Originally Posted by swamp2
I think I know why he/she thought this. I was confused by it initially as well. When south mentioned the US in his OP I think he just meant here is some information for us bored in the US. He did not mean that the document is specifically describing the US car.
True, but the document DOES specify some differences between US spec and non-US spec versions (implying it applies to the US as well), and it is a goal of BMW and many others to build "world cars" that don't need to be modified to sell in specific markets. The practice, for example, of selling ///M cars with different motors for the US market is long gone. The Europeans get smog performance above their requirements while we in the US get cars with pedestrian safety we don't even regulate. One car, all countries, that's the goal.