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      05-24-2012, 11:55 AM   #1
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why they didn't launch f20/f21 1 series in US?

i just don't understand.

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Autocar suggests a saloon version will be made. If so, likely to make it over to the US to join the coupe and cabrio.
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hatchback is really not popular in states
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i just don't understand.

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Premium priced hatchbacks are a tough sell in the US. That's BMW's reason.
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Autocar suggests a saloon version will be made. If so, likely to make it over to the US to join the coupe and cabrio.
yes... maybe 2 series?

but I think hatchback is more practical.
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Premium priced hatchbacks are a tough sell in the US. That's BMW's reason.
yeah....but BMW claimed that the 1 series hatchback was the only one RWD car in this segment....so...

i think hatchback have more fun than coupe....
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Volkswagen sells the Golf and Audi sells the A4 Sportback in the US. So BMW should also bring the F20 .
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The A3 sells quite well here, and it is just a fancy jetta. I would think the f20 being a novel RWD platform would generate great sales here. It is a real bmw, not a discount entry into the brand.
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Autocar suggests a saloon version will be made. If so, likely to make it over to the US to join the coupe and cabrio.
Wouldnt a RWD 1 series sedan cut into 3er sales?
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