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(Due to connection issues this episode of the BimmerCast has poor audio quality – you ‘ve been warned) We ‘re back from NAIAS and ready to recap what we ‘ve seen and what we ‘ve heard. But first BMw has a new four cylinder and it ‘s destined for the US market. Yes this is the engine that is meant to kill the last naturally aspirated inline six with more power and better efficiency. We break down what it is, when we ‘ll see it and how it stacks up against the competition.

Then there ‘s NAIAS 2011. Yes there was a BMW stand outside of the 1M. The new 6er and the 1 Series coupe and convertible were in attendance and looks great. The 6er in particularly was gorgeous in person (if you could get the Chinese automotive engineers away from it).

We then move to Alpina and it ‘s future in the US. Yes there is a future but it ‘s hard to do anything more than speculate about B3s, B5s and even D3s on US roads.

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