The current 3.0si is 42,500 Euros in Germany, so if they're just releasing an equivalent model first, then there's almost no price change. Assuming anything at this point seems a bit premature. Now if the listed price is for a 2.0 petrol motor, then there really will be a large price increase.
Simply converting euro pricing to USD has never been an accurate way to estimate pricing. Using the same theory, the 39,400 euro base price of a 135i in Germany, where it has fewer standard options than the US version would convert to $49,000. I'd guess that given the folding hard top, and what appears to be a more complex interior, there will be a price increase, but odds are that it won't be as large as the above speculation.
Of course there is a lot of untapped potential between the $50k 335iC and the $85k 650iC...
2000 IR/Bk M Coupe
Last edited by RedBread; 10-27-2008 at 07:00 PM.