Posted by Brad D on February 18, 1999 at 02:56:18:
In Reply to: Re: Steptronic - when's it coming to the U.S.? posted by Scott DeVol on February 17, 1999 at 17:51:29:
: Ahhhhh...i see. Little slow in the head today.
: But, why they get the cool toy and we don't? I want it I want it I want it.
: : I don't think he got steptronic. I think he took pictures of Euro-spec e46's that happen to be in the showroom also.
There are lots of options in Germany that BMW NA doesn't let us get. Same goes for the E39 and E38. But, just so you can drool a little, my German E46 brochures (from September) has options:
Electric rear sunshade
really cool dual-cloth and leather sport seat interior
The external mirrors are electrically retractable.
The list goes on. To me, lack of Steptronic in the US is the most annoying ommision (although not as bad at the 4-speed gearbox in the US 528iA!)