So, you're a thirty to fifty something year old male who has recently gone through divorce and suddenly find yourself having a lot of money and free time so you decided to purchase a performance BMW that you've always wanted but never bought because you were afraid that your wife was going to divorce you and take your children and your car. Well, nothing you can do about the children, but might as well get that BMW now that you're divorced.
不多说, 就从M家族小弟M3, M4
Right, let's start with the M3 and M4, probably one of the most popular performance vehicles ever. Starting with the 1986 E30 M3, BMW has won itself quite the fanatical fanbase. Having produced the somewhat affordable, rear-wheel-drive beast that it is, it's no wonder each iteration of BMW's iconic M3 have been met with adoration and fanaticism. The current generation, the F80, and the F82 in the form of the M4, has ditched the 4.0 liter V8 found in the previous E90 in favor of a higher torque twin turbo 3.0 liter inline 6, producing roughly 425 horsepower as standard. The F80 M3 starts at $64,000 for a base model, with the average M3 costing around $75,000~ with options. But here's the thing about M3s: they depreciate. As of now, you can get a 2015 F80 with around 25,000 miles loaded with options for around $50,000 on Bimmerpost.
旺小宅: Sounds great! Let’s go get one!
Hold your horses, 30-50-year-old man. The M3 is for spoiled high schoolers whose daddies own law firms or whatever and 20-something-year-old IT guys who think they're too good for a WRX but can' t yet afford a GT3. You need something more elegant, and classier. Worry not, sir, for I have the perfect BMW for you. I introduce to you, the M5. (Trumpet flare). The M5, otherwise known as the M3's bigger, meaner older brother, makes around 560 horsepower from a 4.4 liter V8. The upcoming F90, however, is rumored to make around 600 hp. Anyways, now that the M5 F10 is on its way out to be replaced by the F90 in a couple of months, you should probably just wait, either to get an F90 for around a hundred grand or to get a depreciated F10 for around as $45,000. It's up to you.