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I wouldn't say ugly, but it's definitely different.

Have you ever driven one? Those things handle like go-karts.

Pretty good craftsmanship for an outstanding price, IMHO.
 

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the ad doesn't make a point by beating up an already declining brand....jaguar doesn't really posed real competition to BMW.
 

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BMW Group Prepares US Launch of Diesel Vehicles in 2008


BMW PRESS RELEASE said:
For the BMW Group, the offer of Diesel vehicles in the US is a
long-term oriented sustainable commitment. Therefore, an enhanced concept for minimum exhaust gas emissions has been developed for this engine to meet the strict emission standards in effect in California and other states. This makes it possible to simultaneously introduce these new cleaner Advanced Diesels as so-called 50 States (Bin5) models. All potential BMW customers across the US can choose an efficient and future-oriented technology with minimum environmental impact.

While the BMW Group has been offering Diesel vehicles in Europe since 1983 and 67% of the BMW sales there are Diesel models today, the acceptance of this type of engine has been increasing among potential vehicle customers in the US market.

As in Europe, the BMW Advanced Diesels will establish themselves as the sporty, clean and efficient choice in the US, and will further contribute to the unique reputation they have earned among independent experts.

The jury of the prestigious Engine of the Year Award has already
granted this award to the BMW Diesel engines several times, particularly emphasizing their unequaled harmony of dynamic performance, innovative technology, surprisingly low fuel consumption and the smoothness which is so untypical of a Diesel.

The Diesel models for the US are an integral part of the
EfficientDynamics corporate strategy which integrates a combination of
short-term, mid-term and long-term measures for the continued reduction of fuel consumption and emissions while at the same time enhancing the performance and driving characteristics which are such a hallmark of BMW.

For instance, through measures like the introduction of the fully variable valve control VALVETRONIC in 2001, BMW has achieved a greater improvement in fleet average fuel consumption than any other brand on the US market. In the long term, the BMW Group favors hydrogen as a sustainable source of energy.
 

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AC Schnitzer BMW breaks speed record

http://www.autoblog.com/2006/11/28/ac-schnitzer-bmw-breaks-speed-record/
OK, so it might not be World's Fastest Car or even World's Fastest Coupe, but the AC Schnitzer Tension just accomplished something pretty remarkable. It sped its way around the Southern Italian top speed track known as Nardo at a breathtaking 331.78 km/h. That, my friends, makes it the fastest BMW on record. That's 206.158 mph, in case you, like most of us, can't do the conversion in your head. The test was run by Continental AG and AutoBild magazine.
 

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****in NICE!

That interior is drool-worthy
 

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Inside is beautiful, I still think they look like fish though.
 

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Carbonized_GT said:
****in NICE!

That interior is drool-worthy
Minus the cheap R/C car steeringwheel-remote looking mDrive knob. It's probably just the picture, but it looks like the stuck a sticker on the top of a crappy knob. Even with volume it would still be ugly.
 
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