I'm normally diplomatic, but this car being unavailable in the USA makes my blood boil.
Listen, BMW N.A. morons: This would sell in the United States.
You could not sell the E36 318ti because it sucked... Basing all decisions about selling a small BMW hatchback based upon on that meaningless smudge of history is purely ridiculous.
Dave Flogaus CCA #123862
Instructor, BMW Club Racer & Nürburgring Specialist
95 E34 M5 3.8 Daytona Violet
98 E36 M3/4 White IS #244
14 F31 M Sport Touring, 13 E70 X5d