In Reply to: IOW by "rebadged" you are saying the process of... posted by SL on February 09, 2000 at 09:24:21:
Well, BMW might "re-tune" the 2.3 engine and "discover" that it "now" makes 182 HP v.s. the 170 HP it made "before".
They might also add some other silly trinkets and do-dads to complete the mis-direction process. They would probably even change the VIN's.
However, it is my understanding that there will be no change of any substance aside from it's model designation.