BMW considers using smaller engines in ‘M’ lineup

BMW considering using smaller engines with turbos in 'M' lineup

In an interview with Auto Motor und Sport, Norbert Reithofer spoke about BMW killing the V8 diesel and replacing it with a more efficient twin-turbo inline 6-cylinder engine. BMW’s CEO also said that the automaker is considering using fewer cylinders in its high-performance M lineup.

BMW first launched a 4-cylinder engine in its M cars with the first generation M3. Following that, BMW’s M division started using 6-cylinders and today, the M5 sedan and M6 coupe use V10 engines producing up to 500-hp. In order to improve fuel-efficiency the German automaker is now considering going back to using less-cylinders while cutting down weight.

Reithofer said he would like to see more BMW models downsizing their engines to improve fuel-economy while using twin-turbo technology to increase performance.


Source: Auto Motor und Sport

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