Originally Posted by Whostheboss
A baby 5er (528i) costs US$47,000 and a 6GC starts at US$76,000. Thats a 62% increase.
- The entry level engine for the 5 series is not available for the 6 series. This introduces an artificially large price gap between the two. The gap is potentially even larger in countries where the 520i is sold. Don't expect BMW to put a 4 cylinder in the 6 series any time soon.
- There are standard equipment differences (6 has more content to start) that also contribute to the price gap.
- The 5 and 6 series feature more differentiation in the interior than the 3 and 4 will, assuming these spy shots are showing us the truth.
I think it is extremely unlike that the 428i coupe will start at over 50k, even if the selection of one of the four "lines" becomes compulsory with this model (which I suppose I'd give a 50/50 shot). The 428i GC, then, might possibly tip things above 50k to start, but I would not necessarily guarantee that. I could see them putting it just slightly under.
In any case, once optioned up, this will not be a cheap car, but neither is a 335i today. Even a 328i can go well above 50k.