Originally Posted by mkoesel
True but when it comes to Individual paint, that is just an option. There are many, many options we do not get on US cars. Speaking generally throughout all BMW modes, I mean. Everything from different navigation and audio systems to wheels to trim packages to rear fogs to interior and exterior trim colors are more are left off of our option list. True, this applies less so to M cars, but I think we'll need something more substantial than this document to make conclusions about US spec cars.
I consider this stuff to be insignificant, but that's just me. When the E36 M3 hit the US shores it wasn't the options packages people complained about, it was the engine. When the E39 M5 hit our shores it was the lack of floating rotors. In terms of major mechanicals - the stuff that makes an ///M an ///M - what you see here is what we will get. Ours will not be unpowered, they won't weigh more, they won't be missing floating rotors. That's the stuff that matters, at least to me