Why didn't America ever get the 1 series?

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

Why didn't America ever get the 1 series?

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

hatch
not Fast Wheel Drive
for what purpose?

Spamalot
Spamalot

Because hatches are the ultimate automotive symbol of cuckoldry. They try to combine the positives of a bunch of bodystyles but end up compromising on everything.

Soft_member
Soft_member

But we did, it just so happens to be the ugliest BMW series so they didn't sell well.

5mileys
5mileys

Same reason we didn't get lots of the shitbox Mercs and other 4cyl German cars- they want to maintain their luxury image in the US.

They sold 320i's in Yurop when the 328i was the lowest model 3 Series you could get in the US.

The Sprinter vans were all Mercedes with a Dodge badge on it because they didn't want Murricans to see a Merc star on a work van.

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

not fast wheel drive

imblign

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

At least not as bad as all the 316i and 318i sold in Latin America.

Bidwell
Bidwell

Yurop gets a 3-cylinder 318i nowadays

Inmate
Inmate

The worst facelift ever, fucking hideous.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

This is the only correct answer. Lexus, Honda, and Nissan did the reverse for exactly the same reason - they wanted to create luxury brands more removed from their economy badges so they engineered some new ones. The Germans and English were so threatened by a credible threat that they keep making "It's a Toyota!" jokes about Lexus to mask their own discomfort.

Snarelure
Snarelure

hatchbacks are for ricers and poorfags

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

but you can get the sprinter with a merc badge on it in america

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

Vito (metris) also

Supergrass
Supergrass

You sure about that?

King_Martha
King_Martha

It's the Japanese Mercedes

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

not Fast Wheel Drive
are you sure?

RumChicken
RumChicken

That's a 2

DeathDog
DeathDog

Called the 1-series Coupe back in the day

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

Because we did?
135i

FastChef
FastChef

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_1_Series_(E87)#2-door_coupe_.28E82.29

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

Idiot

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