Bad news for BMW fans: BMW has stopped making European parts available to U.S. customers. It used to be that, if you had the European part number, you could walk into any BMW dealer’s parts counter and order it, no problem. But now, BMW enthusiasts will have to look to third parties and the aftermarket for upgrades to their Bimmers.
Why the change in policy? According to Bimmerfile, another automaker was having problems with European parts failing when installed on U.S. cars, and BMW is trying to avoid a similar litigious situation.
Damn lawyers, always ruining the fun.