So not only that the Nissan GT-R has been proven to be faster than the M3, but according to MotorAuthority, the GT-R has a better resale value after 12 months. The 84% residual value is significantly higher than the BMW M3 residuals, which tends to be around 60% after year passes.
But in BMW’s defense, the M3’s were never known for holding their value too well, and according to the latest residual values published in January, the BMW M3 Coupe has a residual value after 24 months set at 56% and at 36 months, 50%.
The convertible M3 does even worse: 24 months – 51%, 36 months – 47%. In contrast, the more expensive BMW M5 has higher residuals than the M3, but still short of the Nissan GT-R, 24 months – 60% and 36 months – 55%.
All the above numbers are based on 10,000 miles limit. So, the Nissan fans have another reason to brag about their GT-R, especially since it also beats the classic Porsche 911 Carrera and the new supercar from Audi, R8, with residual values set at 73% respectively, 73%.
But, we need to take in consideration the amazing BMW lease program, with the subsidized APR, a program that can give the consumers a better monthly lease payment when compared to its competitors.
We won’t be getting now into lease details, but I thought I will share this with you.