In Reply to: European vs. US versions.....any differences? posted by James S on October 23, 1999 at 21:01:47:
: Anybody know of any differences between BMW's for the US market and BMW's for the european market. For instance:
same engines, and a couple of smaller, more edfficient units (1.9L I4, 2.0L I6, 2.0 and 3.0 diesels)
Depends on model. 4 cylinders have black trim (like US 323i), 6 cylinders have chrome (like US 328i), I think..
Same as US
Or is it just emissions and crash safety stuff?
There is some of this, but BMWs are pretty much universal, built to meet the highest regulations. (Example- You have 4 countries.. BMW makes their cars to comply with the highest regualtions, then sells them all over. It costs less to do it this way.