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      07-08-2009, 10:51 AM   #2
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Drives: 1998 BMW 740iL
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Location: Pikesville, MD

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While Americans are considered badge snobs, they still don't want to pay a premium price for a luxury car that can be out accellerated by a basic economy car.

With freeway merging/overtaking being a big part of our driving experience, and a history of cheap, high hp cars available in the US (unlike Europe), theres no reason to spend a lot of money of a car and get low hp numbers, especially when that car is a heavy car.

I mean, my 740iL is rated at 285 hp, and weighs over 4000 lbs. It's considered kind of slow these days, when Altimas, Camry's and Accords have that much power.
1998 740iL