Did you know that the most expensive BMW is valued at over $2.5 million?
But this isn’t the only BMW that only the wealthy can buy.
Here is an overview of the 18 most expensive BMW cars:
- 1957 BMW 507 – $2,590,000
- 1980 BMW M1 Coupé – $881,000
- 1940 BMW 328 Cabriolet – $843,000
- 2023 BMW 3.0 CSL – $780,000
- 1960 BMW 502 Cabriolet – $779,000
- 2001 BMW Z8 Alpina Roadster – $441,000
- 2010 BMW M3 GTS – $440,000
- 2003 BMW M3 Coupé CSL – $331,000
- 1997 BMW M3 Evolution – $315,000
- 1993 BMW Alpina B12 5.7 Coupé – $292,000
- 2023 BMW M4 CSL – $179,997
- 2023 BMW M8 Competition – $179,382
- 2023 BMW XM – $169,330
- 2023 BMW M760i XDrive – $168,225
- 2023 BMW Alpina B7 XDrive – $165,580
- 2023 BMW M5 CS – $159,998
- 2023 BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé XDrive – $157,845
- 2023 BMW X7 – $157,245
In this article, we will tell you all about these cars!
At a Glance: The most expensive BMWs
Before we start, here is a table containing the most valuable cars that BMW has ever built!
|Model||Price||Units Built||Production Years|
|BMW 507||$2,590,000||252||1956 to 1959|
|BMW M1||$881,000||453||1978 to 1981|
|BMW 328||$843,000||464||1936 to 1940|
|BMW 3.0 CSL||$780,000||50||2023|
|BMW 502||$779,000||3,865||1952 to 1958|
|BMW Z8 Alpina Roadster||$441,000||555||1998 to 2003|
|BMW M3 GTS||$440,000||150||2010 to 2011|
|BMW M3 Coupé CSL||$331,000||1,383||2003|
|BMW M3 Evolution||$315,000||3,870||1996 to 1999|
|BMW Alpina B12 5.7 Coupé||$292,000||57||1992 to 1996|
|BMW M4 CSL||$179,997||N/A||2022 onwards|
|BMW M8 Competition||$179,382||N/A||2019 onwards|
|BMW XM||$169,330||N/A||2023 onwards|
|BMW M760i XDrive||$168,225||N/A||2016 to 2022|
|BMW Alpina B7 XDrive||$165,580||N/A||2020 onwards|
|BMW M5 CS||$159,998||N/A||2022|
|BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé XDrive||$157,845||N/A||2021 onwards|
|BMW X7||$157,245||N/A||2018 onwards|
18 Most expensive BMW cars ever produced
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1. BMW 507
With a price tag of $2,590,000, the BMW 507 is the most expensive BMW in 2023.
Introduced in 1956, the BMW 507 was designed by the legendary Albrecht von Goertz, who was also responsible for the equally gorgeous BMW 503.
What sets the 507 apart is its graceful, sleek bodywork and powerful V8 engine with 150 horsepower. While that might not seem like a lot by today’s standards, back in the ’50s, it was an absolute powerhouse on the road.
Only 252 BMW 507s were made, which explains why they command such a high price today.
And if you’re wondering who’s been lucky enough to own one of these, the list includes the likes of Elvis Presley and Formula 1 racing legend John Surtees. Talk about being in good company!
2. BMW M1
Next up, we have the iconic BMW M1!
With a hefty price tag of $881,000, you know you’re in for something truly special.
Born in 1978, the BMW M1 was the first car to be developed by BMW’s Motorsport division! Powered by a 3.5-liter inline-six engine, it could pump out 277 horsepower.
Designed by the legendary Giorgetto Giugiaro, the man behind iconic cars like the DeLorean DMC-12 and the Lotus Esprit, the M1’s looks were undoubtedly ahead of its time.
Combined with its wedge-shaped design and mid-engine layout, the M1 was a serious head-turner.
Sadly, only 453 were produced, making them a rare sight even for the most seasoned car collectors.
3. BMW 328
With a price tag of $843,000, the BMW 328 is one seriously pricey piece of automotive history.
It was introduced in 1936, making it one of the oldest models on our list.
The 328 was designed by Fritz Fiedler and Peter Szymanowski, who gave it a streamlined, lightweight body.
The 2.0-liter inline-six engine that produced 80 horsepower allowed the car to reach a top speed of around 93 mph, which in the 1930s was basically like having your own rocket ship on wheels.
It was also a force to be reckoned with on the racetrack, dominating prestigious races like the Mille Miglia and the Le Mans 24 Hours. Talk about a true legend!
These days, finding a BMW 328 in mint condition is like finding a needle in a haystack.
Only around 464 were ever made, so if you manage to get your hands on one, you’ll be the proud owner of a rare and valuable piece of automotive history.
4. BMW 3.0 CSL
BMW is about to uncover its latest masterpiece: the 2023 BMW 3.0 CSL.
If you’re a fan of BMW’s rich history, you’re in for a real treat.
The 2023 3.0 CSL is a tribute to the legendary 1972 3.0 CSL homologation special.
Only 50 are expected to be made, with the first deliveries expected at the end of 2023.
With a 560 horsepower straight-six engine, a manual gearbox, and rear-wheel drive, the 3.0 CSL is a dream for driving enthusiasts.
‘But what’s the price?’ I hear you ask.
Well, hold onto your wallets because this exclusive ride will set you back a whopping $780,000!
5. BMW 502
First introduced in 1954, the BMW 502 was a revolutionary luxury sedan that quickly gained a reputation for its style and performance.
Dubbed ‘Baroque Angel,’ it was the first post-war German car powered by a V8 engine!
The 2.6-liter V8 engine had a respectable 100 horsepower, allowing it to reach top speeds of around 100 mph.
Unfortunately, the BMW 502’s production run was relatively short-lived, with only around 3,865 units ever made.
This makes it a rare find for car collectors.
So, if you’re one of the lucky few who can afford the hefty price tag of $779,000, you’ll be joining an exclusive club of 502 owners – and let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want to be part of that?
6. BMW Z8 Alpina Roadster
Born in the early 2000s, the BMW Z8 Alpina Roadster is the perfect marriage of classic roadster design and modern performance.
It was born from a collaboration between BMW and the renowned tuning house Alpina.
With only 555 units ever produced, it’s as rare as it is gorgeous.
Under its hood, the Z8 Alpina Roadster boasts a powerful 4.8-liter V8 engine, producing 375 horsepower.
And if you’re a movie buff, you might recognize it from its starring role alongside James Bond in ‘The World Is Not Enough.’
We don’t know about you, but we’d love to take it for a spin on the open road!
7. BMW M3 GTS
Introduced in 2010, the BMW M3 GTS is the ultimate track-focused version of the M3.
With its bold orange paint job and aggressive aerodynamic upgrades, this car means serious business on and off the track.
With a production of only 150 units, the M3 GTS is a rare gem for any BMW enthusiast who appreciates raw power and uncompromising performance.
Under the hood, the M3 GTS has a beastly 4.4-liter V8 engine with 444 horsepower. Paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, this track monster can rocket from 0-60 mph in just 3.6 seconds!
But the M3 GTS isn’t just about straight-line speed; it’s also designed to dominate the track with its adjustable suspension, carbon-ceramic brakes, and lightweight construction.
8. BMW M3 Coupé CSL
First unleashed in 2003, the BMW M3 E46 Coupé CSL is a $331,000 track-focused version of the fan-favorite M3, with only 1,383 units ever produced.
CSL, which stands for ‘Coupé Sport Lightweight,’ perfectly describes this performance-oriented machine.
This car is a joy to drive on twisty roads and racetracks thanks to its lightweight construction, track-tuned suspension, and high-performance brakes. And let’s not forget about that glorious exhaust note!
9. BMW M3 Evolution
The BMW M3 E36 Evolution is a timeless classic combining the best of ’90s performance and style.
Introduced in the 1990s, it offered numerous upgrades and improvements over the standard E36 M3.
With its impressive power-to-weight ratio, it can sprint from 0-60 mph in just over five seconds – not too shabby for a car from the ’90s!
And with 3,870 ever produced, the E36 M3 Evolution is a true collector’s item!
10. BMW Alpina B12 5.7 Coupé
The BMW Alpina B12 5.7 Coupé, born in the mid-1990s, is based on the already impressive BMW 8 Series.
However, Alpina took this car to new heights. The result is an extraordinary grand tourer with the perfect blend of comfort, luxury, and performance.
Under the hood, the B12 5.7 Coupé is powered by a monstrous 5.7-liter V12 engine.
But that’s not the only reason why the Alpina B12 5.7 Coupé is special; it’s also a feast for the eyes.
With its elegant lines, striking Alpina wheels, and subtle yet distinctive Alpina touches, this car exudes class and sophistication.
Note: The list will continue with BMWs that you can buy from a dealer today and that don’t have a limit on their production numbers (unlike the BMW 3.0 CSL).
11. BMW M4 CSL
For BMW M GmbH’s 50th birthday celebration, they’ve unveiled a special model: the BMW M4 CSL.
And guess what?
The BMW M4 CSL is currently the most expensive BMW in production, priced at $179,997!
And there’s more; the M4 CSL is officially the most powerful and fastest model ever approved for road use in its series.
It has the fastest Nürburgring lap time of any road-ready BMW, and with a 3.0-liter inline-6 engine with 543 horsepower, it’s no wonder why.
The lightweight carbon fiber hood and front splitter not only enhance the car’s aesthetics but also improve its aerodynamics.
And let’s not forget the carbon fiber rear diffuser and trunk lid with an integrated ducktail, working together to improve downforce, stability, and maneuverability at those breakneck speeds.
Add in the re-tuned suspension that’s lowered by 8mm for increased precision and more dynamic handling, and you’ve got a car that’s born to dominate the racetrack.
12. BMW M8 Competition
Let’s continue with the BMW M8 Competition.
Priced at $179,382, it’s the ultimate expression of the legendary 8 Series and shows the world just what BMW can do.
Let’s dive straight into what makes the M8 Competition tick: its ferocious 4.4-liter BMW M TwinPower Turbo V8 engine with 617 horsepower.
However, as mentioned, it comes with style too.
Think about the Merino leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, and the state-of-the-art Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System!
13. BMW XM
The BMW XM is a game-changer.
With a price tag of $169,330, this full-size luxury SUV is the first of its kind and the most expensive BMW SUV.
It has a twin-turbocharged 4.4 V8 engine and an electric motor integrated into the eight-speed automatic gearbox. In total, the BMW XM puts out a staggering 738 horsepower and 738 lb-ft!
14. BMW M760i xDrive
Let’s roll out the red carpet for the BMW M760i xDrive!
Priced at $168,225, this isn’t just another car – it’s THE car. In fact, the BMW M760i xDrive is the most expensive BMW limousine.
Under the hood lies a 6.6-liter TwinPower Turbo V12 engine.
Yes, a V12, the kind of engine usually reserved for exotic sports cars and…well, limousines for the super-rich!
Inside, you’ll find a lavishly-appointed interior that’s more like a first-class lounge than a car interior.
The rear-seat comfort package features massaging seats, footrests, and a rear-seat entertainment system.
And let’s not forget the Ambient Air Package, which allows you to choose from eight different interior fragrances.
Yes, your car can smell like a spa. What more could you ask for?
15. BMW Alpina B7 xDrive
Next up, we have the BMW Alpina B7 xDrive, and it’s a stunner!
Pop open the hood, and you’ll find a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine producing 600 horsepower, allowing the B7 to glide from 0 to 60 mph in a blistering 4.4 seconds. That’s faster than some supercars!
So, if you’re in the market for a vehicle that combines the power of a sports car, the luxury of a limousine, and the exclusivity of a limited-edition model, then the BMW Alpina B7 xDrive is your ride!
16. BMW M5 CS
Priced at $159,998, the BMW M5 CS is the kind of car that not only turns heads but also snaps necks with its blistering performance.
Beneath the hood, you’ll find a tuned 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine delivering 627 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque.
All of these upgrades make it comparable to the Porsche 911 Turbo S in terms of power!
The BMW M5 CS also offers various improvements over the M5 Competition.
We’re talking stiffer engine mounts, a lower ride height, more negative front camber, and a stiffer rear anti-roll bar.
But the cherry on top is its weight – or lack thereof.
Thanks to using carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic in several areas, the M5 CS tips the scales at just 4,114 pounds, over 250 pounds lighter than the Competition.
17. BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé xDrive
Next up, we have the BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupé xDrive.
At $157,845, it’s another one of the pricier BMWs you can get your hands on!
The Alpina B8 Gran Coupé xDrive comes with uniquely designed front and rear aprons that not only reduce wind resistance but also increase the flow of cooling air to the engine and powertrain.
And then, there are the 21″ ALPINA wheels which, let’s face it, are as much a fashion statement as they are a functional part of the car.
18. BMW X7
Meet the BMW X7, the biggest, boldest, and most luxurious SUV in the BMW lineup, and it’s not shy about it.
Step inside, and you’ll be engulfed in a world of luxury. Leather everywhere, heated and cooled cup holders (because who wants a lukewarm latte, right?), and a panoramic sunroof that’s so big you could probably tan under it on a sunny day.
It’s also got all of BMW’s (hidden) features, including everything from gesture control (because pressing buttons is so last decade) to a state-of-the-art infotainment system and pretty much every driving aid you can think of!
FAQs about expensive BMWs
If you want to know more about the priciest BMWs, check out these FAQs:
What Is The Most Expensive BMW Ever Sold?
The most expensive BMW ever sold is a 1957 BMW 507, which was sold at auction for $4,900,000. This particular model was previously owned by several celebrities, including Elvis Presley, Prince Rainier of Monaco, and John Surtees.
Is There A Million-Dollar BMW?
The BMW 507 is the most common million-dollar BMW. With only 252 units built, its rarity commands an extraordinary price tag.
The price tag of BMWs also differs from country to country. For example, if you live in Singapore, you’ll have to pay SGD 1,003,888 for the new BMW XM, which translates to roughly USD 757,000.
And that was our list of the 18 most expensive BMW models!
From classic models like the 507 to new ones like the M4 CSL, it’s safe to say that BMW has long held its reputation for performance and luxury.
Looking back through this article, seeing how far BMW has come is incredible.
Their cutting-edge technology crosses generations, and even those who may not be familiar with cars can appreciate them.
Let us know what you think of this article in the comments below, and have a great rest of your day!
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