When BMW switched from an inline six-cylinder engine to a turbocharged four-cylinder for the 2012 BMW 328i sedan, there seemed to be a positive tradeoff in that the new, smaller engine would be able to deliver just as much power as the outgoing model, yet offer an astounding 36 mpg highway.
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Like Volkswagen, BMW is developing one common architecture for its variety of small cars.
While Detroit has been abuzz with activity this week with debuts as the North American International Auto Show is taking center stage, a savory tidbit of news slipped through the cracks: The BMW M5, widely considered a favorite among pure drivers, will be offered with a six-speed manual transmission
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