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BMW launches new 2.0 liter TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine

Featured Posts, News | January 19th, 2011 by 32
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Today, BMW revealed the full details around their new 2.0 liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine. The engine is being included in the also new BMW …

Today, BMW revealed the full details around their new 2.0 liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine. The engine is being included in the also new BMW X1 xDrive28i.

The first four-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology offers a substantial power upgrade as well as a significant efficiency improvement; rated power: 180 kW/245 hp, rated torque: 350 Newton meters.

Closely modelled on the BMW in-line six-cylinder engines, the all-new 2.0-litre engine with all-aluminium crankcase comes with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology featuring high-performance twin-scroll turbocharging system, High Precision Injection direct petrol injection with innovative solenoid injectors, and the latest further enhanced version of the BMW-patented VALVETRONIC variable valve control system.

New engine generation constitutes the latest innovative highlight of the BMW EfficientDynamics strategy, 2.0-liter engine with torque upgrade compared to the previous engine and exceptionally low fuel consumption and emissions.

In the EU test cycle, the BMW X1 xDrive28i runs with 7.9 liters/100 km or 35.7 mpg imp (an improvement of 1.5 liters / 5.7 mpg), has CO2 emissions of 183 g/km (down by 38g).

[Source: BMW ]

  • Carl W. K.

    A 20L 4-cylinder engine? Now that’s an engine!

    • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

      Sorry. Fixed it

    • future engine

      or 500cc 2-cylinder,turbo direct injection, DIESEL, 68hp, 47mpg city/ 55mpg highway

  • cs444

    wow! The new benchmark in the 2.0 class.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1497041056 Daniel Hoang

      Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X…

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1055790044 Alvin Wong

        True. This engine isn’t nearly as powerful as the mill in the Lancer Evolution, but it’s far more drivable and balanced in power delivery. 350 Nm at 1250rpm? Good lord.

        • wazon8

          Perdurance should be the issue eighter. Although not many people expect to make more than 200.000km (120.000miles) in Mitsubishi Lancer Evo (actually, this car makes smaller milage, at least to my knowledge), most of customers will expect from this kind of BMWs to hit more than 300.000km (180.000miles). Hence, the output needs to be balanced with perdurance.

          • wazon8

            …and small fuel consumption. :)

    • ferrarifan

      2.0 TFSI 265-310-hp

      • wazon8

        The same issue here, you compare regular engine, which is in bmw, with high-performance engines, which in result amounts to ignoring a difference in perdurance and fuel consumption. They could even squize 400hp from this engine, but the question is whether there is a need for such engine x1. Two things would be sure, you could think about replacing it after 120.000 miles and shouldn’t be surprised by 20litre per 100 km consumption. Wait for future 1M and you will get an engine with this kind of characteristic.

  • viper

    impressive torque at just 1250rpms , not even a diesel can do that at least not by 1500..bmw this is just amazing engine. congratulations .

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000477069969 Hugo Becker

    From the 20.0 L displacement in the title, I thought we were discussing aero engines again. ;-)

    The 350 Nm of torque is 258 lb ft of torque.

    How this engine compares to a few other 2.0L Turbos (HP/Tq):

    Audi 2.0 TFSI – 200/207 (from Audi’s US website)
    Chevy 2.0 Turbo Ecotec – 260/260 (Chevy’s website)
    Hyundai 2.0 Turbo – 274/269 (Hyundai’s US website)

    So . . .

    • wazon8

      Still, there is significant difference in performance in favour of BMW. For example, Sonata, weighting around 100kg less than future X1 28i (which I guess will be of a weight of X1 23d, i.e. 1650kg or 3640 Ib), is slower by 0.4 sec to 62mph. Maybe engine by itself is not the most powerful, but its power delivery is indeed superior.

    • ralph

      i would like to remind you that the engines you are comparing to the new turbo four are all high performance :
      1-2008–2010 Chevrolet Cobalt SS 260 hp (190 kW) @ 5300 rpm 260 lb·ft (353 N·m) @ 2000 rpm. (this enigne is made for the ss)
      2-To replace the V6 power option for the Hyundai Sonata in certain markets, Hyundai has developed a turbo powered 2.0litre engine. ( thats means this engine is built to replace the high performance v6 engine)
      3- you can only compare this engine to the audi engine between ur list.

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  • Lewis Sutherland

    I’ve just noticed one of these in the service department at Quarry Motors! http://www.quarry-motors.co.uk/

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  • Gubes

    This is supposed to be an engine optimized for fuel economy and goes into standard cars. It is NOT designed to be an EVO competitor. This engine I think would be a joy to live with day to day because of the low end torque of 350Nm at 1250rpm. And the torque curve is FLAT. So you will get good engine response in every gear. This is the future of motoring – in 5 years time almost every gasoline engine will be a turbo as new turbo technology has little turbo lag. Expect future 1 series models to have 3 cylinder turbo charged engines with 1.5l and still pump out a respectable 180hp and achieve fuel consumption similar to a regular diesel. Engines will be more compact, lighter etc which will mean engine bays will be smaller which will mean better overall packaging and better interior space given car dimensions etc.

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  • Marvin McConoughey

    At issue for many owners will be the new engine’s smoothness and refinement. It is both costly and difficult to achieve the same level of perceived smoothness from a four cylinder engine versus a straight six design. Dual counter-rotating engine balance weights help. So can computer controlled hydraulic engine mounts, separately mounted transmission, a la Corvette, eight or nine speed automatic transmissions, high-isolation exhaust systems, more rigid body structures, increased sound insulation, pulse-output alternators, etc., etc. But each of those measures cost money and many applied in one car cost much more. Once experienced, a truly smooth car engine becomes highly valued.

    My hunch is that luxury car makers face a tough job convincing car buyers that horsepower alone is sufficient to sell their cars.

  • cmhohioman

    SAAB perfected and specializes in turbo-charging engines. No one knows turbo-charging more than SAAB. SAAB has been doing it for years.Go SAAB!!! (2009 SAAB 9.3 XWD)

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  • Bob

    The Mitsubishi Lancer is a turd burner

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