BMW unveils hitech four-cylinder engines
Dubai, November 9, 2011
BMW Group said it is set to launch the most advanced four-cylinder engines, TwinPower Turbo, across the Middle East in its popular BMW 5 Series range.
The new 2-litre four-cylinder engine will add power and value to the BMW 520i and enhance the model line-up in the region.
In the new BMW 520i, the four-cylinder engine delivers maximum power of 135kW/184 hp at 5,000 rpm and peak torque of 270 Nm available between 1,250 and 4,500rpm.
The introduction of this new generation of four-cylinder engines is a milestone within the BMW EfficientDynamics strategy to reduce CO2 emissions and improve fuel consumption, said a company statement.
It also reaffirms BMW's benchmark position on efficiency and driving enjoyment within the premium segment, it added.
Combining a twin-scroll turbocharger with high precision injection, valvetronic variable valve control and double vanos camshaft control, the uber-frugal BMW 520i boasts of a combined fuel consumption of just 6.4 litres per 100 km and C02 emissions of just 149 grams per 100 km while accelerating to 100km/hr from a standing start in 8.0 seconds. It has a top speed of 227 km/h.
The new BMW 520i comes with an 8-speed automatic transmission, automatic stop/start function, dynamic driving control, Eco-Pro mode, business navigation, front and rear park distance control, cruise control with braking function, USB audio interface, Bluetooth functionality and automatic climate control.
The new 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine will also be introduced this year on the Z4 and X1, and on the 3 Series in 2012.-TradeArabia News Service