Stopping the use of 4-cylinder diesel turbo will happen in stages – first to lose the sedan M550d, 750d and 750Ld, and then the turn comes to crossovers, the BMW X5, X6 and X7 M50d. The rejection of this engine will begin in 2020.
In Europe, certain versions of the sedans of BMW 5 Series, 7 Series, as well as crossover X5, X6 and X7 is available with a 3.0-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel engine for those buyers who crave more torque. A new report by German publication Bimmer Today stating that the company intends to abandon this potent powerplant in 2020. Information does not cause much surprise because earlier news pointed out that the leadership of the company BMW believes the engine is too complex and expensive to manufacture to continue its further existence.
It is reported that the automaker plans to stop production four-cylinder turbodiesel in the summer of 2020. Sedan M550d, 750d and 750Ld presumably the first to lose the power plant, then the turn comes to crossovers, the BMW X5, X6 and X7 M50d.
Known under the internal index B57D30S0, turbo-diesel engine was introduced for vehicles of the automaker for the 2016 model year. The powerplant produces an impressive 394 horsepower of power and 760 Nm of torque. The motor belongs to the family of 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder diesel engines BMW B57D30, which also include variants with one and two turbines.
Due to sufficient torque, the diesel engine can easily move larger models of BMW. For example, it can disperse large full-size crossover X7, speed in 100 km/h in about 5.5 seconds, for high-performance touring M550d, the figure is just 4.4 seconds.
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In the short term, BMW has no direct successor of the four-cylinder turbo diesel engine, but other versions of this power plant will remain available. There are rumors that in the future might see a hybrid version of the diesel engine with a turbocharger.