After downloading all of the pricing information about Ford’s Mustang GT in last week’s BVL, we thought we’d take on a popular German target with BMW’s 3-Series this week. Of course, when looked at from the 328i up through the M3 variants, there are an awful lot of legitimately different cars that wear the 3 for BMW, so, for this session, we narrowed the field down to simply the 335i sedan. As you’ll see, that limitation doesn’t mean that we didn’t find a wide gulf in price, from Base up to Loaded.
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.