Originally Posted by boltjames
Originally Posted by NISFAN
What an extremely narrow minded view
Oh, like the platform embraced on this forum that says if the car isn't a 335i and isn't a Sport line and isn't an MT it's not worthy of the BMW roundel? Hypocrisy much?
Originally Posted by MaestroAl
There are some very ill-informed, ignorant and down-right idiotic people over the pond who think that their narrow view of what a BMW should be should dictate a global brand like BMW. Thankfully they're the minority, not only in the world but even in their own country
Think again. I'm the majority, bub. And since we Americans buy about 100x the amount of BMW's that are sold in the UK we most certainly have a lot
of say as to what the new 3 Series looks and feels like. It's bigger, wider, longer, softer, more sumptuous, the Luxury line, the default to Comfort mode, quite a bit different than the tiny E36 and it's ancient relatives. No longer the sport-sedan it was pretending to be. Now embraced as the status-symbol luxury car for yuppies that some were ashamed to admit it was. It's finally an honest car.
As for ASS, they don't sell in America. While everyone would be pleased for emissions to reduce and gas prices to become more affordable, no one wants the inconvenience of doing anything about it. I've already acquiesced on a 4 cylinder motor, already spent a premium for it's great city/highway mileage, that's enough. Not interested in having a car that shuts itself off whenever it feels like it so I can get t-boned by a truck that's belching soot into the sky. Not happening.
If you truly cared about saving money on gas, you wouldn't purchase a $50,000 luxury car. If you truly cared about the environment, you'd take the bus. The F30 isn't the target audience for ASS nonsense.
To the contrary, the very BMW yuppies you speak of are indeed the target audience for ASS.
That do-nothing-except-increase-wear-and-risk ASS is exactly the chill pill these yuppies want so they can claim they did their part to save the environment.
Never before has such a stupid idea been win/win for the manufacturers that will sell more cars since the old ones won't last as long up to and including the stupid people this stupid idea pacifies.
Especially when you hear the horror stories of unintended stalls and failed restarts.
But, I have to admit, I am just as stupid as everyone else that claims ASS is a benefit because I leave it on in my wife's car simply because I was too stupid to remember to turn it off.
Have no fear. Darwin is sure to rid the world of the likes of me and my kind when we go to make that immediate left turn and there is no thrust available due to a failed relight of the motor.