Originally Posted by Diver
So many complaints. The car is getting larger to fit into the next higher US size class for fuel economy. Making performance parts a factory option is an interesting idea. It does have the effect of complicating the manufacturing process and dealers would not like it.
I stand by it, the stuff could easily be put on at final assembly or at the dealer. Yeah it's slightly more work but it's easy money. If that was the case for my new 335i, they would have sold a PE and some uprated wheels, and it's not a stretch to say many others would make the same choice.
Also, may I re-emphasize my point about 6MT drivers having to subsidize auto trans and getting nothing in return. That is an awful an infuriating practice.