The NYIAS will be upon us next week and there will be two exciting BMW premieres coming to the show: 1) New generation TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine and the first vehicle to carry it, and 2) New BMW 6 Series Coupe (F13).
The new TwinPower Single Turbo 2.0L 4-cylinder N20 motor has already debuted in the European X1 xDrive28i. At the 2011 NYIAS, this new motor will be presented with the first BMW model to receive it in the United States. The N20 motor features direct injection and valvetronic, and is good for 245hp / 258 lb-ft torque and 35.7mpg - all better figures than the 3.0L inline-6 motor it will replace.
So what model will debut the N20 motor in the U.S.? According to our previously posted … CONTINUED
The auto industry is going the way of forced induction and BMW is no exception. Autocar is reporting that BMW will be turbocharging its entire range of 4-cylinder engines in the near future and that the 4-cylinder turbo motors will be used for all models up to 241 horsepowers. Beyond that power threshold, the inline 6-cylinder will be the motor of choice.
All 4-cylinder turbo engines will be based on same new-generation 2.0L aluminum block, with each variant achieving different power outputs with their varied turbocharger units and engine management software maps. This new 2.0L block gets a new type of cylinder lining, which sees iron sprayed on at a thickness of just 0.3mm, instead of using conventional 1.5mm thick cast iron liners.
The range-topping 241bhp version (N20B20) … CONTINUED