven said car, let alone "owned" said car to make such a claim. And you come on here and play keyboard warrior that somebody who leases a car for 3 years is NOT the same as somebody who owns/finances a car for 3 years AND THEN goes on a tangent about the economy and resale value and depreciation. LMFAO. As if leasing a car and having it for 3-years is any less of an experience of financing it for 3-years and getting rid of it for a newer model. I drive a BMW because I bleed black, blue and white. I drive BMW because my company takes care of me. I drive a BMW because I truly believe we are the best brand in the world. Who I impress and piss off is up to the people judging me. That's why I lease/finance/own/whatever you want to call it - a BMW.
          akitadog
          • 8 Months Ago
          @ghetto2315
          Hey, you're the one leasing your M vehicles while ragging on someone else who also hasn't owned an M. Just speak the truth about yourself. By the way, considering how much you love to talk about yourself (see all your other comments here) I kinda figured out what it is you do. Yes, it's lovely when your employer subsidizes your long-term rentals, isn't it? I could just as easily own, I mean, finance, a new M with my income. I'd simply rather put my money into assets, rather than succumb to the look-at-me culture that puts people into debt for the sake of having the latest and greatest whatever. And when I do get what I want, I'll let someone else take the huge depreciation hit beforehand. But, hey, it's your life. If you're OK with a several-hundred-dollar-per-month rental bill for the rest of your working life, be my guest. I'll be the one using that same money to increase my family's wealth, feed my kids' college funds, and enjoy retirement. You know, that thing that fewer of us in this flat global economy will actually get to do because we were too busy leasing sports cars to impress people we don't know.
          akitadog
          • 8 Months Ago
          @ghetto2315
          Hey, you're the one leasing your M vehicles while ragging on someone else who also hasn't owned an M. Just speak the truth about yourself. By the way, considering how much you love to talk about yourself (see all your other comments here) I kinda figured out what it is you do. Yes, it's lovely when your employer subsidizes your long-term rentals, isn't it? I could just as easily own, I mean, finance, a new M with my income. I'd simply rather put my money into assets, rather than succumb to the look-at-me culture that puts people into debt for the sake of having the latest and greatest whatever. And when I do get what I want, I'll let someone else take the huge depreciation hit beforehand. But, hey, it's your life. If you're OK with a several-hundred-dollar-per-month rental bill for the rest of your working life, be my guest. I'll be the one using that same money to increase my family's wealth, feed my kids' college funds, and enjoy retirement. You know, that thing that fewer of us in this flat global economy will actually get to do because we were too busy leasing sports cars to impress people we don't know.
          akitadog
          • 8 Months Ago
          @ghetto2315
          One more thing, if you think you can decide who is "entitled" to make pronouncements and have opinions about a car without having owned it/rented it for an extended length of time, then what are you even doing frequenting a web site where journalists drive cars, give them back, and then offer their opinions? You should be ignoring this site like the plague, or telling off every employee who dares express an opinion on these blog posts. So, are you up for some consistency in ideology?
          akitadog
          • 8 Months Ago
          @ghetto2315
          By your rationale, I can say I owned a number of cars because I obtained them from the Budget/Enterprise/Hertz counter at the airport. After all, I signed a contract agreeing to mileage, an expense for the length of time I had it in my possession, acknowledged responsibility for repairs while in my possession (I also had to have proof of insurance), and I have to return it after a pre-decided length of time, and pay mileage penalties if necessary. What's the difference between that contract and your lease contract? The only outstanding difference is the length of time, which is to say, there is really no substantial difference at all. Do you own a home that you live in when you... wait for it... LEASE it from another party? I imagine you would think that, NO, you don't own it. So, what justification do you have to think differently about a leased car? I never said you were "not as good as" or "less than" anyone who owns their car. But you have the gall to call out someone who hasn't done at least what you're doing, RENTING a vehicle. Who's the one trying to make someone else feel small?
      Toddley
      • 8 Months Ago
      I love BMWs but I don't see how an enthusiast can justify this over a Stingray unless you want to look cute in front of your yuppie business friends.
        Gator
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Toddley
        Maybe you have a family and aren't buying this for weekend only.... This car can be comfortably driven daily. While I love the new Vette, there is no way it is better to DD over the M3/4
        1STH
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Toddley
        what a dumb comparison.
        i_heart_2_pwn_u
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Toddley
        what a dumb comparison.
      Eggmania
      • 8 Months Ago
      62k and still no leather seats?
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