Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)

X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
Talk about the E83 BMW X3 in this forum!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-18-2009, 12:22 AM
spokelizard spokelizard is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: SF Bay Area
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 761
Mein Auto: 2007 X3 MT
4 cylinder engines?

Hope this doesn't count as an illicit crosspost, but I found this in the "General BMW" forum

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...57&postcount=1

Quote:
Originally Posted by davids540i View Post
So this may have already been predicted or assumed would happen at some point, but it looks like BMW will "officially" be bringing 4-cylinder variant gasoline engines to the US (perhaps with twin-turbos and hopefully diesel versions as well).

See article from AutoWeek:
http://www.autoweek.com/article/2009...FURT/909169995

(and here's hoping it will make it over in 5-door hatchback form)

The article that's linked to says they're looking at bringing 4 cylinder gasoline engines for X1 and X3 (and 3 series) into the US. What I'd really like to see would be 4 cylinder diesels in the small SAV's, but the article only mentioned gasoline engines.

Never thought I'd see this happen. Had a 4 cylinder 2002 many years ago, but I thought BMW had abandoned the 4 cylinder market in the US to go more upscale.
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 09-18-2009, 09:29 AM
UncleJ UncleJ is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Silicon Valley
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 6,576
Mein Auto: '06 X3
Had a 'deuce back in the day. Notable for a couple of things, headgasket problems, choke problems (it was an early automatic choke-not well sorted out) and the best of all, having to stop, raise the hood, and turn on/off the heater! I was too lazy to run a new control wire. A car that equalled or bettered it was the contemporary Ford Cortina GT. A very hot little European Ford that was almost as hard to get parts for as it was for the early BMW's.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-18-2009, 12:18 PM
AzNMpower32's Avatar
AzNMpower32 AzNMpower32 is offline
Tar Heel Faithful
Location: WNC
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 14,034
Send a message via AIM to AzNMpower32
Mein Auto: 2014 Mazda3 GT
It's unlikely that the X3 will see a 4-cylinder engine. Everyone already thought the 2.5i was too slow.

BMW has suggested that any 4-cyl that comes over will be turbocharged, so don't expect 118i-like fuel consumption.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms