We previously reported that BMW has plans to expand its TwinPower Turbo technology to its entire future 4-cylinder engine range. Word now comes from BMW AG that the future 3-cylinder engine range (gasoline and diesel) will also receive the TwinPower Turbo treatment.
The TwinPower Turbo package combines a single twin-scroll turbocharger, direct injection and full variable valvetronic. It first debuted on the N55 motor in the 5-series GT in 2009 and most recently on the first 4-cylinder motor, with the 2.0L N20 gasoline engine (full N20 details) … 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 … CONTINUED