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Old 09-18-2009, 12:22 AM
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4 cylinder engines?

Hope this doesn't count as an illicit crosspost, but I found this in the "General BMW" forum


Originally Posted by davids540i View Post
So this may have already been predicted or assumed would happen at some point, but it looks like BMW will "officially" be bringing 4-cylinder variant gasoline engines to the US (perhaps with twin-turbos and hopefully diesel versions as well).

See article from AutoWeek:

(and here's hoping it will make it over in 5-door hatchback form)

The article that's linked to says they're looking at bringing 4 cylinder gasoline engines for X1 and X3 (and 3 series) into the US. What I'd really like to see would be 4 cylinder diesels in the small SAV's, but the article only mentioned gasoline engines.

Never thought I'd see this happen. Had a 4 cylinder 2002 many years ago, but I thought BMW had abandoned the 4 cylinder market in the US to go more upscale.
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Old 09-18-2009, 09:29 AM
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Old 09-18-2009, 12:18 PM
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It's unlikely that the X3 will see a 4-cylinder engine. Everyone already thought the 2.5i was too slow.

BMW has suggested that any 4-cyl that comes over will be turbocharged, so don't expect 118i-like fuel consumption.
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