BMW’s new M5 is just around the corner, with all 560 horsepower ready to take on the likes of Mercedes-Benz, Cadillac, and Jaguar. Perhaps you are one of the lucky souls who has the means of adding an M5 to your life, or are just curious what size of wallet you’d need to snag Munich’s hottest sedan.
Minivans are supposed to be functional. It comes as no surprise, then, that the Honda Odyssey offers a lot of extra goodies beyond the base minimum. Most of the options are included as trim levels, but this vehicle also offers up a host of accessories to tailor it to your very specific lifestyle.
Since we first started compiling these Base Versus Loaded pieces, we knew that the high-end German automakers were really going to be where it was at for sky high optioned-up pricing. And, within that world, it seemed clear that Porsche would be a real champ for add-ons. So it is.
If you’re anything like us, you likely spend at least some portion of your workweek configuring interesting cars on manufacturer websites. We’re consistently amazed at the huge price gap between the “base” version of a particular model, and its totally optioned-out counterpart. In this new series, we will plainly show the differences in price, and what the extra money really buys you.