BMW introduces new powertrain choices throughout the range
BMW has updates engine ranges in multiple car series, including the 545e xDrive Hybrid coming up this fall (see video) and many others.
The 1 Series now has two new specs called 116i and 120i. The former packs a turbocharged three-pot rated at 109 hp (81 kW) and 190 Nm (140 lb-ft) of torque. It supports six-speed manual for transmission and makes it to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 10.6 seconds. You may opt for a seven-speed Steptronic DSG box instead. The 120i version benefits from turbo’d four cylinders, 178 hp (133 kW) and 280 Nm (207 lb-ft) of torque. It comes with the DSG transmission by default and hits 100 km/h in 7 seconds flat.
The 2 Series Gran Coupe is now available in a diesel-chugging “216d” modification based on a 1.5-liter turbo three-pot. This one commands 116 hp (87 kW) and 270 Nm (201 lb-ft), allowing a sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 10.3 seconds.
The 3 Series gains a new 3.0-liter TDI option with two-stage forced induction, enhanced common rail injection, new piezoelectric nozzles and a mild-hybrid add-on represented by a 48-volt, 11-hp engine starter. This brings the output of the 330d spec to 286 hp (213 kW) and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) total, a +21 hp / +70 Nm improvement over the old version. The electric add-on helps launch faster, reducting the standard sprint time from 5.5 s to 5.3 s.
Finally, the 840d xDrive also goes hybrid with its 3.0L TDI system. The new specs are 340 hp (254 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft), up twenty points on both horsepower and Newton-meter counters. The sprint time sheds one-tenth of a second and now amounts to 4.8 s.
Editor Andrew Raspopov
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