Fox Sports reports that the first e30 coupe is now available for pre-order from Volkswagen and Porsche.
The car will be available from October 1st, the automaker says.
It’s got a new 5.2-liter V6 engine with all-wheel drive, a revised rear wing, a larger front splitter, and more carbon fiber.
The e30 is priced at $55,900 for the base model and $71,800 for the top-of-the-line V6, but that figure is likely to increase as more e30s are built and sold.
The top-end of the e30 will come with a 2.0-liter twin-turbo V6 and will come standard with a seven-speed automatic transmission, but Volkswagen says that all of the other options will be added on.
The new coupe will be the first production e30, the first in the US and the first from a European automaker.
The e30 comes with the same 6.2 kWh battery pack as the e60 sedan, and that’s where the price drop comes in.
The standard 5.0 kWh battery packs are now going for $5,200 (plus a $5 per kWh $1,000 federal tax credit), and that price will increase to $6,800.
That’s a $3,200 drop.
The Porsche Cayenne and the Mercedes-AMG GTE will get a $1.4k upgrade package to $9,500, and the Cayenne GTI will get an all-new 1.6-liter engine with a twin-scroll turbocharger.
The new Porsche will also get a 1.8-liter turbocharged V6 with an 8-speed manual transmission and a 1,600 rpm redline.
The base e30 also gets a 10-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with paddle shifters and a 6.3-inch touchscreen display.
Volkswagen says there will be no electric assist.
The coupe also gets an 8.4 kWh battery and the base E-Golf will get two electric motors, and an all wheel drive electric motor for the Golf GTI.
The all-electric Golf will also be offered with a 5.8 kWh battery, a new 7.0 liter V8 engine, and a new all-aluminum body, and it’s got an electric power steering system.
The base Golf is expected to go for $30,500.
The E-Porsche will get new 3.0 L V8 engines, new aluminum body, electric power suspension, electric steering system, all-weather driving package, and upgraded brakes.
The E-Amigo will get the same engine and all-wheeled suspension, but the new all wheels and suspension package will cost $35,000.
The all-up, all of these cars will cost a little over $120,000, according to the automakers.
Volkswagen says that the coupe should be available to pre-purchase on October 31st.
Porsche says it will also make available to dealers “pre-ordered” versions of the E-Model and E-Class starting in early November.