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Old 10-04-2012, 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by E36toF30 View Post
As enthusiasts, this is how we'd want it to be. That's not necessarily how it is in the real world though. BMW, like every car manufacture that sells in decent volumes, is under a lot of global pressure (such as CAFE standards in the U.S.) to offer great fuel economy on all their cars, and particularly the higher volume models such as the 3 series.
Agree- this is all about manufacturers striking a balance with governmental mandates on fuel efficiency and emissions against raw performance. If they want to sell their cars in the US they have to comply.
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