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BMW X1 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder - Click above for high-res image gallery
We sure hope you BMW
fans out there like your four-cylinders
with forced induction. According to Autocar
, the German automaker has committed to strapping a turbocharger to all of its four-cylinder engines in the near future. The report cites "company sources" as saying that the company plans on using turbo four-pots for applications requiring up to 241 horsepower. Above that magic number, the tried and true inline-six will step in to take over.
Furthermore, each of the company's four-cylinders will all be based on the 2.0-liter aluminum block with different turbochargers and engine management to help crank out different levels of punch. Autocar
says the block will use a sprayed-iron liner that's just .3 mm thick instead of the conventional 1.5 mm cast-iron cylinder sleeves for added durability and reduced weight.
Chances are we'll see the first iteration of that lump crop up in the upcoming X1
, which Autocar
says is set to debut sometime later this week. It will pack the most potent variation of the four-cylinder, though BMW has rated the mill at around 245 horsepower thanks to a twin-scroll turbocharger, variable valve timing and a high-pressure fuel injection system. What's a few ponies among friends?
Gallery: BMW X1 2.0 Turbocharged Four Cylinder
]Report: All BMW four-cylinders will be turbocharged
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