[ROVERNET - UK] The price of performance
Paul.Smith at auroraenergy.com.au
Wed Aug 2 04:15:52 BST 2006
Hmmmm; a 2000 for <$3000 is the go then.
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[mailto:rovernet-bounces at lyris.ccdata.com]On Behalf Of Drew Egginton
Sent: Wednesday, 2 August 2006 1:07 pm
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Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] The price of performance
Quite true and similar to the situation in Australia then and now!
The standard 2006 BMW 320i sedan (6 speed manual, 2.0 litre 4 cylinder)
is about A$50,000 (about US$38,500!) plus on-road costs (dealer
delivery, state stamp duty, registration etc) plus any expensive options
that are often fitted. It has 110kW of power (~150hp). The local GM
outpost Holden has just released prices for their new VE generation
Commodore range due in August, which is the first car to be spun off the
new global GM "Zeta" rear wheel drive platform. The high performance SS
model which has the GM 6.0 L V8 with 270kW (~366hp) and 6 speed manual
gearbox is listed at A$44,990 (~US$34,600). To get similar performance
from a BMW (barring the E46 M3 which has now finished production) you
would need to go for the A$98,500 (~US$75,800) 330i which has 190 kW of
But I doubt whether buyers of these vehicles would even consider the other!
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