BMW to Introduce New 3.0l TwinPower Engine

German manufacturer BMW is getting closer to releasing a new 3.0l six-cylinder TwinPower Turbo gasoline engine, the result of the company's research into the development of more powerful, yet economical power units.

The new engine, which will become available sometimes in the near future, is, according to BMW, the first to combine "turbocharging, direct fuel injection and fully variable valve management in one drive unit".

"This combination of a twin-scroll turbocharger with High Precision Injection and Valvetronic exclusive to BMW gives the new engine fully suited for the world market not only unusually spontaneous and direct behavior, but also exceptionally low fuel consumption and emission ratings."

The unit develops 225 kW or 306 hp at 4,400 rpm, bringing a peak torque of 600 Nm (442 lb.-ft) at 1,500 rpm, while maintaining the torque all the way to 5,000 rpm. Compared to the straight-six with Twin Turbo technology and High Precision Injection seen on other BMW models, this one is said to provide an additional reduction in fuel consumption of in between 4 and 9 percent.

"These figures alone allow the new engine to take over the leading position from its own predecessor as the most sporting and dynamic six-cylinder diesel in the world, at the same time offering some 4 per cent lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions."

The unit will be mated to a new eight-speed automatic transmission, a "particularly future-oriented solution for the transmission of power in a premium car."

As you have seen yesterday, BMW begun announcing lots of goodies to arrive in September, including the 2010 7 Series 740d and, for the first time, the M Sport Package for the 7 series.
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