While not available for the U.S. market, we believe our European readers will enjoy to read about the latest BMW Performance Kit available for some of the european diesel engines. The BMW 120d and 320d vehicles are getting a power boost thanks to this latest kit.
Both cars are powered by the N47 engine which in “standard” format produces 177 horsepower and 350Nm of torque. The Performance Kit gives the engine a 20 horsepower upgrade along with 40Nm of torque, for a total of 197 horsepower and 390Nm. Despite the power increase, BMW says that fuel consumption average remains unchanged.
The power kit for the N47 includes both software and hardware components, including a large intercooler and a particular powerful fan for the water-cooler. This upgrade brings the engine almost to the level of the X1 xDrive23d powerplant, a unit which ouputs 204 horsepower and 295 lb-ft(400Nm) of torque at 2,000 rpm.
In addition to the BMW 320d with the power kit upgrade, a 135i Coupe with BMW Performance parts is also expected to be displayed at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. Photos and more information will be available next week.