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The sixth generation BMW 3 Series Sedan F30/F31/F34 and the first first generation 4 Series Coupe F32/F33/F36. Get the latest 3 and 4 series pricing from our ordering and pricing guide sticky thread.

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Old 11-25-2012, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by beden1 View Post
Historically, the 3 Series was the sport model and the 5 Series was a sport sedan with some luxury. With BMW, you had to pay up to get more luxury. The 7 and the 6 Series were luxury with superior handling characteristics.
With the 3, perhaps you had to pay up for luxury because otherwise the price looked outrageous. But I think they realized they couldn't play that game anymore and threw in a few things in the base 3, such as power seats BMW had to adjust their meaning of stripper not to be too out of touch with today's market.
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