Available in UK around November 2007 which makes it a 2007 when registered
however, if we are still believing that the model is next years then I suppose
it is a 2008 "model".
Euroland will probably get it LHD in July or August - UK being RHD a bit later.
You US guys might have to wait until it is federalized, de-tuned and softer
suspension is fitted!
Come on Dizzy - castigate me....................
Detuned I understand -- I'm not sure the feds will demand that, but I get
it. (If it is detuned, it will be for smog reasons or some other federal
Softer suspension has me puzzled though. If the car gets softer suspension,
the feds won't be driving the boat on that. The BMW USA marketing guys will
be in charge of that one, not the feds.
Just a bit of fun to wind up Dizzy. Most US cars are boulevard Cruisers and
never see a real driver at work. Most folk keep to the limits and fall asleep -
well it seems that way whenever I'm over there - everybody is going backwards
compared to Euroland where 80% wear lead boots.
On Wed, 16 May 2007 17:02:52 +0100, email@example.com wrote:
True of drivers everywhere.
Haven't driven the Washington DC Beltway or I-95 lately, have you? And when I'm
driving in Europe, blowing by everyone but the odd big Merc, Cit, or Porsche,
the problem seems the exact reverse to me. 8;)
The sole advantage Europe has is better driver education and enforcement when it
comes to lane discipline. I grant you that is a huge point.
Exactly. Trust us Yanks. It's not that we don't like to drive fast.
It's that people in the states don't understand that the leftmost lane
is only for passing. So you spend a disproportionate amount of time
weaving in and out of traffic which is definitely the best way to
attract unwanted attention from the authorities.
As for the DC beltway. Having lived much of my life in Maryland and
Virginia I can attest to near _capacity_ 4 lanes worth of traffic all
driving at 80-85 mph. And this is on the really curvy part between
Chevy Chase and Bethesda passing the Mormon Tabernacle. In Europe I
guarantee you the limit there would be 80 kph.
As to driving in Europe. Done plenty of that as well. The Autobahn is pure joy.
That may be true but in Euroland it's actually 120kph and UK 70mph but who is to
say that everybody is that law abiding. Yes some kooks are and try to stop
anybody driving a BMW getting past them in fact they stay in the "overtaking"
lane at 2mph below the posted max just to annoy anyone going at the legal max
and anyone wanting to exceed it including ambulances and police cars sometimes!
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