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BMW finally confirmed the 2.0 turbo engine

http://www.autoblog.com/2011/01/28/o...ylinder-turbo/

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BMW 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 link for the official press release.
Guess this means we simply won't get a non-turbo 3 series when the F30 arrives.
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Guess this means we simply won't get a non-turbo 3 series when the F30 arrives.

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I kinda find F30's looks a bit too audi-ish (big, fat and fake), but just to have that 2.0T as an entry engine, it will definately catch my attention...modding persepctive gets exponential when you have a stock turbo engine
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No doubt BMW will get a noticeable "bump" in fuel economy measurements with the turbo-4 in EPA simulated driving; however, I will be interested in seeing what real people actually get in real world driving. Anyone keeping their "foot in it" to extract some performance is likely to see their MPG drop dramatically - which has been historically true with turbos.
I hope for the best, but will not be surprised if real world driving is only slightly better than the current I-6.
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This is very likely the new F30 328i engine, it is already available in Germany on the X1. The following is a translation:

Focused Innovations: The impressive four-cylinder versions of BMW X1 xDrive28i and BMW X1 sDrive18i thanks to innovative engine technology with its sharp handling and its efficient use. The BMW twin turbo more power in the BMW X1 xDrive28i offers fast responsiveness at all engine speeds. His quick response is desired driver directly into forward thrust. This 180 kW (245 hp) drive with the facts, the emotions in just 6.1 seconds from 0 to 100km / h with a consumption of only 7.9 liters per 100 kilometers. For even more variety in the range of engines ensures the BMW X1 sDrive18i. The fully variable valve control VALVETRONIC, variable camshaft control Double VANOS intake system and a switchable power the 110 kW (150 hp) engine at any time with the right amount of air. In addition to the sporting response, which appears in 9.7 seconds for the sprint from 0 to 100 km / h, promotes the combination of modern valve technology and the efficient use of energy contained in the fuel. BMW X1 sDrive18i consumes only 8.2 liters per 100 kilometers.
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I am very very skeptiical about the 4 cylinder turbo, think about it, for the past 20 years or so, the inline 6 has made BMW the company it is today, i own a 2009 328 and i drive it every day with the beloved vanos and valvetronic, my inline 6 engine purrs and drives like velvet smoooth powerfull and quiet , i have never driven ANYTHING better, it still breaks my heart that we are losing the beloved N52. PLEASE Munich, keep the N52 as a option !!!
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Four cylinder turbo with a peak torque of 260 ft.lb available from 1,250 rpm: How long is the turbo lag to reach this torque at such low revs and can you really use it in top gear without being guilty of lugging the engine? Inspector Clouseau wants to know.

Big bangs at low speed will require a heavy flywheel to smooth out...

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Also end of 6 cyl for non m models
The end of all NA 6s, sadly.
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I am very very skeptiical about the 4 cylinder turbo, think about it, for the past 20 years or so, the inline 6 has made BMW the company it is today, i own a 2009 328 and i drive it every day with the beloved vanos and valvetronic, my inline 6 engine purrs and drives like velvet smoooth powerfull and quiet , i have never driven ANYTHING better, it still breaks my heart that we are losing the beloved N52. PLEASE Munich, keep the N52 as a option !!!
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Call me elitist, but I won't buy a BMW with a 4 cylinder engine. If the cost of ownership became an important factor, I'd buy a lower end model of a low cost brand with a reputation for good MPG:

You can buy two of the new 29/40 MPG Elantras for less than the price of one 3 series BMW: http://autos.yahoo.com/hyundai/elantra/2011/ Or how about a Fit http://autos.yahoo.com/honda/fit/2011/5-spd-mt/ ?

Then there is VW, if you prefer German cars...

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Call me elitist, but I won't buy a BMW with a 4 cylinder engine. If the cost of ownership became an important factor, I'd buy a lower end model of a low cost brand with a reputation for good MPG:

You can buy two of the new 29/40 MPG Elantras for less than the price of one 3 series BMW: http://autos.yahoo.com/hyundai/elantra/2011/ Or how about a Fit http://autos.yahoo.com/honda/fit/2011/5-spd-mt/ ?

The there is VW, if you prefer German cars...
That may be but Audi has been selling loads of their A4 with the 2.0T engine for quite some time. In fact, they only sell the A4/A5 with this engine as the only option (at least here in the states).
Personally, I don't like the flat torque "curve" of turbo engines and prefer the more linear nature of a NA engine, but getting better gas mileage with a well-balanced RWD could be an interesting proposition.... they just need to continue to offer a wagon with a m/t!
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Other considerations aside, there's is just no way its going to sound anywhere near as good as the inline-6 does.
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SAAB has been using turbo-charging for years. It's interesting that BMW is adopting such strategies in order to improve fuel economy...actually it makes sense....I have driven 2 previous SAABs....2008 SAAB 9.3 and a 2009 SAAB 9.3 XWD...both very good cars.
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