BMW’s new 3-cyl engine
BMW is better known for its performance oriented engines and sporting driving experience. May it be the 4 cylinder motor in the 180i (Europe) or the 6-cylinder in 335i or the 8 and even mighty the 12-cylinder engine in the 7-Series, all have set standards for sport performance and power. And now the company is ready with a new engine, meant to take advantage of Efficient Dynamics system – a complex program involving engine management, aerodynamics and lightweight construction for a lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
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|New 3-cyl engine in 1-Series|
The balance shaft is located deep inside the engine housing to save space. Each cylinders is of 500cc displacement and is amazingly powerful, strong and dynamic says BMW. It is clueless to guess that a 3-cylinder engine works under the hood when you put the car to the extreme, it adds. It will also benefit from Valvetronic variable valve timing, high
pressure fuel injection and will use a single, double-sided
turbocharger. However, the company also plans to introduce plug-in hybrids and pure electric cars to extend its portfolios.