Story of the day in the BMW world revolves around the new highly efficient 2.0 liter four-cylinder TwinPower engine. Dubbed N20, the engine will be first used in the new X1 xDrive28i and produces 245 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque (258 lb of torque).
The engine can be matted to a 6-speed manual transmission or a 8-speed automatic transmission.
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).
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 features 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.
Our own Hugo Becker has put together a comparison between the N20 four-cylinder TwinPower and the N52 six-cylinder naturally aspirated engine previously found in the xDrive28i.
Along with the first exclusive photos of the engine, we have a new set of wallpapers showing the X1 from different angles and driving scenarios.