Originally Posted by footie
It has nothing to do with hating Americans, but it has probably everything to do with your country and the state of California in particular which probably buys more hybrid vehicles that anywhere. Who else in their right mind apart for sport/music/movie celebs will pay to excessive prices for modest performance unless it give them the hot fuzzy feeling of credibility like they care about the environment.
Yes, but it is only (incorrect) American perception that Diesel is bad for the environment,
and smart marketing by BMW could turn that around.