Three-liter row “six” on heavy fuel will be installed in one form or another immediately on a dozen models.
The expansion of engine range with a new motor can be considered the main novelty of this summer from BMW in the engine segment. However, strictly speaking, it is not very fresh, and seriously upgraded the engine with the designation B57, but prefer to use the word “new”.
The six-cylinder engine capacity of 3.0 l received an upgraded turbocharger system, which consists of two compressors of low and high pressure variable geometry, revised fuel injection, improved aftertreatment system, and more – 48-volt electric “add-on”. By the way, BMW said they plan to increase the number of “moderate” hybrids in the line from the current from 14 to 51 models.
The new diesel unit in the basic version will be able to develop 286 HP and 650 Nm of torque (according to the firm’s calculations, that’s 21 HP and 30 Nm more than the previous motor). In this form it is planned to install on the sedan 7-series 730d performed with two versions of the wheelbase and the type of drive, and with the designation xDrive30d the motor will appear on the crossover X3, X4, X5 and X6. Talking about the possibility of its installation on restyled five.
Interestingly, BMW has calculated and the possible gain in dynamics. BMW 730d xDrive and 730d with the new motor will accelerate to 100 km/h 0.2 seconds faster – in 5.9 and 5.6, respectively. But spending on motor sedan, from 4.7 to 5.3 liters of fuel per 100 km depending on modification.
However, will have diesel and more impressive version from return of 340 HP and 700 Nm of torque. This engine will complement “seven” and a number of SUV, to denote the scheduled index M40d.