I think you have to remember that every car company is bringing out the smaller engines in order to get their overall MPG numbers down. Many of these cars/engines are offered in Europe and sell reasonably well. It all depends on what you need.
Originally Posted by bodonx
To be honest, I am not too worried about the 180 hp. What I am worried is where BMW is heading. Softer car, no lightweight technology, worse handling, no soul.
Remember E90 320si. That is one exciting car even with 173 hp.
I wouldn't worry too much.
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