Yeah, I'd suspected the same thing and perhaps as the IS is a North America only model it makes sense. I do question why BMW publishes a ED configuration guide and price list though.
Whatever the reason, I'm done with it. As you may remember from our previous posts on another thread, this is my wife's car and I'm only the means to the end. The extended Euro trip plans are largley in place for the early spring and now my wife is happy. That means more to me than a few extra horsepower we really don't need and a few pieces of trim.
'97 E36 M3
'90 E30 325is
'68 250SL coupe/roadster
'67 Lotus Elan C/P racer (FHC type 26 clone)
Many early Porsches (regrettably sold long ago when they were cheap)