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      07-22-2008, 04:18 AM   #40

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Originally Posted by JackMac View Post
Primarily because BMW NA limits our choices here, which helps to keep overall costs down. Plus they probably see a very limited market for this particular setup.

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tii? Who knows. Officially there will be no 1 Series tii model (at least as of earlier this year, I stopped following the 1er status after launch), but many of the parts are now available through BMW Performance.

There has been much discussion of a 1er and 3er model coming that is positioned above the 135/335 and below the ///M. The tii name has been used occasionally in reference to these possible future models. BMW insiders also talk of a performace oriented 1er model coming in the future, but it won't be an ///M.

One thing is for sure, we have many many new models and variations coming in the next 12-24 months from BMW.

Usually these packages are available late in the life cycle of US BMW models. Usually becomes a option with 2 years left in a models cycle in the US. For example you can now order the 550i with the M-sport package. Both the E36 and E46, had the M-sport option late in life cycle.