LAWSUITS There Goes Another One!

LAWSUITS There Goes Another One!

Can a car manufacturer sell too many cars? Lisa Stewart thinks so. Her $10 million lawsuit against BMW claims that the German automaker didn't keep its promise to limit the U.S. sales of its 1988 model M5 sedan to 500 cars. As a result, Stewart contends, the five-cylinder autos -- first introduced at $43,500 and later sold for $47,500 -- have failed to appreciate in value. Stewart, of Glen Ellyn, Ill., could be joined by other disgruntled M5 owners in the class-action suit, which alleges that BMW nearly tripled the number of cars in the edition. A BMW brochure stated that...

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