The first "murder" is actually OK, as it is performed with a license to kill: the E7 will use a turbocharged six cylinder diesel engine in the name of downsizing and environmental protection. But the second “mottocide” will certainly be severely punished by a certain segment of the U.S. society: the powerplant, along with the gearbox, will be built by BMW (you know, the premium GERMAN automaker).
Carbon pleaded guilty today for the signing of a contract that will see BMW supply 240,000 inline six cylinder diesel engines for the upcoming automotive enforcer.
"We announced the expansion of our power-train system sales business as part of the company's Strategy Number ONE. Today's agreement with Carbon Motors marks another important milestone along this route – with others to follow," said Ian Robertson, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG.
"We are delighted to support Carbon Motors Corp. with our engine expertise. BMW Group diesel engines have a clear lead over the competition when it comes to fuel consumption, emissions and performance. In this way, we will also help reduce the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of more than 240,000 US law enforcement vehicles by up to 40% over the coming years."
We expect that the weapon of choice will be the 306 hp & 440 lb-ft of torque unit that can be found on the 740d model (for example).