Originally Posted by mkoesel
Agree. I don't think they will make a big deal with the 5 series and this motor - they'll just quietly drop it in for MY2012 or perhaps March 2012 production. Same for X3.
Also, the fact that the debut won't be in the X1 would seem to further bolster rumors that indeed the X1 will be delayed yet again for the US. Though I suppose it could still arrive late this year too.
It'll probably be going into the Z4 because correct me if I'm wrong but that should be due for an LCI, which would make it a good platform to drop it in to. The X3 and 5er will probably just be an announcement (once the initial bugs are worked out with the N20) and be introduced for 2012 MY.
In terms of the X1, when I went to the unveiling of it a few weeks ago the GM of my dealership said that the US will not be getting the X1 at all this year. Up here in Canada though the first ones will be landing by the end of the month or early May. They're very small though but better looking the the X3 IMO.