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      03-14-2020, 10:01 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by mkoesel View Post
I suspect that you're correct in concluding that a lot of this will come from the legacy UKL configurations that are soon to go away. Although, one wonders if the new MINI platform, which will no longer be shared with BMW, will end up adding some back in. Perhaps those are not being included. I suspect all vehicles on the platform will be PHEV or BEV anyway, so probably no diesels.
Considering press releases are just marketing spin for the most part I am sure to "exaggerate" for a nice round 50% soundbyte they lumped in any variant going away.... for example the b58 versions in the m240 and f32 440 are technically different so they can count the 6 speed manual variant in both rwd and xdrive separately for each platform

Point being 1 strategic decision (eliminate B58/6speed)= 4 "drivetrains" cut
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