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      02-10-2013, 12:35 PM   #68
Mctijn
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Drives: F30 320i Sport Line
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Originally Posted by tuned2ride View Post
That's a pretext. Because they COULD build a 184HP I6 DI NA 2.2-2.5 with no worse fuel economy / CO2 emission and as quick in 0-100km/h.... it is not a technological issue but the nonsense current Euro fashion /trend would kill it, for bad reasons (like displacement vs registration fee) irrelevant to us , in North America.
Please immerse yourself in the world outside the US.
The CO2 emission of the 320i is a couple of g/km less, so that it falls in "energy class A" instead of B in Europe. This means your lease price is €75/€125 (25% vs 20%) less per month.

BMW is not the only car brand in the world. You have a choice For example, you can buy an American car. But you need to stop at the petrol station a lot more often for a car with the same 1 to 60 time as the 320i

Last edited by Mctijn; 02-10-2013 at 01:08 PM.