NEWBURY PARK, CA – Ten years after its last 4-cyl. gasoline engine left the U.S. market, BMW AG says it is seriously considering an all-new direct-injection I-4 for the U.S., and a 4-cyl. turbodiesel could be in the cards as well. The auto maker is not saying when these engines might arrive, and engineers are tight-lipped about the all-new I-4 gasoline engine. But pending emissions regulations and consumer demand for better fuel economy have placed I-4s on the front burner for BMW in North ...

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