If the dash is all in German, it is a pretty good bet that it is grey market car. If that is so the only prob you may have with parts is some of the electrical components (ie the turn signal relay on my 323i is not interchangeable with an American sold 320). My car is also a grey market and parts have been no problem...albeit a tad pricey. Good luck in your choice.... The horsepower on the grey market usually is greater than the ones designed to sell in the U.S. (ie the U.S. spec e21 was rated at 109hp from the factory and the German spec e21 was about 50hp more.