Originally Posted by NOTORIOUS VR
AFAIK they're not anymore.
It makes plenty of sense... The MAJORITY of people in North America won't buy a 118d, plain and simple. Just because a few people might think they want it, BMW isn't stupid they won't spend all that money to federalize the small diesel engine for the small amount of people that might buy them.
You're barking up the wrong tree, BMW know's what they're doing.
If you want a small diesel so bad move to Europe.
and lol to $40 for a 118d being 'not bad'
aaahhhh... they don't federalize a diesel motor.... I dunno where you got that from?
What happens is they add an additive to the diesel engine when it first lands in CANADA at the dealership and that additive reduces emissions.... this is done with the X5 and the 335 that are currently in CANADA.
Now, to the other comment about the BIG 3 almost dying....
yes, but it was the federal government of USA and Canada that bailed them out.... now, if you look at the majority of adds run for the big 3.. they are all focusing on MPG , FUEL effecientcy, and " getting down to business ". The government just announced today up to $10,000.00 in rebates for purchasing a hybrid / electric car....