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      04-25-2012, 11:08 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by cmhsam View Post
Excuse my ignorance but what is the delay in releasing the car to the US? If it has been available in Europe why not USA? Does it have something to do with emissions?
The US is M's biggest market (presumably because cars and gas are so cheap over here compared to the rest of the world), so I believe the M5 launched earlier in other countries so BMW could ramp up to the expected demand that would arise when it launched in the US, and also identify and fix any issues on the production line before the order onslaught. I believe that's how it's worked with past M cars too.
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