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      02-25-2013, 11:57 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by xyz100 View Post
Here is some discussion regarding N20 where 4.5 Year / 55000 mi is mentioned as the reliability threshold.

Not sure where they got this data though.
Uhm... the information presented seems a little tinfoil hat-like. While planned obsolescence is a standard engineering practice, it is highly unlikely that BMW is going to design for failure at that threshold.

My guess is that they are having enough trouble keeping up with emissions and economy standards in their designs to both meet them and planned obsolescence to such a high degree.
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