Car & Driver likely took the price of an European model with some options, including 19% VAT, and converted it directly to US$ with the conversion ratios we have these days.mavapa said:Car&Driver's 2007 review talked about an $80,000 car. I couldn't find a price in several reviews. Where did you get your price? The expected highway number is about 33 mpg (US).

We all know it doesn't work this way.

For an apples-to-apples comparison, a 335i with Steptronic is 43,460€ on the German price list. A 335d with Steptronic (not available as a manual) is 44,350€.

So the base 335d is a whopping 2 percent more expensive than the 335i.