I don't know why people put up with the Marketing / Packaging "strategies" followed by the auto makers ... Cloth vs Leather? Cellar vs Sunroof? MT vs AT? Pay more and no MT (but available in other Countries) ... some kind of special headlights not included in "lower" spec models? What a pain. Pay thousands more for the "spec" that includes a trinket that you want.
The car has:
The classic BMW I6 NA 3.0L Engine (N51);
Titanium Silver Metallic Paint (354);
Dakota Beige Leather (LCB4);
The Steptronic Automatic Transmission (205);
The Value Package (ZVP);
The Premium Package (ZPP);
A Heated Steering Wheel (248);
The Split Fold-Down Rear Seat (465);
The "special" Xenon Adaptive Headlights (522);
and Sirius XM Satellite Radio (655).
There are other automakers (Acura & Honda, in particular) that are more rigid in their lineups than Mazda trim levels and option packages.
Accord LX (basics) CVT- $23,545
Accord EX CVT- $26,470 ($2925 more) for 17Ē alloys, moonroof, push-button start, Lane Watch and 6 vs. 4-spkrs
Accord EX-L CVT- $29,060 ($2590 more) for Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, 10-way power driverís seat, 4-way power passenger seat, heated leather seats, 360-watt 7-spkr premium audio w/ subwoofer, XM radio
Accord EX-L CVT w/ NAV- $30,835 ($1775 for Navigation! OUCH!)
With the 2015 Mazda6 Touring, they offer the option of the Moonroof/Bose/
2015 Mazda6 Sport AT- $23,690
2015 Mazda6 Touring AT- $25,690 ($2k adds Leatherette, Dual-zone HVAC, 6-way power driverís seat, 19Ē (vs. 17Ē) alloys, Advanced Keyless Entry, Rear seat HVAC vents, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Multi-function commander control)
For $1325- add Moonroof, 11-spkr Bose Surround Sound w/ subwoofer, SiriusXM)
For $1550- add Navigation, Smart City Brake Support, Auto on/off headlights, rain-sensing wipers, heated side mirrors, auto-dimming driverís side mirror, auto-dimming rearview mirror w/ Homelink)
2015 Mazda6 Grand Touring- $30,690 ($5k over base Touring)- adds
contents of both Touring options packages plus- Rear Lip Spoiler, Bi-Xenon headlights, LED Daytime running lights, Paddle shifters, Heated front seats, Leather upholstery, 8-way power driverís seat w/ power lumbar and memory, 4-way power passenger seat (a lot of features for $2125)
And while a CPO BMW may be simpler in terms of features and options, new ones are anything but! Hereís a look at what it would take to get a 2014 BMW 328xi 4-door as close to your specs as possible-
Base 328xi- $39,400
Cold Weather Package- $950
(Front & Rear Heated Seats, Heated Steering Wheel)
Premium Package- $3100
(Dakota Leather, Moonroof, Satellite Radio, Comfort Access Keyless Entry)
Lighting Package- $900
(Xenon headlights, Adaptive light control)
Metallic Paint- $550 (anything other than Alpine White or Jet Black)
Steptronic Automatic is standard ($500 more for paddle shifters)
Split-folding rear seats standard (but cost $450! on the 320i)
And Iím not sure what the ĎValue Packageí on your 2011 includes, so I may have missed something. But as is, it takes $5500 in options and option packages to get the Leather, Moonroof, Xenon, Sat radio, heated steering wheel and metallic paint)!
If you wanted to add a Rear View Camera (std. on all Mazda6 models except Sport MT) it costs $950 and comes with Park Distance Control on the BMW.
If you want a Blind Spot Monitor on the BMW, it is part of the $1900 Driver Assistance Plus Package (along with Side & Top View Cameras)....but itís standard on the Mazda6 Touring and Grand Touring!
Iím not picking on BMW by any means- I actually love them! But I donít think the Mazda trim level and option scheme is all that complicated or restrictive, and BMW does the same thing on their new models at much higher cost! =)