Originally Posted by TheBry
I think their update scheme makes sense. They're freshening the cars in the order they were originally released. Weren't the E90 / E91 models released first in the USA, followed by the E92 then E93 eight months later?
Maybe BMW feel it's too soon to re-tool for those models and will, instead, update them sometime next year. Maybe they'll be 2009.5 models or something. They've done that before.
But they've already retooled for the 335i coupe and cabrio, which is why DTC is an available option everywhere else in the world. It's kind of like they had a warehouse of old Steptronic assemblies someone decided would be better to ship to America than to write off and send to a recycler.