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BMW's four-cylinder turbocharged engine - Click above for high-res image gallery
has been teasing us with little factoids here and there about its new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and we finally have official confirmation that it will, in fact, be coming to the United States later this year.
This new four-cylinder engine uses the same twin-scroll turbo technology found in the larger N55 3.0-liter engine. Maximum power is rated at 240 horsepower at 5,000 rpm, and peak torque - all 260 pound-feet of it - is delivered at 1,250 rpm. By switching to a smaller-displacement, turbocharged, direct-injected engine, we can expect that cars with this new 2.0-liter four will get a healthy bump in fuel economy over the current six-cylinder models.
BMW has yet to point out which models will be getting the new 2.0-liter turbo, but since the automaker specifically mentions that it offers more power and torque than the current naturally aspirated 3.0-liter inline-six, we wouldn't be shocked to learn that all cars with a 28i or 30i at the end of the name will now be powered by this four-pot mill. Earlier reports
have suggested that the Z4 sDrive30i
will now use four-cylinder power, and we're betting both the 1
and 3 Series
, as well as X1
, will get the turbo-four treatment. Follow the jump
for the official press release.
Gallery: BMW X1 2.0 Turbocharged Four Cylinder
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Officially Official: BMW announces 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo for U.S.
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