Originally Posted by maswastage
WTF? Who says diesel is only relevant in Europe? What's so relevant about automatically losing about 50% of the car's fuel efficiency by switching to gasoline? So much for making a radical hyper efficient sports car. Now it's just another useless gasoline hybrid like all the others.
BMW are very smart here, the switch to petrol will improve it's appeal in the one country which will really buy into this car which is America. On a side note, what is to stop them offering both engine designs?