In Reply to: in north america it is...cuz it was REJECTED posted by by the public as a fake,like leatherette on November 23, 1999 at 14:28:19:
The 318ti was in the US as long as it was in Europe. In fact, according Fred Meloan's (sorry if I spelled your name wrong, Fred) sales reports, they're still being sold here. I've also heard that they're going to reintroduce the compact 3series back into the U.S. in 2001.
About it being fake, well, if the 318ti or 318is are not fake to Germans, the people who created BMW, and other Europeans, why would it be fake to Americans?