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Old 09-18-2009, 01:24 PM   #1
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BMW 2.0L 4 Cyl Turbo Diesel confirmed for US (Canada?)



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/10909182...engines-for-us
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Old 09-18-2009, 01:45 PM   #2
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Done! Love turbo diesels. Rented a fiat turbo diesel in Italy and it was a killer car!
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Old 09-18-2009, 02:00 PM   #3
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It's about time!!!
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Old 09-18-2009, 02:04 PM   #4
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twin turbo inline 4... evo killer anyone??
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Old 09-18-2009, 04:51 PM   #5
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Wohoo, BMW bringing back the 4 pot .
Now I wonder how much boost it can withstand before it blows up .
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Old 09-18-2009, 11:05 PM   #6
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123d 3 door hatch. If they bring that, I will buy it.
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Old 09-19-2009, 01:44 PM   #7
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I want the 320d efficient dynamics!!
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Old 09-20-2009, 07:08 PM   #8
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cool

why is it a twin turbo rather than single?
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Old 09-24-2009, 11:13 AM   #9
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123d 3 door hatch. If they bring that, I will buy it.
I would buy too.. but wouldn't it be a 120d?
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Old 09-24-2009, 11:15 AM   #10
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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
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Old 09-26-2009, 03:36 PM   #11
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123d is the "performance" model.
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