While that would indeed be nice, it wonít happen. The options and packages is where the profit comes from (at least speaking from the perspective of a BMW owner). I could get a $27,000 Kia or Toyota with safety features standard (LDW, Driver Assist, Rear Camera, etc), but BMW still lists these things as options on most of its sub-$100,000 vehicles!!
On another note, with regard to BMW engine quality, stated HP and torque:
1. BMW builds some of the best engines in the world, and other manufacturers often lag behind BMW in new engine development so they can tear apart their engines and try to develop duplicates. BMW is famous for understating the HP and torque that their engines generate. Additionally, with the new Supra purportedly weighing ~2850 lbs, it can reach 60 mph in ~3.8 seconds, which is about the speed of the last generation M5 with its twin-Turbo V-8 generating over 560 HP. Back to my point: BMW builds some of the finest production car engines in the world, and theyíve been the absolute leader in the six-cylinder configuration. I owned a Supra (1986.5 model) with 24 valves that HP, and loved it for the 10 yrs I owned it, starting from the first day I bought new from the dealer. While it was over-weight, I thoroughly enjoyed it. But when it comes to power plants (engines, transmissions), the Europeans are years ahead of the Asian car makers.