The first details regarding the pricing of the new BMW M3 and M4 in America have emerged, and they show a significant hike over the previous generation models. The new performance machines also get some seriously pricey options. Looks like BMW is going to milk the hype for all it’s worth.
Let’s begin with the 2015 BMW M3 Sedan, which is reportedly priced at $62,925 before tax. That shows a $5,350 increases over the E90 M3 Sedan. With the new M3 boasting an in-line six instead of the old model’s big V8, the price difference is kind of hard to swallow.
Among the notable options of the new M3 we can mention the carbon-ceramic brakes that cost $8,150, the Executive Package, which adds stuff like keyless entry, heated seats and steering wheel, satellite radio, head-up display, parking sensors and camera, for $4,300, and Driver Assistance Plus package including a couple of safety features, costing $1,900.
In the case of the M4 Coupe, the price hike compared to the previous E91 model is a more modest $2,800, as the new car starts from $65,125 before tax. The costliest option here, apart from the carbon brakes, is the M-DCT dual-clutch transmission that’ll set you back $2,900.
Both 2015 BMW M3 and M4 are powered by the same turbocharged in-line six-cylinder engine developing 430 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque.