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Our buddy Tom just tipped us off that someone over at E90Post posted what they say is US pricing info (though, strangely, metric horsepower and torque specs) for the next-gen BMW M3 coupe, due out later this year. Some notables regarding the new model are its 4.0-liter V8 (bi-VANOS 3rd gen.), producing 412 hp and 310 ft-lbs of torque, its available SMG III 7-speed tranny (six-speed manual standard), its carbon-fiber roofage similar to the M6's, and base price of $53,975, a $5000 jump from the 2006 MSRP (options raise the ceiling quickly). Lots more after the fold, taken with a big 'ol grain of salt.

Major Standard Equipment***

· 4.0L V8 307kW 420Nm (bi-VANOS 3rd gen.) engine
· Adaptive Xenon Headlights
· Carbon Fiber Roof
· SMG III 7-Speed transmission with DRIVELOGIC
· 18" M Double Spoke Alloy Wheel
· 18x8F/18x9R with P235/45ZR18 Front, P265/40ZR18 Rear Performance tires.

Invoice $49,117
Base Price USA Port of Entry* $53,975

Vehicle Options List

· Metallic paint $475
· Napa leather $1,450
· Carbon fiber trim $300
· Aluminum trim NC
· Comfort Access $500
· M Multifunction Seats with Active Width Adjustment $1,900
· Front Heated Seats $500 / ZCW
· Power Rear Sunshade $350
· Head-Up Display $1,000
· Navigation System w/I-Drive $2,100
· Power Rear Sunshade $350
· Rear Park Distance Control $350
· 19" M Double Spoke alloy wheel $1,750
· 19x8.5F/19x9.5R with P235/40ZR19 Front, P265/35ZR19 Rear Performance tires.
· Logic 7 sound system $1,200
· SIRIUS Satellite Radio $595
· High Definition Radio $500
· Premium Package (ZPP) $3,100
· Cold Weather Package (ZCW) $750
· 6-speed manual transmission NC
· Rear Spoiler Deletion NC

E92 M3 coupe pricing inside [M3Post]

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