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Old 11-28-2012, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by tturedraider View Post

However, all of that does not change the fact that, contrary to popular argument, BMW did not have no choice other than a four to meet CAFE requirements. If they had wanted to they could have done it with another inline six. But, as is clearly indicated, most U.S. consumers don't give a rat's ass.
Again, you seem to be hung up on number of cylinders or believing that you are more knowledgeable or make better decisions than BMWs engineers and marketing people.

BMW as you point out has a LOT of experience with 4-cylinder engines in Europe and the acceptance of these engines has improved dramatically in the US over the past decade with rising fuel prices as well as performance notions being trumped by reality when smaller turbo charged 4-cylinder engines often perform as well or better than bigger 6-cylinder variants while returning better fuel economy.

I would say that your argument that BMW coulda/shoulda/woulda made a 6 cylinder turbo charged engine is an emotional one.
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