Originally Posted by boltjames
Oh, like the platform embraced on this forum that says if the car isn't a 335i and isn't a Sport line and isn't an MT it's not worthy of the BMW roundel? Hypocrisy much?
Think again. I'm the majority, bub. And since we Americans buy about 100x the amount of BMW's that are sold in the UK we most certainly have a lot of say as to what the new 3 Series looks and feels like. It's bigger, wider, longer, softer, more sumptuous, the Luxury line, the default to Comfort mode, quite a bit different than the tiny E36 and it's ancient relatives. No longer the sport-sedan it was pretending to be. Now embraced as the status-symbol luxury car for yuppies that some were ashamed to admit it was. It's finally an honest car.
As for ASS, they don't sell in America. While everyone would be pleased for emissions to reduce and gas prices to become more affordable, no one wants the inconvenience of doing anything about it. I've already acquiesced on a 4 cylinder motor, already spent a premium for it's great city/highway mileage, that's enough. Not interested in having a car that shuts itself off whenever it feels like it so I can get t-boned by a truck that's belching soot into the sky. Not happening.
If you truly cared about saving money on gas, you wouldn't purchase a $50,000 luxury car. If you truly cared about the environment, you'd take the bus. The F30 isn't the target audience for ASS nonsense.
OMG what a F***wit
In europe a BMW is just 'a car' it isn't a "$50,000 luxury car"....it is just 'a car'. Maybe in the US it is percieved to be 'Luxury', but that is merely a reflection of your local car company offerings.
As for market size, the North America
is 21% of BMW's sales (Yes that's right including Canada), the UK alone
is 11% (with less than a quarter the US population). Europe buys over 50% of the BMW's.....so get your facts straight
. UK and Germany alone buy over 30% of BMW's so if you want to know who 'pulls the strings' there you have it.
Out of your earlier post the thing that stood out for me was how you view your own wife. Obviously she is so inferior to the mighty you that she is incapable of driving a brand new BMW with ASS. Poor woman deserves a medal.
Enjoy your d*ck extension 'luxury' BMW. TW4T!!!!