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<br /> DECEMBER 2011 SOI: NORTH AMERICA | INTERIORS | ELECTRONICS | MATERIALS<br /> ®<br /> Slow Climb for 2012<br /> NA production to increase, but 80% of<br /> growth will be from Asian, European<br /> auto makers. ON PAGE 40<br /> '12 BMW 650i p.63<br /> Decadent even without apps.<br /> For the latest news and statistics, go to WardsAuto.com 10 BEST ENGINES PREVIEW p.28<br /> A PENTON MEDIA PUBLICATIONDECEMBER 2011 SOI: NORTH AMERICA INTERIORS ELECTRONICS MAT<br /> Slow Climb for 2012<br /> NA production to increase, but 80% of<br /> growth will be from Asian, Europeans<br /> auto makers, on page 40 ' ~<br /> '12 BMW 6501 p 63<br /> Decadent even without apps.<br /> ?L<br /> For the latest news and statistics, go to WardsAuto.com<br /> A PENTON MEDIA PUBLICATION<br /> “It's my right of way.”<br /> “Yes, I know.”<br /> Sharing the road takes<br /> on a whole new meaning.<br /> Our flexible and vers<a title="December 2011 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/22e49aa8?page=1"> DECEMBER 2011 SOI: NORTH AMERICA | INTERIOR</a> <a title="December 2011 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/22e49aa8?page=2"> “It's my right of way.” “Yes, I know.” </a> <a title="December 2011 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/22e49aa8?page=3"> OPTIMIZE YOUR DIGITAL EXPERIENCE Bigger Type The</a> <a title="December 2011 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/22e49aa8?page=4"> ® TABLE OF CONTENTS December 2011 VOLUME 47 </a> <a title="December 2011 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/22e49aa8?page=5"> COVER STORY Slow Climb for 2012 40 North American</a> <a title="December 2011 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/22e49aa8?page=6"> WAW EDITORIAL DREW WINTER 2025: Your Mileage</a> <a title="December 2011 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/22e49aa8?page=7"> eal parts. 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