In Reply to: European M in the US? posted by mcooper on September 26, 1999 at 12:46:24:
: Some guy in my town has a blue M-coupe right from Europe. Are they allowed in the US? And if so, why does the US offer a different version??? He saw my coupe and I asked him if his was much faster than mine (just out of curiousity) and he said "no, maybe once you get over 100 mph range". Anyway...
he must be a diplomat of have some kind of exemption from the emissions rules, but yes you can get a Euro spec car here but the cracks are small...it is true the Euro spec cars have similar perf under 80mph (I have heard a BMW employee say "both the US spec and Euro spec cars have neck snapping acceleration under 100, the Europ spec car still have neck snapping acceleration over 100mph"