BMW car configurator: the £42k 3cyl BMW 3 Series

This one is a little different to the rest of the cars on this list.

  • Entry-level price: 318i SE - £25,160
  • The car we built: 318i Sport - £42,070

Key options:

  • BMW Icon adaptive LED headlights - £610
  • BMW Individual leather instrument panel - £1,075
  • Internet access - £95

This one is a little different to the rest of the cars on this list. Instead of wondering how expensive we could make the top-spec model, we looked at how far could we push the entry-level BMW 3 Series 318i with a 1.5-litre triple on board? 

It turns out you can easily spend £42,000 on one. Our build, finished in Tanzanite Blue and with 19-inch BMW Individual alloy wheels came in at just a smidge over that. Of course, we went to the effort to add several option packages to the specification, but we could have easily pushed the price to more than £45,000 if we ticked every box possible. Put simply, our 318i Sport is £14,023 per cylinder, and is more expensive than a 525d SE Touring!

Our crazy car configurator builds:

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