Originally Posted by ILC32
Sorry but I just don't see why BMW would provide pre-release vehicles to aftermarket suppliers/tuners.
Pics or ban! :-)
This is often done with enthusiast-type vehicles. Manufacturer's know enthusiast like to mod their cars, and if the aftermarket doesn't get their hands on them until after they go on sale the lag time for tuner parts is long and the initial release excitment is not sustained as well.