BMW working on fresh 400bhp quad-turbocharged diesel engine
Source : BMW working on fresh 400bhp quad-turbocharged diesel engine
fresh quad-turbo diesel engine will get its first outing in a performance design of the fresh 7 Series next year
BMW can be putting the finishing touches to a fresh quad-turbocharged, in-line six-cylinder diesel engine for use in many high-end products, sources close to the German car maker have revealed
The fresh performance-orientated oil-burner can be planned to get its first airing in a newly created 7 Series M750d design planned for launch in 2016.
Set to replace BMW’s existing tri-turbocharged diesel, the fresh quad-turbocharged engine can be claimed to boast a capacity of 3.0 litres along with develop well over 400bhp along with 590lb ft.
Details remain scarce, although sources suggest the fresh engine could build on the tri-turbo unit used inside M550d along with X5 xDrive50d M-Performance by adding a smaller electrically driven turbocharger to improve low-end boost pressure along with provide added punch.
Alternatively, BMW could improve induction qualities by using a fourth conventional gas-driven turbocharger.
The existing tri-turbocharged unit develops 376bhp at 4000rpm along with 545lb ft at a relatively high (by diesel standards) 2000rpm.
As well as being earmarked for the fresh M750d, the quad-turbocharged diesel can be also set to appear in four-wheel-drive M Performance derivatives of the X5 xDrive50d, X6 xDrive50d, along with X7 xDrive50d.
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