BMW unveils 1.5-litre three cylinder engine
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- 03:03 pm, September 14, 2012
Set to power BMW’s upcoming FWD models, the all-new new turbocharged unit is said to offer 15 per cent more fuel economy.
An all-new range of three cylinder engines is set to power a number of BMW models in the coming years. It is been said that the first of these new engines will be introduced in the current generation 1-Series and a few other entry-level models. What’s certain though is that this all-new 1.5-litre, three cylinder engine will power BMW’s upcoming front-wheel drive models.
To be made available in both petrol and diesel versions, the smaller turbocharged unit is expected to offer as much as 15 per cent more fuel economy than BMW’s current range of four-cylinder engines, thanks to fuel-saving measures such as direct injection, variable load control and Valvetronic variable valve control (for the petrol unit)
According to BMW, the petrol unit will have power outputs ranging from 120 to 240PS with 180 and 240Nm of torque respectively while the diesel will make about 80PS of power and around 180PS in its highest state of tune.
First Published on 03:03 pm, September 14, 2012
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