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Livermore to Castle Air Museum - Sun., February 25, 2024

Our February run will take us over backroads through the hills and valleys of the East Bay and out to the Central Valley and Castle Air Muse...

MINI - 500cc Per Cylinder Engines Coming Soon

The upcoming three-cylinder MINI engines will be part of a range of engines (all the way up to a V-8, utilizing a new common 500cc per cylinder base design which also uses Direct-Injection and Turbo charging. The new BMW 1 and 3 Series will receive it first, but other BMW/MINI models will also inherit this engine. The ultimate goal is to save resources in engine development costs and engine production for the two brands. The three-cylinder will deliver amazing fuel consumption but still retain BMW/MINI performance charactistics.

[Sources: BMWBlog and BimmerFile]