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Old 01-19-2012, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by jaisonline View Post
I hear ya. I just can't imagine the longevity of the engine with moving around 4k pounds. I have no documented proof other than my gut feel but isn't it stressful on the engine components? Even while in London, Paris, and Rome on various trips, I saw more than a few 5s and Es but they always had the 6 cylinder. Now whenever I saw the 3 and C models, they always had the 4 cylinder.

I guess time will tell.
Hmm, unfortunately BMW only offers a small limited sampling of the various engine and transmission options that it offers in US compared to Europe. I never really thought about the size of the car compared to the engine size, but all i can say that it doesn't feel underpowered by any means. Engine longevity heavily depends on how you drive it, but i'm sure that bmw engineers considered the size of the vehicle when designing the engine. Hopefully if there are any problems, they will surface before I hit 50k. Or they end up having a total recall. But that's highly unlikely.

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