WASHINGTON – A 4-cyl. engine will return to the BMW brand’s vehicle lineup in the U.S. for the first time since 1999, a top official confirms at the auto show here. The long-rumored 4-cyl. will displace 2.0L and generate 240 hp and 260 lb.-ft. (192 Nm) of torque – more than the normally aspirated 3.0L 6-cyl. now offered. Jim O’Donnell, president of BMW of North America LLC, promises the new engine will arrive before year’s end, but he declines to specify the models in which it will be ...

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