View Full Version : BMW 2.0L 4 Cyl Turbo Diesel confirmed for US (Canada?)

09-18-2009, 01:24 PM

With C02 emissions regulations getting stricter than ever, BMW of North America has decided to introduce compact four-cylinder engines to its next-generation 3 Series models. In Europe and other parts of the world BMW already gives consumers the choice of four-cylinder petrol and diesel motors.

The Federal government has proposed that automakers improve their fleets' fuel economy by 5% per year for the next 5 to 6 years. Thereafter a national standard of 35.5 mpg takes effect. According to Jim O'Donnell, CEO of BMW of North America, the measures taken will help the company reach these targets before 2015.

The next-generation four-pot twin turbo engines have long been rumoured and will reach the US by 2012, powering the upcoming 3 Series. O'Donnell's team is also investigating the possibility of adding four-cylinder petrol power for the 1 Series, X1 and X3 models.

"We see potentially a significant market that could get to 100,000 four-cylinder engines in the United States," O'Donnell said.

Source: http://www.worldcarfans.com/109091821867/bmw-confirms-4-cylinder-engines-for-us

09-18-2009, 01:45 PM
Done! Love turbo diesels. Rented a fiat turbo diesel in Italy and it was a killer car!

09-18-2009, 02:00 PM
It's about time!!!

09-18-2009, 02:04 PM
twin turbo inline 4... evo killer anyone??

09-18-2009, 04:51 PM
Wohoo, BMW bringing back the 4 pot :).
Now I wonder how much boost it can withstand before it blows up *shiner*.

09-18-2009, 11:05 PM
123d 3 door hatch. If they bring that, I will buy it.

09-19-2009, 01:44 PM
I want the 320d efficient dynamics!!

black bnr32
09-20-2009, 07:08 PM

why is it a twin turbo rather than single?

09-24-2009, 11:13 AM
123d 3 door hatch. If they bring that, I will buy it.

I would buy too.. but wouldn't it be a 120d?

09-24-2009, 11:15 AM

why is it a twin turbo rather than single?

small turbo to spool up down low, big one to keep the power coming.
My TD Golf had a small turbo that was great when winding up, but it ran out of boost at like 4400 RPM

09-26-2009, 03:36 PM
123d is the "performance" model.