Ecclestone stated, "I would be surprised if we don't see BMW again. I think they could come in. The amount of money they spent was not significant in the grand scheme of things. It makes sense for them to return."
This basically amounts to nothing more than Ecclestone saying it makes sense for BMW in an effort to push them to acknowledge his comment and hopefully get them in so Formula 1 has even more manufacturers involved. It's really just political maneuvering by Bernie. Will it push BMW to come back? Doubtful.