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BMW Returns to Four-cylinder Roots

Automaker plans to reintroduce four cylinder in U.S. market.

by on Jan.31, 2011

BMW is introducing a new four cylinder engine to the U.S. later this year. Could it go into the 1-Series.

Back in ’60s, BMW essentially created the modern sports sedan by slipping a 2.0-liter four cylinder under the hood of a car designed with a 1.6-liter.

Long before BMW became synonymous with silky smooth inline sixes – and later ever-more powerful V-8s and V-12s – the German automaker was known for exceptionally smooth four cylinders.

Now, after a 13-year absence, BMW has decided the time is right to bring back the four-pot engine for the U.S. market.

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BMW announced that it will introduce a new turbocharged 2.0-liter turbo four producing 240 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. The new engine will be avilable later this year, presumably in the 1-Series, but possibly in other models as well. BMW said it would announce availability and models later.