CC Outtake: Bottom of the Range BMW

It’s always funny to me how BMW is such a different brand in the US than on its home turf. Here is your front wheel drive hatchback Bimmer pumping out all of 90 hp from its Formula 1 derived 1.5 liter inline-3 turbo diesel. (Yes, it tips the scales at 3000 pounds).

Very much in contrast to the trend, this fire breather actually understates its displacement in the model designation 214d. What’s next, a 720? Oh wait, that already exists in Turkey (it’s called 730i but has only 2 liters of displacement).

It’s good to know there is at least one late model BMW that my ’95 Toyota Carina wagon can outrun…..