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      01-22-2013, 12:44 AM   #110
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Originally Posted by CKau View Post
Any reason why the 325d two two stage turbo engine was not available as one of the "launch" engines then?
I think the planned update from 23d to 25d was to be introduced during 2012 (F30 launched Nov 2011), so they used that instead on the 525d during MY2013 update. Also nobody at launch know abt the actual demand for each particular engine type, so they tend to play safe & launch with the most popular combos first. Another thing is potential production capacity constraints, as not all plants making F30 are online at launch time.