February 6, 2013, 8:17 am
Originally Posted by d geek
Mark- why so bitter?
The 328d should be available in Aug. Much better HP and torque than the Golf. Performance will blow the Golf away. Fuel economy should be very close.
Two months to wait for much more car...
It's a shame, but you can put it squarely on BMWNA's doorstep. You are not releasing cold fusion reactor that will make you Lord of the planet Earth for crying out loud! It's a car, that's all. Can you tell us EXACTLY what you are planning to do?
VW, for example, announced a year ago that all vehicles in the lineup will have diesel option. Some of those vehicles will not be out until NEXT year (CC) - but I already know what will be available.
Then, of course, there's "sweep it under the rug" question ... will we get MT? Is that so hard to say clearly and not using lawyerese in some obscure press release? In any case, I'm not buying a vehicle without MT and chances are 95% we won't get it.
So, all things considered ... yes I'm bitter. I would like to have a BMW and would pay for it without moaning that slower and less powerful diesel has 2,500 or more premium. On one condition, though - it has to be exactly as I want it.