There’s some really good photo’s in there. Love the first one of the blue car looking for traction haha.
Does it feel like a US$260,000 car or a US$90,000 car?
Note: This is a trick question
I think the word “RIP OFF” was made for the car industry in Australia!
I think “rip off” is technically a phrase. Still, the mark-ups we get on cars here is ridiculous.
yeh your right, my bad ”
I think the PHRASE “RIP OFF” was made for the car industry in Australia!” =)
Lemme put this “mark-up” in perspective for everyone….
For this $260,000 in the USA you can get:
- One M5 for you and one M5 for your wife…thats 2 of these M5′s ($90,000 x 2 = $180,000)….still have another $80,000 left
- 1 M3 for your son $60,000
- 1 Mini Cooper for your daughter at $20,000
Just think over this for a second and you’ll see just how crap our car industry is in Australia…..
In the US:
- BM M5: US$90,000
- LandCruiser: US$80,000
- BM M5: US$260,000
- LandCruiser: US$90,000
Better get a LandCruiser.
Landcuiser starts at A$77,414 in Australia and US$68,920 in USA.
sex on wheels
hmmm really? Maserati or Aston bit sexier IMHO or the new 6 series.
Fantastic piece of equipment for the track.
Waste of money for the road or an everyday driver.
Just ask Tomic.
Tomic had an M3
Tomic had a M3…
Climate change isn’t a myth but global warming?…now that’s another matter.
Great car…better looking than the m3
Can somone from the Car Industry explain why we are being asked to pay these totally out of proportion prices. Where is the ACCC when this is going on? Even if you purchase in the UK with Right Hand Drive you areway better off. Please explain!
If it was 90K it would be a impressive but pretty useless (On road) car at $230k its obscene. You can understand why, but you notice the authors never mention this massive and I mean massive rape of the Australian car buyer. $170K US dollars less in the US. Come on Car-Aadvice how can anyone be impressed with a car they have had 170K stolen from them.
Go to town on Wayne Swine !!!! Why isn’t he farking throttling those criminals (oz car dealers) with a blow-torch and steel wire brush in hand ???? Bloody useless twonk !!!!
Tell him to remove the LCT that the Howard government put in place on top of their own GST, for starters. Just a thought. It’ll help, right?
Car Advice. when are you going to have the balls to comment on pricing? You really are showing a lack of true courage and independent reviews. Stand up for the Australian car purchaser
This is about the M5 – not pricing.
If you cant afford the price dont complain, keep dreaming like everyone else.
Pricing is effected by: our country’s location, our population and the size of our country.
Importers, have never had it so good.
back to the story.
I like the ‘M’ cars, but my concern is adding these turbos, does nothing for the brand, or the wonderful sound they should produce. Looks great in photos or a test track though.
No mention of the kW this new engine is producing in the article . . . . only that it is the most powerful featured in a M car.
Um anyone here complaining about pricing ever stepped out of there front door??!! It is a different ECONOMY!!! it is as expensive for Americans to pay $90000 there as it is for Australians to Pay the $230000 here. Their wages are much lower then ours, everything is in proportion!! Same in the UK!!!