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Old 10-01-2011, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by cwsqbm View Post

We can't have a nice 5-series wagon, a 5-door 1-series, or a 4 cylinder diesel in this country, but they'll build that ugly POS? And I thought the X6 was the dumbest car possible. Shows the limits of my imagination...
Seriously. You can't get a 5- or 7-series diesel in this country, or any diesel with MT (which VW offers, btw). The F11 has disappeared and if the F31 is brought over, it will probably end up being offered in just 1 variant like the now-departed E61 (not the most powerful engine, AWD, and no sport suspension). BMW's idea of offering a practical & versatile 5-door is the uber expensive (and uber ugly) "5 GT"

Meanwhile, Audi not only has the A7/S7, but in Europe also has the 5-door A5 & S5 Sportback (gorgeous cars). They've also consistently sold the 5dr A3 in the US unlike BMW and the 1-series. They have their traditional SUVs, but instead of plugging every imaginable (or unimaginable) niche in the SUV/CUV space like BMW's X6 and X4, they are building more and more sporty sedans and wagons/hatchbacks
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