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Old 11-20-2012, 09:07 PM
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Originally Posted by beden1 View Post
They may sell less coupes than sedans, but they probably sell enough of them over the 5+ year product cycle to make the cost difference (whatever it truly is we don't know) negligible.
Just did a bit of research and BMW sells 3x more Sedan's than Coupe's. Not surprising.

Both the Sedan and Coupe have the same lifespan and they both occupy the same amount of production space, production equipment, personnel, etc.

Since the Sedan facility is pumping out 3x the amount of Sedan's of the Coupe facility, stands to reason that it is 3x more productive and therefore substantially less expensive to operate per vehicle produced.

It's the biggest reason the Coupe is more expensive than the Sedan. It's not features, it's not raw materials. It's production inequality.


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