Originally Posted by ZZZZ
It's all brand positionining. We should not forget that BMW has a lot of budget cars around the world too, their 316i's and 116i's, some without even power windows and cloth seats still. (can you imagine, a bimmer with rolley windows?!) BMW positioned their brand here with only the premium vehicles and set the bar higher, it's a similar position Buick did with their cars over there by making them luxurious cars for the everyday person. (Kind-of like Acura).
We've got the complete BMW program here, but finding a model with rolley windows will be a tough job, since it doesn't exist
Even base models like 116 and 316 are premium cars, due to build quality, technology and engineering.
Premium doesn't necessarily mean luxury. So like all BMW's you have to dig deep in your pocket to get that sweet feeling