Originally Posted by Yearofthe1
I was just talking with my CA today about this. There is a reason why my wife and I aren't looking at BMW for our next car. We need a reliable, fuel-efficient commuter car for the trips back and forth to work. We would love to spend this time in a BMW, but BMW seems to think that a car like this would tarnish the brand. What is tarnishing the brand is the refusal to not only expand into this kind of market, but to possibly dominate it if they play their cards right.
that's interesting because this exact car seems to fit the bill of the 3 series 4-banger diesel that a CA at long beach bmw was telling me was coming here in the next couple of years